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

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

  • Registration deadline, October 25th by 3:00 PM (PDT).
  • Webinar recording available 2 weeks after the webinar. Check back here. Please note: CME not available for viewing the webinar recording.

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.

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STI Clinical Update Webinar: #EverythingChlamydia

Monday, July 31, 2023 from 12:00PM-1:15PM (PDT)

Presented by Drs. Kurtis Mohr and Rosalyn Plotzker

Registration for CME purposes closes three days before the webinar. After that time, you will be able to join the webinar, but you will not be able to get CME.

Chlamydia is an STI that can manage to damage our body in oh so many places. Watch this webinar to learn Everything about this “cloaked” assailant: from stats & numbers, to pathophys’, fevers, chills, and burning whiz! Plus screening, treatment & prevention, of course!

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the different sequelae of sexually transmitted C. trachomatis and their recommended treatments
  • Know the recommended screening strategies C. trachomatis

Meet our Experts

Kurtis Mohr, MD, AAHIVM
Dr. Mohr is a Family Medicine trained physician and recent 2022 graduate from Kaiser Permanente’s HIV Fellowship Program. He joined the California Department of Public Health in November 2022 as a Public Health Medical Officer in the STD Control Branch. His work focuses on preventative measures such as DoxyPEP and Hepatitis B & C screening outreach, along with Disseminated Gonococcal Infection (DGI) investigations.

Rosalyn Plotzker, MD, MPH
Dr. Plotzker is an Assistant Professor in the UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. She completed a Fellowship in Sexually Transmitted Diseases with the CAPTC and CDPH. She serves as a Public Health Medical Officer in the STD Control Branch at CDPH.

STI Expert Hour Webinar: Results of the ANCHOR study and their implications for anal cancer prevention guidelines

June 27, 2023 from 11:30AM-12:45PM (PDT)

Presented by Drs. Cristina Brickman and Joel Palefsky

This webinar will summarize the epidemiology of anal cancer, the results of the ANCHOR Study and development of guidelines for prevention of anal cancer in people living with HIV.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the groups at highest risk of anal cancer
  • Explain the main findings of the ANCHOR Study
  • Explain current approaches to prevention of anal cancer

Please note: No CME available for viewing the webinar recording

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

Wed, May 10, 2023 12:00 PM – 1:45 PM PDT

This webinar is offered by th

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

  1. Develop an inclusive definition of the populations that comprise people with disabilities
  2. Identify sexual and reproductive health needs, barriers to health care and healthcare disparities for people with disabilities
  3. Outline best practices for providing sexual and reproductive health care for people with disabilities
  4. Identify concrete actions providers can take to improve access to and quality of sexual and reproductive health care for people with disabilities
  5. 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, BA

  • 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 Expert Hour Webinar on Doxycycline Post-Exposure Prophylaxis: Promise, Opportunities, and Considerations for Implementation

Friday, April 28, 2023, 12:45PM-2:00PM (PDT)
Learn about doxycycline post-exposure prophylaxis (doxyPEP), the newest innovation in the world of biomedical approaches to preventing sexually transmitted infections.Presentation by Stephanie Cohen, MD, MPH, Medical Director, San Francisco City Clinic & Director, STI Prevention and Control Section, San Francisco Department of Public Health
1.25 CME units at no cost.

Learning Objectives

  • Summarize data from recent studies exploring the use of doxyPEP to prevent bacterial STIs
  • Explore potential implications of and strategies for doxyPEP implementation in clinical settings

Please note: CME units not available for viewing the recording of the webinar

STI Clinical Update Webinar-Back to Basics: Fundamentals of STI/HIV Prevention

Tuesday, March 28, 2023 from 12:00-1:15PM (PDT)
A review of screening, treatment, and vaccination tools to prevent STIs and HIV.
Presented by Drs. Caterina Liu and Kurtis Mohr

Learning Objectives:

  • Review screening and treatment guidance for STIs and HIV.
  • Integrate biochemical prevention tools for STIs and HIV into clinical practice.
  • Summarize recommendations for Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, HPV, meningitis, and mpox vaccination.

STI Expert Hour Webinar: Medication Conundrums in STI Management

Thursday, February 16, 2023

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

Presented Katherine Yang, PharmD, MPH

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe basic principles of antibiotic pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics and their relevance to drug dosing and administration
  • Develop a plan for common STI medication issues including dosing/administration, side effect management, and allergy management
  • Identify drug information resources related to STI/HIV management, reproductive health, breastfeeding, and drug-drug interactions

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


STI Expert Hour Webinar: Mycoplasma Genitalium – What’s New?

January 18, 2023, 11:30 AM-12:45 PM (PST)

Presented by Dr. Lindley Barbee

This webinar will focus on an update of the clinical and epidemiologic aspects of Mycoplasma genitalium.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe clinical syndromes associated with Mycoplasma genitalium
  • Recognize trends in M. genitalium antimicrobial resistance
  • Manage difficult treatment issues M. genitalium

STI Clinical Update Webinar: Syndromic Management of STIs – Part 2

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 from 12:00PM-1:15PM (PST)

Presented by Drs. Kathleen Jacobson and Kelly Johnson

A case-based approach to recognizing sexually transmitted infections, with a focus on those that disseminate outside the genital tract.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify various presentations of STI ulcerative disease
  • Understand that certain sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can disseminate outside the genital tract, sometimes causing severe disease
  • Recognize the varied clinical manifestations of disseminated STIs (including disseminated gonococcal infections, secondary syphilis, and mpox)
  • Understand how to diagnose and manage disseminated STIs