• Treating Infectious Disease

    Online CME

    Pathogens evolve to evade. This online CME course gives you immediate access to the latest guidelines and appropriate therapies to treat patients with highly infectious diseases, including:

    • COVID-19, Long Covid, and safe use of Paxlovid
    • Rising cases of congenital syphilis
    • Other sexually transmitted diseases
    • Insect vector-borne illnesses
    • Mindful approaches to antibiotic stewardship

    Experts in infectious diseases who are also practicing family physicians translate the science to your own patient population. Study X-rays, charts, pictures, and imagery of skin and mucous membranes to enhance your interactive learning experience.

    See full list of sessions below.

    AAFP Member: $325
    New Physician: $275
    Student or Resident: $215
    Other Health Care Professional: $325
    Nonmember: $425

    Challenging Adult Skin Rashes (including Bullous Disorders, STIs, and Monkey Pox)
    Richard Usatine, MD

    Cutaneous Viral Infections
    Edward J. Mayeaux, Jr., MD

    Long COVID: Helping to Manage the Long Haul
    Jacob Anderson, DO

    Outpatient Covid Case for the Family Physician
    Kurt Cook, MD

    Reflection Session with t2p*
    Kurt Cook, MD

    Saying No to Antibiotics
    Alan Ehrlich, MD

    Syphilis in Pregnancy: A Re-emerging Health Threat
    Jessica WIllow Dalby, MD

    The Bug That Bit Me: Insects, Arachnids, Snakes, and Scorpions
    Benjamin Silverberg, MD

    Updates in the Management of STIs
    Edward J. Mayeaux, Jr., MD

    You Give Me Fever: Infections, the Heart, and Family Physicians
    David Schneider, MD

    *Enhance your patient care today and earn up to 2 additional AAFP Prescribed credits for when you complete the Translation to Practice® (t2p®) process.

    Upon completion of this CME activity, you should be able to:

    • Identify two concerning signs of serious infection in elderly patients.
    • Diagnose and implement appropriate screenings and treatments for gonorrhea and chlamydia, including syphilis in pregnant patients.
    • Identify and use one on-line tool to identify and manage drug-drug interactions (DDI) when using Paxlovid to treat Covid-19 in patients on multiple medications.
    • Describe a major infectious cause of cardiac morbidity in the Western Hemisphere and key diagnostic modalities and treatments.
    • Diagnose and compare treatment options to maximize effectiveness and minimize complications from challenging dermatology cases and cutaneous viral infections.
    • High-speed broadband connection required for online access.
    • Latest version of FirefoxSafari, or Chrome on Windows or Macintosh computers or tablets.
    • Latest version of Adobe Reader.

    The AAFP has reviewed Treating Infectious Diseases and deemed it acceptable for up to 9.5 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 3/17/2023 to 3/17/2026. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed credit, not as Category 1.

    CME activities approved for AAFP credit are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.

    Following this CME activity, participants will have the opportunity to earn an additional two Prescribed credits for participation in each Translation to Practice® exercise. Information on Translation to Practice® will be shared within the activity.

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