Testing for SARS-CoV-2: Practical Strategies for the Implementation and Interpretation of COVID-19 Antigen and Antibody Tests

July 28, 2020
COVID-19 presents unique challenges to clinicians treating patients with HIV. This session is part of Case Discussions in HIV and COVID: Infection Control, Testing, and Management Issues in Ambulatory HIV Care, a 3-part learning series sponsored by the Midwest AIDS Training + Education Center. This series will consist of lecture, case discussion, and group discussion to provide clinicians with the latest best practices for treatment of these comorbid viruses.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, health educators, administrators, clerical staff, and other healthcare professionals committed to the treatment and care of patients living with HIV and COVID-19.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
 
  • Recall the natural history of SARS-CoV-2 infection and the appearance of antigens and antibodies;
  • Relate the differences between antigen and antibody tests, including differences in implementation, interpretation, practical use, and limitations;
  • Compare testing strategies for symptomatic patients, for exposed patients, and for asymptomatic patients, including the need for repeat testing;
  • Describe how to effectively implement testing policies for ambulatory care centers during the resumption of full ambulatory health services.
Additional information
ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Systems-based Practice
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Midwest AIDS Training + Education Center
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
312-996-1373
Summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Participation
Event starts: 
07/28/2020 - 11:00am
Event ends: 
07/28/2020 - 12:00pm
Activity opens: 
07/28/2020
Activity expires: 
10/28/2020
Online Webinar
Chicago, IL
United States
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 The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO FACULTY
David Pitrak, MD  David Pitrak, MD
  Professor of Medicine
  Chief, Section of Infectious Disease
  




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Physician Credit
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Health Professional Credit
Other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.
 
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