The Medical Management of HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis


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Department: Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
Course Number: MDM16K02
Activity Start Date: December 3, 2015
Activity End Date: December 5, 2015
Location: Park Central Hotel
San Francisco, CA


Registration Description
On Site Fee
Physicians* $795.00 $850.00
Allied Health Professionals* $695.00 $750.00
Residents/Fellows* $695.00 $750.00
UCSF Positive Health Program (CME) $70.00 $70.00

*$55.00 additional for on-site registration


S1: Lunch Workshops / Boxed Lunch
Thursday, 12/3/15 (12:30 PM -1:20 PM) -- Free of Charge

S2: Optional Lunch Workshops / Boxed Lunch
Friday, 12/4/15 (12:10 PM - 1:05 PM) - Additional Fee: $35  
New HIV Clinicians’ Workshop 
(Limit 60) - FULL

S3: Optional Lunch Workshops/Boxed Lunch 
Friday, 12/4/15 (12:10 PM - 1:05 PM) - Additional Fee: $35
NP/RN Networking Workshop
(Limit 50)

Optional Printed Syllabus may be purchased in advance for $55.00


This course provides the active intermediate-to-advanced clinician with a comprehensive review of the science of HIV and HCV as well as updates on the application of HIV and HCV therapies. For ambitious newer HIV clinicians, we will continue our New Clinicians Track (NCT), which provides four additional lectures that cover ARVs, basic pharmacology, ARV resistance, and opportunistic infections.

The course lecturers are leading clinicians and researchers who also are dedicated to teaching in their areas of expertise. Diane Havlir, MD will frame the conference in the opening plenary session by giving her keen take on the top 10 issues in HIV Medicine. Paula Lum, MD will expand our understanding of the current HIV tragedy in Indiana and highlight our role in prevention of HIV. Steven Deeks, MD will explore immunotherapy and what we have learned from the revolution in cancer treatment.

Susan Buchbinder, MD, will provide the scientific underpinnings of sexual transmission and prevention, and explain the “Getting to Zero” era, followed by Jonathan Volk, MD with a case-based talk on the clinical nuances of appropriate and successful PrEP administration.

Day 2 will begin with Annie Luetkemeyer, MD leading the vastly expanded hepatitis section. Our case-based didactics will address issues that arise in the care of chronically co-infected patients, including the safe administration of new, more efficacious therapies. This year’s program also will cover the management of end-stage liver disease. We will repeat last year’s popular small-group session dedicated solely to advanced HCV practitioners, and for the first time we will have a separate small-group session for practitioners who are new to the field of HCV treatment.

Effective treatment of drug, alcohol and smoking addiction is critical to our patients’ well-being. Kathleen Grieco, DO and Paula Lum, MD will address the exciting evolution in available therapies for these in both large and small-group sessions. The second day of the conference will also highlight ARV therapy choices with a “great debate” about when to switch therapy.

On Day 3, you’ll be able to privately test your ARV judgment and compare it to the choices of the master clinicians on our ARV panel. Dermatologic and psychiatric care, HPV disease, statin use, women’s issues, reproductive health, and primary care management of HIV patients will be woven through the course.

The HIV/AIDS Division, San Francisco General Hospital, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, and the School of Medicine present this symposium.

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An attendee completing this course will be able to improve skills and strategies to:

  • Apply new recommendations for timely switching of antiretroviral combinations in appropriate patients;
  • Align practice patterns more with current evidence and guidelines for treating women with HIV;
  • Apply in practice the latest treatment guidelines and recommendations for the prevention of HIV transmission and the appropriate use of PrEP;
  • Identify the new developments and apply treatment recommendations in HIV related dermatologic, diabetes care, psychiatric disease as well as addiction medicine;
  • Apply new recommendations for appropriate treatment of End Stage Liver disease, Hepatitis C and HIV co-infection;
  • Understand and exercise new recommendations for lipid management in HIV infected individuals.

GREENER MEETING We're saving paper! The syllabus will be transmitted electronically two weeks prior to the course. Optional purchase of a printed syllabus is available for an additional $55.00.

