Valley Fever Center for Excellence


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Cocci for the PCP CME

Presented by the Valley Fever Center for Excellence at the University of Arizona. This course has been developed in collaboration with the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) to enhance healthcare provider education of this important disease. Special thanks to presenting faculty as well as Nonprofit News Source for videography and production.

CME Accreditation

The University of Arizona College of Medicine at the Arizona Health Sciences Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine at the Arizona Health Sciences Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Original Release Date: November 1, 2012
Most Recent Review by CME Sponsor: November 1, 2014
CME Sponsorship Termination Date: October 31, 2016
CME Sponsor Contact Information:

University of Arizona College of Medicine at the Arizona Health Sciences Center
Office of Continuing Medical Education

Objectives - to help physicians:

  1. Assess the epidemiology of coccidioidomycosis in Arizona and the prevalence of this condition in the endemic area.
  2. Recognize the clinical presentation of primary coccidioidomycosis.
  3. Diagnose and manage coccidioidomycosis, including complex cases.
  4. Evaluate and select currently available diagnostic tests for coccidioidomycosis for patients suspected of having Valley Fever.
  5. Develop a clinical decision-making strategy to select the most appropriate treatment (or no treatment).
  6. Educate patients on their condition and monitor patient outcomes.
Principal Faculty:
  • Rebecca Sunenshine, MD - Career Epidemiology Field Officer, Maricopa County Department of Public Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Neil Ampel, MD - Professor of Medicine, Valley Fever Center for Excellence, University of Arizona
  • Janis Blair, MD - Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Mayo Clinic in Arizona
  • Michael Saubolle, PhD, DABMM - Medical Director, Infectious Diseases Division, Laboratory Sciences of Arizona/Banner Health, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement: All Faculty, CME Planning Committee Members, and the CME Office Reviewers have disclosed that they do not have any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity.

Learning format: Interactive online video lecture course, including mandatory assessment questions (number of questions varies by module), and an end survey which must be completed to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Learners should view all online videos and answer every assessment question.

Estimated time to complete this activity: 3.5 hours. However, the modules do not need to be completed in one sitting.

Media/Software requirements: This web-based activity is offered online and requires a connection to the Internet with a recent version of Flash Player.

We are aware of occasional technical issues that may arise from this program and apologize for any inconvenience you may experience while completing the modules. Should you encounter difficulties, we recommend that you exit the program and return to that section using the navigation tools on the bottom or right of the screen.

If you have any questions about this CME activity, please email or leave a message at 520-626-6517.

Source of Funding: This activity was jointly supported by funds from the VFCE and ADHS.

Privacy Policy: The Valley Fever Center for Excellence (VFCE) does not provide e-mail or physical addresses to third parties.

  • VFCE does not provide any information regarding individual users to marketing companies.
  • VFCE does not send e-mail marketing messages to its users
  • VFCE does not use cookies (or any other technology) to track or report on its users' Web activities

VFCE does keep track of your individual registration data and evaluation responses. These are stored in a password-protected on-line database and on a secure network.


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