Overview

Online Registration is Now Closed.
On-site registration will be available starting at 12:00pm on Sunday, February 9th.

 The 40th Remington Winter Course in Infectious Diseases

February 9-13, 2014 ~ The Viceroy Hotel ~ Snowmass, Colorado

Please note that the block of rooms at the Viceroy is now full.  Alternate accommodations are available at several properties and can be booked by calling 800-922-7242 and identifying yourself as attending the Remington Winter Course. Please see the lodging tab for details.


Course Founder and Honorary Course Director:

Jack S. Remington, MD, FACP, FRCP

 

Course Directors:

A.W. Karchmer, MD and Richard P. Wenzel, MD, MSc

Planning Committee: 

Judith S. Currier, MD; A.W. Karchmer, MD;

Kieren A. Marr, MD, FIDSA; 

José G. Montoya, MD, FACP, FIDSA;

Arun J. Sanyal, MD; Richard P. Wenzel, MD, MSS

 

Course Description

Thirty-nine years ago, this program 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. This year, we will pay special attention to the treatment of infection in the immunocompromised transplant recipient; optimal infection control strategies; updated treatment guidelines for preventing and treating opportunistic infections in patients with HIV/AIDS; emerging infections due to antibiotic resistant pathogens including MRSA, VRE, Acinetobacter and NDM-1 producing Enterobacteriaceae; optimal infection control practices and treatment strategies for Clostridium difficile; optimal treatment approaches to the care of patients with hepatitis B and C virus infection; new information in the prevention and treatment of complications of bacterial endocarditis; prevention and treatment of influenza strains; emerging antibiotic resistance and reduced susceptibility in gram positive and gram negative pathogens and the use of pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic principles in achieving effective therapy; options for treating cytomegalovirus; and new information gained from broad topic updates in areas of interest to ID specialists and internal medicine physicians including: vaccines for travelers, severe ey and ENT infections, prosthetic joint infections MDR tuberculosis, community-acquired pneumonia. 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.

Target Audience

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

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Summarize best practices for treating infection in immunocompromized transplant recipients, particularly with regard to multi-drug-resistant bacterial pathogens and fungi.
  2. Utilize optimal infection control strategies including the use of horizontal vs vertical infection control programs.
  3. Examine the updated treatment guidelines for preventing and treating opportunistic infections in patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection /acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS).
  4. 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.
  5. Describe optimal infection control protocols to reduce exposure to Clostridium difficile (C difficile) and treatment strategies for initial and relapsed infections.
  6. 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.
  7. Apply new information in the prevention and treatment of complications of bacterial endocarditis.
  8. Prevent and treat influenza strains, including H5N1 and H7N9 and management of the MERS Coronavirus.
  9. Use pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic principles to achieve effective therapy against emerging antibiotic resistance and to reduced susceptibility in gram positive and gram negative pathogens.
  10. Evaluate options for treating cytomegalovirus infections.
  11. 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 24.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Tuition

Rates are determined by the following schedule:

  • Physician Discounted Registration (registered on or before Nov 22, 2013) – $695
  • Physician Regular Registration (registered after November 22, 2013) – $795
  • Allied Health Professionals – $595
  • Fellows, Residents, and Students – $350

Online Registration is now closed. You may register on site.

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.

Family Meal Plan

Welcome reception ­ 6:00-8:00pm ­ Sunday, February 9
Roast and Toast honoring Jack S. Remington, MD, FACP, FRCP
$100 per person

 

Breakfast Buffet ­ 6:30-7:30am ­ Monday, February 10 -­ Thursday, February 14
$120 per person for all four days

Total due:

  • Reception only $100
  • Breakfast only $120
  • Full meal plan $220

Registration

Please note advance registration closes at 5pm CST on Monday, February 3rd.
On-site registration will be available starting at 12:00pm on Sunday, February 9th.