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NYC PTC - Congenital Syphilis Update

This symposium is presented by the New York City STD Prevention Training Center and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Presentations will the epidemiology of syphilis; a clinical review of syphilis in women and the prevention of congenital syphilis; a review of New York State laws and cases; and a brief update on Zika virus. 


9:00am - 12:00pm
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Baisley Powell Elebash Recital Hall*, 1st FL
365 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10016

*Note - Due to funding restrictions, breakfast will not be provided. Also, food and beverages are not permitted inside the Baisley Powell Elebash Recital Hall.

OBJECTIVES

  • Describe the epidemiology of syphilis.

  • Describe current syphilis screening recommendations and management.  

TARGET AUDIENCE

This course is designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurses and nurse practitioners Obstetricians, gynecologists and medical providers who care for pregnant women are highly encouraged to attend. Clinical providers will receive priority accommodation for this event; non-clinical providers may be waitlisted. 

REGISTRATION

If you have not registered with our site before, please follow the instructions for "New Registrants" - you will be asked to enter your email address twice to begin. Returning users may login with their email and password.

Priority registration will be given to clinical providers who provide direct patient medical care. All approved applicants will receive a confirmation email from domain @cumc.columbia.edu 1-3 business days after submitting the registration form. All symposium correspondence will be sent via EMAIL.


ACCREDITATION STATEMENTS

CME: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the New York City Sexually Transmitted Diseases Prevention Training Center. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the (ACCME®) to provide medical education for physicians.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 

CNE:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides 2.5 contact hours.

Non-MD CME is also available.


DISCLOSURE

In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use.

CDC, our planners, presenters, and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.

Planning committee reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.

Content will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and New York City Sexually Transmitted Diseases Prevention Training Center are jointly providing the CNE for this activity.

CDC did not accept any commercial support for this continuing education activity.


To receive continuing education (CE):

Complete the activity
Complete the Evaluation at  www.cdc.gov/TCEOnline
Pass the posttest at 75% (3 out of 4 correct) at www.cdc.gov/TCEOnline

FEES:  There are no fees for CE.  


 



Feb 2, 2017
New York, NY
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2.5 Credit Hours $0.00
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CA PTC - Examination and Interpretation of Wet Preparations of Vaginal Specimens

Intended for Practicing Clinicians with Prior Wet Mount Experience

A three-hour course from 2-5 p.m. beginning with a fifteen-minute didactic presentation on applicable issues of CLIA regulation, quality control, and infection control. This will be followed by fifteen minutes on interpretation of VWM and application to diagnosis of vaginitis, utilizing lecture, PowerPoint presentation, and group discussion. The remaining two and one-half hours consists of experiential training, including laboratory practicum on examination of saline and KOH vaginal wet mounts (VWM). During this portion of the training, participants will have an opportunity for group discussion, explanation and demonstration, as well as practice and return demonstration. Course fee will be waived for UCSF residents.


Registration: $50.00

3 CME credits: $15; Nursing Contact Hours: Free

 

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) through the joint providership of Cardea and CAPTC. Cardea is accredited by the IMQ/CMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 

Cardea designates this live event for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

The California STD/HIV Prevention Training Center is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 14547 for 3.6 contact hours for Examination & Interpretation of Wet Preparations of Vaginal Specimens. If you are requesting nursing contact hours, you must be in attendance for the entire training. No partial credit is allowed.



Geraldine Grey 5106256020 geraldine.grey@ucsf.edu

Feb 3, 2017
San Francisco, CA
Waitlist
3 Credit Hours $50.00
Full - Register for Waitlist.

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St. Louis PTC - STD Part-Time Intensive

Didactic only February 6 & 7, 2017

This course is an in-indepth study of the most commonly seen STDs in the U.S. that covers prevention, screening, diagnosis, laboratory interpretation, treatment and follow-up of bacterial and viral STDs. Topics included are:  syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, PID, vaginitis/vaginosis syndromes, HPV, HSV, HIV, history and physical exam, partner management, and recent changes to the CDC STD Treatment Recommendation Guidelines.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:  By the end of this course participants will be able to:

 

  1. Discuss current treatment recommendations for the most common STDs.
  2. List recent developments in HIV prevention and treatment.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to take a sexual history.
  4. Identify point-of-care tests available for STDs.
  5. Recognize the symptoms of primary and latent syphilis.

 CME: The St. Louis STD/HIV Prevention Training Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of 30 credits AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM .  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity

 



Shirley Williams 314-747-1522 swilliam@dom.wustl.edu

Feb 6-7, 2017
ST. LOUIS, MO
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14 Credit Hours $75.00
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UW PTC - Clinical Update on the Management of STDs and HIV Prevention, with Optional Clinical Practicum

This 2-day didactic STD Update course provides participants with training in the most recent advancements in the epidemiology, diagnosis, and management of viral & bacterial STDs.  This course is designed for clinicians practicing in Washington, but clinicians from other areas are welcome to attend.  An optional 2-day clinical practicum is available to participants who complete this Update.


