Events
Events
Past Events (Slides/Handouts)
Other National Events

Upcoming Events

Sessions marked with a are approved for Continuing Education/Continuing Medical Education (CE/CME).

HIV Update Objectives

  • Identify the role, uses, and complications of antiretroviral therapy as a treatment option according to the Department of Health and Human Services;
  • Describe the major issues of age and gender appropriate HIV care including management of special populations such as pregnant women, and gay, lesbian or transgender patients;
  • Identify and treat HIV disease, HIV complications and co-morbid conditions in the primary care setting;
  • Identify and access resources and standard of care protocols that can be immediately applied to any clinical setting;
  • Describe legislation and/or recommendations about HIV testing, confidentiality, access to medical care, post-exposure prophylaxis and pre-exposure prophylaxis;
  • Identify the modes of transmission of HIV and epidemiology of the disease and related infections;
  • Discuss strategies to increase the ability of healthcare providers to provide culturally competent care.

CE/CME

CONTINUING EDUCATION

 

Suwannee River Area Health Education Center, Inc., is a Florida Board of Nursing, Clinical Social Work, Marriage, Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling, Dentistry, and Pharmacy approved provider of continuing education. CE Broker Provider ID #50-1922. This program meets the requirements for up to 5.0 contact hours.

 

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION

 

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 Florida AHEC Network and the Florida/Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Center. The Florida AHEC Network is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Florida AHEC Network designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For questions regarding CE or CME, please contact our Professional Education Manager at ce@srahec.org or 386-462-1551.

Past Events (Slides/Handouts)

 

Many of the slide sets and handouts from our past events are available on the pages below.
Clinicians are invited to review and use the slide sets.

 

Past Webinars

Slide Type Title Date Handout Video
Live Webinar HIV Prevention and the New Florida Testing Law 2015-07-28
Register HERE

Suzanne Stevens, MSW

Florida/Caribbean AETC

 


Description:

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the epidemiology of HIV/AIDS in the U.S. and Florida
  • Identify changes to the HIV testing law in Florida
  • Recognize the importance of routine HIV testing
  • Discuss important aspects of third-party billing for routine testing
  • Discuss the roles of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis (nPEP) in HIV prevention

Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, dentists, and medical case managers

Live Webinar Health Literacy and HIV Care 2015-07-23
Register HERE

Lynn Deitrick, RN, PhD

Florida/Caribbean AETC

University of South Florida 


Description:

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Define health literacy
  • Describe how language and culture affect health
  • Discuss effective communication strategies to help determine patient level of health literacy
  • Identify tools/resources that can be used in the clinic setting to promote patient health literacy 

Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, dentists, and medical case managers

Live Webinar F/C AETC - Project ECHO®: HIV and Smoking Cessation 2015-06-17
Register HERE

Jennifer Janelle, MD, AAHIVS

Florida/Caribbean AETC

University of Florida, Gainesville

  

Debbie Cestaro-Seifer MS, RN

Florida/Caribbean AETC


Description:

Session will consist of a brief didactic presentation followed by an interactive discussion of case(s) submitted in advance by participants. Although it is preferred for cases to be submitted in advance of a session, it is not required. Our General HIV Care sessions assist clinician teams with basic or intermediate HIV/AIDS treatment experience in their development of advanced skills through interactions with academic HIV clinicians from our major University settings. These sessions will not be restricted to any specific HIV topic. Included educational topics will be based upon current Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and other accepted treatment guidelines. Cases can address questions related to treatment, adherence, social issues, psychiatric mental health and substance abuse issues, challenges encountered, best practices, or concerns that would benefit from consultation with an expert team in the field of general HIV treatment.

 


All members of care and treatment teams, including case managers

Live Webinar F/C AETC - Project ECHO®: (En español) Management of HIV Infection 2015-06-10
Register HERE

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Live Webinar F/C AETC - Project ECHO®: Statin and ARV Treatment Considerations 2015-06-03
Register HERE

Joanne Orrick, PharmD, AAHIVP

Florida/Caribbean AETC


Description:

Session will consist of a brief didactic presentation followed by an interactive discussion of case(s) submitted in advance by participants. Although it is preferred for cases to be submitted in advance of a session, it is not required. Our General HIV Care sessions assist clinician teams with basic or intermediate HIV/AIDS treatment experience in their development of advanced skills through interactions with academic HIV clinicians from our major University settings. These sessions will not be restricted to any specific HIV topic. Included educational topics will be based upon current Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and other accepted treatment guidelines. Cases can address questions related to treatment, adherence, social issues, psychiatric mental health and substance abuse issues, challenges encountered, best practices, or concerns that would benefit from consultation with an expert team in the field of general HIV treatment.

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


All members of care and treatment teams, including case managers

Live Webinar F/C AETC - Project ECHO®: Adolescents: Mental Health Issues and Retention in Care 2015-06-02
Register HERE

Jamie Marra, PhD


Description:

Session will consist of a brief didactic presentation followed by an interactive discussion of case(s) submitted in advance by participants. Although it is preferred for cases to be submitted in advance of a session, it is not required. Our Adolescent/Pediatric HIV Care sessions assist clinical care teams with basic or intermediate HIV/AIDS treatment experience in their development of advanced skills through interactions with academic HIV clinicians from our major University settings. These sessions will not be restricted to any specific HIV topic, except that the topics will be related to adolescents and/or pediatrics. Included educational topics will be based upon current DHHS, other accepted treatment guidelines, and the current systems and structures in our region that oversee and provide care.

