2022 Minnesota Syphilis Learning Series

2022 Minnesota Syphilis Virtual Learning Series

Slowing the spread of syphilis

Tuesdays October 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2022, 1 - 3:30 p.m.

  • FREE virtual learning sessions addressing syphilis prevention, screening, and treatment
  • Four afternoon sessions in October

This learning series is intended for medical/clinical personnel who work in settings that identify, screen, test, diagnose, and treat syphilis.

  • Understand current epidemiologic trends for syphilis and congenital syphilis in Minnesota.
  • Review the ways in which programs at the Minnesota Department of Health collaborate with providers to prevent and address syphilis and congenital syphilis.
  • Learn current best practices for screening, diagnosing, and treating syphilis and congenital syphilis.

The University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity (each session is 2.5 credits).


Registration information will be forthcoming.

Tentative agenda and topics

Syphilis Learning Series Agenda (PDF)
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Syphilis Learning Series Save the Date (PDF)
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Tuesday, October 4 Topics: Epidemology of Syphilis and Partner Services

  • Minnesota Syphilis Data
  • Journey of a Case Report
  • Partner Services at the Minnesota Department of Health
  • The Importance of Partners

Tuesday, October 11 Topics: Screening, Staging, and Treating Syphilis

  • Syphilis Screening Guidelines
  • Syphilis Staging and Treatment
  • Strategies for Educating Patients and Eliciting Partner Information

Tuesday, October 18 Topics: Addressing Social Factors

  • Inclusive Sexual Health History/Risk Assessments
  • Fostering Diversity and Inclusion in Sexual Health Settings
  • Providing Low-Barrier Services to Prevent Syphilis

Tuesday, October 25 Topics: Congenital Syphilis

  • Syphilis Diagnosis and Treatment in Pregnancy
  • Congenital Syphilis Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Caring for Pregnant People with Substance Use Disorder

Featured speakers

The speakers below will present keynote/plenary sessions. Speakers may change as plans are confirmed.

  • Steven Contag, MD
    MHealth Fairview
  • Alexandra Douglas, MD, MPH
    Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialist
  • Jill Foster, MD
    MHealth Fairview
  • Leo Moore, MD, MSHPM
    Medical Director, Clinical Services, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
  • Monica Munoz, RN
    Nurse, Los Angeles Department of of Health
  • Anne Rompalo, MD, ScM
    Professor of Medicine and Gynecology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Margot Savoy, MD, MPH,FAAFP
    Senior Vice President, Education, American Academy of Family Physicians

Hosted by Minnesota Department of Health and Health Care Education Training.

Updated Friday, 22-Jul-2022 16:47:02 CDT