The field of Infectious Disease is quite unique in medicine. Each continent, each country, and even with countries; the types of diseases and disease presentation can vary. Along with that, there is a wide variety of approaches in how to treat particular disease processes. Given then breadth of the infectious diseases, it is quite difficult for an ordinary provider to stay current and abreast of the literature for each of these processes. Thus, it is prudent to have a venue for education and discussion. Further, it is a requirement by the American Medical Association to remain aware of advances in the field for continued board certification.
Keywords: infectious disease, communicable diseases,
- Physician Assistants
- Nurse Practitioners
Participants who engage in this educational intervention will be able to:
- Describe the natural history, pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment modalities, long term consequences of various infectious disease entities
- Evaluate new treatment modalities and options with regards to clinical efficacy, safety, indications, alternatives, side effects and cost
- Analyze evolving antimicrobial resistance trends in our local demographic to assess how to adjust our clinical practice
Khadieja Khalid, MBBch
Jennifer Coburn, PhD
Julie Raaum, DNP
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians
Designation of Credit Statement
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity
Hours of Participation for Allied Health Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.