Advanced Concepts in Pediatric TB: Part 2

Activity Details

Free
2019
1/1/2019
12/31/2024
Any time

Contact Information

352-273-7682
352-273-9275
2055 Mowry Rd
Ste 250
Gainesville, Florida 32610

Presented by

Ana Alvarez, MD

Associate Professor

Department of Pediatrics

University of Florida

Amina Ahmed, MD

Pediatric ID Specialist

Levine Children’s Hospital

North Carolina

Ayesha Mirza, MD

Associate Professor

Department of Pediatrics

University of Florida

Faculty Disclosure

Drs. Ana Alvarez, Amina Ahmed and Ayesha Mirza have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships. No one else in a position to control the content of this activity has any financial relationships to disclose. Conflict of interest information for the CME Advisory Committee members can be found on the following UF CME website. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Dates

Release Date: January 1, 2019

Expiration Date: December 31, 2024

Target Audience

The course is designed for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and field staff who interact with pediatric patients. Participants must have basic knowledge of tuberculosis.

Price

Free

Program Description

In this series on Pediatric TB, the Pediatric ID Board Certifying Examination Content is presented by expert speakers via case-based, interactive webinars. The series goes beyond basic content while following the pediatric ID guidelines and is intended for a diverse audience, including pediatric infectious disease fellows and clinicians who diagnose and treat TB in children. Topics for Part 2 include Clinical Disease and Evaluation and TB and HIV.

Learning Objectives

As a result of participation in this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the general principles of antimicrobial use in TB medications for infants and children, including pharmacokinetic principles of absorption, distribution, metabolism, half-life, clearance, elimination and monitoring for toxicity/efficacy
  • Identify high priority groups of infants and children who should be tested and treated for LTBI and active TB disease and interpret results of tests for same
  • Recognize the clinical and radiographic manifestations of pulmonary and extrapulmonary TB in infants and children, including lymphadenitis, meningitis & miliary TB

Requirements for Successful Completion

In order to receive a certificate, participants must

  • complete all activities in their entirety 
  • earn a minimum of 80% in all activities
  • complete an online evaluation of the course

The University of Florida College of Medicine will report CME credit to CE Broker when applicable.

Continuing Medical Education Credit

Accreditation: The University of Florida College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit:The University of Florida College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education

CE is pending while course is being reviewed.

Resources for Further Study

Childhood TB: Training Toolkit. (2017). Retrieved April 26 from https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789241507783

Questions

For more information, contact SNTC at sntc@medicine.ufl.edu or 888-265-7682.