Emerging Infections in Clinical Practice and Public Health (Live Webinar)


Friday, November 20, 2020


Live Zoom Webinar

Emerging Infections in Clinical Practice and Public Health


Emerging and re-emerging infections continue to challenge clinicians, infection control practitioners and public health officials alike. 2020 has been especially challenging due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore this year we especially give plenty of attention to what we have learned about COVID-19 to date. This continuing education conference, in its 26th year, provides a forum for authoritative presentations and discussions on the epidemiology, prevention, and control of diseases. View Agenda


This conference is ideal for physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, advanced practice nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, infection preventionists, laboratorians, and public health professionals who are interested in new insights into "Emerging Infections in Clinical Practice."

Educational Objectives

Following completion of this activity, learners should be better able to:

  • Discuss the most current knowledge about the epidemiology of COVID-19 in Minnesota.
  • Discuss the most recent status of COVID-19 vaccine candidates.
  • Apply the recent updated CDC guidelines for treatment of sexually transmitted infections in practice.
  • Describe pitfalls of antibiotic stewardship in the age of COVID.
  • Describe what the multi inflammatory system in children syndrome is.

Provided by

University of Minnesota Medical School, Interprofessional Continuing Education
University of Minnesota, Department of Medicine

In cooperation with

Mayo Clinic
Minnesota Department of Health


Ruth Lynfield, MD, Minnesota Department of Health
Susan Kline, MD, MPH, University of Minnesota Medical School Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine

Image Caption: This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).


Joint Accreditation LogoIn support of improving patient care, University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statements

American Medical Association (AMA)

The University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

This activity is awarded up to 3.75 ANCC contact hours.

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

This activity is eligible for 3.75 ACPE contact hours. Information from the participant tracking sheet (which includes your NABP # and month and date of birth) will be uploaded to The Monitor within four weeks of the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals

Other healthcare professionals who participate in this CE activity may submit their statement of participation to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.


Regular Rate: 

Physician: $150
Other Healthcare Professionals: $130
Retired Physicians: $120

Full-Time Faculty: $130
Adjunct Faculty: $100
Other Healthcare Professionals: $100
Resident/Fellow: $50

Access to online course materials is provided in advance of the activity to registered learners. To ensure you receive all course materials before the start of the activity, please register in advance.

Group Discount

At least 3 registrations from the same group must be submitted to receive a $20 discount per person. Register each person separately online and enter group discount code 3GRP0081 into the discount box during checkout. Or email the completed group registration form to cme@umn.edu. NO refunds will be issued if a person from a group has to cancel or does not show up at the conference. Normal refund policy applies for complete group cancellations.

How to Register

In the event you need to cancel your registration, the registration fee, less a $50 administrative fee ($25 for resident/fellows), will be refunded if you notify us by 4:30 p.m. CST on Friday, November 6, 2020. No refunds will be made after this date. If you have any questions, please contact our office at (612) 626-7600 or (800) 776-8636, or e-mail us at cme@umn.edu.



Once you have registered:

Expect to receive additional details by email approximately one week prior to the date of the webinar.
To prepare for the Zoom Webinar:
  • Select the device you will use to watch the Zoom webinar.
  • Make certain this device connects to dependable internet service.
  • Create your free Zoom account at www.zoom.us , if you do not have one already.
  • Download the latest, free Zoom application to your device.
  • Join this TEST Zoom meeting. This will launch a meeting where you are the only participant and you can test your audio and video connection. 

Contact cme@umn.edu.com if you have questions.