Accreditation Statements

Physicians: The Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) Coastal Bend Health Education Center (CBHEC) is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

TAMHSC CBHEC designates this educational activity for a maximum of 10.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Family Physicians: Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of Credit is pending.

ACPE logoPharmacists: The Texas A&M Health Science Center Coastal Bend Health Education Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

The Tropical and Infectious Diseases Conference has been accredited for up to 10.0 contact hours of ACPE continuing pharmacy education. In order to receive continuing pharmacy education credit, participants must participate in the session(s) and complete an evaluation at the conclusion of the conference. This activity is knowledge-based. 

Nurses: Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi College of Nursing and Health Sciences (TAMU-CC CONHS) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association Approver, an accredited approved approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. TAMU-CC CONHS Approved Provider will offer up to 10.0 contact hours.

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For questions regarding continuing education, please contact your respective office:

Educational Objectives

  • Review the mechanisms of antibiotics action and resistance.
  • Discuss the antibiotics stewardship in community and hospital settings.
  • Discuss the pathogens involved in community-acquired pneumonia and review therapeutic options.
  • Review clinical presentations of several subacute and chronic skin infections and internal tissue/organ eruptions.
  • Outline epidemiology, clinical illness, virology and outcomes of acute flaccid myelitis in children starting in 2014.
  • Identify HIV/STD testing services available at the Texas public health laboratory.
  • Describe how to diagnose HIV and HCV and discuss basic principles of HIV and HCV treatment.
  • Examine the controversies regarding isolation precautions.
  • Discuss infectious diseases that occur following natural disasters.
  • Explain the incidence of vector-borne infectious diseases in Texas.