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2019 Wet Mount Laboratory Workshop for Boston College Students only

Laboratory courses integrate lectures on methodology, interpretive techniques, observations and demonstrations with hands-on exercises using clinical specimens. This workshop is open to Boston College students only!  It will run from 9 AM - 12 PM.  Be sure to bring ID as it is required to enter the building.

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

Sep 24, 2019
Jamaica Plain, MA
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0 Credit Hours $0.002019 Wet Mount Laboratory Workshop for Boston College Students only
Full - Register for Waitlist.

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Brightfield Microscopy Course (Wet Mount Laboratory) for MGH IHP students only

Laboratory courses integrate lectures on methodology, interpretive techniques, observations and demonstrations with hands-on exercises using clinical specimens.

This workshop is for MGH IHP students only!!  It will be held from 9-12.  Be sure to bring a photo ID.



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

Sep 25, 2019
Jamaica Plain, MA
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0 Credit Hours $0.00Brightfield Microscopy Course (Wet Mount Laboratory) for MGH IHP students only
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Denver PTC - Mississippi STI/HIV Clinical Update

This 1-day update will cover current issues in the clinical management of STIs and HIV.

Topics will include:

Current trends in Mississippi

Optimal Care for MSM

Syphilis, Gonorrhea and Chlamydia

HIV Prevention, Treatment and Services

Location: hilton Jackson, 1001 East County Line Road, Jackson, MS 39211, 601-957-2800

Time:  8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Meals:  Continental breakfast and lunch provided, options will accommodate vegetarian and gluten-free dietary needs.

Cost:  None

CE:  Continuing medical and nursing credit offered.

Contact:  For questions, contact Kim Taylor at 303-602-3648, kimberly.taylor@dhha.org or Teri Anderson at 303-602-3602, teri.anderson@dhha.org



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

Sep 27, 2019
Jackson, MS
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6 Credit Hours $0.00Mississippi Clinical Symposium
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NYC PTC - NJ Webinar Series 2019 EVWC2688(SC)

Online Webinar
Syphilis – From Testing in Pregnancy to Diagnosis and Clinical Management
12:00 - 1:00PM EST

The New Jersey Department of Health, the Northeast/Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Center, and the New York City STD Prevention Training Center are offering a series of free webinars to increase clinical provider knowledge and proficiency in sexual health care.

Target Audience: Clinical providers such as physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and nurses are welcome to attend.

Objectives:

  1. Describe current STD/HIV screening strategies and diagnostic algorithms.
  2. Describe current STD/HIV treatment recommendations. 


Speakers

Natalie Neu MD MPH, Medical Director, NYC STD Prevention Training Center Associate Professor of Pediatrics/Fellowship Director, Columbia University Medical Center Pediatric Infectious Disease

Accreditation

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 & Prevention and the New York City STD/HIV Prevention Training Center. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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 1 hours.

Disclosure

CDC, our planners, our 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. 

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

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




Oct 1, 2019
N/A
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1 Credit Hour $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. The course fee will be waived for UCSF residents.


Registration: $50.00

3 CME credits/ Nursing Contact Hours: Free

 

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Curry International Tuberculosis Center and CAPTC. The Curry International Tuberculosis Center is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This conference is approved for 3 continuing education hours.

 

The Curry International Tuberculosis Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

 

The Curry International Tuberculosis Center is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California State Board of Registered Nurses, Provider Number CEP 12308. This educational conference is approved for 3 continuing education hours. Board requirements prevent us from offering CE credit to people who arrive more than 15 minutes after the start of the training or leave the training early. Therefore, partial credit will not be awarded.



Dominique Reminick 4156966062 dominique.reminick@ucsf.edu

Oct 4, 2019
San Francisco, CA
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3 Credit Hours $50.00
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UW PTC - 1 Day Clinical STD Update for Clinicians

The Eugene Clinical STD Update in Eugene, Oregon is a 1-day didactic course which provides registered participants with training in the most recent advancements in epidemiology, diagnosis, and management of viral and bacterial STDs.  Although focusing on STDs in Idaho, clinicians from any state are welcome to attend.  CME/CNE is offered for this class.  


