The goal of this program is to provide Healthcare Professionals the opportunity to develop clinical competence, gain compassionate caring skills and identify resources for persons living with HIV infection. The conference is designed to bring faculty with state of the art knowledge of HIV therapy and care, together with participants who
are eager to learn.

Upon completion of the conference, the participants should be able to:
• Describe the epidemiology of HIV/AIDS
• Identify the common dermatological conditions
associated with HIV/AIDS
• Assess the current challenges to the treatment
of HIV/AIDS
• Discuss methods of prevention for positive individuals
• Identify the clinical and psycho-social issues in the
management of adolescents with HIV/AIDS
• List the measures used to manage HIV/AIDS in the
substance abuse population

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

Long Beach Memorial Medical Center is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Long Beach Memorial Medical Center takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

Topics Include:

Global Epidemiology
Clinical Update
Substance Abuse Issues
Psychological Issues
Legal and Ethical Issues
Nutrition
Adolescent HIV
Dermatology
Spirituality
Oral Health Issues

DESIGNATION STATEMENT

Long Beach Memorial Medical Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.

The California Board of Registered Nursing recognizes category 1 courses approved for credit by the American Medical Association toward meeting the continuing education requirements for license renewal.

Pharmacists - Coursework which meets the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and has been approved for continuing education by the Medical Board of California, shall, upon satisfactory completion, be considered approved continuing education for pharmacists.

The Orange County Health Care Agency is a Board of Behavioral Sciences approved provider (Provider Number PCE389). This course meets the qualification for 6 hours of continuing credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Continuing education for registered dietitians has been approved by the Commission of Dietetic Registration.

DECLARATION / DISCLOSURE INFORMATION

The following speakers have declared a financial interest or other relationship with the following manufacturers of commercial products or apparent conflict of interest related to the content of their presentation.

Eric Daar, MD - Consultant recipient of research support and/or receipt of honorarium from Abbott, BMS, Gilead, GSK, Merck, Schering, Monogram, Virco and Pfizer.

The following speakers have declared that they have no financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturers of commercial products or apparent conflict of interest related to the content of their presentations: Marina Ball, M.D.
Marvin Belzer, M.D. Neva Chauppette, PsyD Judith Daar, J.D. Tammy Darke, M.S., R.D. Harvey Elder, M.D.
Jonathon Kaplan, M.D. Glenn Treisman, M.D., Ph.D. Fariba Younai, D.D.S.

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