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


All members of care and treatment teams, including case managers

Live Webinar F/C AETC - Project ECHO®: The Effects of Alcohol on the Liver 2015-05-28
Register HERE

Dushyantha Jayaweera, MD

Florida/Caribbean AETC

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine


Description:
Sessions will consist of a brief didactic presentation on a current HIV treatment associated with hepatitis C coinfection issue followed by an interactive discussion of case(s) submitted in advance by participants. Although it is preferred for cases to be submitted in advance of a session, it is not required.

Our HCV/HIV Coinfection Care sessions assist clinic teams with basic, intermediate, and advanced HIV/AIDS treatment experience and an interest in providing the hepatitis C component of care in those who are coinfected. The session fosters the development of advanced provider skills through interactions with academic HIV clinicians from our major University settings. These sessions are restricted to topics related to HIV/HCV coinfection. Included educational topics will be based upon current DHHS and other accepted treatment guidelines. Two sessions are scheduled to occur each month. The first scheduled session each month is focused on the basic to intermediate level HIV/HCV coinfection provider and the second scheduled session is focused on providers who are more advanced in provider treatment to HIV/HCV coinfected patients.

Cases can address questions related to treatment, adherence, social issues, challenges encountered, best practices, or concerns that would benefit from consultation with an expert in the field of HIV/HCV treatment.

 


All members of care and treatment teams, including case managers.

Live Event 2015 State-of-the-Art HIV Prevention Symposium 2015-05-19
Register HERE

Jennifer Janelle, MD, AAHIVS
University of Florida, Gainesville
Florida/Caribbean AETC

Robert M. Lawrence, MD
University of Florida, Gainesville
Florida/Caribbean AETC

Zoe Muller, MD
University of Florida, Gainesville
Florida/Caribbean AETC

Suzanne Stevens, MSW
University of South Florida
Florida/Caribbean AETC


Description:

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Explain and analyze case examples of appropriate perinatal HIV infection prevention
  • Explain the public health and clinical benefits of routine HIV testing
  • Describe key management issues in prescribing pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)
  • Provide up-to-date post-exposure prophylaxis for occupational (oPEP) and non-occupational (nPEP) blood and body fluid exposures
  • Explain how routine HIV testing can help prevent the spread of new HIV infections

Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and medical case managers

Live Webinar Tuberculosis in HIV/AIDS 2015-05-12
Register HERE

Beata Casañas, DO, FACP
Florida/Caribbean AETC
University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine


Description:

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the epidemiology of tuberculosis (TB) in the United States and worldwide
  • Explain the difference between latent TB infection (LTBI) and active TB disease and how they are diagnosed
  • Illustrate the progression of LTBI into active TB disease
  • Describe the different treatment options for latent and active TB and formulate an empiric treatment plan for each disease state
  • Recognize the unique relationship between TB and HIV and how they accelerate the progression of each other
  • Design an empiric treatment regimen for an HIV coinfected patient

Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and dentists

Live Webinar Hepatitis C Coinfection 2015-05-07
Register HERE

Todd Wills, MD
Florida/Caribbean AETC
University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine


Description:

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Assess the changing landscape of hepatitis C (HCV) treatment in the post-interferon era
  • Classify the appropriate HCV treatment regimens for specific viral genotypes and disease states
  • Compare HCV treatment regimens with respect to drug interaction potential with antiretroviral medications
  • Identify patient/provider-specific and external barriers to successful HCV treatment and propose strategies to overcome these challenges

Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and dentists

Live Webinar Medical Case Management: Understanding Laboratory Values 2015-04-28 Handout
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Maribel Gonzalez, MSN, ARNP-C
Florida/Caribbean AETC


Description:

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Explore standards of care for newly and experienced HIV diagnosed patients
  • Specify laboratory tests that might be needed due to HIV treatment
  • Discuss virologic and immunologic interpretations

Medical case managers

 

ACA Review of Oral Health Exams and Oral Manifestations of HIV 2015-04-16
Register HERE

Mark S. Schweizer, DDS, MPH
Florida/Caribbean AETC
Nova Southeastern College of Dental Medicine


Description:

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the proper steps for a comprehensive intra-oral and extra-oral evaluation
  • Recognize when medical referrals are necessary for oral healthcare for HIV/AIDS patients based on basic laboratory values
  • Identify and differentiate oral lesions commonly found in HIV/AIDS patients
  • Prescribe treatment modalities based on oral lesions identified

Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and dentists

Live Webinar MCM/HIV Update: The National CLAS Standards and HIV Care 2015-04-14 Handout
Register HERE

Lynn Deitrick, RN, PhD
Florida/Caribbean AETC
University of South Florida


Description:

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Explain what the CLAS (Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services) standards are
  • Describe what the CLAS standards mean for patient care
  • Describe how the CLAS standards impact our care of people with HIV

Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, dentists, and medical case managers

Live Webinar CDC Routine Testing Guidelines and Revised Testing Algorithm (En español) 2015-04-07
Register HERE

Roberto Calderón, MD
Florida/Caribbean AETC


Description:

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Conocer las Recomendaciones Revisadas del CDC para muestreo de VIH en Adultos, Adolescentes y mujeres embarazadas en los escenarios de cuidado de salud, publicadas en el 2006
  • Discutir el racional y los beneficios de la prueba de cuarta generación para antígenos y anticuerpos de VIH ½
  • Describir los cambios recomendados en el algoritmo del CDC para la prueba del VIH publicadas en el 2014

Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, dentist, and medical case managers

Live Event Florida Health Literacy Summit 2015-03-27
Register HERE

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Description:

Topics covered will include:

  • Health Literacy: Challenges and Solutions
  • Learning to Use the CDC Clear Communications Index
  • Health Literacy from a Nurses Perspective
  • Culturally Adapting Health Interventions for Latinos
  • The Florida Health Literacy Initiative
  • Improving Patient Care and Communications: A Hospital Perspective
  • Health Literacy and the Affordable Care Act

Educators, health professionals, and other interested stakeholders

Live Webinar Medical Case Management: HIV Guidelines and Antiretroviral Medications Part 2 2015-03-24 Handout
Register HERE


Elizabeth Sherman, PharmD, AAHIVP
Florida/Caribbean AETC
Principal Investigator, Nova Southeastern University


Description:

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize common side effects of antiretroviral (ARV) drug classes
  • Recognize management strategies for ARV side effects and when to refer to provider
  • Summarize laboratory monitoring schedules for ARV therapy
  • Review the mechanism of ARV drug interactions
  • Identify ARV medications with high potential for drug interactions

Medical case managers

Live Event HIV Routine Testing and Billing Symposium 2015-02-24
Register HERE

View agenda


Description:

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of routine HIV testing
  • Describe state and local HIV epidemic
  • Identify laws and policies regarding HIV testing

Billing staff, office administrators, physicians, physician assistants, and nurses

Live Webinar CDC Routine Testing Guidelines and Revised Testing Algorithm 2015-02-19
Register HERE

Jennifer Janelle, MD, AAHIVS
Florida/Caribbean AETC
Principal Investigator, University of Florida, Gainesville

Description:

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Apply the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing for Adults, Adolescents and Pregnant Women in Health-Care Settings released in 2006
  • Discuss the rationale for and benefits of the fourth-generation HIV-1/2 antigen and antibodies test
  • Describe changes in the recommended HIV testing algorithm released by the CDC in 2014

  • This session is approved for up to 1.0 hour of CE/CME.

    Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, dentists, and medical case managers
Live Webinar Overview of OI Prevention and Treatment 2015-02-17
Register HERE


Jose Montero, MD, FACP
Florida/Caribbean AETC
Associate Professor, University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine


Description:

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

    • Define the difference between primary and secondary prophylaxis of opportunistic infections (OIs) in HIV-infected individuals
    • Identify the CD4 count for which antimicrobial prophylaxis would be needed to prevent Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia, Toxoplasma gondii infection, and mycobacterium avium complex infection
    • Outline key clinical syndromes and diagnostic tests available for selected OIs including Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia, cerebral toxoplasmosis, mycobacterium avium complex infection, and cryptococcal meningitis
    • Recall the primary recommended treatment for OIs such as Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia, cerebral toxoplasmosis, mycobacterium avium complex infection, and cryptococcal meningitis
    • Outline general principles in vaccination of HIV-infected patients, including issues regarding live vaccines


This session is approved for up to 1.0 hour of CE/CME

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Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and nurse practitioners

Live Webinar Medical Case Management: HIV and Incarceration 2015-02-11 Handout
Register HERE
Lisa Lugo-Manns
Description:

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Define and recognize the role of pre-release planners
  • Identify the pre-release planners for the different regions of Florida
  • Define and recognize the role of the Community Linkage Coordinator
  • Recognize the difference between the Pre-Release Planning Program and the Community Linkage Program
  • Recognize the importance of the medical case managers role in transitioning incarcerated persons into the service delivery system

  • Medical case managers
Live Webinar Medical Case Management: HIV and Opportunistic Infections 2015-02-05 Handout
Register HERE

Zoe Muller, MD
Florida/Caribbean AETC
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Florida, Gainesville
Description:

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Define and recognize the most common opportunistic infections
  • Describe the key functions of a CD4 cell
  • Recognize the difference between primary and secondary prophylaxis
  • Identify risky behaviors that can increase risk for opportunistic infections
  • Recognize the routine vaccine schedule and contraindications

  • Medical case managers
Live Webinar Medical Case Management: HIV Guidelines and Antiretroviral Medications Part 1 2015-01-20 Handout
Register HERE

Elizabeth Sherman, PharmD, AAHIVP
Florida/Caribbean AETC
Principal Investigator, Nova Southeastern University
Description:

During this module medical case managers will learn about HIV treatment guidelines, criteria for initiating initial treatment, goals of antiretroviral therapy (ART), and importance of medication adherence. Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) adult HIV treatment guidelines
  • Identify basic criteria for antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation
  • Review the process for selecting antiretroviral regimens
  • Review antiretroviral treatment goals
  • Recognize the importance of medication adherence to treatment success

  • Medical case managers
Live Webinar Medical Case Management: Housing and Homelessness 2014-12-16 Handout
Register HERE

Suzanne Stevens, MSW
Faculty, Florida/Caribbean AETC
Program Coordinator, USF Center for HIV Education and Research
Description:
Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:
  • Define and explain homelessness
  • Describe the impact of homelessness on the HIV population
  • Identify reasons for homelessness in people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA)
  • Identify potential housing resources

