Massachusetts Medical Society: The Changing Nature of Infectious Disease: What Every Clinician Needs to Know – 2023 Annual Education Program

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

The Changing Nature of Infectious Disease - What Every Clinician Needs to Know – 2023 Annual Education Program

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 at Massachusetts Medical Society’s 2023 Annual Meeting (recorded on May 12, 2023) examines the changing nature of infectious disease and explores how we can live safely with current and emerging infectious threats.

Keynote & Moderator
Lindsey Baden, MD

Lindsey Baden, MD
Vice President, Clinical Research, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Deputy Editor, New England Journal of Medicine

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Janetrix Hellen Amuguni

Janetrix Hellen Amuguni, DVM, MA PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
USAID-STOP Spillover Interim Leadership Team
Project Lead, SheVax+ LVIF/IDRC Project
Senior Faculty Advisor, Tufts-UGHE-UR One Health Collaborative

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 Bronwyn L. MacInnis

Bronwyn L. MacInnis, PhD
Director of Pathogen Genomic Surveillance, Institute Scientist, Broad Institute
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Cassandra Pierre

Cassandra M. Pierre, MD, MPH, MSc
Associate Hospital Epidemiologist and Medical Director of Public Health Programs, Boston Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

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  Daniel A. Solomon

Daniel A. Solomon, MD
Physician, Division of Infectious Disease, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

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Intended Audience
This activity is designed for physicians, physicians-in-training, and other health care leaders, professionals and students.

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

  • Describe three main factors contributing to the increase in infectious disease threats
  • Explain how infectious disease surveillance systems and technology can work as epidemiological tools to identify outbreaks and monitor disease trends
    • Examine how environmental changes are related to the increased prevalence of infectious disease
      • Assess the ways infectious disease threats disproportionately affect the health of marginalized populations and vulnerable demographics
      • Develop strategies to communicate with patients regarding risks, preventative measures, and ways to live more safely with infectious diseases

      Course Fees
      Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Physician Member: $30.00
      MMS Resident/Student Member: Free
      Non-Member Physician: $67.50
      Non-Members Resident/Student: $15.00
      Allied Health Professional/Other: $24.00

      Format & Estimated Time to Complete
      Video, 1.5 hours  

      Accreditation and Credit Information
      Accreditation Statement
      The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

      AMA Credit Designation Statement
      The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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. 

      National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
      Physician Assistants may claim a maximum of 1.50 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.  

      Exam/Assessment: A score of 70% or higher is required to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

      Activity Term
      Original Release Date: May 22, 2023
      Review Date (s): N/A
      Termination Date: May 22, 2026

      System Requirements

      Windows 10
      Mac OSX 10.6 higher

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