I would definitely recommend this course to my colleagues.
- Jesús, MD

Clinical Symposium: Providing Comprehensive Health Care to Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM)


Event Details

Thursday, June 18, 2015
9:00AM - 4:00PM
New York University
Kimmel Center for University Life
60 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012 


The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the NYC STD Prevention Training Center are offering a free one-day clinical symposium on MSM health for clinical providers. The goal of the symposium is to address health disparities among the New York City MSM population. The symposium is provided in partnership with Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, the New York State Department of Health HIV, HCV and STD Clinical Education Initiative, and the New York/New Jersey AIDS Education and Training Center.


Target Audience

Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and nurse practitioners who provide direct clinical care to patients.

Disclosure Statement (CM 2558)

CDC, our planners, our presenters and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.

Content will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use with the exception of Dr. Daskalakis’, Mr. Huyett’s and Dr. Rompalo’s discussion on oropharyngeal and anorectal NAAT testing, pap testing, PEP treatment, nifedipine ointment, imiquimod, Gardasil and meningococcal vaccine. They will be discussing:  1. oropharyngeal and anorectal NAAT testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea and can only be conducted at laboratories that have done the appropriate quality assurance validation testing; 2. Annual Anal pap testing for HIV+ MSM is not FDA approved for men; 3.  The treatments listed for PEP are FDA approved for HIV but not for PEP use; 4.  The Meningococcal vaccine recommendation for MSM and HIV+ MSM is not ACIP recommendation but a NYC DOHMH recommendation. 5. Providing Gardasil outside of the age recommendations to prevent anal cancer 6. Providing Nifedipine ointment to apply fissures 7. Using Imiquimod with a different dosing strata for people who are immune compromised.

CDC does not accept commercial support.



Below are the presentations from the MSM Clinical Symposium.

Continuing Education

CME: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides 5.4 contact hours.

Continuing Education Instructions June 18 2015

  • Please note that participants must complete the online evaluation and continuing education forms by Monday July 20th
  • If you are experience difficulties accessing your CE, you may contact CDC's Training and Continuing Education Online (TCEO) support at 1-800-4TRAIN, via email or ce@cdc.gov, or through their learner support contact form


MSM Health Resource

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has released a City Health Information (CHI) bulletin on "Providing Comprehensive Health Care to Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM)" - click on the link to access the full CHI. 

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