Continuous HIV High-risk Obstetrical Services During a Hurricane

Carmen D. Zorrilla, MD
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Principal Investigator: Maternal-Infant Studies Center (CEMI)
University of Puerto Rico (UPR) School of Medicine, San Juan, PR

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About the Presenter: Top of page

Carmen Zorrilla is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American Academy of HIV Medicine. Dr Zorrilla is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the UPR School of Medicine, and her HIV-related research includes behavior interventions and clinical trials with HIV-infected and at-risk populations as well as pregnant and non-pregnant women. She has served as the PI for several projects including a Longitudinal Women’s HIV Clinic and for several other clinical trials including empowerment interventions. The transmission rate of HIV infection among the more than 500 infants born to pregnant women living with HIV during the past 12 years at her clinic has been zero. And she has also contributed to Puerto Rico’s success in eliminating perinatal HIV transmission. Dr. Zorrilla is currently the PI of the UPR Clinical Trials Unit (UPR-CTU) sponsored by NIAID, and the UPR Mentoring Institute for HIV and Mental Health (sponsored by NIMH). She has also helped establish a multidisciplinary clinic for pregnant women with Zika, and is the San Juan PI for the NIH sponsored Zika International Pregnancy Study (ZIP).

Learning Objectives: Top of page

At the completion of this educational session, learners will:
  • Be better informed about the necessary steps for Hurricane preparedness.
  • Be aware of the impact of natural disasters, particularly Hurricanes on continuity of care for people living with HIV.
  • Know the effects of sustained major power loss on Health Care services including emergency, inpatient and ambulatory care.
  • Appreciate the lessons of Hurricane Maria’s aftermath and needs for recovery.

CME Information: Top of page

This CME activity was approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ on November 14, 2017 and will terminate November 13, 2020.

The target audience is all physicians, NPs and PAs involved or interested in HIV education.

This online video and post-activity evaluation are one hour in length.
  • After you complete the video portion of this educational activity there will be a post-activity evaluation and quiz.
  • You must achieve at least 70% correct to receive your CME certificate.
  • If successful, you will be provided instructions to print your CME certificate at the completion of this activity.
  • Accreditation StatementTop of page

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) and the Physicians’ Research Network (PRN). MSSNY is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Medical Society of the State of New York designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with extent of their participation in the activity.

    Disclosure Statement: Top of page

    Policies and standards of MSSNY require that speakers and planners for CME activities disclose any relevant financial relationships they may have with commercial interests whose products, devices or services may be discussed in the content of a CME activity.
  • Dr. James Braun (Planner/Course Director) had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • Dr. Carmen Zorrilla (Presenter) had the following personal financial relationships in the prior 12 months with manufacturers of the products or services that may be presented in this CME activity: Clinical trials funding to institution from Gilead, Merck, and Janssen. Dr. Zorrilla submitted her slides in advance for adequate peer review, and will support her presentation and clinical recommendations with the best available evidence from the medical literature.
  • Financial Support: Top of page

    This PRN CME activity is funded in part by unrestricted educational grants from: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Merck & Co, and ViiV Healthcare.

    How to Obtain CME Credit: Top of page

    To obtain CME credit for this PRN program, please visit the PRN Courses Page at the Clinical Education Initiative (CEI) web site. PRN and the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) jointly sponsor PRN enduring materials for CME, and provide them at no cost to the AIDS Institute of the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) for broadcast through the CEI. We thank the NYSDOH for making our CME programs available to a wider audience, and hope you will also browse the many other educational opportunities offered by the CEI.

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