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Improving the Care of HIV-infected Women: An Online Interdisciplinary Training Program - On Demand

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One-hour on-demand archived webinars


Improving the Care of HIV-infected Women: An Online Interdisciplinary Training Program

This series, presented by the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Infectious Disease Division and MGH Institute of Health Professions, is an innovative series of continuing medical education to provide interdisciplinary training for health care professionals who care for HIV- and HCV-infected women.

Conferences will focus on health-care issues relevant to this patient population, including reproductive health, peri-conception counseling, contraception, child-care, drug dosing and tolerability, prevention of human papillomavirus infection, cervical cancer screening, and optimizing antiretroviral therapy and HCV treatment for HIV-infected women.

The conferences and discussions will be led by faculty at MGH and will also include speakers from other parts of the U.S. and from around the world. Experts in various HIV-related disciplines will be invited to provide commentary and advice during the course of the discussion. This approach will allow a broad array of health professionals to share best practices and resources and close the gaps between the professions, and most importantly, the gap in care for women.

This activity has received support in the form of an educational grants from the following companies Gilead Sciences, Merck Sharp & Dohme and Corp ViiV Healthcare Company.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Identify recent advances in reproductive health for HIV-infected women
2. Apply updates in peri-conception counseling to the care of HIV-infected women
3. Develop new strategies for optimizing anti-retroviral therapy and HCV therapy in HIV-infected women
4. Provide optimal strategies to prevent cervical cancer in HIV-infected women, including HPV vaccination

Each one-hour session will include specific objectives.

Target Audience

Given the multidimensional challenges facing HIV-infected women, this program will provide multi-disciplinary training to a variety of health care professionals, including, but not limited to, nurses, physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers, and case managers.


To complete each of the six sessions, you must view the one-hour presentation and complete the pre-test, post-test and evaluation.

Release Date: April 28, 2016
Expiration Date: November 9, 2017

On-Demand Event Details:Each one-hour presentation will be available on-demand for one year.

On-Demand Dates - One Hour


May 10, 2016-May 9, 2017

Safer conception for HIV-affected couples and individuals
Lynn T. Matthews, MD, MPH

June 14, 2016 - June 13, 2017

Co-infection with Hepatitis C Virus in Women
Arthur Y. Kim, MD

July 18, 2016 - July 17, 2017

Menopause, Reduced Ovarian Reserve, and Cardiovascular Disease in HIV: Makings of a Mid-life Crisis
Sara E. Dolan Looby, PhD, ANP-BC,FAAN

September 18, 2016 - September 17, 2017

Metabolic Bone Disease in Women Living with HIV
Janet Lo, MD

December 9, 2016 - December 8, 2017

Women Living with HIV: Psychosocial Impact and Transitions
Karen Daley, PhD, RN, FAAN

February 5, 2017 - February 4, 2018

The Future of Care in HIV Infected Women
Sheila Tlou, PhD, RN, FAAN


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Rajesh T. Gandhi, MD, Course Director

Rajesh T. Gandhi, M.D. is Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and the Director of HIV Clinical Services and Education at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Dr. Gandhi is the site leader of the MGH AIDS Clinical Research Site in the Harvard/Miriam AIDS Clinical Trials Unit and vice-chair of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) HIV-1 Reservoirs and Eradication Transformative Science Group. He is also the Director of the Harvard University Center for AIDS Research Clinical Core (CFAR). Dr. Gandhi is the editor of Partners ID Images, an educational infectious diseases website, and organizer of the HIV Online Provider Education (HOPE) program, an internet-based educational conference series for physicians and nurses caring for HIV-infected patients in resource-limited settings. He is also an Associate Editor of Journal Watch Infectious Diseases. He is a scientific member of the Department of Health and Human Services Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents.

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Inge B. Corless, PhD, RN, FNAP, FAAN

Inge B. Corless, PhD, RN, FNAP, FAAN, is a Professor in the School of Nursing at the MGH Institute of Health Professions. At the MGH Institute, Dr. Corless directs the HIV/AIDS track and has made courses available via a distance-learning format. Dr. Corless teaches the HIV epidemiology course and also an International Health Experience course in which she takes students to work with colleagues in sub-Saharan Africa. A member of the International HIV/AIDS Nursing Research Network, the American Academy of Nursing, the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science, the American Public Health Association, the International Work Group on Death, Dying, and Bereavement, and a former President of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, she was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Researcher Hall of Fame. Dr. Corless is also a member of the Harvard University Center for AIDS Research.

Registration Information

This activity is free of charge.


For questions regarding this activity, please contact Neha Patel at npatel39@partners.orgor 617-726-0709.

For questions regarding registration, please contact Partners Office of Continuing Professional Development at

Additional Requests

Our Course Coordinator can assist you with any special needs (i.e., physical, dietary, etc). Please contact Neha Patel prior to the live event at or 617-726-0709.

Educational Support

This program has received support in the form of educational grants from the following companies: Gilead Sciences, Inc., Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Viiv Healthcare Company

Provided By

Massachusetts General Hospital Infectious Disease Unit and Partners HealthCare System

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CME Information

Per Session

Partners HealthCare System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Partners HealthCare System designates this enduring material for a maximum 1AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This internet-based CME activity is best experienced Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0 or later, Mozilla Firefox 13 or later, Chrome 16 or later, Safari (version 5 or later)

Hardware/Software Specifications:
This Web site requires that JavaScript and session cookies be enabled. Certain activities may require additional software to view multimedia, presentation, or printable versions of the content. These activities will be marked as such and will provide links to the required software. That software may be: Adobe Flash, Adobe Acrobat, and Microsoft PowerPoint.

Optimal System Configuration:
Flash Player: Adobe Flash Player 10.1+
Browser: Firefox 13+, Internet Explorer 9.0+, Safari 13+, or Google Chrome 16+
Operating System: Windows Vista,7,8 or Mac OS X 10.4+
Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

Minimum Requirements:
Windows PC:
Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent with 2.33 GHz processor; Windows XP; 512 MB RAM; Video Card at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card at least 16-bit; Macromedia Flash Player 10 or higher, audio playback with speakers for programs with video content; Firefox 3+, Internet Explorer 7.0+, Safari 4+, Google Chrome, or Opera
Mac OS X 10.3 or higher with latest updates installed; 1.83MHz Intel Core Duo or faster; RAM: 128MB or more; Video Card: at least 128MB of video memory; Sound Card: at least 16-bit