2024 STI Clinical Update: San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH)

Thursday, March 14, 2024
9:00AM-1:00PM (PDT)
3.75 CME units at no cost

Join us at this half-day, hybrid event! Offered both virtually and in-person at the ZSFG Carr Auditorium, San Francisco, CA
NNPTC Registration closes on Wednesday, March 13, 2023 at 4:00PM (PDT)

Presented by:

Dr. Oliver Bacon
Medical Director, San Francisco City Clinic
San Francisco Department of Public Health

Dr. Franco Chevalier
Deputy Medical Director, San Francisco City Clinic
San Francisco Department of Public Health

Dr. Stephanie Cohen
Director, HIV/STI Prevention, Disease Control Branch,
San Francisco Department of Public Health

Dr. Kelly Johnson
Medical Director, California Prevention Training Center
Public Health Medical Officer, STD Control Branch, California Department of Public Health

Emcee: Dr. Ina Park
Principal Investigator, California Prevention Training Center


More than 2.5 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis were reported in the U.S. in 2022, and San Francisco has higher chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and HIV rates compared to the rest of the state and nation. This half-day, hybrid event will provide important updates in the field of sexual health to help providers strengthen the delivery of STI prevention and care. Hear from local experts on STI epidemiology in San Francisco, updates on Doxy-PEP implementation, recognizing dermatologic manifestations of STIs, and a lively case panel.

Learning Objectives

  • Summarize current STI trends in San Francisco
  • Be familiar with updates to STI treatment guidelines and innovations in STI prevention and diagnostics
  • Understand how to implement Doxy-PEP for STI prevention
  • Recognize common dermatologic manifestations of STIs

STI Clinical Update Webinar – Introduction to Syphilis and Congenital Syphilis: A Phoenix IHS and CAPTC Event

January 11, 2024

8:30AM-12:00PM (MST)

Presented by CAPTC Clinical Faculty

Recording available 2 weeks after the webinar. Please note: CME not available for viewing the webinar recording.


  • Sharon Adler, MD, MPH, Clinical Faculty, California Prevention Training Center
  • Wyatt Hanft, MD, MPH, AAHIVS, STI Fellow, California Prevention Training Center
  • Tamara Ooms, RN, MSN, FNP, Program Manager, California Prevention Training Center
  • Ina Park, MD, MS, Principal Investigator, California Prevention Training Center
  • Rosalyn Plotzker, MD, MPH, Clinical Faculty, California Prevention Training Center
  • Moderator: Kelly Johnson, MD, MPH, Medical Director, California Prevention Training Center

Learning Objectives:

Describe the varied clinical manifestations of syphilis in adults & congenital syphilis (CS) in infants

Recognize that there are two different screening algorithms used to diagnose syphilis in adults

Define adequate treatment for syphilis, including during pregnancy

List at least 3 strategies to prevent syphilis in adults and infants

STI Clinical Update Humboldt County-Addressing the Rise of SyphilisA Review of Clinical Management of Syphilis and Congenital Syphilis for Health Care Providers 

Presented by Drs. Kathleen Jacobson and Wyatt Hanft

December 5, 2023

Learning Objectives:

  • Apply California’s expanded syphilis screening recommendations
  • Describe the stages of syphilis and the recommended treatment and follow up for people with syphilis
  • Compare the traditional and reverse algorithm for syphilis screening

Please note: CME not offered for viewing the recording of the update

STI Expert Hour Webinar – Navigating the Bicillin L-A Shortage: A Conversation with PharmD Dr. Kathy Yang

STI Expert Hour Webinar – Navigating the Bicillin L-A Shortage: A Conversation with PharmD Dr. Kathy Yang

January 31, 2024

12:00PM-1:15PM (PST)

1.25 CME units at no cost

Please note: No CME available for viewing the webinar recording.

Learning Objectives

  • List at least 2 factors contributing to ongoing Bicillin L-A shortages
  • Describe a framework for prioritizing Bicillin L-A when supplies are limited
  • Name potential alternative treatments for syphilis in non-pregnant people
  • Develop a decision-making process for the treatment of syphilis when standard guidelines cannot be followed or when data is insufficient.

Meet Our Expert: Kathy Yang, PharmD, MPH

Dr. Yang is a Health Sciences Clinical Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and the Co-Vice Dean of Clinical Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of California, San Francisco School of Pharmacy. She is also an Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacist in the UCSF Medical Center. Dr. Yang specializes in pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic optimization of the treatment of multi-drug resistant infections, particularly gram-negative bacteria such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa. For the past 3 years, Dr. Yang has focused her efforts on the clinical management of COVID-19.

Integrating Trauma-Informed Practices into Reproductive Health Services

August 30, 2023


Exposure to abuse, neglect, discrimination, violence, and other adverse experiences can greatly impact a person’s health for the long term and the way they interact with the healthcare system especially when it comes to family planning services. Because of the potentially long-lasting negative impact of trauma on physical and mental health, it’s important for providers to understand and incorporate trauma-informed approaches to care into their practice.

Trauma-informed care acknowledges the need to understand a client’s life experiences to deliver effective care and has the potential to improve patient engagement, treatment adherence, and health outcomes. This webinar will go over strategies for integrating trauma-informed practices into reproductive health services.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define various types of traumas frequently experienced by people accessing reproductive health services
  • Identify trauma-informed practices that can be used in clinical settings
  • Describe the role of self-care and team-based care in providing trauma-informed services


Dominika Seidman, MD, MAS
OBGYN and associate professor at San Francisco General Hospital
Co-founded Team Lily, a trauma-informed, multidisciplinary care team providing wrap-around services to pregnant people
Provides reproductive health services at the San Francisco County Jail


Inclusive Services: Approaches to Improve Sexual and Reproductive Health Care for People with Disabilities

May 10, 2023


According to the National Survey of Family Growth, approximately 12% of “women of childbearing age” have a disability, and yet our educational and training programs devote little to no time in preparing us to provide accessible, appropriate, quality services to these populations. This webinar will define the population, identify the sexual and reproductive health needs, barriers to health care and health care disparities for people with disabilities, and present best practices for providing accessible, equitable sexual and reproductive health care for people with disabilities. This webinar will also discuss actionable items providers can immediately implement in their practices to make them disability accessible.