Topics include (subject to change):

  • "Update on 2015 CDC STD Treatment Guidelines"
  • "Update on Vaginal Health"
  • "Essentials of Syphilis"
  • "Sexual Health of Transgender Persons"
  • "STDs in Adolescents"
  • "Taking a Sexual History"
  • "Genital Infections with Human Papillomavirus"
  • "Update on Chlamydia and Gonorrhea"
  • "Update on Genital Herpes"
  • "Contraceptive Update"
  • "HIV-1 Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis"
  • "Overview of Genital Dermatology"



Course participants will learn how to:
√    Describe the latest clinical and lab diagnostic and testing procedures for the infections covered.
√    List the current recommended treatments, follow-up, and prevention messages for the sexually transmitted infections covered.


Seattle, Washington
February 8-9, 2017

9:00am-5:00pm
Cost: $250

Pre-enrollment by February 01, 2017 is required.  


Hotel rooms, dinner meals, and parking fees are not covered in the registration fee and are the participants’ responsibility.  Lunch and a Continental breakfast will be provided each day.

 


Continuing Medical & Nursing Education Credit

Continuing Medical Education: The University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Continuing Nursing Education: A certificate for 13.0 contact hours (of which 7.5 are in pharmacology at the advanced practice level) will be awarded for completing all course activities, a pre/post test and an evaluation.

Continuing Nursing Education at the University of Washington School of Nursing (UWCNE) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

Psychologists: UWCNE qualifies as a CE program sponsor under WAC 246-924.240(1).

Social Workers and Counselors: UWCNE qualifies as a Washington State CE program sponsor under WAC 246-809.610.

Other disciplines: A contact hour certificate will be awarded for use in documenting completion of this continuing education activity.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 



UW PTC 206-685-9850 uwptc@uw.edu

Feb 8-9, 2017
Seattle, WA
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12.5 Credit Hours $250.00
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UW PTC - Clinical Practicum: Washington

An optional 2-day clinical practicum is available to qualified participants who complete the Seattle "Clinical Update on the Management of STDs and HIV Prevention" held February 8-9, 2017. Practica are scheduled to take place within 2-3 months following students' completion of the didactic portion of the course - your training dates will be scheduled after you register for the practicum.

The clinical practicum includes basic examination skills, skill development in sexual history taking, review of clinical case studies, and hands-on experience in the STD clinic and laboratory. The practicum includes participation in performing STD-related examination of patients in the presence of a skilled preceptor. Laboratory training includes hands-on training in the practice of rapid syphilis tests and saline and darkfield microscopy. Continuing Education is available.

Practica are conducted at the following location:

Public Health - Seattle & King County STD Clinic at Harborbiew Medical Center, Seattle, WA

The practicum is designed for clinicians and for students in medical professions training programs who have had previous training or experience in performing pelvic exams.



Ronnie Staats 206-685-9850 rstaats@uw.edu

Feb 10-Apr 30, 2017
Seattle, WA
11 Credit Hours $150.00
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Mar 17-May 31, 2017
Seattle, WA
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11 Credit Hours $150.00
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Apr 7-Jun 30, 2017
Seattle, WA
11 Credit Hours $150.00
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Ratelle PTC - STD Clinical Intensive

Clinical courses feature 2 days of on-site training that include 2015 STD Guideline review, case discussions, use of motivational interviewing,  and hands-on laboratory instruction (wet mount) PLUS  1/2 day of clinical shadowing to be scheduled within three weeks of didactic sessions.

TARGET AUDIENCE
Healthcare professionals (physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, certified nurse midwives, nurses) in public or private practice who examine and treat individuals at risk for STDs/HIV. Applicants may include clinicians who work in family planning, adolescent health, women’s health, primary care, urgent care, or community health centers.



Barbara Gray 617-983-6861 Barbara.Gray@state.ma.us

Feb 13-14, 2017
Boston, MA
Waitlist
16 Credit Hours $0.00
Full - Register for Waitlist.

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Mar 27-28, 2017
Boston, MA
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16 Credit Hours $0.00
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May 22-23, 2017
Boston, MA
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16 Credit Hours $0.00
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Sep 25-26, 2017
Boston, MA
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16 Credit Hours $0.00
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Nov 6-7, 2017
Boston, MA
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16 Credit Hours $0.00
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Denver PTC - 3-Day STD Intensive

The highly rated 3-Day STD Intensive Course includes an STD didactic review, hands-on practicum rotations, case management discussions and lab demonstrations. Each course is limited to 5 participants and courses often fill up months in advance, so applicants are urged to register early.

