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Advanced Clinical Workshop: Challenges When Managing Syphilis

June 16 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CDT

Thursday, June 16, 2022
12:00 – 1:30 PM Central Time


Program Description
The recent outbreak of syphilis in the state of Wisconsin is cause for concern among HIV care providers, given the risks of co-infection. Take time from your clinical day to attend this patient-case driven workshop with leading expert, Dr. Khalil Ganem. Attend the annual MATEC-WI Advanced Clinical Workshop to understand current trends in the local epidemiology of syphilis and HIV co-infection, learn about the various clinical manifestations of syphilis and the current CDC recommendations for treatment.

Target Audience
This activity is intended for advanced clinical providers including but not limited to physicians, PAs, nurses, and pharmacists. Others involved in HIV care and prevention are welcome to participate.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
• Explain the local epidemiology of syphilis and HIV co-infection
• Identify clinical manifestations of syphilis, including some of the less common manifestations
• Summarize the management of syphilis based on the recommendations of the 2021 CDC STI Treatment Guidelines

Keynote Speaker
Khalil G Ghanem, MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins University

Khalil Ghanem is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is the Program Director of the Graduate Training Programs in Clinical Investigation at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He has been the Principal Investigator of the CDC-funded Johns Hopkins STD/HIV Prevention Training Center since 2014. His research focuses on reproductive tract
infections – in particular syphilis and the vaginal microbiome. He is the current president of the American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association.

Kartikey Acharya, MD, MPH, Medical College of Wisconsin

Kartikey Acharya is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Medical College of Wisconsin. He is the Program Director for Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Medical College of Wisconsin. He has clinical interest in HIV prevention and treatment, management of viral hepatitis, management of sexually transmitted infections and management of infectious diseases complications related to injection drug use. More importantly, for this MATEC event, he would like all participants to know that he is a big fan of Dr Ghanem, his work, his teaching content, and style and has made it a point to not miss any opportunity to hear him talk at a conference or on a



June 16
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CDT
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