WASHINGTON STATE CONVENTION CENTER

Seattle, Washington
March 4–7, 2019

 

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

Accreditation Statement

CME Credits

The International Antiviral Society–USA (IAS–USA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.

The IAS–USA designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME credits can be claimed for plenary lectures, symposia, opening session lectures, and special sessions. CME credits cannot be claimed for oral abstract sessions, themed discussion sessions, or poster sessions. A CME worksheet can be found here.

Please note: if you are a presenter, you cannot claim CME credit through IAS–USA for your time spent presenting your material. Please make sure to subtract this time from your CME calculations.

ABIM MOC Points

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 17.00 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

How do I claim ABIM MOC points?

The IAS–USA offers American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points. ABIM MOC points are intended for internal medicine physicians, in the United States, who are maintaining their ABIM Board Certification.

  • ABIM MOC points will only be awarded after the successful completion of the evaluation component demonstrating knowledge gained at all meetings through a series of multiple choice questions.
  • Data will be uploaded to the Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS) 1 day after the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) post-test has closed.
  • Once the data is in the PARS system, it will be transferred to ABIM within 72 hours
  • Once ABIM receives the information, they will upload it to the member account and send the doctor an email, informing them that ABIM MOC points have been added to their account.

Objectives

After participating in CROI 2019, participants will be able to:

  • Describe current basic science research on the pathogenesis of HIV and on advances toward a cure
  • List the most recent findings from clinical trials in the field of HIV and the implications of these data for state-of-the-art treatment strategies
  • Describe current epidemiologic data on the prevalence of HIV infection, transmission, treatment, and linkage to and retention in care in populations worldwide; the implications of these data for public-health program planning; and current advances in biobehavioral prevention

Statement of Need

Since HIV was identified, the scientific response to the global pandemic has been a coordinated effort among basic researchers, clinical investigators, health care providers, epidemiologists, and community leaders to move information and potential treatment options from research to clinical trials and out to affected communities as quickly as possible. CROI was founded in 1993 by researchers working in the field of HIV/AIDS and its complications, as a science-focused forum for exchanging current research findings among their international peers. CROI continues to focus on scientific exchange, providing an environment in which basic science researchers, translational researchers, clinical investigators, epidemiologists, and public health experts meet to present and discuss the latest research into different facets of HIV and its complications, as well as selected other emerging infections.

Disclosure of Financial Relationships

It is the policy of the IAS–USA to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its educational activities. All faculty members (planners, speakers, presenters, etc) participating in IAS–USA-sponsored activities are required to disclose to the program audience any financial relationships with commercial interests within the past 12 months that could be perceived to influence, or give the appearance of potentially influencing, the written or oral presentation. The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) defines a financial interest as an interest in any amount and defines a commercial interest as “any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests – unless the provider of clinical service is owned, or controlled by, an ACCME-defined commercial interest.” The information is intended to make the IAS–USA audience aware of speaker and contributor interests and commitments with commercial interests, enabling the audience members to form their own judgments about such associations.

Each author or contributor is required to complete this financial disclosure declaration. In accordance with IAS–USA policy, the IAS–USA will identify and resolve ahead of time any possible conflicts of interest that may influence CME activities with regard to exposition or conclusion. Financial relationship information about faculty members is included with the Program and Abstracts eBook on the web.

Drug and Product Disclamer

This activity may contain information about the investigational uses of drugs or products that are not approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. Please consult full prescribing information before using any medication or product mentioned in this activity.

Commercial Support

The Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) is largely supported by the registration fees of participants. In addition, in the interest of objective, balanced, and scientifically rigorous activities, the IAS–USA seeks grant support from commercial companies, particularly from companies with competing products. These companies have no input in or control over the selection of faculty or content of the presentations.

The 2019 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections has, to date, received grant support commitments from the following commercial companies:

Platinum

Gilead Sciences
Merck & Co
ViiV Healthcare

Silver

Janssen Therapeutics

Additional support has been provided by
AbbVie, Inc
Theratechnologies Inc