UCSF CME Advances in COVID-19: Update for Clinicians 2021

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Overview Objectives Accreditation Course Outline
Chairs Faculty Travel & Lodging Cancellation Policy

Department: Medicine
Course Number: MDM22K04
Activity Start Date: November 12, 2021
Activity End Date: November 12, 2021
Location: Live interactive virtual conference

$300 Physicians

$250 Allied Health Professionals

*All UCSF Residents, Fellows, and Students may have complimentary access to the course: REGISTER



Designed for health care providers, we will update clinicians on the latest advances in the management of COVID-19. Plenary sessions will cover COVID in the US, vaccination, long term consequences, optimizing diagnosis, cases across the spectrum, and COVID in special populations. Also included are robust panel discussions and Q&A sessions with our esteemed course directors and faculty.

Target Audience
This course is designed for any clinician involved in the care of patients at risk for or infected with COVID-19. There are no special background requirements.  These learners will be able to apply what they learning in all aspects of care of patients with COVID-19.

This course will be offered as a live interactive virtual conference.  Login instructions along with the digital syllabus will be shared with attendees a week before the meeting.  Included in your registration fee is access to the course recordings on demand (available within a week after the conference) for any sessions that you miss, available for up to 30 days post-course.

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At the end of the course, learners should have new or improved strategies to:

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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 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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 CreditsTM issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

AAPA accepts category 1 credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM from 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 CreditsTM.

American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) MOC:
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 6.50 MOC points in the

American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

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Course Outline:

Friday, November 12, 2021
Moderator: Dr. Diane Havlir
8:00 AM Opening Session Drs. Bob Wachter and Diane Havlir
8:05 COVID-19 in Perspective Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo
8:25 Primer on COVID-19 (Virology, Variants, Other Important Nomenclature Dr. Brian Schwartz
8:35 COVID-19 Vaccines Dr. Susan Buchbinder
9:05 Break
Moderator: Dr. Diane Havlir
9:10 Vaccine in Immunocompromised Patients Drs. Monica Fung 
9:30 Vaccinating Children Dr. Theodore Ruel
9:50 Vaccination: Panel Discussion  Panelists: Drs. Susan Buchbinder, Theodore Ruel, and Monica Fung
10:20 Break
SESSION 3: COVID-19 CLINICAL MEDICINE                                           
Moderator: Dr. Brian Schwartz
10:40 COVID-19 Diagnostics   Dr. Vivek Jain
11:00 Diagnostics Q&A  
11:05 Inpatient & Outpatient COVID-19 Treatment Drs. Sarah Doernberg, Annie Luetkemeyer, Antonio Gomez
11:45 COVID Treatment: Panel Discussion  Conference Faculty
12:00 PM Lunch Break
SESSION 4: COVID-19 SPECIAL CLINICAL TOPICS                              
Moderator Dr. Annie Luetkemeyer
12:30 Monoclonals and Beyond: Prevention in at-risk Populations Dr. John Szumowski
12:45 Treating COVID in Transplant Patients Dr. Peter Chin-Hong
1:00 Challenging COVID-19 Cases Dr. Jennifer Babik
1:30 HIV and COVID-19 Dr. Monica Gandhi
1:45 Break
Moderator: Dr. Vivek Jain
1:50 Children: Transmission, Schools, Evolving Epidemiology Dr. Lillian Brown
2:10 Top Questions in Infection Control Dr. Lisa Winston
2:30 COVID-19 Prevention: Panel Discussion Panelists: 
Drs. Lillian Brown and Lisa Winston
2:45 Break  
3:05 Post-Acute COVID-19 Syndrome / Long Haul Pathogenesis Dr. Steven Deeks
3:20 Long Haul Cases Drs. Lekshmi Santhosh and 
Michael Peluso
3:45 Long Haul Syndrome: Panel Discussion Conference Faculty
4:00 Adjourn

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Diane Havlir, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chief, HIV, ID, and Global Medicine Division
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center
University of California, San Francisco

Robert M. Wachter, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco

Annie Luetkemeyer, MD
Professor of Medicine
HIV, ID, and Global Medicine Division
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center
University of California, San Francisco

Brian Schwartz, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
University of California, San Francisco

Vivek Jain, MD, MAS
Associate Professor of Medicine
HIV, ID, and Global Medicine Division
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center
University of California, San Francisco

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(University of California, San Francisco unless indicated)

Jennifer Babik, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases

Lillian Brown, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, MD, MAS, PhD
Professor of Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Susan Buchbinder, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
Director, Bridge HIV Population Health Division
San Francisco Department of Public Health

Peter Chin-Hong
Professor of Medicine

Steven Deeks, MD
Professor of Medicine

Sarah Doernberg, MD, MAS
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases

Peter Chin-Hong
Professor of Medicine

Monica Fung, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Monica Gandhi, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine

Antonio Gomez, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine

Michael Peluso, MD
Clinical Fellow of Medicine

Theodore Ruel, MD
Professor of Pediatrics

Lekshmi Santhosh, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

John Szumowski, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Lisa Winston, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine

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Travel & Lodging:


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Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations received in writing before November 11, 2020 will be refunded, less a $75 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.

Please email your requests to RegEmail@ucsf.edu

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