Infectious Diseases in Primary Care



This livestream course, among the highest-rated Harvard Medical School CME courses, provides a comprehensive outcomes-driven and evidence-based ID update especially for primary care practitioners. Led by Harvard Medical School's leading ID faculty and clinicians, the program provides guidance to improve the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of infectious diseases. Participants learn the practice implications of important innovations and ensure that their ability to address ID challenges is fully current.

Focus areas in the course curriculum include:

  • Healthcare Equity (Keynote)
  • COVID-19 updates for primary care practice, adapted for current disease activity
  • Sore throats, common colds, and coughs that won't go away
  • The newest guidelines for adult immunization
  • How to counsel reluctant patients about vaccine benefits
  • New diagnostics for respiratory tract infections
  • Skin infections and infection mimickers
  • Strategies for avoiding antibiotic overuse, evaluation and management antibiotic allergies
  • Lyme disease: Controversies and solutions
  • Treatment of highly resistant infections
  • Protecting patients with weakened immune systems
  • Evaluation and treatment of latent tuberculosis
  • Update on sexually transmitted infections
  • Infection cntrol in the office setting
  • Updates on emerging infections
  • HIV pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis: Why the PCP is critical; Optimizing HIV therapy: What to start, when and how to switch
  • Treatment of viral hepatitis in the primary care setting
  • New guidelines for management of urinary, gastrointestinal, respiratory, and soft tissue infections
22 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Recordings will be available for 4 months after the end of the course.


October 26-28, 2022


Virtual Conference