SYNChronicity 2020

September 8-11, 2020

Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and HealthHIV

This activity is supported in part by an independent educational grant from Merck

Target Audience

This activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, social workers, health education specialists, and other allied healthcare professionals engaged in the care of patients with HIV.

  • Educational Objectives

    After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to: 

    • Discuss how to sync approaches to delivery treatment and care to underserved medical populations at the national, state, and local levels. 
    • Describe how diverse organizations can work together to incorporate health equity across HIV, HCV, STI, and COVID-19 among underserved populations, including LGBTQ, racial and ethnic minority, and older persons –
    • Strategize how to sync national initiatives to end HIV, HCV, STI, and COVID-19 transmission, particularly among underserved populations, at the national, State, and local levels
    • Detail the challenges and approaches to delivering prevention and care services for HIV, HCV, STI, and other communicable diseases into primary health care
    • Enumerate tools and resources that help organizations and providers evolve and sustain synced health delivery efforts in a dynamic health care environment
    • Demonstrate readiness to create new partnerships to implement a synchronized approach to address patient/client care across HIV, HCV, STI, and LGBTQ health 

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and HealthHIV.  Postgraduate Institute for Medicine 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.

  • Physician Continuing Medical Education

    The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Continuing Pharmacy Education

    Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 16.0 contact hour(s) (1.60 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

    Type of Activity: Knowledge

    AIDS Therapy Sessions UAN: JA4008162-9999-20-2269-L02-P

    General Pharmacy Sessions UAN: JA4008162-9999-20-2270-L04-P

    Disease State Management/Drug Therapy Sessions UAN: JA4008162-9999-20-2271-L01-P

    Pharmacists have up to 30 days to complete the evaluation and claim credit for participation so that information can be submitted to CPE Monitor as required.  An ACPE credit worksheet will be provided when completing the evaluation to determine credits amounts to claim for each UAN.

    Continuing Nursing Education

    The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 16.0 contact hours.

    Continuing Social Worker Education

    As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.  Postgraduate Institute for Medicine maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 16.0 clinical/cultural competency* continuing education credits.

    *A Worksheet will be provided upon completion of the evaluation to document the amount of clinical and/or cultural competency credit issued.

    Continuing Health Education Specialists Education 

    Sponsored by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 16.0 total entry-level Category I contact education contact hours.

  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest. 


    The following faculty/planning committee members reported the following financial relationships or relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity:

    Name of Faculty

    Conflicts of Interest

    Ivan Melendez-Rivera

    Consulting Fees: ViiV Healthcare; Fees for Non-CME/CE Services: ViiV Healthcare and Janssen; Contracted Research: Merck

    Mandy Hill

    Contracted Research: Gilead

    Murray Penner

    Consulting Fees: Merck; Grant Funding: Gilead, Merck, ViiV Healthcare (paid to employer)

    Marcus Hopkins

    Contracted Research: Gilead

    Damon Jacobs

    Consulting Fees: Gilead

    Greg Millett

    Fees for non-CME/CE Services: Gilead, Merck

    All remaining faculty/planning committee members have nothing to disclose.

    Planners and Managers

    The PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose. The HealthHIV planners and managers have nothing to disclose.

  • Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

    This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


    Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management.  Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

    Request for Credit

    In order to obtain your CME/CE certificate, please follow the steps below at the conclusion of the virtual conference:

    • Go to
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    • Type in 15010 at the top of the page, “Find Post-Test/Evaluation by Course”, and click enter
    • Click on the activity title when it appears
    • Choose the type of credit you desire
    • Complete the online Evaluation
    • Receive an immediate CME/CE Certificate to download and/or print for your files

    For Pharmacists: Upon completion of the online evaluation, your credit will be submitted to CPE Monitor. Pharmacists have up to thirty (30) days to complete the evaluation and claim credit. Please check your NABP account within thirty (30) days to make sure the credit has posted.

    If you have questions regarding the certification of this activity, please contact PIM via email at