Ending the HIV Epidemic in New York State by 2020: Opportunities and Challenges

William M. Valenti, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Senior VP/ Staff Physician, Trillium Health, Rochester, NY

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About the Presenter: Top of page

Bill Valenti is an infectious diseases specialist and a native of Rochester, NY. He is the co-founder of Community Health Network, now Trillium Health, and has been doing HIV care since the early 1980s. In addition to being an Trillium Health staff physician, he is Senior Vice-president of Organizational Advancement and a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He is chair of the Infectious Diseases Committee of the Medical Society of the State of NY, a 2013 recipient of the Linda Laubenstein Award for Clinical Excellence from the NYS Department of Health, and, most recently served as a member of the Health Department's Task Force to End the Epidemic 2020.

Learning Objectives: Top of page

At the completion of this educational session, learners will:
  • Understand New York State’s End the Epidemic 2020 (EtE 2020) initiative.
  • Know the 3 major themes of EtE 2020.
  • Appreciate the initiative’s challenges and opportunities for providers and community-based organizations.

CME Information: Top of page

This CME activity was approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ on May 12, 2015 and will terminate May, 2018.

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. Valenti (Presenter) had no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Dr. Valenti 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 and other PRN programs, please visit the PRN Video Channel at the Clinical Education Initiative (CEI) web site http://www.ceitraining.org/prn-video/. 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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