The Texas/Oklahoma AIDS Education & Training Center would like to invite you to participate in this online CE accredited webinar series entitled, "HIV Clinical Update Webinar Series!" Participation in viewing the modules is FREE.

You may view as many or as little modules desired. Modules are available to you 24/7! Access at your convenience! See below for more details!

 

Overall Learning Objectives

At the end of each module, each participant will be able to:

    • Recognize two evidence based interventions in the treatment of HIV/AIDS.
    • Discuss two considerations regarding the impact of the Affordable Care Act on persons living with HIV/AIDS.
    • Identify three ways to effectively reduce the risk of perinatal HIV transmission.
    • Describe three culturally competent approaches to improve health outcomes when working with people of color.
    • Recognize two common neurocognitive disorders seen in persons living with HIV/AIDS

 

Process

  • Step 1: Review details on each module such as speakers, topics, brief descriptions, disclosures, & learning objectives in the section entitled, "Module Details" at the bottom of this page. You may participate in as many sessions as desired.
 
  • Step 2: To access each module desired, click-on the corresponding button below in the section entitled, "Registration". Modules will be taken one-at-a-time. When you are done with one module, you will be routed back to this page to take another.
  • Step 3: After you have viewed the module, you will be routed to complete a post-test. To successfully complete the module, you must pass the post-test with a score of 75% or better.
  • Step 4: Once you pass the post-test, you will be required to complete a short evaluation on the module.
  • Step 5: Once the evaluation has been completed, you will be asked if you would like to request CEs. If you are interested, you will be routed to complete a "CE Request Form." If you say no, you will be routed to Step 7 below.


  • Step 6: You will be routed back to this webpage to complete another module!

 

 

Registration

Click on the registration button below that corresponds to the module you would like to view. 

Details regarding each module is listed in the section below.

 

 

 

 

 

  

Module Details

 Module 1: CROI Update

Total Viewing Time: 60 minutes

  Muhammad Akbar, MD

  Staff Physician - Parkland Health & Hospital System

  Clinical Assistant Professor - UT Southwestern Medical School

  Dallas, TX

 

 

 

Brief Description: Review of the 2013 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) & includes scientific presentations/findings on pre-exposure prophylaxis, preventive strategies for HIV infection including circumcision, management of Opportunistic infections such as Tuberculosis and Cryptococcal meningitis in in HIV/AIDS care. 

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize HIV prevention strategies including Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision, Pre and Post Exposure Prophylaxis.
  • Analyze Cascades of care with linkage to care and state of HIV care in Ryan white programs vs other clinics (Gardner’s cascades).
  • Identify literature on HIV eradication and “HIV functional cure

 

 Module 2: Epidemiologic Report 2012

Total Viewing Time: 60 minutes

  Muhammad Akbar, MD

  Staff Physician - Parkland Health & Hospital System

  Clinical Assistant Professor - UT Southwestern Medical School

  Dallas, TX

 

 

Brief Description: Review of recent epidemiologic data on HIV/AIDS and Sexually transmitted Diseases from state of Texas & review of the Guidelines for Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in Adults and Adolescents.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize current state of HIV epidemic in state of Texas.
  • Identify current state of STIs, including Syphilis, GC and Chlamydia.
  • Explain newly issued guidelines for HIV treatment in Tuberculosis/HIV and Cryptococcosis /HIV coinfections

 

 Module 3: Steps Toward Cultural Responsiveness & the Role of Determinants of Health when Serving People of African Descent

Total Viewing Time: 60 minutes

   Rita J. Shannon, BA

   HIV/AIDS Minority Liaison & Community Engagement Coordinator

   Arizona Department of Health Services - HIV Prevention Program

   Phoenix, AZ

 

 

 

Brief Description: This presentation will improve clinicians’ cultural competency, as defined by Federal agencies. It will include the role of cultural competency when addressing disparities in health outcomes for HIV+ African Americans; will identify Cultural Terms and how to assess oneself for personal bias and introduce the Revised CLAS Standards, the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and the Health & Human Services Strategy for Addressing Health Disparities.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss cultural competency as defined by Federal statue & policies; and will be able to articulate how the Revised CLAS Standards, the National HIV/AIDS Strategy; the Health & Human Services Strategy to address health disparities; & the Patient Affordability Care Act interwove Cultural Competency into their strategies while addressing health disparities.
  • Identify & define cultural terms.
  • Assess for personal bias
 

