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HIV Controllers: Implications for HIV Cure/Remission

HIV Controllers: Implications for HIV Cure/Remission
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Original Release Date: 5/23/2017
Review Date: 8/4/2017
Presenter
  • Bruce Walker, MD
    Director, Professor of Medicine
    Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard Medical School
Learning Objectives / Desired Outcomes
At the completion of this educational activity, participants will:
  1. Understand the immunologic and host genetic basis for durable control.
  2. Appreciate the current barriers to long-term functional cure.
  3. Understand prospects for reactivation and immunologic elimination of the latent virus reservoir.
Presenter Bio
Bruce Walker, MD
Bruce Walker is the Director of the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard, a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, a Professor of Practice at MIT and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. In addition to his clinical duties as a board certified Infectious Disease specialist, his research focuses on cellular immune responses in chronic viral infections, with a particular focus on HIV. He leads an international translational clinical and basic science research effort to understand how some rare people who are infected with HIV, but have never been treated, can fight the virus with their immune system. Dr. Walker is also an Adjunct Professor at the Nelson Mandela School of Medicine in Durban, South Africa. There he collaborates with the Doris Duke Medical Research Institute at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and serves as a Principal Investigator in the HIV Pathogenesis Program, an initiative to study the evolution of the HIV and the immune responses effective in controlling this virus, as well as to contribute to training African scientists.
Continuing Education Credit (The CE accreditation for this course has expired - this section is only for your information)

This CME activity was approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ on May 23, 2017 and will terminate May 22, 2020.

The target audience is all physicians, NPs and PAs involved or interested in HIV education.

This online video and post-activity evaluation are one hour in length.

  • After you complete the video portion of this educational activity there will be a post-activity evaluation and quiz.
  • You must achieve at least 70% correct to receive your CME certificate.
  • If successful, you will be provided instructions to print your CME certificate at the completion of this activity.

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 Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) and the Physicians’ Research Network (PRN). MSSNY is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical Society of the State of New York designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement 

Policies and standards of MSSNY require that speakers and planners for CME activities disclose any relevant financial relationships they may have with commercial interests whose products, devices or services may be discussed in the content of a CME activity.  

  • Dr. James Braun (Planner/Course Director) had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • Dr. Walker (Presenter) has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Dr. Walker will support his presentation and clinical recommendations with the best available evidence from the medical literature, and will submit his slides in advance for adequate peer review.

Financial Support

This meeting of the Physicians' Research Network (PRN) and enduring material were funded in part by educational grants from: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Merck & Co, and ViiV Healthcare.

Details:

This online video and post-activity evaluation are one hour in length. 

  • After you complete the video portion of this educational activity there will be a post-activity evaluation and quiz. 
  • You must achieve at least 70% correct to receive your CME certificate. 
  • If successful, you will be provided instructions to print your CME certificate at the completion of this activity.
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