“HIV/AIDS and Psychosocial Issues for Physicians” This activity will be of particular interest and value to all Medical Staff to fulfill the CT State re-licensure requirements Sponsored by Connecticut Valley Hospital & The CT AIDS Education and Training Center, Yale School of Nursing Speakers: Eugene Ciccone, MD Director of Health, City of New Britain Barry Kels, MD, JD, Director of Risk Management and Associate Professor, Department of Surgery at the University of Connecticut Health Center. Melanie Danyliw, BS, Director of Education at the Danbury Women’s Center. Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2009 Time: 11:15AM – 11:50AM – 12:00PM – 1:00PM – 2:00PM – 2:15PM– 3:15PM – 4:15PM Location: Connecticut Valley Hospital, Lee Hall Auditorium, Merritt Hall, Middletown, CT Target Audience: Medical Staff to fulfill the CT State re-licensure requirements. REGISTRATION: 11:50AM 12:00PM 1:00PM 2:00PM 2:15PM 3:15PM 4:15PM Registration/Lunch Housekeeping/Introductions Risk Management, Dr. Kels Infectious Diseases - HIV/AIDS, Dr. Ciccone Break Sexual Assault, Melanie Danyliw Domestic Violence, Melanie Danyliw Evaluations Jorge Muñoz 860-262-5118 Objectives: Participants will: a) b) c) d) e) f) g) h) Identify options for implementing CDC’s 2006 HIV screening recommendations in practice List high risk behaviors for acquiring HIV infection List the necessary clinical tests required after a patient receives a positive HIV test. Interpret HIV/AIDS lab results to provide an appropriate response to the newly diagnose patient. Describe the natural history of HIV infection and stage a patient’s infection. Recognize signs and symptoms of the intersection of domestic violence/sexual assault and HIV/AIDS Assess the impact of domestic violence and sexual assault in the clinical management of HIV/AIDS patients. Identify psychosocial issues relating to the care of HIV infected patients in the community. Accreditation: Connecticut Valley Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Connecticut Valley Hospital designates this educational activity for maximum of 4 hour credits AMA PRA Category 4 Credits. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Conflict of Interest Policy: All faculty participating in CME activities sponsored by Connecticut Valley Hospital are required to disclose to the program audience any actual or apparent conflict of interest related to the content of their presentations. Program planners have an obligation to resolve any actual conflicts of interest and share with the audience any safeguards put in place to prevent commercial bias from influencing the content. This CME activity is receiving support from the CT AIDS Education and Training Center and Connecticut Valley Hospital.