Full course description
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
2024 Intensive Course on Infectious Diseases in Primary Care
Salons A, B, and C
Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus
10 East 33rd Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21218
This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Infectious diseases remain a dynamic and fascinating field replete with new challenges facing outpatient primary care providers and hospital medicine practitioners alike. This program is designed to explore major infectious diseases topics of particular relevance to our target audience, which includes outpatient primary care physicians and mid-level providers, emergency department providers, and hospitalists in the US and globally.
The Intensive Course on Infectious Diseases in Primary Care is designed to supply primary care providers with a thorough understanding of various infectious diseases commonly encountered in primary care settings. Through eight comprehensive online modules and a 1.5 day in-person conference, healthcare professionals will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively address, manage, and prevent infectious diseases, while promoting optimal patient outcomes. The program will cover a range of topics, including HIV, latent tuberculosis, skin and soft tissue infections, community-acquired pneumonia, vaccine updates, antibiotic usage and stewardship, and sexually transmitted infections. Interactive case studies and clinical decision-making exercises will facilitate the application of acquired knowledge in real-world scenarios.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This activity is intended for emergency medicine physicians, family practitioners, internists, public health practitioners, nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants, as well as other health care workers or researchers interested in additional professional development.
After attending this activity, the learner will demonstrate the ability to:
- Name the agents recommended for inclusion in first-line anti-retroviral therapy (ART) to facilitate selection of initial treatment regimens for newly diagnosed patients, and acquire knowledge of usage of ARV decision support tools.
- Acquire proficiency in the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of latent TB infection.
- Comprehend common bacterial skin infections, viral skin infections, fungal skin infections, and parasitic skin infections, including their clinical presentation, etiology, and common pathogens, to effectively diagnose and manage these infections in primary care settings.
- Express comprehensive knowledge of antibiotic resistance, driving factors, and its global impact, to define the problem and appreciate its scope and relevance to primary care settings.
- Acquire proficiency in recognizing the clinical presentation of STIs, including symptoms, physical findings, and the appropriate use of diagnostic tests, to facilitate accurate and timely diagnosis for appropriate management and treatment.
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 25.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
POLICY ON PRESENTER AND PROVIDER DISCLOSURE
It is the policy of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine that the presenter and provider globally disclose conflicts of interest. The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine OCME has established policies in place to identify and mitigate relevant conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made prior to presentation of the education.
American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 25.50 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
American Academy of Family Physicians
Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Certification Program
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Certification Program accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
American Nurses Credentialing Center
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
PAs may claim a maximum of 25.50 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.
Contact Hours for Non-Physicians
The Johns Hopkins University has approved this activity for 25.50 contact hours for non-physicians.
Learners must register and submit full payment prior to the start of the activity, no later than 11:59 PM EST on May 24, 2024. The registration fee includes access to the online content, attendance at the in-person conference, downloadable instructional materials, continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, and one lunch.
You will receive a confirmation by email from Instructure. If you have not received it within 24 hours of registering, email the Office of Online Education to confirm that you are registered.
The Johns Hopkins University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any activity due to unforeseen circumstances. In this event, the University will refund the registration fee but is not responsible for travel expenses. Additionally, we reserve the right to change the venue to a comparable venue. Under such circumstances registrants will be notified as soon as possible.
Refunds will only be issued for the difference between the cost of the hybrid course and the cost of the online course. The online course on its own does not convey CME credit. Refunds can be requested no later than 11:59 PM EST on May 24, 2024.
HOTEL AND TRAVEL INFORMATION
The Study at Johns Hopkins
3215 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
The Study at Johns Hopkins is the first and only hotel located on the university’s Homewood Campus. A contemporary transformation of the century-old Blackstone Apartments located at 33rd and Charles Street, The Study offers an immersive experience in campus life and the eclectic energy of Charles Village. The Study is located directly across the street from Scott-Bates Commons where the in-person conference will take place. Make your reservation online at https://reservations.thestudyatjohnshopkins.com/114532?RatePlanId=7317858#/guestsandrooms to receive the Johns Hopkins rate, based on availability.
Lord Baltimore Hotel
20 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
(855) 539-1928 | (410) 539-8400
Reservation Cut-off Date: April 30, 2024
The Lord Baltimore Hotel, a newly renovated historic hotel in the heart of Baltimore's business district, is connected to the Inner Harbor and Convention Center via skywalks, just two blocks from Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Make your reservation online or call the hotel directly and specify that you are attending the Johns Hopkins Infectious Disease for the Primary Care Provider to receive the special group rate of $169.00 single or double, plus tax. Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. Check-out time is 12:00 noon. Complimentary shuttle service will be provided by the hotel to and from Scott-Bates Commons.
Post activity, an online evaluation will be available to attendees to evaluate the activity and individual presentations and to identify future educational needs. Upon completion of the evaluation, the learner must attest to the number of hours in attendance. Credits earned will be added to the learner’s transcript and immediately available for print. The last day to access the evaluation and attest to your credits is June 30, 2024.
An outcome survey will be sent to all physician attendees within two months post activity to assist us in determining what impact this activity had on the learner’s practice.
After successfully completing the program, learners will receive a certificate of completion from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Division of Infectious Disease. While not conveying academic credit, it will document the learner’s competency in the knowledge and skills delivered in the program and successful completion of course requirements.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. Please notify us if you have any special needs.
- HIV in primary care
- Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
- Mycobacterial infections—what the PCP needs to know
- Latent tuberculosis
- Active tuberculosis
- Non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections
- Common Skin and Soft Tissue infections
- Diabetic foot ulcer
- Viral, fungal, parasitic skin infections
- Lower respiratory tract infections—from COVID to community acquired pneumonia
- Vaccine basics and updates for primary care clinicians
- Antibotic stewardship and resistance
- Sexually transmitted infections, including:
- Travel medicine basics: from Malaria to Zika
In-person didactics and interactive case discussions, including:
- Antimicrobial resistance
- Acute Febrile illness in India
- Urinary tract infections
- Sexually transmitted infections
- Tuberculosis—What's hot
- Pneumonia—from COVID to CAP
- Hepatitis B and C
- Atypical infections
- Diarrheal illnesses