Satellite Symposium:
IGRAs in the Immunocompromised Patient: Are We Reaching the Tipping Point? (Not Official IDWeek Programming This activity is supported by Oxford Immunotec. See Affiliated Event Guide for More Information)
Thursday, October 3, 2013: 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Room: The Moscone Center: 135 (Hall E)

Learning Objectives:

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Faculty:
Camille Nelson Kotton, MD
Clinical Director, Transplant and Immunocompromised Host Infectious Diseases
Division of Infectious Diseases
Associate Professor of Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Christopher Vinnard, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Division of Infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine
Drexel University College of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Program Objectives:
At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
• compare the performance characteristics of TSTs and IGRAs for the diagnosis of LTBI among HIV-infected patients
• discuss whether the degree of immunocompromised status further influences the diagnostic abilities of TSTs and IGRAs
• review the optimal approach to distinguish latent and active tuberculosis infection among HIV-infected patients with a positive TST or IGRA
• convey importance of TB screening prior to onset of immunocompromise (prior to transplant) of both recipients and donors
• describe how to optimize screening using history, skin testing, interferon-gamma release assays, and radiographic findings, highlighting both strengths and limitations
• discuss the impact of results on clinical management before and after transplant

Accreditation Statement:
Physicians—CME Outfitters, LLC, designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE Credit (Nurses)—Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15510, for 2.0 contact hours.

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Target Audience: infectious diseases physicians

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