|Katerina A. Christopoulos, MD, Assistant Adjunct Professor, UCSF|
|Elvin H. Geng, MD, MPH, Assistant Adjunct Professor, UCSF|
|Gabriel Chamie, MD, Assistant Adjunct Professor, UCSF|
CME Credit Available: 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ($25 fee)
Course Number: MED1409U
Presentation Date: April 20, 2011
CME accreditation period: March 1, 2011 - March 1, 2014
Anyone can browse or listen to this resource free of charge. Users who are requesting CME credit are required to complete an evaluation, a CME application, and to pay a $25 processing fee to the UCSF Office of Continuing Medical Education.
| Activity Objectives|
The activity provides results from 3 research studies addressing the question of how to engage and retain patients in HIV services. In particular, it addresses measurement of retention and qualitative assessment of engagement in care, longitudinal results from the San Francisco "test and treat" policy, and a description of a comprehensive community health campaign in Uganda.
| Presenters: Katerina A. Christopoulos, Elvin Geng, and Gabriel Chamie|
Dr. Christopoulos is an Assistant Adjunct Professor of Medicine in the San Francisco General Hospital HIV/AIDS Division at UCSF. She cares for HIV patients in the outpatient and inpatient settings. Her research interests include linkage and retention in HIV care, HIV testing in the emergency department and other medical settings, and acute HIV infection.
Dr. Geng, an Assistant Adjunct Professor at UCSF, uses cohort-based analyses to understand the implementation of multi-lateral efforts to provide care and treatment for HIV-infected patients. His areas of interest are measurement of longitudinal outcomes, loss to follow-up, retention in care, epidemiology of ART start and switch, and causes of early mortality.
Dr. Chamie is an Assistant Adjunct Professor at UCSF and studies tuberculosis in low-resource settings. His most recent work centers around a cluster-randomized control trial of patient engagement and linkage to care in Uganda.
| Medical Editor: Susa Coffey, MD|
Dr. Coffey is an Associate Professor of Medicine at UCSF, and is an attending physician in the Positive Health Program at San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco's largest Ryan White Care Act-funded HIV specialty clinic.
| Disclosure of Financial Interests|
This educational activity was supported with a gift from Roche Molecular Diagnostics. Katerina Christopoulos has received research support from Bristol Myers Squibb. Dr. Coffey, Dr. Geng, and Dr. Chamie have no disclosures.
| CME Accreditation|
HIV InSite offers this activity in conjunction with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Office of Continuing Medical Education. The UCSF Office of Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The UCSF Office of Continuing Medical Education designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This CME activity is offered from March 1, 2011, to March 1, 2014. Participants who successfully complete the activity posttest and submit the evaluation and registration forms are eligible to receive CME credit. Physicians (MDs, DOs, and international equivalents) may receive CME credit for completing this activity.
| Contact Information|
If you have any questions about this Grand Rounds / CME activity, please contact the UCSF
Office of Continuing Medical Education:
UCSF Office of Continuing Medical Education
3333 California Street, Room 450
San Francisco, CA 94118
Registration Fax: 415-502-1795