2022 R3 Talks: Primary Care Goes Viral

Friday, June 10, 2022
8 am - 4 pm PT
Virtual Conference via Zoom Webinar

The ongoing COVID pandemic has brought new attention to the complexities of viral infections, with lessons that are applicable not just to COVID-19 but to many of the common viral illnesses seen in the primary care setting. These include issues related to transmission, susceptibility, expanding treatment options, heterogeneous clinical manifestations including long-term complications, inequities in health care access and outcomes, and the role of health care systems and Public Health programs in managing and preventing outbreaks. Screening guidelines and treatment options have expanded considerably in recent years, but may have been overshadowed by the events of the past two pandemic years. 

Primary care physicians remain the first point of contact for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of many viral illnesses that once were considered untreatable or only within the purview of specialists. Being able to provide this care in the primary care setting is an important part of developing an inclusive and equitable health care system.  This course is designed to increase primary care providers' comfort and competence to diagnose and treat a number of common viral infections.

This course is intended for primary-care physicians, PAs, FNPs, RNs, residents, medical school students and all other allied healthcare providers that work in the primary care setting.

View more about this course in the tabs below or select the "Register Online" button to sign-up. Registrants will have access to the course recording for 30 days post-activity. 

Registration is closed.


Agenda

7:55 a.m.  Welcome & Introductions
8 a.m. Modern Measles: Outbreaks and Complications
Gabriela Yao-Cohen, M.D.
8:30 a.m. Viral Cancer: Updates on HPV Vaccinations and Cancer Screenings
Amelia Gallaher, M.D.
9 a.m. Inside Out: Dermatologic Manifestations of Viral Infections
Ben Davis, M.D.
9:15 a.m. Past the TORCH: Viruses and Vaccines in Pregnancies
Elizabeth Meyer, M.D.
9:45 a.m. Break
10 a.m. HIV in the Older Adult
Maya Siegel, M.D.
10:30 a.m. Rapid ART Initiation for HIV in Primary Care
Mallory Davis, M.D.
11 a.m. Coming in Hot: The Effects of Climate Change on Predicted Viral Transmission Patterns and Potential Personal Practice Changes
Viet Nguyen, M.D.
11:15 a.m. The ABCs of HBV
Mitchell Hustad, M.D.
11:45 a.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. A New Era: Managing Hepatitis C in Primary Care
Aparna Krishnan, M.D.
1 p.m. Varicella Zoster: Diagnostic Consideration in Special Populations
Heather Stevens, M.D.
1:30 p.m. Recombinant Zoster Vaccine: Patient and Provider Essentials
Laura Diamond, M.D.
1:45 p.m. Long COVID: Caring for a Patient after COVID
Anh Ta, M.D.
2:15 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. Exploring Viral Epidemics amongst Homeless Populations in Seattle and Abroad
S. Acton Pifer, M.D.
3 p.m. Re-imagining Long-Term Care: Three Lessons Learned During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Carrie Rubenstein, M.D.
3:15 p.m. Comprehending Incomprehension: Understanding and Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy in Refugee and Immigrant Communities
A. Giselle Argento-Berrio, M.D.
3:45 p.m. Review & Wrap-Up
4 p.m.  Adjourn

Objectives

By attending this course, the participant will provide better patient care through an increased ability to:

  • Describe the evolving epidemiology of measles and recognize its' presentation and possible complications in adult and other high-risk populations

  • Discuss current trends in HPV-associated cancer and review changes in screening guidelines for cervical and anal cancers

  • Identify dermatologic manifestations of common viral infections and discuss best treatment options for these

  • Evaluate & manage viral syndromes in pregnant patients, recommend safe vaccines in pregnancy and identify resources to reference during a busy primary care clinic

  • Examine the changing demographics of patients living with HIV and identify the effects of HIV on other chronic conditions commonly found in primary care

  • Evaluate the rationale for rapid start ART, counsel patients about rapid start vs. deferred initiation and select preferred and alternative regimens for rapid ART Initiation

