Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) has dramatically reduced HIV-associated morbidity and mortality and has transformed HIV infection into a manageable chronic condition. However, only 55% of people with HIV in the United States have suppressed viral loads. This lack of suppression is because patients are not linked or retained in care. HIV care also continues to be a rapidly evolving field resulting in yearly updates to guidelines and tests. As a result, there is a need for new information. This conference will take a multidisciplinary approach to help providers recognize the importance of working collaboratively while assisting patients in identifying and overcoming barriers.
This conference is intended for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, mental health providers, social workers, and individuals involved in HIV/AIDS education and patient care.
At the conclusion of the conference, the participant should be better able to:
- Explain the current state of the art of antiretrovial treatment
- Examine the major issues complicating the management of persons with HIV infection including Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), Hepatitis C, and health disparities
- Identify strategies to improve continuum of care especially for transgender patients and individuals with mental health and substance abuse issues
Continuing Education Credits
The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
This activity is provided for 5.0 contact hours under ANCC criteria.
This program meets the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social work.
MENTAL HEALTH PROVIDERS
This program meets the criteria of an approved program for licensed mental health providers.