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The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This CME activity meets the requirements under California Assembly Bill 1195, continuing education and cultural and linguistic competency.

For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Physician Assistants:
AAPA accepts category 1 credit from AOACCME, Prescribed Credit from AAFP, and AMA Category 1 CreditTM for the PRA for organizations accredited by the ACCME.

The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

Family Physicians:
This Live activity, The Medical Management of HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis, with a beginning date of 12/03/2015, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 20.75 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Course Outline:


7:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 Introduction 
Drs. Diane Havlir, Meg Newman, & Annie Luetkemeyer

PLENARY SESSION I: Global Update, National Update and Cellular Perspectives

Dr. Diane Havlir

8:10 Top Ten Issues in HIV Medicine
Dr. Diane Havlir

8:50 *In This Day and Age: A Community Outbreak of HIV in Rural Indiana
Dr. Paula Lum

9:30 *Immunotherapy for HIV: Lessons Learned from  the Treatment Revolution in Cancer
Dr. Steven Deeks

10:10 Break

PLENARY SESSION II: Reproductive Health and Dermatology

10:40 Reproductive Health for Women and Men
Dr. Deborah Cohan

11:20 Update in HIV Dermatology
Dr. Toby Maurer

12:05 Questions for the Panel

12:15 pm Morning Session Concludes – Pick Up Lunch

12:30 - 1:20 LUNCH WORKSHOPS

1. NCT New Clinicians’ Workshop: From Guidelines to Practice: A New Clinician’s Guide to
Constructing an ARV Regimen
Dr. Vivek Jain

2. Interesting Cases from the Clinic
Dr. Sulggi Lee

3. Syphilis: An Update for HIV Clinicians
Dr. Stephanie Cohen

4. Dermatology for Those Who Want a Bit More
Dr. Toby Maurer


1:30 *Advances in HIV Prevention: What have we learned in 2015?
Dr. Susan Buchbinder

2:10 PrEP Cases from the Clinic
Dr. Jonathan Volk

3.00 Break


3:30 HIV and Women: We are Not Just Little Men
Dr. Monica Gandhi

4:15 Optimizing STI Management in HIV-infected Individuals
Dr. Susan Philip

5:00 pm Adjourn


7:00 am Continental Breakfast


8:00 Hepatitis C: The 2015 Perspective
Dr. Annie Luetkemeyer

8:40 Managing Hepatitis C: A Case-based Approach
Dr. Bryn Boslett

9:20 Break

9:50 *Cirrhosis and Its Complications: Update in Prevention and Management Strategies
Dr. Jennifer Guy

10:30 Hepatitis Panel
Conference Faculty

11:10 Addiction Medicine Update for the HIV Primary Care Clinician
Dr. Katherine Grieco

12:10 pm Morning Session Concludes – Lunch On Your Own

12:20 - 1:10 Optional Lunch Workshops: Additional Fee & Pre-registration Required

1. NCT New Clinicians’ Workshop: HIV Pharmacology
Dr. Parya Saberi

2. NP/RN Networking Workshop:
Adherence in the Getting to Zero Era
Mary Lawrence Hicks, FNP

PLENARY SESSION VI: Antiretroviral Use and Staph Management

1:30 *The Great Debate: When to Switch 
Drs. Monica Gandhi & Prasanna Jagannathan vs.
Drs. Susa Coffey & Gabriel Chamie

2:30 *Staph Update 2015
Dr. Lisa Winston

3:10 Break


Option 1
3:30 - 5:10 pm (Select either Session A or Session B)

Session A: NCT
3:30 - 4:15 NCT New HIV Clinicians’ Workshops: Introduction to ARV Drug Resistance
Dr. Susa Coffey

4:25 - 5:10 NCT IRIS and OI’s
Dr. Gabriel Chamie

Session B:
HCV Management Workshops

3:30 - 4:15 Advanced HCV Management (for advanced HCV practitioners)
Dr. Annie Luetkemeyer & Val Robb, RN

3:30 - 4:15 *Beginner HCV Management 
Dr. Bryn Boslett

4:25 - 5:10 *Pharmacology for all HCV Clinicians 
Drs. Parya Saberi, Bryn Boslett & Annie Luetkemeyer


