PeerView (PVI) is a leading provider of high-quality, innovative continuing education (CME/CE/CPE and MOC) for clinicians and their interprofessional teams. Combining evidence-based medicine and instructional expertise, PeerView activities improve the knowledge, skills, and strategies that support clinical performance and patient outcomes. PeerView makes its educational programming and expert-led presentations and symposia available through its network of popular podcast channels to support specific specialties and conditions. Each episode includes a link to request CME/CE credit for participation. PeerView is solely responsible for the selection of topics, the preparation of editorial content, and the distribution of all materials it publishes.
Anthony Martinez, MD, AAHIVS, FAASLD - Sharing the Cure: Best Practices for Primary Care Providers to Improve HCV Prevention, Care, and Treatment
Go online to PeerView.com/ABJ860 to view the activity, download slides and practice aids, and complete the post-test to earn credit. In this activity, an expert discusses best practices for improving screening and treatment of HCV infection in the primary care setting. Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to: Apply evidence-based guidelines for screening and evaluating patients for HCV infection in the primary care setting, Implement effective follow-up and counseling for patients upon a confirmed diagnosis of HCV infection, Differentiate currently available medications to treat HCV infection based on safety, efficacy, and recommended usage, Integrate direct-acting antiviral agents into individualized treatment plans for patients with HCV infection in accordance with current guidelines and expert recommendations, Employ a multidisciplinary team-based approach for treating HCV infection, distinguishing among patients who can be managed in the primary care setting versus those requiring linkage to specialist care.
Elizabeth Eaman, MD - Cancer Screening and Preventive Care for Transgender Individuals: Patient and Provider Perspectives on Best Practices and Special Considerations
Go online to PeerView.com/YDT860 to view the activity, download slides and practice aids, and complete the post-test to earn credit. It is estimated that there are about 1 million adults in the United States who identify as transgender, and this number may be higher depending on the surveys used, the questions asked, and the diversity of subcultures within the transgender community. Although being transgender is not in itself a medical condition, transgender individuals have unique healthcare needs and face barriers to screening and preventive care, particularly with cancer screening. Consequently, these patients may receive lower quality medical care than the general population as a result of stigma, discrimination, and providers’ lack of knowledge about gender identity. Additionally, transgender patients may only seek medical care as part of gender affirmation and avoid primary care health concerns, including screenings. This activity, based on a recent live web broadcast, will focus on improving cancer prevention and early detection strategies in the transgender community, as well as enhancing the knowledge and competence of interdisciplinary and interprofessional healthcare providers to appropriately deliver culturally competent care. An interdisciplinary panel of recognized clinical experts will offer learners tactics to improve disease prevention in transgender patients, while the patient advocate will provide the transgender patient perspective throughout the program. Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to: Recognize that transgender individuals may be disproportionately at increased risk for contracting HIV and those living with HIV have an increased risk of several types of cancers, Properly screen for and identify cancer in a timely manner to prevent advanced disease in the transgender community, Develop individualized preventive care plans for transgender patients consistent with the patient's current anatomical structure, Provide affirming, inclusive, and culturally humble care to transgender patients to facilitate adherence to clinical recommendations and engagement in care.
Carla M. Nester, MD, MSA, FASN - Hope Is on the Horizon: The Clinical Potential of Emerging Disease-Modifying Therapies for Managing Complement 3 Glomerulopathy
Go online to PeerView.com/JCU860 to view the activity, download slides and practice aids, and complete the post-test to earn credit. In this activity, an expert in complement 3 glomerulopathy (C3G) discusses evidence-based approaches to differentially diagnose patients with C3G and reviews the evidence for current and emerging treatment strategies. Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to: Explain the pathophysiology of C3G, highlighting the rationale for using complement proteins and proteinuria as therapeutic targets, Differentially diagnose patients with C3G using evidence-based tools and strategies, Identify the mechanisms of action for agents targeted at specific complement inhibitors (eg, Factors B, C5a, C3, etc), Incorporate the latest findings for approved and emerging pharmacotherapies to optimize the management of patients with C3G.
