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BRIDGE PrEP Building Bridges to Reach People Who Inject Drugs with the Goal of Employing PrEP for HIV Prevention

Gregory Felzien, MD, AAHIVS

This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and Integritas Communications.

In collaboration and partnership with HealthHIV.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Faculty

Gregory Felzien, MD, AAHIVS (Course Chair)
Medical Director
Addiction Medicine Physician
Positive Impact Health Center
Atlanta, Georgia

Target Audience

This educational initiative is intended for addiction center clinical staff (MDs, NPs, PAs, RNs), counselors, social workers, case managers, peer educators, peer advocates, medical assistants, and nonclinical office staff.

Program Description

This initiative aims to educate and motivate clinicians and other providers working in substance use disorder (SUD) centers in metropolitan and less-populated areas to increase their clients’ awareness of and access to HIV preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP). This program will offer medical and addiction-services specialists’ leading-edge methods to collaboratively reach people who inject drugs (PWID) and connect them to providers for HIV testing and PrEP services. 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of HIV epidemiology and at-risk behaviors among PWID
  • Explain how to determine HIV risk and PrEP eligibility of individuals participating in SUD services
  • Identify how to counsel PWID regarding HIV prevention, including PrEP options and comprehensive harm reduction

Agenda

10 minutes - The Critical Intersection of Opioid Use Disorder and HIV Risk

10 minutes - HIV Testing 101: Guidelines, Tactics, and Tips

10 minutes - Introduction to HIV Preexposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

10 minutes - Effective SUD-Center–Based PrEP Screening-and-Referral Models

20 minutes - Answering audience questions

Physician 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 Global Education Group (Global) and Integritas Communications.  Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this enduring materials for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Continuing Education

Global Education Group is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity for 1.0 contact hour is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

National Association of Social Workers

This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886551415-4688) for 1 continuing education contact hour.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Global Education Group (Global) adheres to the policies and guidelines, including the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE, set forth to providers by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and all other professional organizations, as applicable, stating those activities where continuing education credits are awarded must be balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. All persons in a position to control the content of an accredited continuing education program provided by Global are required to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible company within the past 24 months to Global. All financial relationships reported are identified as relevant and mitigated by Global in accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE in advance of delivery of the activity to learners. The content of this activity was vetted by Global to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias.  

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

The faculty have the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies:

Gregory Felzien, MD, AAHIVS  - Nothing to disclose

The planners and managers have the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies:

Rhys Williams, MSN, FNP-C, RN: Nothing to disclose
Lindsay Borvansky: Nothing to disclose
Andrea Funk: Nothing to disclose
Liddy Knight: Nothing to disclose
Ashley Cann: Nothing to disclose
Lauren Sinclair: Nothing to disclose
Stacey JP Ullman, MHS: Nothing to disclose
Jim Kappler, PhD: Nothing to disclose
Chad Gurdgiel, MSW: Nothing to disclose

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global Education Group and Integritas Communications do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Instructions to Receive Credit

In order to receive credit for this activity, the participant must review the activity as well as successfully complete the posttest, by achieving a score of 80% or higher, and evaluation form.

Fee Information & Refund/Cancellation Policy

There is no fee for this educational activity.

Global Contact Information

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or cme@globaleducationgroup.com.

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credit amount 1.00

credit type CME/CE

release 12/21/2022

expiration 12/20/2023

type Webcast