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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.

Preventing Occupational Mpox Transmission in Outpatient Clinics

Preventing Occupational Mpox Transmission in Outpatient Clinics

This resource includes practical tips for preventing mpox transmission in an outpatient setting, as implemented by many sexual health clinics during the current mpox outbreak. When space and resources are scarce or limited, implementing these real-world strategies allows clinics to care for patients with mpox as safely and effectively as possible.

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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

Examination and Interpretation of Wet Preparations of Vaginal Specimens

Intended for Practicing Clinicians with Prior Wet Mount Experience

The course begins with a fifteen minute didactic presentation on applicable issues of CLIA regulation, quality control, and interpretation vaginal wet mount (VWM) for common causes of vaginitis. This will be followed by a fifteen minute video that details through the microscope footage of findings on VWM including trichomads, yeast and clue cells associated with BV. The remaining two and one-half hours consists of experiential training, including laboratory practicum on examination of saline and KOH vaginal wet mounts (VWM). During this portion of the training, participants will have an opportunity for group discussion, explanation, and demonstration, as well as practice and return demonstration.

Learning Objectives

  • Practice proper preparation of saline and KOH specimens of vaginal fluid to increase viability of specimens for microscopic evaluation.
  • Perform proper use of the light microscope to improve examination of saline and KOH wet mount specimens.
  • Assess wet mount microscopy specimens to appropriately interpret findings that support diagnosis of vulvovaginal candidiasis, bacterial vaginosis or trichomoniasis

March 30, 2023 from 2:00PM – 5:00PM (PDT)
UCSF Parnassus Heights Campus: San Francisco, CA
Instructors: Sharon Adler, MD, MPH and Lee Fagen, NP

Syphilis Treatment Intervals in Non-Pregnant Patients: A Clinical Resource for Providers

What are appropriate treatment intervals for late latent syphilis or syphilis of unknown duration in non-pregnant people?

Prepared by the STD Control Branch, California Department of Public Health and California Prevention Training Center. Revised February 2023.

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: 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

California STI Screening Recommendations

California Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Screening Recommendations

This resource from the California Department of Public Health and California Prevention Training Center provides a concise, gender-specific summary of recommended STI screening practices.

Download the California STI Screening Recommendations.

Or view the recommendations as a website.

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