Pediatric HIV/AIDS Training Course


March 7–8, 2017

Marlo Thomas Center for Global Education and Collaboration
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105

Program Overview

The American Academy of Pediatrics, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society invite you to attend this course on all aspects of HIV management in infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. This course will present evidence-based data to help healthcare providers optimize their clinical practice and is intended for those who are interested in expanding their knowledge of HIV/AIDS care, including pediatric residents and fellows who need a foundation in pediatric and adolescent HIV management.

  1. Course Directors

    Ellen Chadwick, MD, FAAP
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

    Rana Chakraborty, MD, PhD, FAAP
    Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

    Ellen Cooper, MD, FAAP
    Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA

    Katherine Hsu, MD, MPH, FAAP
    Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Boston, MA

    Course Faculty

    Mark Abzug, MD
    University of Colorado, Aurora, CO

    Susan Carr, PharmD
    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN

    Elizabeth Collins, MD, MPH, FAAP
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

    Echezona Ezeanolue, MD, FAAP
    University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas, NV

    Patricia Flynn, MD, FAAP
    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN

    Aditya Gaur, MD
    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN

    Ayesha Mirza, MD, FAAP
    University of Florida Health, Jacksonville, FL

    Natella Rakhmanina, MD, PhD, FCP, FAAP
    Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC

    Carina Rodriguez, MD, FAAP
    University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

    George Siberry, MD, MPH, FAAP
    US Department of State, Washington, DC

  2. The target audience for this conference includes healthcare providers who treat HIV-infected and exposed infants, children, and adolescents both within and outside of the United States and pediatric residents and fellows.

  3. After attending this conference, you should be able to:

    • Successfully manage the infant perinatally exposed to HIV
    • Provide recommendations on when to start antiretroviral therapy in HIV-infected children, adolescents, and young persons and explain aspects the individual drugs, including toxicities and interactions.
    • Manage the many opportunistic infections and sexually transmitted infections associated with HIV infection
    • Explain the complexities and challenges of HIV care in children, adolescents, and young persons, including disclosure, adherence, and sexual behavior
    • Formulate individual management plans for HIV-infected and exposed children, adolescents, and young persons
  4. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the American Academy of Pediatrics. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    This educational activity is supported by an educational grant from ViiV Healthcare. The opinions expressed herein are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the CME provider, co-provider, host department, or the commercial supporter.

  5. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  6. A block of rooms for conference attendees has been reserved at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel for $118 per night (plus taxes and fees) for the nights of March 6-7, 2017. Please reference the HIV/AIDS Training Course when reserving your room. Book your room by February 6, 2017, to secure this rate. After that date, room rate and availability cannot be guaranteed.  

    Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel
    250 N Main Street
    Memphis, TN 38103
    901-527-7300 or 866-716-8134

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  7. The registration price is $350. Register early because space is limited. Note that online registration is limited to credit card payments only; for other payment options, contact

    Cancellation requests must be sent in writing to:

    Anjie Emanuel
    141 Northwest Point Blvd
    Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
    Fax: 847-434-8000

    Cancellations received by January 16, 2017, will receive a full refund. Cancellations received between January 17 and February 6, 2017, by 5:00 pm (CST) will receive a partial refund minus a $50 processing fee. Refunds will be processed one month following the close of the conference.

    No refunds will be given after February 6, 2017, at 5:00 pm (CST) or for no-shows.

Conference Agenda

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Time Event
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration Opens
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Introduction and Welcome
Session 1: Management of the HIV-Exposed Infant, Child, and Adolescent
9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Antepartum and Intrapartum Care
10:00a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Postpartum Care of the Low and High Risk Infant, Including HIV Diagnostics Specific to Neonates
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. PEP and PrEP
11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Break
12:00 p.m. - 1:25 p.m. Lunch and PMTCT Case Discussion
Session 2: ARVs, Resistance, Interactions and Adverse Events
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. When & What to Start: Introduction to ARVs and Rationale for First-Line ARV Regimens
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. When to Switch: Monitoring, Interactions, Resistance, Toxicity/Intolerance/Complications
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. The Adolescent Brain: [Re-]Setting Our Own Expectations About Adolescents 
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Break & ARV Tasting
4:30 p.m. - 5:55 p.m. ARV Case Discussion
6:00 p.m. Adjourn - Dinner at St. Jude (registrants and faculty)

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Time Event
7:45 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
Session 3: Infections and Other Complications of HIV Disease
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Respiratory Distress and HIV
8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. CNS Complications in HIV-Infected Children & Adolescents
9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Renal Dysfunction and HIV
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Wasting and HIV (MAC, CMV)
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. STI - HIV
12:00 p.m. - 12:15 p.m. Adjourn: Closing and Evaluations

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