Christian B. Ramers, MD, MPH, AAHIVS - A Closer Look at Telehealth for HIV: Best Practices for Patient Management in a Unique Era of Care
Go online to PeerView.com/WXQ860 to view the activity, download slides and practice aids, and complete the post-test to earn credit. In this activity, an expert in infectious diseases discusses using telehealth to provide care to patients with HIV. Upon completion of this CE activity, participants should be better able to: Discuss how telehealth is transforming access to quality care and treatment for people with HIV during the coronavirus pandemic, Outline the telehealth technical resources available to manage patients living with HIV, Identify opportunities and strategies to leverage existing resources and infrastructure development to support the extension/utilization of telehealth, services by the healthcare team to provide HIV care.
David Malebranche, MD, MPH - Parallel Perspectives: A Unique Look at HIV Treatment Decisions From the Provider and the Patient
Go online to PeerView.com/ZWH860 to view the activity, download slides and practice aids, and complete the post-test to earn credit. Despite a widening array of effective HIV prevention tools and a massive scale-up of HIV treatment in recent years, there has been unequal progress with increasing access to treatment and reducing the number of new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths, resulting in several vulnerable populations being left behind. Stigma and discrimination, together with other social inequalities and exclusion, are proving to be key barriers in battling this epidemic. In this activity, based on a recent live web broadcast, provider and patient perspectives on overcoming barriers to modern HIV treatment strategies will be examined. Additionally, the engaging panel will discuss the importance of establishing strong patient–provider relationships and demonstrating an understanding of the unique challenges faced by each individual patient living with HIV. Upon completion of this CE activity, participants should be better able to: Apply updated evidence-based guidelines and recent clinical data when recommending initial antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimens and switch strategies for individual patients infected with HIV, Assess the potential impact of clinical trial data related to emerging therapeutic strategies for HIV, Effectively prevent or manage drug–drug interactions, adverse events, and other complications associated with HIV, ART, and comorbidities, Establish strong patient–provider relationships, and demonstrate an understanding of the unique challenges faced by each individual patient living with HIV, Develop strategies within the healthcare team to link people living with HIV to essential HIV care, treatment, and support services.
Donna E. Sweet, MD, AAHIVS, MACP - The HIV Prevention–Certified Provider Program: A Training and Certificate Program Designed to Improve Competencies and Expand the HIV Prevention Workforce
Go online to PeerView.com/VQJ860 to view the activity, download slides and practice aids, and complete the post-test to earn credit. No single prevention method or approach can stop the HIV epidemic on its own. Several interventions have proved highly effective in reducing the risk of, and protecting against, HIV infection, including male and female condoms, the use of antiretroviral medicines as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and the treatment of people living with HIV, to reduce viral load and prevent onward transmission. Despite the availability of this widening array of effective HIV prevention tools and a massive scale-up of HIV treatment in recent years, new infections among adults globally have not decreased sufficiently, and infections have actually increased in the United States among African American gay and bisexual men and Hispanic/Latino gay and bisexual men. Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued clinical practice guidelines for PrEP use in the United States, numerous implementation barriers remain, including questions about the effectiveness of PrEP, optimal settings for provision, cost, and the most effective ways to motivate healthcare practitioners to prescribe PrEP. Protocols to identify individuals who are most likely to benefit from PrEP have been developed, but addressing racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities poses additional challenges. This activity will marry Dr. Donna Sweet’s personal experiences in clinical utilization of HIV prevention strategies with practical, evidence-based guidance for patient care decisions, to provide additional motivation and rationale for participants to review their own current management strategies and adjust them as needed to optimize patient care. Upon completion of this CE activity, participants will be able to: Effectively engage clients in conversations about sexual health practices to assess HIV risk factors and support their ability to have healthy sex lives, Develop a set of comprehensive competencies (with a focus on PrEP interventions) based on a provider’s individual client needs, Apply current evidence with individual client needs/preferences when integrating HIV prevention options (eg, PrEP, PEP, viral suppression, female condoms) into practice, Employ culturally competent educational and counseling strategies to improve the uptake of prevention measures among clients at increased risk for HIV infection, Facilitate access to HIV prevention options by effectively connecting clients to available resources, support, and assistance, Describe currently available and emerging tools that have been shown to significantly reduce the risk of HIV transmission or acquisition, Describe currently available methods for client-friendly diagnostic tests that measure and improve adherence to medications.