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HIV and AIDS Medicine

Clinical Education for Community Providers


Our grant-supported HIV clinical education programs are offered to the upstate 47 county region to educate physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, clinical pharmacists, dentists, and dental hygienists on the latest HIV treatment strategies. To schedule a clinical education program, please call (518) 262-6864 or send us an email: corlewc@mail.amc.edu

 Programs are provided in the following formats:

On-site programs are offered at various locations including:

  • Chronic care facilities
  • Community health centers
  • Community hospitals
  • Managed care organizations
  • Primary care programs
  • Substance use treatment programs

HIV Provider Hotlines: 24-hour, consultative support for HIV providers:

  • PEP Line, for the management of post-exposure prophylaxis: (888) 448-4911
  • For access to an HIV Specialist to discuss case-based HIV clinical care: (518) 262-4043 

 

ABOUT OUR COURSE

Changes occur rapidly in the fields of HIV and Hepatology. Albany Medical College,
through the NY/NJ AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC), offers 5 CME-accredited courses designed to provide practitioners with the most up-to-date clinical information to assist in their care of patients living with HIV and/or hepatitis C.

TARGET AUDIENCE

Community-based physicians, physician
assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and pharmacists who care for those infected with HIV and/or hepatitis C in Upstate New York. These courses are clinical in content.

COURSE FORMAT

NY/NJ AETC faculty will travel to your site at no charge to deliver didactic sessions, followed by question and answer periods. Presentations can be tailored to attendees’ knowledge and skill levels caring for patients living with HIV and/or hepatitis C. We also have dedicated technical staff to offer your site distance-based learning, where AETC faculty can provide live, interactive presentations.

 

TO REQUEST A PROGRAM

Brochure Here

Contact Cathryn Corlew at Albany Medical College at

518-262-6864 or corlewc@mail.amc.edu

Please have specific dates and topics in mind, allowing 6 weeks. Pick an individual topic, or combine topics, for a maximum of 5 hours of CME. 

While the NY/NJ AETC offers an extensive list of training topics, CME accreditation for this specific opportunity is limited to these areas.

HIV ANTIRETROVIRAL THERAPY 1 hour

By the end of the activity, the learner should be able to:

• Describe the HIV Continuum of Care Cascade and
the importance of diagnosis, linkage, retention and adherence.

• Review the HIV therapeutic classes and how they are used in combination.

• Discuss recent updates to the Department of Health and Human Services Treatment Guidelines for antiretroviral therapy.

• Analyze a clinical scenario of a patient on antiretroviral therapy

HEPATITIS C THERAPY 1 hour

By the end of the activity, the learner should be able to:

• Summarize the goals of medication therapy for patients with hepatitis C and/or hepatitis C/HIV coinfection.

• Discuss treatment strategies for patients with hepatitis C and/or hepatitis C/HIV co-infection.

• Apply presented strategies for treatment to case presentations.

DRUG-DRUG INTERACTIONS 1 hour

By the end of the activity, the learner should be able to:

• Define a drug interaction.

• Explain the mechanism of action by which HIV medications interact with other therapeutic agents.

• Name four common medical drugs with which HIV medications interact.

HIV TESTING 1 hour

By the end of the activity, the learner should be able to:

• Review recent epidemiologic trends in HIV disease.

• Describe new HIV testing technologies that improve detection of HIV.

• Discuss the new HIV Testing Algorithm.

HIV PRE-EXPOSURE AND POST-EXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS (PrEP and PEP)

1 hour 

By the end of the activity, the learner should be able to:

• Describe the risk assessment criteria for HIV pre-exposure and post-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP and PEP).

• Discuss the current guidelines for initiating HIV PrEP and PEP.

• Identify the appropriate medications to prescribe as PrEP and PEP.

Who We Are

Albany Medical College is a member of the consortium of institutions which formed the NY/NJ AIDS AETC in 2002. Since 1991, our grant-supported HIV clinical education programs have been offered to health care providers throughout 47 counties in Upstate NY.

The AETC’s mission is to improve the quality of life of patients living with HIV/AIDS through the provision of high quality professional education for health care providers treating persons living with this disease. The AETC Program is part of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program and is a federal grant administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s HIV/AIDS Bureau.

The NY/NJ AETC is funded by grant award #H4AHA00071 from the HIV/AIDS Bureau of the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

CME Accreditation

Albany Medical College is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Albany Medical College designates this Live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Credit Details

Physicians may claim Continuing Medical Education AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physician extenders and their healthcare providers will receive a certificate to verify their attendance and are encouraged to submit this documentation to their  credentialing boards for reciprocity of credit.

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