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MEETING AND CME INFORMATION

PRN Meeting: November 11, 2021 Jointly provided by the Medical Society of the State of New York, at a Zoom webinar, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m (EST).

Target Audience:

Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants caring for people at risk for, or infected with HIV and/or viral hepatitis.

Course Director: James F. Braun, DO, President, Physicians' Research Network

Course Moderator: William M. Valenti, MD, Chair, Infectious Diseases Committee of the Medical Society of the State of New York

Guest Speakers and Presentations:

EACS 2021: Highlights from the European AIDS Conference

Jürgen Rockstroh, MD

Head of Infectious Diseases
University Hospital Bonn
Bonn, Germany

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this educational session, participants will:
1. Become familiar with the current HIV epidemiology in Europe.
2. Understand the impact of COVID-19 on PLWH.
3. Be aware of new data on antiretroviral therapy in HIV.
4. Learn about new cohort research on aging in HIV and impact of HIV frequency and severity of underlying comorbidities.

Weight Gain and Obesity in People with HIV

Todd T. Brown, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this educational session, participants will:
1. Become familiar with the current evidence regarding the impact of ART and specific ART medications on body weight.
2. Understand the impact of weight gain and adipose distribution on clinical outcomes.
3. Be aware of new treatments that are being developed for weight loss.
4. Learn about new cohort research on aging in HIV and impact of HIV frequency and severity of underlying conditions.

Accreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Policies 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). The Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing Medical Education for physicians.

The Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC Recognition Statement: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 2 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Disclosure Statement:

Dr. Braun (Planner/Course Director) has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Dr. William M. Valenti (Moderator) has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.  Dr. Jürgen Rockstroh (Presenter) has had the following personal financial relationships in the past 12 months with manufacturers of the products or services that may be presented in this CME activity: Honorarium Recipient from: Gilead, Janssen, Merck, and ViiV. Dr. Rockstroh will support his presentation and clinical recommendations with the best available evidence from the medical literature, and will submit his slides in advance for adequate peer review. Dr. Todd T. Brown (Presenter) has had the following personal financial relationships in the past 12 months with manufacturers of the products or services that may be presented in this CME activity: Consultant to: ViiV, Gilead, Janssen, Merck, and Theratechnologies. Dr. Brown will support his presentation and clinical recommendations with the best available evidence from the medical literature, and will submit his slides in advance for adequate peer review.

Financial Support:

This PRN CME activity is funded in part by unrestricted educational grants from:
Gilead Sciences; Janssen Therapeutics, a division of Janssen Products, LP; Merck & Co.; and ViiV Healthcare

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