Program 899 • Available February 13, 2012
Certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ through February 13, 2014

New Strategies for Meeting the Challenge of HIV/AIDS in the African American Community: An Expert-to-Expert Clinical Exchange

Faculty

Yvette Calderon, MD, MS
Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
Associate Dean of the Office of Diversity Enhancement
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Adult Urgent Care Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
Jacobi Medical Center
Bronx, New York

Jill A. Foster, MD, FIDSA
Director, Dorothy Mann Center for Pediatric and Adolescent HIV
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
Drexel University College of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jason M. Leider, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
HIV Medical Director
Department of Medicine
North Bronx Healthcare Network
Bronx, New York

Theresa A. Mack, MD, MPH
Clinical Instructor
Department of Medicine
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Associate Attending Physician and Associate Medical Director
Department of General Medicine
St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
New York, New York

Program Description

African Americans are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS and have worse outcomes than other ethnic groups. In this video roundtable of experts, Dr. Calderon discusses the burden of HIV/AIDS in the African American community. Dr. Leider presents the current therapy recommendations, highlighting changes made in the most recent guidelines for the use of antiretroviral agents in adults and adolescents. Next, Dr. Mack focuses on the management of comorbidities and antiretroviral toxicities in people living with HIV/AIDS. Dr. Foster concludes with practical advice and strategies for increasing treatment adherence — the key to successful outcomes.

(35 minutes)

Method of Participation and Evaluation

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Credit Information

Up to 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

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Learning Objectives:

After taking part in this CME activity, learners should be better able to:

  • Ientify and develop strategies to address disparities that underlie the disproportionate impact of HIV/AIDS in the African American community
  • Evaluate evidence for current and emerging treatments options and guideline recommendations, and implement as appropriate in the management of patients with HIV/AIDS
  • Regularly monitor for and address complications, toxicities, and comorbidities that can impact optimal outcomes in African American HIV/AIDS patients
  • Identify and incorporate into patient care strategies to promote optimal adherence to HIV/AIDS treatment regimens

Faculty Disclosures:

Yvette Calderon, MD, MS Yvette Calderon, MD, MS, reports no financial relationships with commercial interests

Jill A. Foster, MD, FIDSA

Jill A. Foster, MD, FIDSA, has received honoraria from Merck & Co., Inc.

Jason M. Leider, MD, PhD

Jason M. Leider, MD, PhD, has served as a consultant to Abbott Laboratories, Gilead Sciences, Inc., and Tibotec Pharmaceuticals; has received honoraria from Abbott Laboratories, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Gilead Sciences, Inc., and Tibotec Pharmaceuticals; and has received research support from Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Theresa A. Mack, MD, MPH

Theresa A. Mack, MD, MPH, reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.




The staff of CCME of Albert Einstein College of Medicine and The Foundation for Improving Patient Outcomes have no disclosures to report other than the following: Steven J. Feld or a member of his household own securities in Bioheart, Inc., Chelsea Therapeutics, Inc. and Pharmacopeia, Inc.

CME Credit Designations

ACCME
The Foundation for Improving Patient Outcomes (FFIPO) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA
FFIPO designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of the activity.

AOA
This activity is eligible for up to 0.5 hour of credit in Category 2-A of the American Osteopathic Association.


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