  • Medical Case Managers
    Live Event Lee Memorial Health System - HIV/AIDS Symposium 2014-12-12
    Register HERE
    View Agenda
    Description:
    This HIV/AIDS Symposium provides a review and update of various HIV-related topics using a didactic lecture format. Lee Memorial Health System employees must register for this Symposium via CE Broker. All non-Lee Memorial Health System individuals please register by clicking on the registration link above. Registration closes December 9, 2014.
    Nurses, medical case managers, and social workers.
    Live Webinar Management of the Antiretroviral-Naïve Patient 2014-12-09
    Register HERE

    Jamie P. Morano, MD, MPH
    Florida/Caribbean AETC
    University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
    Description:
    Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
    • Recognize when to start antiretroviral therapy (ART) according to the most recent Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) guidelines
    • Explain how to choose initial ART based on patient profile
    • Discuss potential side effects from ART Describe ART initiation when the patient has viral resistance
    • Identify recommended ART with hepatitis B coinfection

    • Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and medical case managers.
    Live Event Perinatal HIV Transmission, Getting to Zero: Who's Responsible? 2014-12-02
    Register HERE

    Nelly Diaz-Mendez, ARNP
    Faculty, Florida/Caribbean AETC, University of Miami

    Maria I. Echenique, PsyD
    Assistant Professor, UM Unites Coordinator, The Healing Place, University of Miami Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Delia Rivera-Hernandez, MD
    University of Miami Miller School of Medicine


    Description:
    Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
  • Review current recommendations for the prevention of mother to child transmission
  • Learn virologic and serologic methods for identification of HIV infection, their use in pregnancy and special scenarios, including discordant partners, suspected acute infection and infant testing
  • Review current evidence regarding mode of delivery and risk for infection
  • Learn current antiretroviral therapies for HIV-infected pregnant women and exposed/infected children
  • Recognize clinical scenarios associated with increased risk for transmission and selective antiretroviral therapy/prophylaxis

  • Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, medical case managers and administration.
    Live Event Developing Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Protocols 2014-12-02 Video
    Register HERE


    Robert M. Lawrence, MD
    Florida/Caribbean AETC
    University of Florida, Gainesville


    Description:

    Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

    • Summarize the steps in assessment of risk for HIV infection in children or adolescents with a non-occupational exposure
    • Discuss the decision-making for the initiation of HIV post-exposure prophylaxis
    • Prescribe a plan of action for the potentially HIV-exposed individual in terms of testing, initiation of post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) and appropriate follow-up
    • Create a plan for implementation of a standard approach to PEP for their clinical site
    • Identify the important participants for implementing their PEP protocol within their institution

    Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, dentists, and medical case managers.

    Live Event HIV Routine Testing and Billing Symposium 2014-11-18 Video
    Register HERE
    View Agenda
    Description:
    Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
  • Describe state and local HIV epidemic
  • Recognize the importance of routine HIV testing
  • Identify laws and policies regarding HIV testing
  • Identify billable activities related to HIV testing

  • Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, billing staff, and office administrators.
    Live Event The 18th Annual Infectious Diseases and HIV/AIDS Conference of NE Florida 2014-11-14
    Register HERE
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    Description:

    The 18th Annual Infectious Diseases Conference offers a comprehensive one-day program focused on current 'hot topics' with sessions on major subjects such as HIV/AIDS and emerging infectious diseases. This conference will emphasize current evidence based medicine standards of care for evolving infectious diseases including diagnostic and therapeutic decision-making and optimal approaches to address cultural barriers that may affect patient engagement and retention in care.


    This educational activity is intended for internists, family physicians, general practitioners, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, laboratory personnel, nurses, and pharmacists, who are involved in the care of patients with infectious diseases.
    Live Webinar Cultural Awareness Part 2: Continuing the Journey toward Cultural Awareness 2014-11-12 Handout
    Register HERE
    Lynn Deitrick, RN, PhD
    Description:
    Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
    • Explain complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)
    • Describe how an understanding of CAM practices can enhance cultural awareness
    • Describe the 6 steps in BE SAFE
    • Discuss how to apply Crucial Questions and BE SAFE in interacting with patients from diverse backgrounds

    Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, dentists, and medical case managers.
    Live Webinar HIV Testing and Billing in Florida Healthcare Facilities 2014-10-29
    Register HERE
    Suzanne Stevens, MSW
    Description:

    Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

    • Recognize the importance of routine HIV testing
    • Identify laws and policies regarding HIV testing
    • Identify billable activities related to HIV testing

    Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, dentists, billing staff, and office administrators.
    Live Event Lee Memorial Health System - HIV Symposium 2014-10-23 Handout
    Register HERE
    View Agenda
    Description:
    This HIV Symposium provides a review and update of various HIV-related topics using a didactic lecture format.

    Lee Memorial Health System employees must register for this Symposium via CE Broker. 
    All non-Lee Memorial Health System individuals please complete the registration information, including professional license number, and fax or email it to Vickie Moore by October 20, 2014.



