Monday, April 24, 2017
Noon to 1 p.m.
NDSU Harry D. McGovern Alumni Center, 1241 University Drive North, Fargo, ND
*Also available via videoconference and teleconference. Link and/or phone number provide via email to registrants prior to event. Registration is FREE
Join NDSU's Student Health Service for Grand Rounds: Leprosy is Neither Eliminated Nor Simple - a one-hour presentation by Dr. Barbara Stryjewska, medical officer for the National Hansen's Disease Clinical Center. Register early as the on-site portion of this event is limited to the first 140 people. View the event webpage.
About the Presentation:
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration, "Hansen's Disease is rare in the United States. There are currently approximately 6,500 cases; about 3,300 require active medical management." Because of a general lack of awareness of Hansen’s Disease (leprosy) in the U.S. patients are often misdiagnosed and treatment is delayed. Early diagnosis and treatment is the key to prevention of nerve damage and reducing of disability in leprosy. Physicians and other healthcare providers will gain an awareness of leprosy in the U.S. and an understanding of the current concepts in diagnosis, treatment of leprosy and the support services available from the National Hansen’s Disease Programs in Baton Rouge (NHDP).
Upon completion of this program, the learner will be able to:
1. Identify services provided to private sector physicians and their HD patients through the National Hansen’s Disease Programs: diagnostic (biopsy processing, reading, PCR testing), free anti-HD drugs, consultations, reconstructive surgery, and special rehabilitation.
2. Identify the cardinal signs and the criteria for a presumptive diagnosis as well as current U.S. treatment protocols for leprosy.
3. Identify the unique features of leprosy; symptoms, diagnosis and management of immunological complications (lepra reactions).
Barbara M. Stryjewska, M.D.
National Hansen's Disease Clinical Center
Dr. Barbara Stryjewska obtained her medical doctorate in 1977 from the Jagiellonian University School of Medicine in Krakow, Poland. After completing her residency in Radiation Oncology, she served as an attending on the Oncology service at the Centre of Oncology at the Curie Memorial Institute in Krakow until her immigration to the United States in 1988, when she retrained in Family Medicine at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Yonkers, New York. She served as a Primary Care Provider in Baton Rouge, Louisiana until 2002, when she assumed the position of Medical Officer for the National Hansen’s Disease Clinical Center, the only facility in the United States solely devoted to the treatment of leprosy.
The University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of _1_ Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences and North Dakota State University and National Hansen’s Disease Programs. The University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Knowledge Based; UAN 0047-0000-17-002-L01-P
Instructor: Dr. Barbara Stryjewska, Medical Officer, National Hansen’s Disease Clinical Center
Identify the services provided to private sector physicians and their HD patients through the NHDP: diagnostic (biopsy processing, reading, PCR testing), free anti-HD drugs, consultations, reconstructive surgery, and special rehabilitation.
Identify the cardinal signs and the criteria for a presumptive diagnosis, current U.S. treatment protocols for leprosy.
Identify the unique features of leprosy: symptoms, diagnosis and management of immunological complications (lepra reactions).
North Dakota State University College of Health Professions - School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Attendance at the session and completion of the evaluation form will be required to receive CE credit.
Pharmacy professionals can now obtain CE statements of credit on the CPE Monitor website. Non-pharmacists will receive a noncredit transcript within 4-6 weeks of receipt of all evaluation materials.
There will be an on-site presentation by Dr. Stryjewska as well as an option to connect via videoconference and teleconference. A link and/or phone number provided via email to registrants prior to the event.
Lunch is provided for on-site attendees (Fiesta Buffet). Register for the event.
If you are unable to register for the on-site event at the link above, the on-site event may be full.
Student Health Service
Division of Student Affairs
Office of Teaching and Learning
For additional information please email or call Nicole Hagness at 701.231.9712.