Upcoming Conferences – Spring 2021

Take a look at our upcoming CME conferences. There’s something for everyone!

22nd Annual Update in Infectious Diseases
Friday, April 30, 2021
Time: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Location: live virtual conference

Course Overview and registration

Designed for primary care providers, pharmacists, nurses, clinical microbiologists, and other providers, this virtual conference will provide an update on the prevention and treatment of various infectious diseases.

Topics to include:
• COVID-19 vaccine update and COVID in pregnancy
• Tickborne infections in Iowa
• Infections in the elderly
• Sexually transmitted infections: 2021 update
• Community acquired pneumonia

The Zoom link will be emailed a few days before the conference.

Culturally Responsive Health Care in Iowa
Thursday, June 3, 2021
Time: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: live virtual conference

Course Overview and registration

There is a need to ensure that health care professionals have the skills and knowledge to provide culturally appropriate services in order to respond to the changing patient demographics, address health care disparities, ensure patient safety and the highest quality of care.

Topics to include:
• Care to patients during the COVID-19 pandemic
• Care to patients with autism
• Culturally inclusive products for patients
• Best practices on the correct usage of Trans+ pronouns and names
• Best-practice efforts of UI Health Care Diversity, Equity, Inclusion task forces

The Zoom link will be emailed a few days before the conference.

Iowa Rheumatology Virtual Symposium
Friday, June 4, 2021
Time: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: live virtual conference

Course Overview and registration (registration coming soon)

This conference will review hot topics and updates in rheumatology and discuss interesting clinical cases.


  1. Determine optimal therapeutic approaches for patients with lupus nephritis in select patient groups
  2. Outline the reasons for physician burnout and strategies on how to improve it
  3. Discuss clinical comorbidities causing MAS/HLH manifestations in patients with Adult Onset Still’s Disease
  4. Describe manifestations and treatment strategies for patients with sarcoidosis
  5. Describe the role of the short arm of chromosome 8 in controlling tolerance and autoimmunity
  6. Review diagnostic and therapeutic options for management of non uric acid related crystalline arthropathies
  7. Test diagnostic skills in patients with orphan rheumatologic diseases.

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