INTENSIVE COURSE IN HIV & AGING

Elevate Your Skills as Clinicians Managing Older Patients with HIV

This “Intensive Course in HIV & Aging” provides a select group of participants with a unique opportunity for hands-on learning that will improve their ability to care for older adults with HIV, enhance their expertise as HIV providers, and foster lifelong learning through a community of like-minded clinicians.

 

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Acquire knowledge and skills to build expertise in the field of HIV & Aging within your organization
  • Practice systematic approaches towards the care of older adults with HIV
  • Identify potential areas of care improvement and develop action plans to address them

WHO WILL BENEFIT

  • Physicians aspiring to provide better care for older adults with HIV
  • Nurse practitioners or physician assistants looking to create a niche in their practice for an emerging population
  • Clinics or organizations seeking to improve outcomes for older patients with HIV

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

This course consists of approximately 10 hours of material delivered over an eight-week period. It begins with a one-week prework period in which you will complete a self-assessment (15 minutes) and prepare to lead 1 case discussion based on the topic of your choice (2 hours). After the prework concludes, 1 patient case is discussed per week in a real-time, interactive online classroom (1 hour per week). You will then participate in two 1-on-1 remote consult sessions with our faculty coaches (2 hours). The course ends with a capstone assignment (3 hours) that will solidify your knowledge and prepares you for lifelong learning as part of a global community of scholars.

Spring 2022
Length: 8 weeks
Program Dates: 03/02/22 – 04/27/22
Cost: Free
Application Period: 02/16/22 – 03/02/22

ABOUT THE COURSE DIRECTORS

Dr. Jonathan S. Appelbaum, MD, FACP, AAHIVS is a board-certified geriatrician, the Laurie L. Dozier, Jr., MD education Director, a Professor of Internal Medicine and the chair of the Department of Clinical Sciences at Florida State University, College of Medicine. He is also a member of AAHIVM’s National Board of Directors, serving currently as the Chair of AAHIVM’s Florida Steering Committee and as the Co-chair of AAHIVM’s Executive Committee. He has extensive experience caring for older adults with HIV and has authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on topics related to HIV and Aging.

 

Dr. Aroonsiri Sangarlangkarn, MD, MPH, FACP is an associate professor of Internal Medicine and lead geriatrician at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. She completed her geriatric medicine fellowship at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, NY with a special focus on HIV and Aging. In addition to her experience in the US, Dr. Sangarlangkarn has worked in both Uganda and Thailand to provide geriatric care to older adults with HIV. In addition to her clinical activities, Dr. Sangarlangkarn is active in research and education, providing mentorship to residents and medical students. She has published scientific articles related to medical education programs as well as HIV and Aging issues.

Faculty Members:

Dr. Noelle Marie Javier – Associate Professor of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Dr. Jacob Walker – Assistant Professor of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine, University of Chicago

Dr. Jennifer Woodard – Resident Physician, Combined medicine/geriatrics residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin

TESTIMONIALS

The course has received significant interests from HIV providers all around the world. We received applications from 20 countries in 6 continents.

“I really enjoyed the patient cases that were created. They were challenging enough to encourage discussion but familiar enough where it didn’t feel like a “fake” case. I enjoyed the discussions with the other learners and the facilitators. It is clear to me that the facilitators are experts in the field. I have learned a lot through our weekly discussions.”

“It has been an eye opener and has allowed me to better care for our HIV patients. Discussed with team and we will be implementing a HIV quality project to implement the geriatric assessment.”

“Classes were informative and pragmatic. Also, as a foreigner, I happened to learn about US medical insurance system (Medicare) thanks to Dr. Appelbaum.”

“The flexibility was very appreciated. Very good case studies.”

“The cases helped inspire background reading. The group discussions were helpful to hear other perspectives for challenges with multiple reasonable solutions.”

“The capstone project was great since it was applicable and can be used to improve our practice.”

“The discussions were great. I enjoyed learning from other students and receiving input and advice from the instructors.”

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Time commitment

The self-paced portions of the course (Introduction and preparation for module 1 and 3) allows learners to complete coursework on their own time, as long as deadlines are met on a weekly basis to ensure that the group progress at a similar pace to maximize social interactions. The real-time, interactive portions (part of module 1-3) will allow learners of the same cohort to find a common time when all participants are available to log on and interact through an online meeting platform.

Technical requirements

Our course is hosted on multiple platforms that can be accessed free of charge. Self-assessment is completed on Google Forms. The forum discussion is hosted on Google Forum. Real-time, interactive sessions are hosted on Zoom or Google Meet. Our course is designed to work on an internet-connected desktop/laptop/mobile devices, headphones (preferably a headset with build-in microphones to minimize feedback), built-in or external microphones, and built-in or external webcam.

Learning requirements

Participants are expected to fully complete all coursework in a thoughtful and timely manner. This means meeting weekly deadlines, presenting to real-time, interactive sessions on time, and participating in the sessions for the full allotted hour. We also expect participation in the social learning elements of the course by offering thoughtful feedback to other learners as part of the capstone assignment. Participants who fail to meet these requirements will not receive a certificate and will not be able to retake the course.

Grading

No grades are assigned for this course. Participants will be evaluated as either complete or not complete.

Accreditation

Physicians and physician assistants will be able to earn CME credits. Nurse practitioners will be able to earn CNE credits. Participants will also earn a certificate of completion from the American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM).

For more information, please email icha.aahivm@gmail.com.

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