CROI 2019 Program and Conference Information
CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION Accreditation Statement The International Antiviral Society–USA (IAS–USA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The IAS–USA designates this live activity for a maximum of 17 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Objectives After participating in CROI 2019, participants will be able to: • Describe basic science research advances in HIV • 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. CME Credit Information Physicians (MD, DO, and international equivalents) are eligible to receive CME credit for participation in CROI. CME credits can be claimed for premeeting workshops, opening session lectures, plenary lectures, and symposia. CME credits cannot be claimed for oral abstract sessions, themed discussion sessions, or poster sessions. For physician attendees certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points are available for participation in CROI. Other researchers, practitioners, and attendees can receive a Certificate of Participation verifying their attendance, as required by the American Medical Association (AMA).
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