Mpox Job Aids

CAPTC is pleased to announce two new job aids, focused on mpox recognition, diagnosis, testing, treatment, and vaccination.

The shorter job aid is called “Mpox Clinical Recognition and Testing Quicksheet: Mpox Presentations vs. Common Exanthems.” It is intended as a print resource, to help facilitate clinical recognition of mpox in health care settings. The longer job aid, “Mpox Clinical Recognition and Testing Overview,” is intended as an electronic resource. It has links to a number of helpful mpox-related resources.

You can find the sources of images used in the quicksheet here:

Mpox Disease Intervention Series

The goal of this training is to prepare staff of local health departments to perform effective disease intervention (DI) interviews for mpox. This training aims to build on disease intervention skills by applying knowledge of the complexities and nuances specifically related to mpox DI interviews.

Learning Objectives
By the end of these trainings, you should be able to:

  1. Communicate accurate information about mpox symptoms, transmission, prevention, treatment, and services.
  2. Gain awareness of the lived experiences of gay, bi, other men who have sex with men (MSM), including transgender men, and other trans people as it relates to mpox.
  3. Understand a sex-positive, person-centered approach to taking a sexual history for mpox.
  4. Use motivational interviewing and health coaching tools to support clients in seeking vaccination, screening, or treatment for mpox.
  5. Examine personal and structural biases to reduce stigma during mpox interviews.

STI Clinical Update: Stanislaus County

A half-day, in-person (only) event. Registration limited to surrounding Counties. Registration prioritized for DIS, Clinicians.

Wednesday, May 29, 2024
8:00AM-12:00PM (PDT)

3.75 CME units at no cost

Veteran’s Center
3500 Coffee Road, Suite #19
Modesto, CA 95354

Registration closes on May 28th at 3:00PM (PDT)

Description:

Stanislaus County has experienced a steep increase in rates of STIs, including congenital syphilis and syphilis among women. Addressing these growing rates is an urgent public health priority that requires innovative partnerships. The Stanislaus County Department of Public Health and the California Prevention Training Center invite community medical providers and stakeholders to participate in this STI Update to enhance their knowledge in diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and control strategies.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe current epidemiology of STIs, particularly syphilis & congenital syphilis in Stanislaus County
  • Understand CDPH screening recommendations, clinical manifestations, diagnostic approach, staging, and management of syphilis, including among pregnant women and infants.
  • Share best practices among providers that serve populations disproportionately impacted by and at-risk for contracting syphilis and other STIs

Presenters

Dr. Wyatt Hanft
STI Fellow, California Prevention Training Center & California Department of Public Health

Dr. Eric Tang
Clinical Faculty, California Prevention Training Center
Medical & Scientific Affairs Section Chief, STD Control Branch, California Department of Public Health

STI Clinical Update Webinar – Syphilis: A Case-Based Review and Update

March 28, 2024

9:30AM-11:00AM (MT)

Presented by Dr. Kelly Johnson

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

Learning Objectives:

  • List common causes for genital ulcerative disease
  • Interpret results of traditional & reverse syphilis screening algorithms
  • Explain the clinical significance of changes in non-treponemal titers
  • Name a resource for help interpreting different combinations of serologic results

STI Clinical Updates: Santa Barbara County

Registration closes on April 19, 2024

South County session: Santa Barbara, CA (in-person only)
Monday, April 22, 2024
11:00AM-1:00PM (PDT)
1.75 CME units at no cost

North County Session: Santa Maria, CA (in-person only)
Tuesday, April 23, 2024
11:00AM-1:00PM (PDT)
1.75 CME units at no cost

Presenter
Dr. Eric Tang, Chief, Medical & Scientific Affairs Section | Mpox Lead
STD Control Branch, California Department of Public Health

Learning Objectives

  1. Summarize current STI trends in Santa Barbara County
  2. Describe the stages of syphilis and the recommended treatment and follow-up for people with syphilis
  3. Describe how to diagnose, manage and treat DGI

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

Thursday, March 14, 2024

Hybrid event. Please note: CME not available for viewing the recording.

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

Description

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.

Presenters:

  • 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

Congenital Syphilis Hotline Pilot

California Clinicians:

Do you have an URGENT congenital syphilis case and need SAME DAY expert consultation?

January 1 – March 31, 2024

www.stdccn.org

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2023 Hawai’i STI Clinical Update

October 17, 2023

9AM-5PM (HST)

Honolulu, HI / Virtual

1-day in-person and virtual training covering the following topics:

  • Syphilis in Pregnancy
  • Congenital Syphilis
  • Gonorrhea (GC)/Chlamydia (CT), including extragenital testing
  • Doxycycline Post-exposure prophylaxis (doxy-PEP), Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT)
  • Dermatologic manifestations of STIs – Urethritis/Vaginitis (including syndromic management)
  • Sexual assault and STIs

Presented by:

  • Kelly Johnson, MD,MPH, Medical Director, California Prevention Training Center
  • Tamara Ooms, RN, MSN, FNP, Program Manager, California Prevention Training Center
  • Rosalyn Plotzker, MD, MPH, Clinical Faculty, California Prevention Training Center
  • Alan Katz, MD, MPH, Staff Physician, Hawai’i State Department of Health
  • Moderator: Breena Gaskov, BS, Outreach Epidemiological Specialist, Hawai’i State Department of Health

Learning Objectives

  • Explain prenatal syphilis screening and treatment recommendations
  • Describe the clinical and public health approaches to GC/CT prevention
  • Summarize data from recent studies exploring the use of doxy PEP to prevent bacterial STIs
  • Compare potential strategies for doxy-PEP implementation in clinical settings
  • Recognize dermatologic signs of sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Delineate treatment approaches for syndromes suggestive of STIs