Massachusetts Medical Society: Annual Education Program

Annual Education Program

2023 MMS Annual Education Program — The Changing Nature of Infectious Disease: What Every Clinician Needs to Know

Friday, May 12, 2023, 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. – Virtual Live Webinar

Activity Description

Before the 20th century infectious disease was the leading cause of death. Breakthrough scientific advances and public health measures proved instrumental in helping people learn how to prevent and control infection, and yet recently emerging and recurring infectious threats have increased. The rise of zoonotic pathogens and antimicrobial resistance combined with environmental changes and population growth all contribute to the increased incidence and spread of infectious diseases. As infectious threats continue to endanger individuals and the public, particularly vulnerable populations, our ability to better detect and manage infectious disease is essential to our individual and collective well-being.

The 2023 Annual Education Program will convene health professionals and expert faculty to examine the changing nature of infectious disease and explore what we can do to live safely with current and emerging infectious threats.

Activity Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, learners should be able to:

  1. Describe three main factors contributing to the increase in infectious disease threats

  2. Explain how infectious disease surveillance systems and technology can work as epidemiological tools to identify outbreaks and monitor disease trends

  3. Examine how environmental changes are related to the increased prevalence of infectious disease

  4. Assess the ways infectious disease threats disproportionately affect the health of marginalized populations and vulnerable demographics

  5. Develop strategies to communicate with patients regarding risks, preventative measures, and ways to live more safely with infectious diseases

Program Fees:

Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Physician Member – $112.50
Non-Member Physician  – $225.00
MMS Resident/Student Member – Free
MMS Alliance Member – Free
Allied Health Professional/Other – $90.00
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Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Massachusetts Medical Society and the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria for the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.

Actual AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM awarded will depend on duration of the activity and may be adjusted accordingly.

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