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Infectious Diseases Updates

Total Credits: 1.5 including 1.5 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)

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OPSC - California
Jon G. Persichino, DO
1 Hour 27 Minutes
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The lecture will discuss the 2018 topics of interest in the field of Infectious Diseases that pertain to and are significant to family practitioners and internists in the outpatient and inpatient settings. Summaries of and commentaries on updated screening and treatment guidelines covering topics such as Chronic Hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Diseases such as Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Syphilis infections, Clostridium difficile colitis, and Latent Tuberculosis will be discussed. New evidence will be presented on the treatment management of Community-associated Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) skin and soft tissue infections. The emergence of antimicrobial resistance in the United States and the response from The Joint Commission on the new antimicrobial stewardship requirements will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand new screening guidelines & treatment options for Chronic Hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
2. Understand new diagnostic testing and treatment options for Clostridium difficile colitis.
3. Understand the management of Community-associated Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) skin and soft tissue infections.

Disclosures: None Reported 

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). The Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California (OPSC) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. 

Grievance Policy: OPSC strives to provide continuing medical education programs to fulfill the needs of the attendees and to meet the AOA Uniform Guidelines and AOA Accreditation Requirements. Comments, questions, or complaints should be forwarded to OPSC, by calling the OPSC Office at 916-822-5246 or by email to



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Jon Persichino, DO graduated from Western University of Health Sciences in 2003. He completed his internship, residency, and chief residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center in Internal Medicine. His training was completed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center with a fellowship in Infectious Diseases.

He currently serves as the Infectious Diseases and HIV consultant at Riverside Medical Clinic, Riverside Community Hospital, and Riverside County Department of Public Health in Riverside, California. He also serves as the Medical Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship at Riverside Community Hospital.

He holds academic appointments at Western University of Health Sciences, University of California Riverside School of Medicine, and Loma Linda University School of Medicine. 

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