Highlights From IAS 2015

July 19-22, 2015; Vancouver, Canada
In this Expert Analysis, Andrew Carr, MBBS, MD, FRACP, FRCPA; Joel E. Gallant, MD, MPH; and Anton L. Pozniak, MD, FRCP, provide a comprehensive review of key data on the prevention and management of HIV infection presented at the 8th Conference of the International AIDS Society.
Andrew Carr, MBBS, MD, FRACP, FRCPA
Joel E. Gallant, MD, MPH
Anton L. Pozniak, MD, FRCP
Physicians: maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Released: September 28, 2015 Expiration: September 27, 2016

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  • Critically appraise data from studies of antiretroviral agents when using these therapies to prevent HIV infection
  • Devise management strategies based on the results of recent clinical studies of antiretroviral agents in treatment-naive and treatment-experienced patients
  • Advise patients on best practices for the prevention and management of adverse effects associated with HIV, antiretroviral therapy, and comorbidities
  • Provide patient care that appropriately reflects the latest findings regarding the epidemiology and clinical management of coinfections and opportunistic infections

Acknowledgements

Jointly provided by the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower and Clinical Care Options, LLC
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Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

The Annenberg Center assesses conflict of interest with its instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of CME activities. All relevant conflicts of interest that are identified are thoroughly vetted by the Annenberg Center for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies utilized in this activity, and patient care recommendations. The Annenberg Center is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Faculty

Andrew Carr, MBBS, MD, FRACP, FRCPA

Professor of Medicine
University of New South Wales
Director, HIV, Immunology,
and Infectious Disease Unit
St Vincent's Hospital
Sydney, Australia

Andrew Carr, MBBS, MD, FRACP, FRCPA, has disclosed that he has received consulting fees and fees for non-CME/CE services received directly from a commercial interest or their agents (eg, speaker bureaus) from Gilead Sciences, MSD, and ViiV and funds for research support Gilead Sciences, MSD, Pfizer, and ViiV.
Joel E. Gallant, MD, MPH

Medical Director of Specialty Services
Southwest CARE Center
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Adjunct Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Joel E. Gallant, MD, MPH, has disclosed that he has received consulting fees from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Janssen, Merck, and ViiV and funds for research support from AbbVie Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Janssen, Merck, Sangamo, and ViiV.
Anton L. Pozniak, MD, FRCP

Consultant Physician
Director of HIV Services

Department of HIV and Genitourinary Medicine
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
London, United Kingdom

Anton L. Pozniak, MD, FRCP, has disclosed that he has received consulting fees from BMS, Gilead, Janssen, Merck and ViiV; fees for non-CME services from Gilead; and funds for research support from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Merck, and ViiV.

Staff

Krista Marcello

Associate Managing Editor

Krista Marcello has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.
Jenny Schulz, PhD

Director, Scientific Services

Jenny Schultz, PhD, has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.
Ryan P. Topping, PhD

Associate Managing Editor

Ryan Topping, PhD, has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

The following planners and managers, Trace Hutchison, PharmD, Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CHCP, Judi Smelker-Mitchek, RN, BSN and Jan Schultz, RN, MSN, CHCP, hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.

Charles E. Willis, MBA, Director of Continuing Education, Amanda Sewell, MBA, Manager of Continuing Education, Debbie Price, Registration Database Administrator, and Alma Perez, Accreditation Specialist from the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower have no relevant commercial relationships 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. The Annenberg Center, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM), Clinical Care Options, and activity supporters 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 the Annenberg Center, PIM, Clinical Care Options, and activity supporters. 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 or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for physicians and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of HIV-infected patients.

Goal

The goal of this activity is to improve participants’ competence in translating the most clinically significant and relevant data from IAS 2015 into practical management strategies for HIV-infected patients.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

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 Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower and Clinical Care Options, LLC. The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower designates this enduring material 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.

Program Medium

This program has been made available online.

Instructions for Credit

Participation in this self-study activity should be completed in approximately 2.0 hours. To successfully complete this activity and receive credit, participants must follow these steps during the period from September 28, 2015, through September 27, 2016:

1. Register online at http://www.clinicaloptions.com.
2. Read the target audience, learning objectives, and faculty disclosures.
3. Study the educational activity online or printed out.
4. Submit answers to the posttest questions and evaluation questions online.

You must receive a test score of at least 70% and respond to all evaluation questions to receive a certificate. After submitting the evaluation, you may access your online certificate by selecting the certificate link on the posttest confirmation page. Records of all CME/CE activities completed can be found on the "CME/CE Manager" page. There are no costs/fees for this activity.

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