HIV Treaters Case Conference Meetings

The HIV Treaters Case Conference Meetings are MATEC-WI’s signature program for HIV care providers in Wisconsin, linking clinicians from across the state via secure Zoom videoconference for a one-hour, case-based discussion of current issues in HIV care each month. Facilitated by key leaders in HIV care, the meetings feature lively discussions of current issues in HIV care and are an important resource for both experienced and novice HIV providers.

Started in 2001 as a venue for a small group of infectious disease physicians in Milwaukee to discuss complex cases of HIV infection and ensure consistent standards of care across the city, the HIV Treaters Case Conference Meetings have evolved into a statewide, interprofessional community of practice, with more than 60 HIV care team members participating each month. The HIV Treaters Case Conference Meetings are supported in part by the Wisconsin HIV Program and made possible through collaborations with providers and staff across the state.

Description

The HIV Treaters Case Conference Meetings are an ongoing series of one-hour case discussions focused on HIV infection. HIV treating clinicians present two cases at each meeting for discussion by the group. Participants are connected in real-time via secure Zoom video conference.

View the 2022-2024 HIV Treaters Case Conference Flier (pdf).

Intended Audience

The target audiences for this activity are physicians, advance practice nurses, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, case managers, and dentists who provide care to individuals with HIV infection. The clinician participants include both primary care providers and HIV or infectious disease specialists. The audience includes both UW and non-UW clinicians, staff, and clinical trainees.

Objectives

As a result of participation in this educational regularly scheduled series, learners will be able to:

  1. Apply new or improved skills related to the complex medical issues and recommended patient-centered treatment strategies for individuals with HIV infection or at risk for HIV infection.
  2. Recall the roles, responsibilities, and contributions of each HIV care team member in providing patient-centered care.
  3. Recognize the importance of interprofessional collaboration, teamwork, communication, shared decision-making, and professionalism in the service of providing high quality patient-centered care.

Financial Support

We gratefully acknowledge financial support from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Accreditation Statement

Joint Accredited Provider TM

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) and Midwest AIDS Training + Education Center (MATEC). The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statements

  • AMA: The University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • ANCC: The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 ANCC contact hour.
  • NABP: The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this knowledge-based activity for a maximum of 1.0 hours or 0.1 CEUs of CPE credit. Credit can be earned by successfully completing the activity. Credit will be provided to NABP CPE Monitor within 60 days after the activity completion. The 2024 Universal Activity Number (UAN) is JA0000358-0000-24-006-L01-P.
  • ASWB: As a Jointly Accredited Organization, the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program.  Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 General continuing education credits.

Continuing Education Units

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for 0.1 CEUs or 1.0 hour.

Planning Committee Members

Deena Athas, MD; Leslie Cockerham, MD; Lisa Currie, MSEd, MEd (RSS Coordinator); Anne Daniels, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP; Vicki Decker, RN; Gregory Gauthier, MD (RSS Chair); Sheryl Henderson, MD; Andrew Petroll, MD; Joanna Woodbury, APSW.

2023 – 2024 Meeting Dates

The HIV Treaters Case Conference Meeting occur on the fourth Monday of the month, September through June (except in December). Meeting dates noted with an * are on the third Monday due to holidays.

  • 2023: September 18*, October 23, November 20*
  • 2024: January 22, February 26, March 25, April 22, May 20*, June 24

Time

12:00-1:00pm Central Time

Location

Zoom (see details on connecting below)

Registration

Register for individual 2023-2024 meetings by clicking on their dates above. All participants must register individually, even if sharing a screen with other participants or forwarded a Zoom link.

Note: In order to preserve the legal protections afforded the peer review process, attendance at case conferences is limited to clinical providers who can contribute clinically and professionally.

Required Online Accounts

  • MATEC Participant Account: Registration for all Treaters meetings and other MATEC-organized trainings and activities is completed via a MATEC participant account.
  • UW ICEP Learner Profile: A UW ICEP Learner Profile is required to confirm meeting attendance and for CME/CEU documentation.

Connecting by Zoom Video Conference or Phone

Advance registration is required in order to receive the Zoom connection instructions and meeting materials for the current month’s meeting.

We utilize Secure Zoom for all meetings. To ensure a smooth connection from your desktop or mobile Zoom application, update your software to version 5.12.6 or later; otherwise, you will be redirected to log into the web client/application.

To test your desktop or mobile app’s compatibility, visit the UW-Madison Test Room.  

Email List

Anyone interested in receiving email notices of upcoming Treaters Case Conference Meetings, including registration details, please email matec@medicine.wisc.edu with a request to be placed on the HIV Treaters distribution list.

Interested in Presenting a Case? 

Participate in our case conferences by presenting your patient case to our community of practice and discussing questions on care management.

Contact our coordinator, Lisa Currie, who can provide complete details, including a slide template, clear deadlines, an optional practice session, connection with peer mentorship, and more.

Questions

Direct your questions to Lisa Currie, Program Coordinator & Training Specialist, at lacurrie@medicine.wisc.edu or call 608.265.0873.