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop an inclusive definition of the populations that comprise people with disabilities
  • Identify sexual and reproductive health needs, barriers to health care and healthcare disparities for people with disabilities
  • Outline best practices for providing sexual and reproductive health care for people with disabilities
  • Identify concrete actions providers can take to improve access to and quality of sexual and reproductive health care for people with disabilities
  • Become knowledgeable on language, culture, and medical equipment suggestions


Erica Monasterio, MN, FNP-BC-Retired
Clinical Professor Emerita at University of California, San Francisco
35 years of clinical experience in primary care for youth and families at UCSF and the San Francisco Department of Public Health
Works in collaborations with organizations at the local, state, and national level providing training and technical assistance

Robin Wilson-Beattie, B.A
Disability Sexual and Reproductive Health Educator
Certified by the American Board of Sexology and City College of San Francisco as a Sexual Health Educator
Member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT), the Women of Color Sexual Health Network (WOCSHN), and a graduate of the San Francisco Sexuality Information Training (SFSI) Sex Educator Training
Speaker, writer, and advocated for disability and sexuality


STI Clinical Update Webinar: California Mpox Update for Healthcare Providers – October 2023

Thursday, October 26, 2023
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM (PDT)

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) continues to see statewide Mpox activity, including a large cluster in Los Angeles County. This webinar, presented by the California Prevention Training Center (CAPTC), features CDPH’s Mpox Clinical and Epidemiology teams, who will provide a clinical update and epidemiological overview of Mpox, and discuss new research findings relevant to primary care and other healthcare providers, including data on transmission, vaccine equity, and vaccine effectiveness. A question-and-answer session will follow.

Presented by:

Kayla Saadeh, MPH
Mpox Epidemiology Unit Lead
California Department of Public Health

Jessica Watson, MD, MPH
Mpox Public Health Medical Officer and Acting Clinical Lead
California Department of Public Health

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the clinical and epidemiological factors leading to Mpox infection, transmission, and severity as well as treatment options. 
  • Apply the latest information and research on Mpox, including transmission characteristics, vaccine equity, and vaccine effectiveness, to your clinical practice to ensure patients are appropriately vaccinated, diagnosed, tested, and treated for Mpox.

Please note: CME not available for viewing the webinar recording.

Reproductive and Sexual Health Considerations for Transgender and Nonbinary People

December 16, 2022


This webinar is presented by Gayge Maggio, FNP-BC, AAHIVS and will focus on the reproductive and sexual health needs/considerations of transgender and gender non-conforming people. There will be a focus on learning to approach sexual health in a culturally sensitive, non-judgmental manner and how to deliver family planning needs and contraceptive options for patients who identified as transgender and/or non-binary.


  • Discuss and perform a culturally sensitive sexual health inventory with transgender patients
  • Describe how to provide culturally sensitive, trauma-informed cervical cancer screening and the impact of testosterone on testing
  • Discuss options for contraception in assigned female at birth transgender and gender non-conforming patients


Gayge Maggio (She/They) FNP-BC, AAHIVS

Nurse practitioner working at Callen-Lorde Community Health Center in New York City, an LGBTQ+ focused federally qualified health center FQHC

She works as a primary care provider, providing primary care including sexual and reproductive health services, gender-affirming hormone therapy (GAHT), treatment of HIV, and substance use disorder (SUD) treatment

She also works in the FlexCare program, providing walk-in primary care to patients


Syndromic Management of STIs-Part 1

October 18, 2022

Presented by Drs. Rosalyn Plotzker, Akanksha Vaidya, and Eric Tang

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) continues to see statewide increases in all reportable sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia.

For many patients, these STIs manifest as a complex syndrome that involves local and systemic symptoms. This webinar is the first of a two-part series, featuring Drs. Rosalyn Plotzker,

Akanksha Vaidya, and Eric Tang of the CDPH Sexually Transmitted Diseases Control Branch who will lead a case-based discussion on the presentation, diagnosis and syndromic management of STIs.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the differential diagnosis and management of patients with vaginal discharge and pelvic pain
  • Discuss the exam findings and treatment of patients with penile discharge and testicular pain
  • Explain the management of patients with anorectal pain in the setting of a known STI exposure

October 19, 2022


Quality contraceptive care is more than just knowing the facts about all available birth control methods. In order for clients to select methods and get what they want from their birth control, it is crucial to provide contraceptive counseling that helps people identify their preferences in the context of their lives, values, and beliefs. This webinar will review best practices in person-centered contraceptive counseling and offer practical tools for providers to employ in their clinical encounters. 


  • Demonstrate skillful, efficient, person-centered questioning for contraceptive care visits
  • Discuss reproductive desires with clients of any gender and sexual orientation
  • Identify 3 examples of plain language to explain characteristics of contraceptive methods 
  • Demonstrate Affirm-Share-Ask cycles for person-centered communication


Joely Pritzker, MS, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner at Vista Community Clinic

National Trainer for Envision SRH & the PATH Framework Sexual and Reproductive Health Trainer and Consultant

Contributing author for the upcoming 22nd Edition of Contraceptive Technology

Patty Cason, RN, MS, FNP-BC

Assistant Clinical Professor

UCLA School of Nursing

President, Envision SRH