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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Inflammation in HIV Infection

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Inflammation in HIV Infection
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Inflammation in HIV Infection
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Resource ID: CM349
Original Presentation: 5/13/2014
Web Posting: 12/22/2014
CE Expiration: 05/13/2017
  • Daniel Douek, MD, PhD*
    Chief of Human Immunology Section, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
    *(Note: Dr. Douek appeared as a private citizen and his views expressed in this recording are not those of the US government.)
Learning Objectives
At the completion of this educational session, participants will:
  1. Understand the underlying causes of inflammation in HIV infection.
  2. Appreciate relationships between immune activation and the HIV reservoir.
  3. Know the effects of therapeutic intervention to modulate inflammation.
Presenter Bio
Daniel Douek, MD, PhD*
Dr. Douek received his medical degree from the Universities of Oxford and London, and then a PhD in Immunology from the University of London. He is an internationally recognized authority on human immunology. His work on the roles of the thymus and of the gut in HIV infection has established new paradigms concerning the factors that determine HIV disease progression which have changed clinical practice and significantly contributed to efforts aimed at effective HIV vaccines and a cure for HIV infection. He was given the World AIDS Day award in 2007, the NIH Director’s Award in 2008 and was recognized as one of the world’s top 50 scientists by Scientific American in 2005. Dr Douek is Chief of the Human Immunology Section at the Vaccine Research Center of the National Institutes of Health.
Continuing Education Credit

This CME activity was approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ on May 13, 2014 and will terminate May 2017.

The target audience is all physicians, NPs and PAs involved or interested in HIV education.

This online video and post-activity evaluation are one hour in length. 

  • After you complete the video portion of this educational activity there will be a post-activity evaluation and quiz. 
  • You must achieve at least 70% correct to receive your CME certificate. 
  • If successful, you will be provided instructions to print your CME certificate at the completion of this activity. 

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) and the Physicians’ Research Network (PRN). MSSNY is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical Society of the State of New York designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement

Policies and standards of MSSNY require that speakers and planners for CME activities disclose any relevant financial relationships they may have with commercial interests whose products, devices or services may be discussed in the content of a CME activity. 

  • Dr. James Braun (Planner/Course Director) had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • Dr. Douek (Presenter) had no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Dr. Douek supported his presentation and clinical recommendations with the best available evidence from the medical literature, and submitted his slides in advance for adequate peer review.

Financial Support

This meeting of the Physicians’ Research Network (PRN) and enduring material were funded in part by educational grants from: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Merck & Co, and ViiV Healthcare.

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