Eugene, Oregon
October 17, 2019
8:30am-5:00pm
Cost: $150

 

TOPICS INCLUDE (subject to change):

  • Update on Gonorrhea
  • Update on Chlamydia
  • Syphilis: Epidemiology and Clinical Presentation
  • Syphilis: Treatment
  • Taking a Sexual History
  • HIV-1 Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis 

 

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 infections covered

 

 Pre-enrollment by October 10th is required.

 

After registering online, you will recieve an email with complete course details.



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

 



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 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

CONTINUING NURSING EDUCATION: A certificate for 6.5 contact hours (of which 4.0 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.
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.

 

 

 



 

 

Cancellation policy: Full refunds for cancellations 14 days or more prior to training. 50% refund for cancellations 8-14 days prior. No refunds for cancellations within 7 days of trainings.



 



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

Oct 17, 2019
Eugene, OR
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6.5 Credit Hours $150.00
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Jan 30, 2020
Yakima, WA
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6.5 Credit Hours $150.00
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UW PTC - Clinical Practicum: Oregon

An optional 2-day clinical practicum is available to participants who complete the "Clinical STD Update" in Eugene, OR on October 17, 2019.

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 may be conducted at the following locations (subject to change):

Multnomah County STD Clinic, Portland, OR

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.

 

 


 

Continuing Nursing Education: A certificate for 12.5 contact hours (of which -0- 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.
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.

 

 

 



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

Oct 21-Dec 31, 2020
Portland, OR
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12.5 Credit Hours $150.00
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St. Louis PTC - STD Intensive

The course, an intensive overview of STDs, includes 14 hours of lecture over two days (clinical training will be scheduled on a case by case basis).  Topics presented include:  gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, trichomoniasis, PID,  genital herpes, HPV, Hepatitis B, chancroid, urethritis/cervicitis syndromes, pediculosis/ scabies, HIV/AIDS, partner management, and case studies.

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

  • Describe clinical features of common STDs.
  • Demonstrate improved skills in completing STD history and physical exam.
  • Integrate HIV risk assessment into patient care.
  • Demonstate universal precautions during specimen collection.
  • Describe the process of partner notification and contact tracing.
  • Discuss recent changes to the CDCs STD Treatment guidelines.
  • Identify current point-of-care tests available for STD diagnosis.
  • Recognize the sign and symptoms of Primary, latent and late latent syphilis.
  • List current vaccines available for STDs.


Shirley Williams swilliam@dom.wustl.edu

Oct 24-25, 2019
St. Louis, MO
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14 Credit Hours $75.00
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Alabama STD/HIV Update

With this year's Update, we are moving to a new venue. The event will be held at the Florentine in downtown Birmingham. The Florentine is located at 2101 2nd Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203. Included in the registration fee is morning coffee and box lunch. Parking will be provided as well. You can park in the parking deck at 2100 2nd Ave North, just steps away, and a parking voucher will be provided.

Objectives

  • Understand statewide trends in the epidemiology of reportable STI and HIV.
  • Discuss state of the art diagnostics for STI including Mycoplasma genitalium.
  • Gain practical knowledge and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of cervical STI.
  • Identify local HIV Pre Exposure Prevention (PrEP) resources and review the impact of PrEP on STI in the U.S.
  • Examine the rise of congenital syphilis and syphilis in women.


