Class Information

Class Information

Congenital Syphilis Update for California Emergency Department Clinicians
Starting:
12/14/2021
Ending:
12/14/2021
Status:
Open
Location:
Webinar,
Cost:
FREE
Credit Hours:
1.25



STD CLINICAL UPDATE WEBINAR

Congenital Syphilis Prevention Update for

California Emergency Department Clinicians

             Tuesday, December 14, 2021 | 12:00PM-1:15PM (PST)         

REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE: MONDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2021 AT 12:00PM (PST)

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) continues to see dramatic statewide increases in congenital syphilis (CS), a severe yet preventable condition when syphilis is passed from mother to fetus. In California, many infants with CS are born to parents who received care in an emergency department (ED) during pregnancy, suggesting syphilis screening in ED's may offer an important opportunity to detect syphilis in pregnancy and prevent CS. This webinar features Dr. Rosalyn Plotzker, CDPH public health medical officer and co-author of the CDPH Expanded Syphilis Screening Recommendations for the Prevention of Congenital Syphilis. She will provide a clinical overview of CS prevention and discuss the recommendation to confirm syphilis status for pregnant patients in the ED. In addition, Dr. Kristopher Lyon, Public Health Officer and EMS medical director in Kern County, California and emergency department associate medical director, will present on syphilis screening in EDs from an on-the-ground perspective.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

1) Describe California's congenital syphilis epidemiology

2) Discuss the pathophysiology and management of syphilis, including among pregnant patients

3) Explain and apply the CDPH recommendation to confirm syphilis status among pregnant patients receiving care in emergency departments 

 

ACCME Disclosure

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 University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and the California Prevention Training Center. The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education to physicians. The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine designates this live activity for a 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Nurses may receive continuing nursing education credit for this educational activity as the ANCC accepts AMA PRA Category Credits™ through its reciprocity agreement. The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.


Financial Disclosure

As an accredited provider of continuing medical education through the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its educational activities. In order to assure that information is presented in a scientific and objective manner, The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine requires that anyone in a position to control or influence the content of a continuing medical education activity disclose relevant financial relationships with any commercial or proprietary entity producing health care goods or services relevant to the content being planned or presented. All presenters, planners or anyone in a position to control the content of this continuing medical education activity have indicated that neither they nor their spouse/legally recognized domestic partner has any financial relationships with commercial interests related to the content of this activity.


Elizabeth Olson 510.625.6016 Elizabeth.Olson@ucsf.edu