Challenges in the Treatment of Neglected Tropical Disease in the United States

In this presentation, updates on neglected tropical diseases commonly seen in Houston, Texas are discussed by three speakers from the National School of Tropical Medicine in association with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Jill Weatherhead, M.D. discusses updates in neurocysticercosis; Dr. Eva Clark, M.D. discusses Chagas Disease; and Dr. Laila Woc-Colburn, M.D. discusses malaria in the U.S.

M.O.C. Credit is offered for this activity.

CME Information

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Needs Statement

Faculty and trainees within the Department of Medicine who are involved in the care of patients need to be regularly updated with the recent advances and guidelines in the fields of internal medicine and quality improvement to increase clinical knowledge, and to implement the advances and guidelines in clinical practice to enhance the quality of patient care and outcomes.

Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Discuss updates in the management of the most common tropical diseases seen in Houston, Texas.
  • Illustrate economic and drug access limitations that affect the management of neglected tropical diseases in the United States.
  • Demonstrate the different diagnostic tools available for screening and diagnosis of common neglected tropical diseases.

Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Medical Students
  • Fellows
  • Residents

Accreditation/Credit Designation

Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Baylor College of Medicine designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Program Director

  1. Richard J. Hamill, M.D.

    Richard J. Hamill, M.D.

    Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

Term of Approval

November 1, 20219 through November 30, 2021. Original release date: November 1, 2019.

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Disclosures

The following individual(s) has/have reported financial or other relationship(s) with commercial entities whose products/services may relate to the educational content of this activity:

Presenters

  1. Eva Clark, M.D., Ph.D., DTM&H

    Eva Clark, M.D., Ph.D., DTM&H

    Instructor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

  2. Jill Weatherhead, M.D., M.Sc., DTM&H

    Jill Weatherhead, M.D., M.Sc., DTM&H

    Assistant Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

  3. Laila Woc-Colburn, M.D., DTM&H,  FACP, FIDSA

    Laila Woc-Colburn, M.D., DTM&H, FACP, FIDSA

    Associate Professor Infectious Diseases
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:
    • Honorarium Recipient: McGraw Hill

Program Director

  1. Richard J. Hamill, M.D.

    Richard J. Hamill, M.D.

    Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

Planning Committee Members

  1. Stephen B. Greenberg, M.D.

    Stephen B. Greenberg, M.D.

    Distinguished Service Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

  2. Richard J. Hamill, M.D.

    Richard J. Hamill, M.D.

    Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

  3. Erica Lescinskas, M.D.

    Erica Lescinskas, M.D.

    Assistant Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

  4. Zaven Sargsayan, M.D.

    Zaven Sargsayan, M.D.

    Assistant Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine and Ben Taub Hospital

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

  5. Chirayu Shah, M.D., M.Ed.

    Chirayu Shah, M.D., M.Ed.

    Associate Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

  6. Stephanie Sherman, M.D.

    Stephanie Sherman, M.D.

    Assistant Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

CME Credit Available

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Presenters:

  1. Eva Clark, M.D., Ph.D., DTM&H

    Eva Clark, M.D., Ph.D., DTM&H

    Instructor Baylor College of Medicine
  2. Jill Weatherhead, M.D., M.Sc., DTM&H

    Jill Weatherhead, M.D., M.Sc., DTM&H

    Assistant Professor Baylor College of Medicine
  3. Laila Woc-Colburn, M.D., DTM&H,  FACP, FIDSA

    Laila Woc-Colburn, M.D., DTM&H, FACP, FIDSA

    Associate Professor Infectious Diseases Baylor College of Medicine