    Fax registration form to: 239.343.2190
    Attention: Vickie Moore, Lee Memorial Health System
    Or email information to: vickie.moore@leememorial.org


    Nurses, medical case managers, and social workers.
    Live Event HIV Routine Testing and Billing Symposium 2014-10-22 Video
    Register HERE
    View Agenda
    Description:

    Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

    • Describe state and local HIV epidemic
    • Recognize the importance of routine HIV testing
    • Identify laws and policies regarding HIV testing
    • Identify billable activities related to HIV testing

    Address: Embassy Suites Miami Intern Airport Hotel, 3974 NW South River Dr., Miami, FL 33142


    Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, administrators, billing staff, and office administrators.
    Live Event Developing Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Protocols 2014-10-13
    Register HERE
    Robert Lawrence, MD
    Diane Straub, MD, MPH
    Description:
    Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
    • Summarize the steps in assessment of risk for HIV infection in children or adolescents with a non-occupational exposure
    • Discuss the decision-making for the initiation of HIV post-exposure prophylaxis
    • Prescribe a plan of action for the potentially HIV-exposed individual in terms of testing, initiation of post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) and appropriate follow-up
    • Create a plan for implementation of a standard approach to PEP for their clinical site
    • Identify the important participants for implementing their PEP protocol within their institution

    Address: Mary Lee's House, Bridenback Conference Room, 2806 N Armenia Ave., Tampa, FL 33607


    Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, dentists, and medical case managers
    Live Webinar Cultural Awareness Part 1: Learning to Look Through the Lens of Culture 2014-10-02 Handout Video
    Register HERE
    Lynn Deitrick, RN, PhD
    Description:

    Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

    • Define Culture
    • Explain how culture impacts a person’s worldview
    • Discuss the CLAS  Standards (Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health Care)
    • Describe how to integrate the CLAS Standards into professional practice

    Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, dentists, and medical case managers involved in the care of HIV-infected patients.
    Live Event Keeping With the Pace 2014: An HIV/AIDS Update 2014-09-30
    Register HERE
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    Description:
    Live Session Address: UF Straughn IFAS Extension Professional Development Ctr, 2142 Shealy Drive, Gainesville, FL 32608.

    This annual, half-day training event is targeted toward physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurses, nurse practitioners, case managers, health educators, social workers, mental health counselors, and other health professionals. It offers an update of the following topics: HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, TB, and area community resources for positives.

    For more information, please visit the Keeping With the Pace 2014: An HIV/AIDS Update webpage.


    Physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurses, nurse practitioners, case managers, health educators, social workers, mental health counselors, and other health professionals.
    Live Webinar Treating HIV/HCV Coinfection in the Dynamic Era of HCV Direct Acting Antivirals 2014-08-20 Handout Video
    Register HERE

    Todd S. Wills, MD
    Florida/Caribbean AETC
    University of South Florida
    Description:
    Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
    • Establish criteria for determining if a patient is a candidate for immediate or deferred hepatitis C treatment
    • Evaluate the characteristics of newer HCV antivirals with respect to genotypic spectrum, resistance, and the potential for drug interactions
    • Compare treatment algorithms for currently available direct acting HCV antivirals
    • Identify key components of an effective HCV treatment program in a comprehensive HIV clinic
    Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists involved in the care of HIV-infected patients.
    Live Event HIV Routine Testing and Billing Symposium 2014-08-19
    Register HERE
    This event has been approved for 1.0 hour of CE/CME (for sessions marked * in the agenda). View Agenda
    Description:
    The purpose of this symposium is to promote routine HIV testing in healthcare settings by increasing understanding of policy, risk management, and third-party HIV testing billing and reimbursement.

    Session Specific Learning Objectives:

    • Identify state and local HIV epidemic
    • Recognize the importance of routine HIV testing
    • Identify laws and policies regarding HIV testing
    • Identify billable activities related to HIV testing

    Sponsors:
    USF Center for HIV Education and Research, Florida/Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Center, Florida Department of Health, and The AIDS Institute

    Hotel Information:
    Hampton Inn and Suites
    1301 E. 7th Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605
    Phone: 813.247.6700 | Website

    For more information regarding this event, CLICK HERE or contact: 
    Suzanne Stevens, MSW
    Program Coordinator
    USF Center for HIV Education and Research
    850.566.3632
    stevensd@usf.edu


    Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, executive directors, finance directors, and contract managers
    Live Webinar HIV Update: HCV and HIV Diagnostic Tests 2014-07-15 Handout Video
    Register HERE
    Rick L. Pesano, MD, PhD
    Description:
    Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
    • Describe HCV screening tests including the rationale for integrated nucleic acid testing combined with antibody testing and the role of HCV resistance testing
    • Explain the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Preventive Services Task Force guidelines for testing all baby boomers and the rationale for testing this cohort
    • Describe baseline and monitoring tests for HCV including HCV resistance testing and liver function testing for cirrhosis
    • Describe HIV 4th generation testing and the rationale for this new testing modality
    • Discuss new methods for determining HIV tropism testing beyond phenotyping

    Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists involved in the care of HIV-infected patients.
    MCM Medical Case Management: Hepatitis and HIV 2014-06-17 Handout
    Register HERE
    Maribel Gonzalez, MSN, ARNP
    Description:
    During this module the speaker will discuss the differences between Hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E, and provide a brief overview of each. Additionally, treatment benefits will be discussed for Hepatitis B and C patients confected with HIV. Lastly, the speaker will discuss educational and support strategies that medical case managers can implement for coinfected patients.
    Medical Case Managers involved in the care of HIV-infected patients.
    ACA HIV Update: HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, and the ACA: A National and State Perspective 2014-06-11 Handout Video
    Register HERE
    Michael Ruppal, BS & Carl Schmid, MBA, The AIDS Institute
    Description:
    Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

