Confronting Ebola: Lessons from HIV

Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH
Director, International Center for AIDS Programs (ICAP)
Director, Global Health Initiative (GHI)
Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine
Columbia University, New York, NY

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About the Presenter: Top of page

Wafaa El-Sadr is University Professor and Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health and College of Physicians and Surgeons. Through ICAP, the Center she established more than a decade ago, large scale programs have been established in 20 countries in sub Saharan Africa and Asia that integrate research, education, training and practice with a focus on HIV, related conditions and health system strengthening. She has worked closely with US government agencies, international organizations, academic institutions, community-based organizations and others in the pursuit of responsive, inclusive and innovative approaches to addressing global health threats with the aim of achieving durable impact. Through such efforts more than 2 million people have received access to HIV services in these countries. Dr. El-Sadr’s academic interests are diverse and include: HIV, tuberculosis maternal/child health, capacity building and health systems strengthening. Dr. El-Sadr is also a recognized researcher in the areas of prevention and management of HIV and tuberculosis as well as in implementation research. Through implementation and scale-up of programs, Dr. El-Sadr and her team have enabled the design and delivery of innovations that have influenced successful programming and response to other health threats.

Learning Objectives: Top of page

At the completion of this educational session, learners will:
  • Be able to describe the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
  • Know features of Ebola virus disease.
  • Understand similarities and differences between Ebola and HIV.
  • Appreciate lessons from the HIV response and how they can inform Ebola response.

CME Information: Top of page

This CME activity was approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ on December 9, 2014 and will terminate December, 2017.

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: Top of page

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the 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: Top of page

    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. E-Sadr (Presenter) had no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Dr. El-Sadr supported her presentation and clinical recommendations with the best available evidence from the medical literature, and submitted her slides in advance for adequate peer review.
  • Financial Support: Top of page

    This PRN CME activity is funded in part by unrestricted educational grants from: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Merck & Co, and ViiV Healthcare.

    How to Obtain CME Credit: Top of page

    To obtain CME credit for this and other PRN programs, please visit the PRN Video Channel at the Clinical Education Initiative (CEI) web site PRN and the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) jointly sponsor PRN enduring materials for CME, and provide them at no cost to the AIDS Institute of the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) for broadcast through the CEI. We thank the NYSDOH for making our CME programs available to a wider audience, and hope you will also browse the many other educational opportunities offered by the CEI.

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