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Harvard Medical School

Infectious Diseases in Primary Care

Oct 28—30, 2019
3 days
Boston, MA, USA
USD 895
USD 298 per day

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The Comprehensive Infectious Disease Update: Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment

Education for Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants

This acclaimed course provides a comprehensive ID update. Led by Harvard Medical School's leading ID faculty and clinicians, this program provides guidance to improve the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of infectious diseases. Participants learn the practice implications of important new innovations and ensure that their ability to address ID challenges is fully current.

Focus areas in the course curriculum include:

  • Updated guidelines for adult immunization
  • New diagnostics for respiratory tract infections
  • Travel medicine and infectious diseases in immigrants
  • Strategies for avoiding antibiotic overuse
  • How to counsel reluctant patients about vaccine benefits
  • Can’t-miss diagnoses: infectious disease emergencies
  • Managing antibiotic resistance in the community
  • Updates for the non-HIV immunocompromised patient
  • Evaluation and treatment of latent tuberculosis
  • Infection control in the office setting
  • New guidelines for management of urinary, gastrointestinal, respiratory, and soft tissue infections

Specially designed for the needs of busy clinicians, Harvard Medical School faculty provide outcomes-driven and evidence-based answers to questions that MDs, NPs and PAs face every day, such as ...

  • What immunizations are indicated for my patients traveling to developing countries?
  • How can I interpret the results of different tests for latent tuberculosis?
  • How should I manage recurrent C. difficile?
  • What are the recommendations for the new zoster vaccine?
  • What can we expect with the upcoming flu season?
  • How do the various hepatitis C treatment options impact my patients?
  • What strategies are recommended for treating and preventing MRSA infection?
  • What are the new tests our lab is using to diagnose HIV and other sexually transmitted infections?
  • How should I answer patient questions about emerging diseases, such as Zika and MERS?
  • How do I manage patients with antibiotic allergies?


Day 1

7:00am to 7:50am Registration and Continental Breakfast

7:50am to 8:00am Introduction Paul E. Sax, MD

Moderator: Dr. Paul E. Sax

8:00am to 8:45am Antibiotic Update for Office Practice Paul E. Sax, MD

8:45am to 9:30am Sore Throats and Common Colds Miriam Baron Barshak, MD

9:30am to 9:45am Break Refreshments provided

9:45am to 10:30am Update in Sexually Transmitted Infections Howard M. Heller, MD, MPH

10:30am to 11:15pm Common Curbside Consults in Infectious Diseases Paul E. Sax, MD

11:15am to 12:00pm Corticosteroids, Biologics, and More: Infections in the Non-HIV Immunocompromised Host Sarah P. Hammond, MD

12:00pm to 1:15pm Break for lunch Moderator: Dr. Jennifer A. Johnson

1:15pm to 2:00pm Gastrointestinal Infections: Evaluation and Treatment Jacob Johnson, MD

2:00pm to 2:45pm Lyme Disease: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Controversies Daniel A. Solomon, MD

2:45pm to 3:30pm The Top Things the PCP Needs to Know about Infection Control Michael Klompas, MD, MPH

3:30pm to 3:45pm Break Refreshments provided

3:45pm to 4:30pm Update on Influenza and Rapid Diagnostics for Respiratory Infections Daniel A. Solomon, MD

4:30pm to 5:15pm Skin Infections and Infection-Mimickers Jason E. Frangos, MD

Day 2

7:00am to 8:00am Continental Breakfast
Moderator: Dr. Daniel A. Solomon

8:00am to 8:45am How to Evaluate and Manage Antibiotic Allergies Paige Wickner, MD, MPH

8:45am to 9:30am Infections in Travelers and Immigrants: A Comprehensive Overview James H. Maguire, MD

9:30am to 10:15am Adult Immunization Update - Part 1 Mary Montgomery, MD

10:15am to 10:30am Break Refreshments provided

10:30am to 11:15am Adult Immunization Update - Part 2 Daniel A. Solomon, MD

11:15am to 12:00pm Pneumonia: Updates in Diagnosis and Management Mary Montgomery, MD

12:00pm to 1:15pm Break for lunch Moderator: Dr. Sigal Yawetz

1:15pm to 2:00pm KEYNOTE - The Opioid Epidemic: The Intersecting Roles of Primary Care and Infectious Diseases Alysse G. Wurcel, MD, MS

2:00pm to 2:45pm Urinary Tract Infections: The Common and the Complicated Sigal Yawetz, MD

2:45pm to 3:30pm ID Case Challenge: Interesting Patients from the Community Todd Ellerin, MD

3:30pm to 3:45pm Break Refreshments provided

3:45pm to 4:30pm C. difficile: What's New for the PCP Elizabeth Hohmann, MD

4:30pm to 5:15pm H. pylori: Diagnosis, Management and Controversies Molly Perencevich, MD

Day 3

7:00am to 8:00am Continental Breakfast
Moderator: Dr. Jennifer A. Johnson 8:00am to 8:45am Tuberculosis for the Non-ID Specialist Eric Rubin, MD, PhD

8:45am to 9:30am What's This Antibiotic My Patient Was Discharged On? Antibiotic Update from the Hospital Perspective Jennifer A. Johnson, MD

9:30am to 10:15am Principles of Managing Infectious Diseases in Family Planning and Pregnancy Sigal Yawetz, MD

10:15am to 10:30am Break Refreshments provided

10:30am to 11:15am HIV and Hepatitis for the Non-ID Specialist: The Basics Paul E. Sax, MD

11:15am to 12:00pm Unknowns in Infectious Diseases Jennifer A. Johnson, MD

12:00pm to 12:15pm Wrap-Up of Main Program Paul E. Sax, MD

Optional Half-Day Treatment Workshop

Treating Viral Hepatitis and HIV in Primary Care Practice

State-of-the-Art Approaches to Optimize Patient Care and Outcomes

1:15pm to 1:45pm HIV Vaccine and Cure: Where Are We Now? Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD

1:45pm to 2:30pm Optimizing HIV Therapy: What to Start, When and How to Switch Paul E. Sax, MD

2:30pm to 3:15pm HIV Pre- and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis: Why the PCP Is Critical Sigal Yawetz, MD

3:15pm to 3:30pm Break Refreshments provided

3:30pm to 4:15pm Treatment of Viral Hepatitis in the Primary Care Setting Jennifer A. Johnson, MD

4:15pm to 5:00pm HIV and Hepatitis Case Challenges: When to Treat, When to Refer Faculty Panel, Moderated by Paul E. Sax, MD

5:00pm Wrap-Up of Treatment Workshop

Who should attend

PHYSICIANS, NPs, and PAs in the fields of:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pediatrics
  • Geriatrics
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Urgent Care
  • OB/GYN


Dr. Sax is director of the HIV Program and Division of Infectious Diseases at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) in Boston. He has taught at Harvard Medical School for more than 14 years and is currently an associate professor of medicine there. Dr. Sax received his M.D. from Harvard Medical Scho...

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Oct 28—30, 2019
3 days
Boston, MA, USA
USD 895
USD 298 per day

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