 

 Module 4: New Developments Including ART in the Treatment of HIV

Total Viewing Time: 60 minutes

   Tirdad Zangeneh, DO, MA

   Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

   Director of Arizona AIDS Education & Training Center

   The University of Arizona College of Medicine

   Tucson, AZ

 

 

 

 

Brief Description: This presentation will cover the latest recommendations from the DHHS on initiation of antiretroviral therapy among treatment naïve patients along with initial testing, monitoring of patients with HIV/AIDS. A short section on new ART awaiting FDA approval and new developments in the area of new and upcoming therapies will be covered.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify three targets of HIV Antiretroviral therapy in the HIV replication cycle.
  • Identify three goals of HIV Antiretroviral regimen simplification.
  • Identify three areas of research towards HIV erradication outside of HIV ART.

 

 Module 5: Neurocognitive Disorders of HIV

Total Viewing Time: 60 minutes

   Michael Noss, DO, MS

   Medical Director

   Texas/Oklahoma AIDS Education & Training Center

   Dallas, TX

 

 

Brief Description: People Living with HIV (PLWH) are living longer with the advent of HAART. This discussion will describe the current diagnostic criteria, epidemiology, suspected pathophysiology and treatment options for HIV Associated Neurocognitive Disorders more commonly known as HAND.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  • List two Neuropsychiatric complications of HIV infection
  • Provide two treatment options for the above.
  • List the Cytochrome P450 systems that are important when dealing with both psychiatric medications and ART/HAART.

 

 Module 6: Perinatal & Pediatric HIV Nursing

Total Viewing Time: 60 minutes

   Kimberly Bickes, BSN, RN, MS, ACRN

   Nurse Clinician

   Phoenix Children's Hospital, Bill Holt Clinic

   Phoenix, AZ

 

 

Brief Description: This presentation gives an overview of reducing the risk of perinatal transmission including intrapartum and post-natal care of the infant. Addresses care of HIV infected infants and children.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify of nursing care to reduce the risk of perinatal transmission beginning with nursing care of the mom during pregnancy & follow-up care for the infant.
  • Identify components of nursing care of children who are HIV infected, including education of HIV/AIDS to an infected child and disclosure of HIV status to the infected child and siblings.
  • Locate & utilize the most recent CDC guidelines for the medical care of HIV infected women.

 

 

 

 Module 7: The Future of Ryan White Funding Including Reauthorization, Funding Levels, Payer of Last Resort Provision & Integration with Broader Form of Healthcare Coverage

Total Viewing Time: 60 minutes

   Anne Donnelly, MA

   Health Care Policy Director

   Project Inform

   San Francisco, CA

  

 

 

 

Brief Description: Discuss changes to the Ryan White Program, its relationship to the Affordable Care Act and how it impacts on HIV positive individuals.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the training, participants will be able to:

    • Understand how the Ryan White Reauthorization process works.
    • Explain the Ryan White Work Group (RWWG) community process.
    • Identify two differences between the Ryan White Program and the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

 

 

 

 Module 8: Antiretroviral Treatment for Naïve Patients

Total Viewing Time: 60 minutes

   Anca Georgescu, MD

   Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

   The University of Arizona College of Medicine

   Tucson, AZ

 

 

Brief Description: The presentation will summarize the recommended antiretroviral regimens for antiretroviral-naive, HIV-infected individuals as outlined in current treatment guidelines. It will also discuss clinical trial data and host factors that are important to consider when choosing an initial regimen.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Familiarize currently recommended first-live ARVs.
  • Identify when to start, how to start.
  • Recognize first-line ARVs in special populations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Target Audience

Intermediate level clinicians,  physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and other health care professionals caring for people with HIV.

 

 CE Information

Medical, Nursing, Pharmacy  & Social Work CEs Available!

Click here for details!

 

 Questions???

Contact Marcos Alcorn (214.590.1650)

 

 


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