Specialty Roundtable Discussions: Infectious Disease (On Demand)

Activity description

These materials are only intended for those that have watched the recording of the live activity held on March 12, 2024.

This activity explores the pivotal role and expanding scope of advanced practice clinicians (APCs) within the field of infectious disease (ID). Participants will gain insight into managing patients bound for travel to areas with limited health care access and delve into a wide range of ID topics including HIV pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP and PEP), latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI), STI screening and others. The content available in the new e-consult program will also be discussed. 

Provided by
This activity is jointly provided by Optum Health Education and Reliant Medical Group.

Commercial support
There was no commercial support received for this activity.

Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of APCs practicing in primary care same-day services as well as APCs with a specific interest in infectious disease. 

Learning Objectives

At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the role and scope of practice for the APC working at Reliant Medical Group in ID.
  • Discuss approaches to managing patients that are traveling to a developing country and do not have time to see ID prior to departure.
  • Have a better understanding of various ID topics including HIV PrEP, STI screening, HIV PEP, LTBI, Hep B non-responders, MRSA, HIV, and Hep B infection. 
  • Identify content offered within the new ID e-consult program including the pre-immunosuppression and asplenia options.
Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA - Physicians
  • 1.50 ANCC - Nurses
  • 1.50 Attendance - General Attendance
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Activity expires: 


Derek Hersey, PA
Infectious Diseases
Reliant Medical Group

Activity planner
Elizabeth Albert, MD
Clinical Activity Manager
Optum Health Education

Disclosures of relevant financial relationships
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education's (ACCME) Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, Optum Health Education (OHE) requires all those in control of educational content to disclose their financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. Ineligible companies are defined by the ACCME as companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing health care products used by or on patients. Individuals must disclose all financial relationships, regardless of the amount, with ineligible companies and regardless of their view of the relevance of the relationship to the education. OHE ensures that the content is independent of commercial bias.

The presenter and planners have no financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation statement
Joint Accreditation LogoIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Optum Health Education and Reliant Medical Group. Optum Health Education 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 designation statements

Optum Health Education designates this activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The AAPA accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

The participant will be awarded up to 1.5 contact hour(s) of credit for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.

Nurse practitioners
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.

A certificate of attendance will be provided to learners upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with licensing boards or associations that have not been pre-approved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization with which they wish to obtain credit.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 AMA - Physicians
  • 1.50 ANCC - Nurses
  • 1.50 Attendance - General Attendance
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