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Infectious Diseases in Primary Care – Harvard Medical School

October 19, 2016 - October 21, 2016


This Harvard Medical School CME course provides all of the latest guidelines and best practices in Infectious Diseases to enable you to better prevent, diagnose, and treat them. 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
  • Expanded treatment options for hepatitis C
  • New diagnostics for respiratory tract infections
  • Travel medicine and infectious disease in immigrants
  • Strategies for avoiding antibiotic overuse
  • Can’t-miss diagnoses: infectious disease emergencies
  • Preparation for Zika and other emerging and “hot” ID outbreaks
  • Managing antibiotic resistance in the community
  • New guidelines for management of urinary, gastrointestinal, respiratory, and soft tissue infections
  • What the PCP needs to know about the HIV- and the non-HIV immunocompromised patient
  • Diagnosis and prevention of latent tuberculosis

This program has been specially designed around the needs of busy clinicians. Sessions are led exclusively by Harvard Medical School faculty, who provide practical, 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 can we expect with the upcoming flu season?
  • How do the new 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?

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

…and others who seek a thorough update in Infectious Diseases as it relates to primary care


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Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel
138 St James Ave
Boston, MA 02116 United States
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