Samuel Merrick is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and serves as the Medical Director of the Center for Special Studies, the Adult HIV Clinic at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine with over 20 years of experience caring for patients with HIV infection. He currently serves as Vice Chairman of the New York State DOH AIDS Institute Medical Care Criteria Committee. Dr. Merrick received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Harvard University and his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at The New York Hospital.
At the completion of this educational session, learners will:
- Understand the new recommendations from the New York State DOH AIDS Institute Medical Criteria Committee for immunologic and virologic monitoring of patients with HIV disease.
- Know the difference between virologic failure and transient viremia (“blips”).
- Appreciate factors, other than monitoring intervals, that may be associated with virologic failure in previously suppressed patients.
- Be aware of the potential benefits of longer monitoring intervals.
This CME activity was approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
on March 11, 2014 and will terminate March, 2017.
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.
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.
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. Merrick (Presenter) had no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Dr. Merrick supported his presentation and clinical recommendations with the best available evidence from the medical literature, and submitted his slides in advance for adequate peer review.
This PRN CME activity is funded in part by unrestricted educational grants from:
Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Merck & Co, and ViiV Healthcare.
This PRN web site does not have the capacity to score quizzes and permit the download of CME certificates. To obtain CME credit for this PRN program, please follow this link to 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 provide PRN enduring materials for CME 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.