Infectious Diseases in Primary Care

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 –
Friday, October 27, 2017


The Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel
Boston, Massachusetts

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Overview

For comprehensive information about this course, including faculty, schedule, and pricing, please visit the Infectious Diseases in Primary Care Website.

This course provides primary care practitioners with strategies, updates, and specific practice recommendations to improve diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of common infectious diseases.

Primary care clinicians are frequently faced with challenges in infectious diseases; such as escalating resistance to antibiotics, emerging pathogens, new diagnostic studies, evolving drugs with novel mechanisms of action and potentially unrecognized adverse effects. This course enhances attendee knowledge and competency through a comprehensive overview of infections seen in ambulatory practice, new areas of controversy and recent advances and important developments in the field. The format includes lectures, case presentations, faculty discussions and problem-solving education.

The program covers an expansive array of content, including management of infections of the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and urinary tracts; sexually transmitted diseases; viral illnesses; and other commonly encountered infectious diseases. Modern approaches to diagnosis and the rational use of new and old antimicrobial agents will be discussed. Special attention will be given to the prevention of infections by immunization or antimicrobial prophylaxis.

During the course, the emphasis will be on topics with practical applications to patient management, with frequent integration of case histories into didactic material. This course will also be offering a new, optional, half-day workshop focusing on the treatment and HIV and Hepatitis C; we have elected to make this optional since primary care providers engage in these activities to a highly variable degree. This workshop will allow for a more extensive educational opportunity for those who include HIV and HCV treatment in their practices. This more in-depth look at these areas will focus on advances in the field that can improve patient outcomes.

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