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Mayo Clinic 5th Annual Update on Infectious Diseases for Primary Care 2020 - General Session

Phoenix, AZ US
January 17, 2020 to January 19, 2020

Course Directors: Robert Orenstein, DO and Janis Blair, MD

The field of infectious diseases is constantly changing posing challenges for front-line healthcare providers in the clinic and hospital settings. Emerging infections, multiply resistant pathogens, new diagnostics, guidelines, regulations, and antimicrobials require continuous learning. This course will provide up to date, concise and evidence based presentations to keep you on top of the infectious challenges you face daily in practice. The course will feature lectures, case presentations and interactive discussions to enhance providers’ knowledge to diagnose treat and prevent the infections they will commonly see in practice.

Updates on travel medicine, viral hepatitis and HIV, mycobacterial infections, use of microbiota therapeutics, complicated head and neck infections, C. difficile, Helicobacter pylori, fungal and parasitic infections, multi-resistant organisms and using social media to help manage infectious diseases. Prepare for our visual photo-quizzes and bring your difficult cases for our curbsiding the consultants session.

Registration Fee

Full Fee: M.D., DO, Ph.D.    $550    
Reduced Fee: Resident, Fellow, NP, PA, Allied Health Professional, Retiree$450
Coccidioidomycosis Pre-Course Session$50
Paper Syllabus$55


Target Audience

Physicians and advanced practice providers (NP, PA, PharmDs) engaged in:Family Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care, Women’s Health, General Pediatrics, Geriatrics and anyone with interest in updating their knowledge of primary care management of Infectious Diseases and Coccidioidomycosis.

Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Implement new strategies for treatment of common infections in an era of resistance
  • Recognize  how to prevent emerging causes of viral hepatitis
  • Translate new information on the prevention and treatment of infections in adult and pediatric travelers
  • Counsel patients on infection risks when receiving biologic therapies for immune diseases

Attendance at this Mayo Clinic course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 9.00 AAFP Prescribed
  • 9.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 9.00 AOA Category 2-A
  • 9.00 Attendance
Event starts: 
01/17/2020 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
01/19/2020 - 6:00pm
Mayo Clinic Franke Education Center
5777 E. Mayo Boulevard
Phoenix, AZ 85054
United States


Hertz is offering a reduced daily rate for course registrants. Visit Hertz online and use CV code CV03NR0015. Special rates include unlimited mileage and are subject to availability. Advance reservations are recommended; blackout dates may apply.

SuperShuttle vans offer airport transportation to and from area hotels and businesses. To make reservations, call (800) 258-3826 or (602) 244-9000, or visit SuperShuttle online.

Recreation/Leisure Activities: Go to Visit Phoenix or Experience Scottsdale for recreation and leisure activities.

Travel arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

Course Directors
Robert Orenstein, D.O.
Janis Blair, M.D.

Mayo Clinic Faculty
Neil Ampel, M.D.
Janis Blair, MD
Daniel DeSimone, M.D.
David DiCaudo, M.D.
Thomas Grys, Ph.D.
Purna Kashyap, M.B.B.S.
Thomas Nagel, M.D.
Robert Orenstein, D.O.
Roberto Patron, M.D.
Bobbi Pritt, M.D.
Stacey Rizza, M.D.
M. Teresa Seville, M.D.
Farris Timimi, M.D.
Hugo Vargas, M.D.
H.R. Vikram, M.D.
Abinash Virk, M.D., DTM&H, FIDSA

Guest Faculty
Kara Asbury, M.D.
Apex Physicians Infectious Diseases Specialists & Travel Clinic
Scottsdale, Arizona

Steve Holland, M.D.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Bethesda, Maryland

Sheila Mackell, M.D., FAAP, ASTMH, CertISTM
Mountain View Pediatrics
Flagstaff, Arizona

Rebecca Sunenshine, M.D.
University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix
Maricopa County Department of Public Health, CDC
Phoenix, Arizona

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Statement(s):

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

This program has been accredited by the American Osteopathic Association for 9.0 credits of AOA Category 2-A.

Other Healthcare Professionals
A certificate of attendance will be provided to other healthcare professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s) and staff, please go here to review disclosures.

Available Credit

  • 9.00 AAFP Prescribed
  • 9.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 9.00 AOA Category 2-A
  • 9.00 Attendance

Accreditation Period

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