    • Describe recent changes in HIV/AIDS and hepatitis funding levels
    • Discuss how recent policy changes related to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are impacting patients and providers
    • Describe how the State of Florida is leveraging resources with the Bureau of Infectious Diseases to advance education and surveillance of HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis
    • Identify opportunities for participants to become involved in information sharing, networks and policy discussions at the state and federal levels
    • Explain to patients the system of care and how resources may be available to support their needs

    Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, dentists, pharmacists, medical case managers, public health professionals, and administrators involved in the care of HIV-infected patients
    ACA HIV Update: HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, and the ACA: A National and State Perspective 2014-06-11 Handout Video
    Register HERE
    Michael Ruppal, BS & Carl Schmid, MBA, The AIDS Institute
    Description:
    Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

    • Describe recent changes in HIV/AIDS and hepatitis funding levels
    • Discuss how recent policy changes related to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are impacting patients and providers
    • Describe how the State of Florida is leveraging resources with the Bureau of Infectious Diseases to advance education and surveillance of HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis
    • Identify opportunities for participants to become involved in information sharing, networks and policy discussions at the state and federal levels
    • Explain to patients the system of care and how resources may be available to support their needs

    Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, dentists, pharmacists, medical case managers, public health professionals, and administrators involved in the care of HIV-infected patients.
    Live Webinar Medical Case Management:HIV Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking 2014-06-10 Handout
    Register HERE
    Jenny Pace
    Description:
    This module addresses issues related to survivors of sexual assault (SA) and/or human trafficking (HT) and their increased risk of contracting HIV and the concern that they are less likely to access healthcare and/or lifesaving medications. In order to provide optimal support for people living with (or at risk for) HIV/AIDS, it is important to understand that we will encounter individuals who experience these types of abuse. This presentation will teach HIV/AIDS service providers to identify SA and/or HT and respond accordingly.
    Medical Case Managers involved in the care of HIV-infected patients.
    MCM Medical Case Management: HIV and Oral Health 2014-06-03 Handout
    Register HERE
    Ruth Rodriguez Noboa
    Description:
    This module will include a discussion of the implications of HIV on oral health, benefits of regular oral health treatment, and education/support strategies for case managers to utilize in caring for patients.
    Medical Case Managers involved in the care of HIV-infected patients.
    MCM Medical Case Management: HIV and Intimate Partner Violence 2014-05-29 Handout
    Register HERE
    Jenny Pace, Statewide Training Coordinator, Florida Department of Health
    Description:
    In order to provide optimal support for people living with (or at risk for) HIV/AIDS, it is important to understand that we will encounter individuals who are survivors of or at risk for intimate partner violence (IPV). This module addresses issues related to increased risk of contracting HIV in people who are abused by their partners. Additionally, it addresses the concern that they are less likely to access healthcare and/or lifesaving medications. This presentation will teach HIV/AIDS service providers to identify IPV and respond accordingly.
    Medical Case Managers involved in the care of HIV-infected patients.
    Live Webinar HIV Update:HIV Testing-What All Healthcare Providers Need to Know 2014-05-20 Handout Video
    Register HERE

    Lynn Deitrick, RN, PhD


    Description:

    Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

    • Describe the impact of HIV/AIDS on Florida, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands
    • Explain how routine testing can impact the number of new HIV infections
    • Describe the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s routine HIV testing recommendations and explain how to incorporate routine testing into clinical practice
    • List and explain the types of HIV tests available including the 4th generation antibody/antigen assay
    • Describe the signs and symptoms of acute HIV infection and how the presence of these symptoms may impact HIV testing

    Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists and medical case managers.
    ACA *HIV Update: HIV/AIDS and the ACA - The Changing Landscape in Healthcare 2014-05-14 Handout Video
    Register HERE
    • Michael Ruppal, BS
    • Executive Director
    • The AIDS Institute

    • Carl Schmid, MBA
    • Deputy Executive Director
    • The AIDS Institute

    Description:
    • Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
    • Describe how changes to healthcare systems related to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are impacting providers and patients
    • List possible barriers to prevention, care, and treatment that will have potential impact at the systems level
    • Describe the current interest of HIV/AIDS among congressional and legislative leadership
    • Identify federal and state policy changes impacting HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment
    • Describe future changes on the policy horizon

    • Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, dentists, pharmacists, medical case managers, public health professionals, and administrators involved in the care of HIV-infected patients.
    ACA HIV Testing Billing Symposium 2014-05-14
    Register HERE
    Speakers:
      Michael Ruppal, BS
      Executive Director
      The AIDS Institute

      Jeffrey Beal, MD, AAHIVS
      PI/Clinical Director, Florida/Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Center
      University of South Florida

      Barbara Kubilus, MPH
      Borinquen Medical Health Center of Miami-Dade

      Mario Richardson
      Florida Department of Health

    Description:
    (Complimentary refreshments will be provided.)

    Presented by the USF Center for HIV Education and Research and the Florida Department of Health, in partnership with the Florida/Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Center, Metro Wellness and Community Centers, and The AIDS Institute.

    Event Description: The purpose of this symposium is to promote routine HIV testing in healthcare settings by increasing understanding of policy, risk management, and third-party HIV testing billing and reimbursement.

