Interactive Session:
191. Debate: Clinical Controversies
Friday, October 6, 2017: 3:45 PM-5:45 PM
Room: 06AB

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • describe the advantages and disadvantages of mandating an annual influenza vaccine for Health Care Workers in an acute care setting
  • identify the components of value of regular anal PAP screening for persons with HIV disease including time, resource utilization, and likelihood of identifying unsuspected HPV
  • define the risks and benefits of active surveillance compared with immediate surgery for persons with a spinal epidural abscess

Target Audience: Academicians, Clinicians, Fellows, Healthcare workers, HIV clinicians, HIV specialists, Infectious diseases physicians, Medical students and residents, Members-in-training, Pharmacists

Tracks: Trainee, Adult ID

Interactive Moderators:  Ann MacIntyre, DO, MHS, Nova Southeastern University; Palmetto General Hospital and Patrick Joseph, MD, FIDSA, FSHEA, University of California, San Francisco

3:45 PM
Mandatory Flu Vaccine for HCWs: Worthwhile or Not
Trish Perl, MD, MSc, FIDSA, FSHEA

Con: Mandatory Flu Vaccine for HCWs
Michael Edmond, MD, MPH, MPA, FIDSA, FSHEA

4:25 PM
Anal Cancer Screening for HIV+ Persons: Yes or No?
Timothy Wilkin, MD, MPH, FIDSA

Luis F. Barroso, MD

5:05 PM
Spinal Epidural Abscess: Surgery for Everyone?
Allan Tunkel, MD, PhD, FIDSA

Stan Deresinski, MD, FIDSA

CME Credits: Maximum of 2.00 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

ACPE Credits: ACPE 2 knowledge-based contact hours of pharmacy CE

ACPE Number: 0221-9999-17-288-L01-P


A. MacIntyre, None

P. Joseph, None

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