Option 2 - (Select 2 of the topics below): Each workshop is offered at 3:30 - 4:15 pm and 4:25 - 5:10 pm

1. *Addiction Medicine: Pearls for Successful Outcomes
Drs. Katherine Grieco & Paula Lum

2. Transgender Health in 2015
Dr. Royce Lin

3. *Hot Topics in Pediatric HIV
Dr. Ted Ruel

5:10pm Adjourn



7:00 am Continental Breakfast

PLENARY SESSION VII: End Organ Complications, Primary Care, and Antiretroviral Use – Round 2

8:00 Lipids, Statins, and HIV
Dr. Vivek Jain

8:45 *Interesting Cases in HIV Medicine
Dr. Catherine Koss

9:30 Break

10:00 Clinical Cases in HIV Psychiatry
Dr. Erick Hung

10:45 Essentials of HIV Primary Care 2015
Dr. Prasanna Jagannathan

11:35 Questions to the Panel

12:00 Morning Session Concludes – Lunch On Your Own

1:30 pm ART Panel: Integrating Your Knowledge: What Would You Recommend for These Patients?
Moderator: Dr. Oliver Bacon
Conference Faculty

2:30 Break

2:50 *Diabetes Update 2015
Dr. Elizabeth Murphy

3:35 HPV and HIV – A Terrible Tango
Dr. Joel Palefsky

4:25 Closing Remarks
Conference Co-Chairs

4:30 pm Adjourn

* New Topics for 2015
NCT = New Clinicians’ Track

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Diane Havilir, MD
Meg Newman, MD
Annie Luetkemeyer, MD

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HIV/AIDS Division
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH)
(Unless otherwise noted)

Oliver M.L. Bacon, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine

Bryn Boslett, MD
Clinical Fellow (ID)

Susan Buchbinder, MD
Director, Bridge HIV Population
Health Division,
San Francisco Department of
Public Health

Gabriel Chamie, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Susa Coffey, MD
Professor of Medicine

Deborah Cohan, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Department of Obstetrics,
Gynecology, and Reproductive
Sciences; Director, Bay Area
Perinatal AIDS Center

Stephanie Cohen, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Division of
Infectious Diseases

Steven G. Deeks, MD
Professor of Medicine

Monica Gandhi, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine

Katherine Grieco, DO
Clinical Instructor, Department of
General Medicine
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

Jennifer Guy, MD
Director, Liver Cancer Program
California Pacific Medical Center
San Francisco, CA

Mary Lawrence Hicks, FNP
Assistant Professor, School of
Nursing, HIV/AIDS Division, SFGH

Erick Hung, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Vivek Jain, MD, MAS
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Prasanna Jagannathan, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Catherine Koss, MD
Clinical Fellow (ID)

Sulggi Lee, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor

Royce Lin, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine

Paula J. Lum, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine

Toby A. Maurer, MD
Professor and Chief of Dermatology

Elizabeth J. Murphy, MD, DPhil
Professor of Medicine
Chief of the Endocrinology and
Metabolism Division

Joel Palefsky, MD, FRCP(C)
Professor of Medicine
UCSF Division of Infectious

Susan Philip, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
Division of Infectious Diseases
Director, STD Prevention and Control
Services, San Francisco

Val Robb, RN
Clinical Nurse

Theodore Ruel, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics

Parya Saberi, PharmD, MAS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
UCSF Center for
AIDS Prevention Studies

Jonathan E. Volk, MD, MPH
Physician, Infectious Diseases &
Internal Medicine
Kaiser Permanente
San Francisco, CA
Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF

Lisa Winston, MD
Assistant Professor and Hospital
San Francisco General Hospital

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Travel & Lodging:

Park Central Hotel San Francisco
Address: 50 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, 415-476-6125
Phone number: 888-627-8561
Hotel Rates: $229/single/double

Cut off Date: Thursday, October 29, 2015 or until room block is full.

To reserve online, please visit this link

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Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations received in writing before the first day of the course will be refunded, less a $75 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.

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