Current Approaches Toward the Cure of HIV Disease

Daniel C. Douek, MD, MRCP, PhD
Bethesda, MD

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About the Presenter: Top of page

Note: In this presentation, Dr. Daniel Douek, Chief of the Human Immunology Section of the Vaccine Research Center at the NIAID, is speaking as a private citizen, rather than as a representative of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Dr. Douek received his medical degree from the Universities of Oxford and London, and then a PhD in Immunology from the University of London. He is an internationally recognized authority on human immunology. His work on the roles of the thymus and of the gut in HIV infection has established new paradigms concerning the factors that determine HIV disease progression which have changed clinical practice and significantly contributed to efforts aimed at effective HIV vaccines and a cure for HIV infection. He was given the World AIDS Day award in 2007, the NIH Director’s Award in 2008 and was recognized as one of the world’s top 50 scientists by Scientific American in 2005. Dr Douek is Chief of the Human Immunology Section at the Vaccine Research Center of the National Institutes of Health.

Learning Objectives: Top of page

At the completion of this educational session, learners will:
  • Understand that there are many different approaches to eliminating HIV from an infected person.
  • Know which of these approaches currently show more or less promise in translating to the “real world.”
  • Know the effects of sustained major power loss on Health Care services including emergency, inpatient and ambulatory care.

CME Information: Top of page

This CME activity was approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ on December 19, 2017 and will terminate December 18, 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: 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. Douek (Presenter) has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Dr. Douek submitted his slides in advance for adequate peer review, and will support his presentation and clinical recommendations with the best available evidence from the medical literature.
  • Financial Support: Top of page

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

    How to Obtain CME Credit: Top of page

    To obtain CME credit for this PRN program, please visit the PRN Courses Page 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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