Julie K. Wood, MD, MPH, FAAFP
AAFP Senior Vice President for Research, Science, and Health of the Public
Jonathan Temte, MD, PhD, MS
Associate Dean for Public Health and Community Engagement; Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health
Sterling N. Ransone, Jr., MD, FAAFP
Watch the August 9th Town Hall live event anytime, anywhere—on demand
The CDC is urging health care professionals to be on alert as the monkeypox outbreak continues to spread across the U.S. The outbreak presents a considerable challenge for family physicians as monkeypox is not endemic to the U.S., which could make it difficult to distinguish from other infections, and the information regarding monkeypox testing, prevention, treatment, and vaccines changes rapidly.
Monkeypox Virus: What Family Physicians on the Front Lines Need to Know will cover how to recognize common symptoms of the virus, best practices on specimen collection and testing methods, vaccines and antiviral treatments, as well as strategies for effectively communicating with at-risk populations.
The AAFP has reviewed Monkeypox Virus: What Family Physicians on the Front Lines Need to Know and deemed it acceptable for up to 1 Enduring AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 8/10/2022 to 8/10/2024. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The AAFP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Academy of Family Physicians designates this Internet activity enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CME activities approved for AAFP credit are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.