Presenters (please note that speaker times have not been assigned):

Rising rates of congenital syphilis and syphilis in women in the U.S. -- Jodie Dionne-Odom, MD

Denial, Doom, or Destiny?  Resurgent STIs in HIV Care and Prevention -- Jeanne Marrazzo, MD

A Primer in Vaginitis and Cervicitis -- Candice McNeil, MD, MPH

STI Challenges and Opportunities in Alabama -- Bernestine Taylor, MD

Update in STI Diagnostic Testing -- Barbara van der Pol, PhD, PMH

Jointly Provided By:

The University of Alabama School of Medicine, Division of CME, Birmingham, AL

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Division of Infectious Diseases, STD Program, Birmingham, AL

AL-NC STD/HIV Prevention Training Center, Birmingham, AL

The Jefferson County Department of Health, (JCDH), Birmingham, AL



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

Oct 30, 2019
Birmingham, AL
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6 Credit Hours $75.0035th Annual Alabama Update in STD/HIV
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St. Louis PTC - Congenital Syphilis Update for Kansas Women’s Health Providers

FREE Webinar: Congenital Syphilis Update for Kansas Women’s Health Providers

12:00pm – 1:00pm CDT on Thursday, October 31st, 2019.

DESCRIPTION: Curriculum was developed using the latest CDC guidelines for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of syphilis in pregnancy and congenital syphilis, and recent data from research findings.

TARGET AUDIENCE: This course is designed for Kansas women’s health providers serving patients with or at risk for syphilis:  MD/DO, NP, PA, RN, LPN



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

Oct 31, 2019
Webinar
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1 Credit Hour $0.00
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`Ratelle PTC- STD Clinical Intensive

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.

Clinical Courses feature 2 days of onsite training that includes 2015 STD guideline review, case discussions, use of Motivational Interviewing and laboratory instruction PLUS 1/2 day of clinical shadowing to be scheduled within three weeks of completed didactic sessions.

Completion of the registration process DOES NOT guarantee a training slot.  You will be contacted by the Program Coordinator if you are in the target audience and have been accepted to a session.



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

Nov 4-5, 2019
Boston, MA
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16 Credit Hours $0.00
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NYC PTC - STD Update (SC4250)

The STD Update is presented by the Ohio Department of Health and the NYC STD Prevention Training Center.  This training is intended for clinical providers such as physicians, physician assistants, nurses and nurse practitioners. 

9:00AM - 4:00PM
Ohio Center for Occupational Safety and Health
13430 Yarmouth Dr.
Pickerington, OH 43147

OBJECTIVES

  1. Describe current STD/HIV screening strategies and diagnostic algorithms.
  2. Describe current STD/HIV treatment recommendations.
  3. Describe the importance of interprofessional collaboration regarding STD’s in healthcare.


Click here to view the agenda

REGISTRATION

Online registration is REQUIRED. Space is limited. Please note that your registration is NOT complete until you receive a second CONFIRMATION EMAIL from domain @cumc.columbia.eduAll training correspondence will be sent via EMAIL to the address you register with.

If you are a new user, you will need a valid email address. Please follow the instructions to create a new account carefully; you will need to enter your email address in both fields. Returning users may login with their email and password.

**Clinical registrants will have priority. Non-clinical professionals may be placed on the waitlist.**


ACCREDITATION STATEMENTS:

CME activities with Joint Providers: 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 NYC STD 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 4.75 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 4.7 contact hours.

 

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. Pablo Sanchez and Dr. Abigail Norris-Turner. Dr. Sanchez wishes to disclose a grant from Merck and AstraZeneca. Dr. Norris-Turner wishes to disclose that part of her salary is paid by grants supporting my research program on STIs awarded by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and that she is on the Executive Committee of the American STD Association, a volunteer position but for which she receives travel reimbursement for professional meetings.

Planning committee discussed conflict of interest with Dr. Pablo Sanchez and with Dr. Abigail Norris-Turner 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.

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

 



April Pavlish akc2140@cumc.columbia.edu

Nov 14, 2019
Pickerington, OH
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4.7 Credit Hours $0.00Ohio STD Update (SC4250)
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Ratelle PTC - Advanced STD Clinical Intensive Course for Fellows

This training is for Infectious Disease fellows and fellows whose practices include prevention and treatment of STDs. The course features 16 hours of didactic lectures and case discussions as well as 8 hours of hands-on laboratory workshop (wet mounts/darkfield) and an optional clinical shadowing opportunity at either Massachusetts General Hospital Sexual Health Clinic in Boston or Miriam Hospital STD Clinic in Rhode Island.