    Speakers:

      Michael Ruppal, BS
      Executive Director
      The AIDS Institute

      Jeffrey Beal, MD, AAHIVS
      PI/Clinical Director, Florida/Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Center
      University of South Florida

      Barbara Kubilus, MPH
      Borinquen Medical Health Center of Miami-Dade

      Mario Richardson
      Florida Department of Health

    Symposium Topics:

    • Statewide Epidemiology Statistics
    • Why Test?: Implementing the CDC Recommendations for Routine HIV Testing in Florida Healthcare Settings
    • HIV Testing Policy in Clinical Settings
    • Third-Party Billing Reimbursement for HIV Testing

    Target audience:

      Healthcare facility leadership including, but not limited to, medical directors, nursing directors, CEOs, CFOs, risk managers, and leadership of county medical associations.

    Registration Required: Register

    For hotel and parking Information, please visit www.USFCenter.org/prevention/events


    Live Webinar HIV Update: HIV/AIDS and the ACA – A Federal and State Policy Update 2014-04-15 Handout Video
    Register HERE

    Speakers:

      Michael Ruppal, BS
      Executive Director
      The AIDS Institute

      Carl Schmid, MBA
      Deputy Executive Director
      The AIDS Institute

    Description:

    Session Objectives:

      Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
    • Discuss the federal and state appropriations process
    • Describe the current state of HIV/AIDS funding streams and the status of any relevant legislation
    • Describe how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is impacting HIV/AIDS health services
    • Identify upcoming federal and state policy priorities impacting HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment
    • Describe the ways decision makers are supporting healthcare needs of providers


    Target audience:

      Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, dentists, pharmacists, medical case managers, public health professionals, and administrators involved in the care of HIV-infected patients.

    Live Webinar HIV Case Conference: Coordination and Care for the HIV-Positive Pregnant Woman and Her Infant 2014-04-10 Handout Video
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    Daniela Chiriboga-Salazar, MD
    Description:

    Session Objectives:
      Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
    • Describe the elements of care for HIV-positive pregnant women and their infants, according to Department of Health and Human Services guidelines for prevention of perinatal HIV transmission
    • Describe the Florida statutes and guidelines concerning HIV testing during pregnancy, rapid screening in labor and delivery and postpartum testing of HIV-exposed infants
    • List possible barriers to care and strategies that can be implemented to overcome some challenges
    • State ways to increase coordination of care for these patients with other entities within their local Department of Health

    Target audience: Nurses, midwives, social workers, medical case managers, Healthy Start workers, and individuals providing care for perinatal patients.

    Live Webinar HIV Update: Transitioning Patients In and Out of Corrections 2014-03-06 Handout
    Register HERE

    Speaker:
      Ernesto J. Lamadrid, MD, AAHIVS
      Florida/Caribbean AETC
      University of Florida

    Description:

    Session Objectives:
      Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
    • Describe some of the differences between the healthcare systems at a correctional facility versus a community setting
    • Identify potential barriers to HIV care during an inmate’s transition from a correctional facility to a community clinic
    • Describe changes in immune and virologic response after release and upon re-entry


    Target audience:
      Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists involved in the care of HIV-infected patients.
    Live Webinar HIV Disclosure to Family,Friends, and Sex Partners
    2014-01-30 Handout Video
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    Speaker(s): Julie Serovich, PhD

    Description:
    Women who are HIV-positive have often not disclosed their HIV status to their significant other. This places a perceived moral and ethical burden on the hospital staff providing care for them when they are admitted to the hospital. Staff concern for their patients and the implications that lack of disclosure can have on their partner(s) are often in conflict with HIPAA rules and regulations. If caregivers understood the perceptions that may exist for their patients they might be able to care for them with more appropriate empathy. This webinar is designed to assist healthcare providers in increasing the identification and understanding of disclosure issues for perinatal patients who are HIV-positive.


    Target audience:
    Nurses, midwives, social workers, medical case managers, Healthy Start workers and individuals providing care for perinatal patients.
    Live Webinar HIV Update: Management of the Antiretroviral-Naïve Patient 2014-01-29 Handout
    Register HERE
    Speaker:
    • Emily Huesgen, PharmD, BCACP, AAHIVP
      Florida/Caribbean AETC
      University of Florida


    Description:

    Session Specific Objectives:

    Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

    • Describe the elements of care for HIV-positive pregnant women and their infants, according to Department of Health and Human Services guidelines for prevention of perinatal HIV transmission
    • Describe the Florida statutes and guidelines concerning HIV testing during pregnancy, rapid screening in labor and delivery and postpartum testing of HIV-exposed infants
    • List possible barriers to care and strategies that can be implemented to overcome some challenges
    • State ways to increase coordination of care for these patients with other entities within their local Department of Health.

    Target Audience:
    • Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists involved in the care of HIV-infected patients.
    Live Webinar Keeping With the Pace 2013: An HIV/AIDS Update 2013-08-07
    Register HERE

    Description:
    • This annual, one-day training event is targeted toward physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurses, nurse practitioners, case managers, health educators, social workers, mental health counselors, and other health professionals. It offers an update of the following topics: HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, TB and HIV drug interactions, and Support for Positives: Local Initiatives.

    Live Webinar HIV Update: Oral Screening Examination and Triage Strategies for the Medical Team:
    Part 3 - Triaging and Managing Oral Concerns in the Medical Office
    2013-07-11 Handout
    Register HERE

    Speaker(s)
    • Carol Stewart, MS, DDS, MS
    • University of Florida - Gainesville
    • Florida/Caribbean AETC

    Description:

    • This webinar is Part 3 of a three-part series designed to enhance the ability of the medical team to provide comprehensive care for their patients with HIV/AIDS through a review of an oral screening examination and interpretation of findings. Part 3 will discuss and review 10 dental case presentations with recommendations for management and referral. A video of an oral examination will be available for viewing.

