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41st Remington
Winter Course in Infectious Diseases

New date and location!
March 8-12, 2015
The Grand Summit Hotel at The Canyons Resort
Park City, Utah


Course Description

Please join us for the 41st Remington Winter Course in Infectious Diseases with a new location and date. Forty years ago, this course was developed in an effort to contribute high-quality medical and scientific information and to provide continuing medical education to physicians. This high level of education has continued and has now evolved into one of the premier infectious diseases meetings in the United States. Topics will be presented in lectures, panel discussions, debates, case presentations, and question and answer sessions. Meet the Professor sessions will allow for personal exchange between participants and faculty.

Course Founder

Jack S. Remington, MD, FACP, FRCP

Professor Emeritus (active), Department of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine Stanford University School of Medicine Department of Pathology, Toxoplasma Serology Laboratory Palo Alto Medical Foundation Palo Alto, California

 Course Directors

A.W. Karchmer, MD

Professor of Medicine Harvard Medical School Former Chief, Infectious Diseases Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston, Massachusetts

Richard P. Wenzel, MD, MSc

Professor and Former Chair Department of Internal Medicine Medical College of Virginia Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, Virginia

Registration & Tuition

Rates are determined by the following schedule:

Early Bird Rate (on or before November 21, 2014)
Physician Early Bird $695sm_reg_btn
Allied Health Professionals Early Bird $495sm_reg_btn
Discounted Rate (after November 21, 2014)
Physician Discounted $795
Allied Health Professionals Discounted $595
Regular Rate (after February 20, 2015)
Physician Regular $895
Allied Health Professionals Regular $695

 


Standing Rate for Fellows, Residents and Students* $350sm_reg_btn

 

*Criteria for Postdoctoral Fellows and Residents To be eligible for the reduced fee, you must be employed by an institution as a postdoctoral fellow who is within two years of graduation or a medical resident who is within six years of receipt of the M.D. degree. Proof of status is by letter from the head of the program on official university letterhead.

*Criteria for Student Rate Any undergraduate or pre-doctoral student requesting the student rate must provide either a legible photocopy of a current University ID or a letter on university letterhead from the department chair, indicating your status and anticipated graduation date. The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education and Winter Course in Infectious Diseases reserve the right to modify the content, faculty and activities and reserve the right to cancel this activity if necessary.

Registration Options

Cancellation

If your registration must be cancelled and your request is received in writing on or before January 20, 2015, your paid tuition, less a $75 administrative fee, will be refunded. No refunds will be granted after January 20, 2015.

Needs Assessment

The importance of infectious diseases in health and medical care has increasingly grown larger and more complex, and often involves older populations with co-morbidities and impaired host defenses, resulting in increasing morbidity and mortality. Peer-reviewed literature, a survey of the target audience, clinical guidelines, the evolution of new infections, occurrences of rare infections, advances in treatment options, and federal regulations regarding nonpayment of specific hospital-acquired infections provide a sufficient evidence basis to support the scientific need for this important educational event.

Target Audience

This course is designed for and will benefit physicians, microbiologists, pharmacists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants who are involved with the diagnosis, management, and treatment of infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants should be better able to:

  • Summarize best practices for treating infection in immunocompromised transplant recipients, particularly with regard to multi-drug-resistant bacterial pathogens and fungi.
  • Utilize optimal infection control strategies including the use of horizontal vs vertical infection control programs.
  • Examine the updated treatment guidelines for preventing and treating opportunistic infections in patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection /acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS).
  • Identify treatment strategies and alternatives for drug-resistant infections such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (S aureus) (MRSA), vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), Acinetobacter, and New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase 1 (NDM-1) producing Enterobacteriaceae, as well as infection control recommendations.
  • Describe optimal infection control protocols to reduce exposure to Clostridium difficile (C difficile) and treatment strategies for initial and relapsed infections.
  • Prescribe appropriate therapy for treatment of hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and infections with cirrhosis based on individual patient and disease factors.
  • Apply new information in the prevention and treatment of complications of bacterial endocarditis.
  • Prevent and treat influenza strains, including H5N1 and H7N9 and management of the MERS Coronavirus.
  • Use pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic principles to achieve effective therapy against emerging antibiotic resistance and to reduce susceptibility in gram positive and gram negative pathogens.
  • Evaluate options for treating cytomegalovirus infections.
  • Apply new information gained from broad topic updates in areas of interest to ID specialists and internal medicine physicians, including: vaccines for travelers; severe eye and ENT infections; prosthetic joint infections; MDR tuberculosis; and community-acquired pneumonia.

Continuing Education Credit

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education and Winter Course in Infectious Diseases. The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of [2015 To Be Determined - 2014 was 24.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™]. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Tuition

Tuition information will be posted when available.

Acknowledgement

Applications for commercial support from healthcare related industries are pending. A complete list of supporters will be provided onsite.
Please note that commercial support is solely for the educational component of the activity and will not be used to provide food and beverage.