Infectious Diseases: Adult Issues in the Outpatient and Inpatient Settings

Venue: Hyatt Sarasota on Sarasota Bay

Location: Sarasota, Florida, United States

Event Date/Time: Mar 23, 2009 End Date/Time: Mar 27, 2009
Registration Date: Mar 23, 2009
Early Registration Date: Feb 21, 2009
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SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES FOR THIS COURSE: DAY 1 - FEVER OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN - Pathogenesis of fever and its physiologic importance. Major causes of FUOs. Initial diagnostic work-up of FUO. Normal temperature regulation. VIRAL HEPATITIS - 5 known types of viral hepatitis (A through E). Similarities and differences, risks to develop chronic infection, complications of chronic infection, and treatment. Recognize hepatitis clinically and will reinforce their ability to interpret hepatitis serologies. Select appropriate patients for new treatment options available to some patients with chronic disease. Specific items covered include: Clinical syndromes of acute and chronic hepatitis; Serologic diagnosis; Complications of chronic hepatitis and newer treatment options. EMERGING AND MULTI-DRUG RESISTANT INFECTIONS - New and emerging infectious diseases. Most prevalent multi-drug resistant infections. Most effective and appropriate treatment strategy for each infection. When specialist referral will result in an improved outcome. ANTIBIOTIC THERAPY - Pharmacology and antibacterial spectrum of activity of the newer antibiotics. Indications for use of newer agents based on sites of infection and susceptibility patterns and appropriate drug recommendation to key clinical scenarios. Side effects, adverse reactions, drug – drug interactions affiliated with each antibiotic. DAY 2 - INFECTIONS IN THE IMMUNOCOMPROMISED PATIENT - Who is at most risk for serious infections due to diabetes, malignancy, chemotherapy or medications such as the immunomodulators. Spectrum of infectious diseases and factors putting patients at risk. Atypical presentations of infection in these groups. Treatment and follow up of these infections for each type of at risk patient. FEVER AND RASH - Etiology of commonly seen infectious and non-infectious rashes associated with fever. Differential diagnosis based upon the type of rash. Treatment of some common rashes: meningococcemia, rickettsioses, syphilis, Varicella zoster and the agents of toxic shock syndrome. MENINGITIS - Normal CSF parameters. Interpret CSF. Frequently asked questions about meningitis: Use of steroids; who requires a CT scan prior to lumbar puncture, effects of prior antibiotic treatment of CSF. Approach to aseptic/viral meningitis. CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME - How to diagnose CFS and how to distinguish it from chronic fatigue. History of CFS. How to manage (and how not to mismanage) CFS. DAY 3 - GASTROENTERITIS - Major pathogenic mechanisms that result in diarrhea. Major pathogens responsible for acute gastroenteritis. Evaluation of acute gastroenteritis. Major pathogens responsible for chronic gastroenteritis. Evaluation of chronic gastroenteritis. TICK BORNE ILLNESSES IN THE U.S. - Major tick vectors. Proper removal of a tick. Clinical presentation, diagnosis, treatment of the major tick borne diseases Lyme disease, babesiosis, ehrlichiosis, rocky-mountain spotted fever. TUBERCULOSIS - How the changing epidemiology has impacted the incidence of the disease in the U.S. Latent tuberculosis infection, how to increase medication adherence. Principles of treatment of TB disease and adverse drug reactions. Multi-drug resistance. BLOODSTREAM INFECTIONS AND INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS - Epidemiology and risk factors. Diagnosis and management of bloodstream infections and infective endocarditis. Post-infection management issues and prophylaxis measures. DAY 4 - SOFT TISSUE AND BONE INFECTIONS - Approach to making the diagnosis of common skin and soft tissue infections. Common infections: streptococcal infections, staphylococcal infections, necrotizing fasciitis, diabetic foot infections, bite wound infections, bone and joint infections. Treatment and management and when specialist referral is indicated. INFLUENZA AND PANDEMIC INFLUENZA - Epidemiology, infection control precautions, other preventive measures. Role of influenza vaccine and antiviral therapy as well as supportive measures in prevention and treatment. Potential for pandemic influenza. Key issues of Bioemergency preparedness. HEALTH ADVICE FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL - Infectious complications associated with global travel. Analyze a travel itinerary for potential health risks. Strategies to reduce the risks of traveler’s diarrhea and malaria. Appropriate vaccines and medications. Include: Pre-travel (Immunizations; Malaria prophylaxis; Medications); Travel over (Safe planes and boats); During travel (Safe food and water; Traveler’s diarrhea; HIV and travel; Swimming; Pregnancy and breast feeding); Upon return (Proper evaluation). IMMUNIZATIONS FOR ADULTS - Myths and facts about vaccine administration. Indications, contra-indications, efficacy, and side effects of adult immunizations. Immunizations indicated for different risk groups such as health care workers. DAY 5 - WHAT EVERY PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER SHOULD KNOW ABOUT HIV - Epidemiology of HIV. Prognosis for a newly infected person. Major viral and host factors that determine approach to management. Risks to health care workers and management of an exposed health care worker. SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES - Epidemiology of STDs in this country. Differential diagnosis for the following STD syndromes: Urethral discharge and dysuria; Vaginal discharge/ vaginitis; Genital ulceration. Diagnosis and management of syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia. Sexual transmission of “non-traditional STDs” such as hepatitis B, and cystitis in women. How to properly use a condom to properly educate patients. COMMUNITY ACQUIRED PNEUMONIA AND RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTIONS - Epidemiology of community acquired pneumonia. Clinical manifestations and likely pathogens in specific patient populations. Differential diagnosis and specific management of community acquired pneumonia. Rising incidence of resistance and utilize alternative therapies. Role of antibiotics in bronchitis. ACUTE PHARYNGITIS - Etiologies to consider and a differential diagnosis when approaching an adult with acute pharyngitis. Features and predictors that guide diagnostic testing of acute pharyngitis. Best courses of treatment and overall management.


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Physician Fees $745.00 Regular Registration (30 days prior to seminar start date) $795.00 Late Registration Non Physician/Resident* Fees $645.00 Regular Registration (30 days prior to seminar start date) $695.00 Late Registration