    Live Webinar HIV Update: Oral Screening Examination and Triage Strategies for the Medical Team:
    Part 2 - Oral Lesions Associated with HIV Infection
    2013-06-27 Handout
    Register HERE

    Speaker:
    • Carol Stewart, MS, DDS, MS
    • University of Florida - Gainesville
    • Florida/Caribbean AETC

    Description:

    • This webinar is Part 2 of a three-part series designed to enhance the ability of the medical team to provide comprehensive care for their patients with HIV/AIDS through a review of an oral screening examination and interpretation of findings. Part 2 will review oral lesions commonly associated with HIV infection and management strategies. A video of an oral examination will be available for viewing.

    Live Webinar HIV Update: Oral Screening Examination and Triage Strategies for the Medical Team:
    Part 1 - Importance of Oral Health and Demonstration of an Oral Examination
    2013-05-30 Handout
    Register HERE

    Speaker:
    • Carol Stewart, MS, DDS, MS
    • University of Florida - Gainesville
    • Florida/Caribbean AETC

    Description:

    • This webinar is Part 1 of a three-part series designed to enhance the ability of the medical team to provide comprehensive care for their patients with HIV/AIDS through a review of an oral screening examination and interpretation of findings. Part 1 will discuss home care instructions, patient education, recognition of normal oral anatomy, and common benign conditions. A video of an oral examination will be included.

    Live Webinar HIV Update: HIV and Tuberculosis 2013-05-14 Handout
    Register HERE

    Speaker:
    • Beata Casanas, DO, FACP
    • University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
    • Hillsborough County Health Department
    • Florida/Caribbean AETC

    Description:

    • This program provides an update on the management of tuberculosis in HIV-infected patients. The program also provides a review of the clinical strategies in managing tuberculosis, including treatment and monitoring response to therapy. The update on tuberculosis includes a review of the epidemiology of tuberculosis and HIV, screening and diagnosis of tuberculosis including use of interferon gamma release assays (IGRAs), treatment regimens for active and latent tuberculosis, and managing drug resistance and drug-drug interactions. Recommendations for initiating tuberculosis treatment and antiretroviral therapy in HIV co-infected patients will also be discussed.

    Live Webinar HIV Update: Overview of OI Prevention and Treatment 2013-04-30 Handout
    Register HERE

    Speaker:
    • Jose Montero, MD, FACP
    • University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
    • Florida/Caribbean AETC

    Description:

    • This program provides an update on the management of opportunistic infections (OIs) in HIV-infected patients. The program provides a review of the clinical strategies in managing OIs, including treatment and monitoring response to therapy. The update includes a review of clinical manifestations of OIs, screening and diagnosis of OIs, primary and secondary prevention methods, preferred and alternative treatment regimens, and recommendations for vaccinations. This update also outlines the risk of OI manifestations in relation to CD4 count.

    Live Webinar Healthcare Advances in the Treatment of HIV-Positive Women 2013-04-03
    Register HERE

    Contact Yvette Rivero, MPH at yrivero@med.miami.edu for registration questions.
    Description:
    • Discussion on co-morbidities in the HIV-positive woman.

    Live Webinar HIV Update: Management of the ARV-naïve Patient 2013-03-22 Handout
    Register HERE

    Speaker:
    • Charururt Somboonwit, MD, FACP
    • University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
      Florida/Caribbean AETC

    Description:
    • The program provides a review of the potential benefits of antiretroviral therapy (ART), recommendations for initiating ART based on the most recent DHHS guidelines, and preferred and alternative treatment regimens. The update also includes a discussion regarding genotypic resistance testing, adverse reactions to ART, and medication adherence issues.

    Live Webinar HIV Update: The Future of HIV Funding Including Ryan White: Economic Constraints and
    How Do We Adapt?
    2013-03-18 Handout
    Register HERE

    Speaker:
    • Donna Elaine Sweet, MD, AAHIVS, MACP
    • University of Kansas - Wichita

    Description:
    • Through this program participants will recognize the current state of government funding for HIV care, discuss anticipated potential risks in HIV funding (National HIV/AIDS strategy), and analyze how changes in U.S. response to HIV/AIDS epidemic may impact those involved in HIV care.

    On Demand
    Sexually Transmitted Diseases in HIV
    2013-02-21 Video
    Register HERE

    Presenter:
    Beata Casanas, DO, FACP

    Description:
    This program provides an update on the management of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in HIV-infected patients.
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    Session Objectives:

      • Recognize common signs and symptoms associated with adverse effects of antiretroviral therapy
      • Describe possible long-term adverse effects of antiretroviral therapy
      • Discuss methods for managing antiretroviral adverse effects

     
    Target audience: Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists involved in the care of HIV-infected patients.

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    1. Keeping With the Pace 2013: An HIV/AIDS Update
      Wednesday, August 7, 2013

    2. 21st Annual HIV Conference
      Friday, October 26 – Saturday, October 27, 2012

    3. 20th Annual HIV Conference
      Friday, May 13 – Saturday, May 14, 2011

    4. 19th Annual HIV Conference
      Friday, May 14 – Saturday, May 15, 2010

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