Allison Finkenbinder 303-602-3621 allison.finkenbinder@dhha.org

Feb 21-23, 2017
Denver, CO
Waitlist
22.75 Credit Hours $195.00
Full - Register for Waitlist.

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May 9-11, 2017
Denver, CO
Waitlist
22.75 Credit Hours $195.00
Full - Register for Waitlist.

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UW PTC - Venipuncture Techniques

This 1-day course instructs students in the basics of blood draw technique, including tourniquet tying, finding and preparing a suitable vein, appropriate blood tube use, proper materials disposal and safety. The class is taught through lecture and hands-on practice on both simulated models and other course participants (not mandatory).

This course is designed for health care workers who wish to develop or enhance phlebotomy skills.




UW PTC 206-685-9850 uwptc@uw.edu

Feb 24, 2017
Seattle, WA
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0 Credit Hours $175.00
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AL/NC PTC - 3 Day STD Intensive

This highly rated 3-Day STD Intensive course includes a day and a half didactic review and a day and a half preceptiorship and lab demonstrations. Participation in each course is limited and courses often fill up, therefore applicants are encourged to register early.

Courses are offered at each of our two partner clinics:

Jefferson County Department of Health
1400 Sixth Avenue
Birmingham, Alabama 35233

and

Guilford County Department of Health
1100 East Wendover Avenue
Greensboro, North Carolina 27405



Tom Creger 205-975-5505 creger@uab.edu

Feb 27-Mar 1, 2017
Greensboro, NC
Waitlist
21 Credit Hours $100.00
Full - Register for Waitlist.

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AL/NC PTC- 2017 North Carolina Annual STD Update

The NC STD Update will provide updated information in the management of sexually transmitted diseases and HIV.  This activity will outline the common misconceptions about STDs, review common disease states that may complicate treatment, emerging infections and provide an update on appropriate treatment strategies. The activity is targeted to physicians, advanced practice providers, pharmacists, nurses, public health workers and other health care providers. The training is provided live and live streamed.

Originating Location:

Northwest AHEC \ Winston-Salem, N.C.

 

Video Conference Locations:

 

Area L AHEC \ Rocky Mount, N.C.

Catawba Valley Medical Center \ Hickory, N.C.

Charlotte AHEC \ Charlotte, N.C.

Cumberland County Department of Public Health \ Fayetteville, N.C.

Eastern AHEC \ Greenville or Elizabeth City, N.C.

Mountain AHEC \ Asheville, N.C.

Wake AHEC \ Raleigh, N.C.

Watauga Medical Center \ Boone, N.C.

 

Conference pre-registration deadline is February 28, 2017.

 

Two-Step Registration Requirements:

There is no registration fee, but registration is required for ALL participants.

Attendance will be verified through sign-in rosters or by log in to the live stream session.

Step 1: Register though this NNPTC site

In order for us to offer this event at no charge to participants, our funder, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, requires participants to complete a Health Professional Application for Training at this site.

Step 2: Registration through Northwest AHEC--Link below

We recognize that much of this information is redundant, but registration is required in BOTH systems to complete registration for this event and to receive continuing education credits.

 

http://nwahec.org/STD

 

 

For questions regarding CDC registration, please email Rick Williams at rwillia0@co.guilford.nc.us.

 

Note: A post-test is required to obtain a certificate for all live stream (individual or health department) participants.

 



Rick Williams 336-641-3105 rwillia0@myguilford.com

Mar 8, 2017
Winston Salem, NC
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6 Credit Hours $0.00
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UW PTC - 1 Day Clinical STD Update for Clinicians, with Optional Clinical Practicum

This 1-day didactic STD Update course provides participants with training in the most recent advancements in the epidemiology, diagnosis, and management of viral & bacterial STDs.  This course is designed for clinicians practicing in Washington, but clinicians from other areas are welcome to attend.  An optional 2-day clinical practicum is available to participants who complete this Update.


Topics include (subject to change):

  • "Taking a Sexual History"
  • "Genital Herpes Update"
  • "Update on Vaginal Health"
  • "Syphilis: Refresher & Update"
  • "Overview of Genital Dermatology"



Course participants will learn how to:
√    Describe the latest clinical and lab diagnostic and testing procedures for the infections covered.
√    List the current recommended treatments, follow-up, and prevention messages for the sexually transmitted infections covered.


Spokane, Washington
9:00am-5:00pm
Cost: $150

Pre-enrollment by March 8, 2017 is required.  


Hotel rooms, dinner meals, and parking fees are not covered in the registration fee and are the participants’ responsibility.  Lunch and a Continental breakfast will be provided each day.

