• Monkeypox Virus: What Family Physicians on the Front Lines Need to Know

    AAFP Town Hall Live Event

    Tuesday, August 9, 2022
    7-8 p.m. CT

    Panelists

    Sterling Ransone, Jr, MD, FAAFP

    Sterling N. Ransone Jr., MD, FAAFP
    AAFP President

    Jonathan Temte, M.D., PhD., M.S.

    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

    Julie K. Wood, MD, MPH, FAAFP

    Julie K. Wood, MD, MPH, FAAFP
    AAFP Senior Vice President for Research,
    Science, and Health of the Public

    The CDC is urging health care professionals to be on alert as the monkeypox outbreak continues to spread across the U.S. As of August 5, there were more than 7,100 confirmed monkeypox cases in 48 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, with those numbers continuing to increase. 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.

    Join your family medicine colleagues for a conversation focused primarily on the monkeypox outbreak. 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.

    AAFP leadership will field questions and provide the most current information on how you and your practice can weather the monkeypox outbreak. Ask questions about monkeypox when you join on:

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    Learning Objectives

    • Recognize the most common symptoms of monkeypox and determine each symptom, or combination of symptoms, and their level of concern
    • Examine best specimen collection sites and methods for testing for the monkeypox virus
    • Discuss available monkeypox antiviral treatments, vaccine availability and deployment strategies
    • Discuss strategies for communicating with at-risk populations and ways to best avoid stigma without minimizing risk to other patient groups

    CME Credit Statement

    The AAFP has reviewed Monkeypox Virus: What Family Physicians on the Front Lines Need to Know and deemed it acceptable for up to 1 Online live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 8/9/2022 to 8/9/2022. 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 live course 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.


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