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The Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel * | Boston , USA
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Specialty: Immunology
Dates: From Apr, 24, 2017 to Apr, 28, 2017
Location: Boston , USA
Type: Course
Registration Cost: From 895 to 1495 USD
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Comprehensive 2017 Updates for the Prevention, Detection, Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious Diseases

This program is among the highest-rated Harvard Medical School CME courses. 

This comprehensive CME program ensures attendees are current with state-of-the-art approaches to prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases.  Updates, best practices and new guidelines are presented by nationally recognized ID experts and master clinicians. Education is practical and results driven:

State-of-the-art approaches to common infectious diseases

Guidance to treat highly resistant bacterial infections

Instruction for complex, rare and "don't-miss" infectious diseases

Zika updates: what you now need to know

Care of HIV-infected and other immunocompromised patients

Prevention and detection of infections in travelers and immigrants

Criteria and strategies for optimal decision making

Systems-based practice improvement

As revised treatment strategies, new diagnostic tests, and guidelines are presented, they are coupled with specific recommendations for incorporating these updates into your day-to-day work.  


Highlights of the 2017 Program

Expanded Case-Based and Problem-Solving Education 

The 2017 program features an expanded range of interactive, case-based and problem-solving education. The formats are engaging and attendees are encouraged to pose questions in larger sessions as well as one-on-one with the national experts who will be providing updates at this event.

Common Infectious Diseases: Updates in Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment

Updates to keep you current on new strategies, state-of-the-art practices, and the most recent guidelines for addressing:

Skin and soft tissue infections

Endocarditis, urinary tract infections, C. difficile colitis, and tuberculosis

Bone and joint and orthopedic device infections

Sexually transmitted infections, including new guidelines

Infections in immunocompromised hosts

Infections in pregnancy, including Zika

Sexually transmitted infections

Ear, nose and throat (ENT) and eye infections


Lyme and other tick-borne diseases

HIV infection and its complications

PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis) and PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) to prevent HIV infection


Hepatitis C

Treating Highly Resistant Bacterial Infections, including:

MRSA and Vancomycin-intermediate staph aureus (VISA)

Extended spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing gram negative rods

Carbapenemase-producing  gram negative rods, including the NDM-1 metallo-beta-lactamase

Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) 

Challenging, Rare, and Emerging Infectious Diseases

Comprehensive updates on:

Zika, Ebola, MERS, and other emerging infectious diseases

Infections in travelers and immigrants

Zoonoses—the old and the new

Re-emergence of vaccine-preventable diseases 

Non-tuberculous (“atypical”) mycobacteria

Clinical Decision Making

Hear directly from world-renowned specialists and master clinicians on their approach and decision-making criteria for:

Antimicrobial usage

Selecting and utilizing newer diagnostic tests for infectious disease

Diagnosing the low-probability but high-impact infections

Early detection of life-threatening infections

Determining when to hospitalize vs. treat as an outpatient

Rational empiric antimicrobial therapy of serious infections: when and how to start, and when to narrow or stop

Is it viral or bacterial? Key factors to consider

Safety, Quality, and Practice Improvement

Special sessions on safety, quality, and value added by ID specialists:

Antimicrobial stewardship

Infection control

Early inpatient ID consultations to reduce mortality, length of stay, and costs

Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT): best practices in design and operation of successful OPAT programs

ID for hospital medicine practitioners

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The Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel

138 St. James Avenue

Boston, Massachusetts



This luxury downtown Boston landmark hotel has been a symbol of the city’s rich history and elegance since its gala opening in 1912. To celebrate their centennial anniversary, the Copley Plaza hotel has completed an exciting $20 million plus renovation and restoration project. After over 100 years, this historic landmark is shining brighter than ever before.


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