 


Continuing Medical & Nursing Education Credit

Continuing Medical Education: The University of Washington is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Continuing Nursing Education: A certificate for 6.50 contact hours (of which 4.75 are in pharmacology at the advanced practice level) will be awarded for completing all course activities, a pre/post test and an evaluation.

Continuing Nursing Education at the University of Washington School of Nursing (UWCNE) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

Psychologists: UWCNE qualifies as a CE program sponsor under WAC 246-924.240(1).

Social Workers and Counselors: UWCNE qualifies as a Washington State CE program sponsor under WAC 246-809.610.

Other disciplines: A contact hour certificate will be awarded for use in documenting completion of this continuing education activity.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 



UW PTC 206-685-9850 uwptc@uw.edu

Mar 16, 2017
Spokane, WA
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6 Credit Hours $150.00
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Apr 6, 2017
Helena, MT
0 Credit Hours $150.00
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PTC at Johns Hopkins - STD 5 Day Intensive

This five-day course is open to clinicians offering STI services.  The curriculum includes didactic presentations by experienced faculty; one day of experiential training in laboratory techniques; one clinical day with a preceptor; and, “hands-on” training in a directed sexual/reproductive health examination by genital teaching associates.  Class size is limited to 8-10 participants. Continuing Education is provided. Schedule – class schedule set annually.  The cost for this class is $250.00

ACCREDITATION STATEMENTS:

CME activities with Joint Sponsors: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and STD/HIV Prevention Training Center at Johns Hopkins.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the (ACCME®) to provide medical education for physicians.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this live for a maximum of 32.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CEU:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 3.3 CEU's for this program. 

Course Category:

This activity has been designated as Knowledge-Based.

DISCLOSURE: In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use.

CDC, our planners, presenters, and their spouses/partners  wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters with the exception of Dr. Paul Nyirjesy and he wishes to disclose he receives research grants and honorariums from Genesis Biotechnology Group, Medicis, Novadign and Hologics.  Also Dr. Richard Sterling wishes to disclose he receives research grants and honorariums from Gilead, Abbott/Abbvie, Genentech, Merck, BMS, Vertex, Salix Boehringer Ingelheim and Bayer.  Ms. Judy Wessell wishes to disclose she receives honorariums from ViiV, BMS, and Gilead.

Planning committee discussed conflict of interest with Dr. Paul Nyirjesy, Dr. Richard Sterling and Ms. Judy Wessell to ensure there is no bias.

Presentations will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use with the exception of Dr. Khalil Ghanem’s discussion on STIs especially Gonorrhea and Chlamydia.  He will be discussing NAATS for extragenital testing currently recommended by CDC.  Dr. Paul Nyirjesy’s lecture on Vaginitis/Cervicitis will be discussing treatments for complicated forms of vaginitis, for which there are no labeled products.  None of these are products produced by the commercial interests labeled in table 3 on disclosure and recommendations are based on peer-reviewed guidelines such as the CDC STD Treatment Guidelines.  Dr. Richard Sterling’s lecture on Hepatitis will be discussing use of DAA in treating HCV.  Dr. Michael Rein’s lecture on Bacterial and Viral STI’s will discuss data supported newer approaches to treatment.

CDC does not accept commercial support.



Jeanne Hoover 410-396-0621 Jeanne.Hoover@baltimorecity.gov

Apr 3-7, 2017
Philadelphia, PA
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40 Credit Hours $0.00
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CA PTC -STD Clinical Update

This clinical training will address key components in the epidemiology, screening, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and management of common sexually-transmitted diseases.

Geraldine Grey 5106256020 geraldine.grey@ucsf.edu

Apr 13, 2017
Flagstaff, AZ
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6 Credit Hours $0.00
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Ratelle PTC - STD Clinical Intensive Hartford

Clinical course features 1 days of on-site training that include 2015 STD Guideline review, case discussions, use of motivational interviewing,  and hands-on laboratory instruction (wet mount) PLUS  1 days of clinical experience to be scheduled within three weeks of didactic session.

Barbara Gray 617-983-6861 barbara.gray@state.ma.us

Apr 26, 2017
Hartford, CT
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8 Credit Hours $0.00
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Jun 21, 2017
Hartford, CT
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8 Credit Hours $0.00
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Oct 25, 2017
Hartford, CT
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8 Credit Hours $0.00
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Ratelle PTC - Advanced STD Intensive Course for ID Fellow

This training is for infectious disease fellows and features 16 hours of didactic lectures and case discussions, along with 13 hours of on-site clinical training, which includes a hands-on laboratory (wet mounts/gram stain) and clinical skills practicum.

Barbara Gray 617-983-6861 barbara.gray@state.ma.us

Dec 11-14, 2017
Boston, MA
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0 Credit Hours $0.00
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National Network of STD HIV Prevention Traning Centers Denver Health