There is no CME/CEU credit offered with this course.



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

Dec 9-12, 2019
Boston, MA
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0 Credit Hours $0.00
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St. Louis PTC - Wichita STI Update Course 8:30am - 12:30pm CST

Location:   Wichita, KS (address to be determined)

 

Target Audience: This course is designed for physicians, PAs, NPs and RNs who see patients with or at risk for sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Course Description: This course is an STI Update offering state-of-the-art instruction in epidemiological, clinical presentation, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sexually transmitted infections.  Course material will emphasize new developments in the management of syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia and other nongonococcal infections, and advances in HIV prevention.

Course Objectives: At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

1. Describe changing patterns of syphilis clinical presentation.

2. Discuss trends in gonorrhea antimicrobial resistance.

3. Describe clinical care of patients with chlamydia and other nongonococcal infections.

4. Implement evidence-based strategies for HIV prevention.

 

 



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

Dec 12, 2019
Wichita, KS
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4 Credit Hours $0.00Wichita STI Update Course
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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

Jan 28-30, 2020
Denver, CO
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21.75 Credit Hours $300.00
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UW PTC - Clinical Practicum: Washington

An optional 2-day clinical practicum is available to participants who complete the "Clinical STD Update" in Yakima, WA on January 30, 2020.

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 Nursing Education is available.

Practica may be conducted at the following locations (subject to change):

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.

 

 


 

Continuing Nursing Education: A certificate for 12.5 contact hours (of which -0- 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).

 

 

 



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

Feb 3-Mar 27, 2020
Seattle, WA
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12.5 Credit Hours $150.00
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Denver PTC - Wet Prep Workshop

This course will present knowledge and techniques necessary for the proper collection, examination and reporting of vaginal wet preps. Participants will have the opportunity to enhance their microscopic skills and examine specimens containing Trichomonas, yeast, "clue" cells, red and white blood cells.

Location:  Denver Public Health Department, 605 Bannock St., 2nd floor, Room 245, Denver, 80204

Time:  9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Dress:  Casual

Food:  Light breakfast will be provided.  Lunch is on your own.

Continuing Education:  4.5 credit hours are awarded upon completion of the course.

For more information, contact course instructor Teri Anderson at 303-602-3602, teri.anderson@dhha.org or staff assistant Kimberly Taylor at 303-602-3648

In case of emergancy, Teri can be reached by cell at 720-234-7138



Teri Anderson 3036023602 teri.anderson@dhha.org

Feb 4, 2020
Denver, CO
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4.5 Credit Hours $70.00
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Feb 6, 2020
Denver, CO
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4.5 Credit Hours $70.00
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St. Louis PTC - STD Intensive (2 Days Webinar)

The course, an intensive overview of STDs, includes 14 hours of lecture over two days (clinical training will be scheduled on a case by case basis).  Topics presented include:  gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, trichomoniasis, PID,  genital herpes, HPV, Hepatitis B, chancroid, urethritis/cervicitis syndromes, pediculosis/ scabies, HIV/AIDS, partner management, and case studies.

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

  • Describe clinical features of common STDs.
  • Demonstrate improved skills in completing STD history and physical exam.
  • Integrate HIV risk assessment into patient care.
  • Demonstate universal precautions during specimen collection.
  • Describe the process of partner notification and contact tracing.
  • Discuss recent changes to the CDCs STD Treatment guidelines.
  • Identify current point-of-care tests available for STD diagnosis.
  • Recognize the sign and symptoms of Primary, latent and late latent syphilis.
  • List current vaccines available for STDs.


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

Feb 6-7, 2020
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14 Credit Hours $75.00
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National Network of STD HIV Prevention Traning Centers Denver Health