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ABIM MOC Activity ID

10/13/2020 - Medical Grand Rounds: Whats new in Infectious Diseases: COVID-19 and beyond





Credit Hours: CME 1.00

Target Audience:

Faculty, residents, fellows, and community physicians in General Internal Medicine and subspecialties.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Increase awareness of Candida auris, and clinical manifestations of Candida auris infections .
  • Develop an appreciation of the antifungal susceptibility patterns of Candida auris isolates
  • Improve awareness of biologic properties of Candida that facilitate its success as environmental fungus and human pathogen

Suggested Additional Reading & Joint Sponsor Statement - Note: This Accreditation Statement Supersedes All Other Statements: :

Suggested Additional Reading:

  1. Casadevall A, Kontoyiannis DP, Robert V. On the Emergence of Candida auris: Climate Change, Azoles, Swamps, and Birds. mBio. 2019;10(4):e01397-19. doi: 10.1128/mBio.01397-19. PMID: 31337723
  2. Shawn R. Lockhart, Kizee A. Etienne, Snigdha Vallabhaneni, Joveria Farooqi, Anuradha Chowdhary, Nelesh P. Govender, Arnaldo Lopes Colombo, Belinda Calvo, Christina A. Cuomo, Christopher A. Desjardins, Elizabeth L. Berkow, Mariana Castanheira, Rindidzani E. Magobo, Kauser Jabeen, Rana J. Asghar, Jacques F. Meis, Brendan Jackson, Tom Chiller, Anastasia P. Litvintseva. Simultaneous Emergence of Multidrug-Resistant Candida auris on 3 Continents Confirmed by Whole-Genome Sequencing and Epidemiological Analyses. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 64(2): 134–140,
  3. Clancy CJ, Nguyen MH. Emergence of Candida auris: An International Call to Arms. Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Jan 15; 64(2):141-143. PMID: 27989986

Joint Accreditation Statement:
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh 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.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Neil Clancy, MD — Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Associate Chief of VA Pittsburgh Health System (VAPHS) and Opportunistic Pathogens
Chief, Infectious Diseases Section, VA Pittsburgh Health Care System
Dr. Clancy receives grant and research support from Cidara and Scynexis. He is also a consultant with Cidara and Scynexis.
No other members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

This activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.