  • Review trends in global climate change and its predicted effect on vector borne diseases

  • Determine which patients are appropriate for HBV screening, properly diagnose HBV infection and recognize when to initiate HBV treatment for specific populations

  • Identify patients who are appropriate candidates for Hepatitis C treatment in primary care, review how to initiate drug therapy for Hepatis C  and discuss recommendations for monitoring post-treatment

  • Recognize the different VZV presentations and complications in special populations and prescribe preferred treatments for VZV infections

  • Review indications, contraindications and special considerations for herpes zoster vaccination

  • Identify long term complications of COVID, evaluate physical and mental health implications of recovery and monitor the sequela of COVID in society

  • Identify past and emerging viral epidemics affecting unhoused communities, explore the unique conditions and inequities increasing susceptibility to infectious outbreaks, discuss alternative treatments and harm reduction approaches to engage unhoused individuals

  • Explore the vulnerabilities in long-term care structure that surfaced early during the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Examine common reasons for vaccine hesitance, recognize cultural and linguistic challenges of promoting vaccine confidence in refugee and immigrant communities and use evidence-based communication skills and contextual strategies for improving vaccine acceptance

Credit

Accreditation with Commendation
Swedish Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Swedish Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity

Other Health Professionals
Many credentialing bodies, societies and boards (such as Nurses, PAs, PTs, Social Workers) accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as an equivalent credit hour as long as the topic is relevant to the applicant’s field or discipline. If you have any doubts whether an activity will qualify for CE, please check our planned agenda and contact your board prior to registering for the course.

Registered Nurses
The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME for the purpose of recertification.

Nurse Practitioners
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certified Program (AANPCP) and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Faculty

Swedish Third-Year Family Medicine Residents

A. Giselle Argento-Berrios, M.D.
Mallory Davis, M.D.
Amelia Gallaher, M.D.
Mitchell Hustad, M.D.
Aparna Krishnan, M.D.
Elizabeth Meyer, M.D.
S. Acton Pifer, M.D.
Maya Siegel, M.D.
Heather Stevens, M.D.
Anh Ta, M.D.
Gabriela Yao-Cohen, M.D.

Swedish Family Medicine Residency Faculty

Ben Davis, M.D.
Laura Diamond, M.D.
Viet Nguyen, M.D.
Carrie Rubenstein, M.D.

Swedish CME maintains full control of the content of every course we provide. It is our policy to identify and mitigate all speaker and planner conflicts of interest with any ineligible companies. Each speaker is required to give a balanced, evidence-based presentation that is free of commercial bias. 

Planning Committee

Maureen Brown, M.D., Course Chair
A. Giselle Argento-Berrio, M.D.
Ben Davis, M.D.
Mallory Davis, M.D.
Laura Diamond, M.D.
Amelia Gallaher, M.D.
Mitchell Hustad, M.D.
Aparna Krishnan, M.D.
Elizabeth Meyer, M.D.
Viet Nguyen, M.D.
S. Acton Pifer, M.D.
Carrie Rubenstein, M.D.
Maya Siegel, M.D.
Heather Stevens, M.D.
Anh Ta, M.D.
Gabriela Yao-Cohen, M.D.
Gigi Mitchell
Mimi Belay, CME Specialist
Michelle Eng, CME Manager

Fees

MD/DO  $75
Allied Health Professional/GME Professional $50
Non-Swedish Resident/Fellow $25
Swedish Resident/Fellow (verification required) $0

Registration Information
Participants who register by May 30 will receive an email reminder. Registrations will only be processed when accompanied by full payment. 

Cancellation
To receive a refund, notice of cancellation must be received no later than Friday, June 3.

Special Accommodations
If you require specific accommodations, please contact Swedish CME at cme@swedish.org or 206-386-2755. 

Registration Fees
Swedish CME is a self-sustaining unit and does not depend on or receive public monies in support of its educational efforts. The fees for this course include all instruction materials, online syllabus access, online recording access and a digital certificate of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

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