Leprosy is Neither Eliminated Nor Simple
Monday, April 24, 2017
Noon to 1 p.m.
NDSU Harry D. McGovern Alumni Center
FREE to attend
Join NDSU's Student Health Service for Grand Rounds: Leprosy is Neither Eliminated Nor Simple - a one-hour presentation by Dr. Barbara Stryjewska, medical officer for the National Hansen's Disease Clinical Center. This event will offer a variety of attendance options including: attending the on-campus event, connecting via videoconference, and connecting via teleconference.
Leprosy is not just a disease of the past. In fact, we have seen recent cases in both North Dakota and Minnesota. The local community is very fortunate to have an expert, Dr. Barbara Stryjewska, from the National Hansen’s Disease Center in Louisiana, presenting on the current epidemiology of Leprosy and the best practices for disease management.
Because of a general lack of awareness of Hansen’s Disease (leprosy) in the U.S. patients are often misdiagnosed and treatment is delayed. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration, "Hansen's Disease is rare in the United States. There are currently approximately 6,500 cases; about 3,300 require active medical management." Early diagnosis and treatment is the key to prevention of nerve damage and reducing of disability in leprosy.
Physicians and other healthcare providers will gain an awareness of leprosy in the U.S. and an understanding of the current concepts in diagnosis, treatment of leprosy and the support services available from the National Hansen’s Disease Programs in Baton Rouge (NHDP). Come learn about this historically significant, and still present infectious disease.
About the Presenter
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Barbara M. Stryjewska, M.D.
Medical Officer // National Hansen's Disease Clinical Center
Dr. Barbara Stryjewska obtained her medical doctorate in 1977 from the Jagiellonian University School of Medicine in Krakow, Poland. After completing her residency in Radiation Oncology, she served as an attending on the Oncology service at the Centre of Oncology at the Curie Memorial Institute in Krakow until her immigration to the United States in 1988, when she retrained in Family Medicine at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Yonkers, New York.
She served as a Primary Care Provider in Baton Rouge, Louisiana until 2002, when she assumed the position of Medical Officer for the National Hansen’s Disease Clinical Center, the only facility in the United States solely devoted to the treatment of leprosy.
In addition to her duties coordinating the overall care of Hansen’s disease patients, Dr. Stryjewska also provides consulting support to physicians and health departments around the country and regularly leads educational seminars on the medical, surgical, and therapeutic management of leprosy. She was invited to lecture at the Emory, NIH in Bethesda and Harvard Medical School in Boston. In summer 2013 and 2015, she conducted Leprosy Workshop in Kosrae, Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei (Federated States of Micronesia), Republic of Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau and American Territories in Guam and in American Samoa.
She is a Principal Investigator IND # 67,033 for Clofazimine in the long–term treatment of leprosy, Phase III (CDC IRB S#5811).
This one-hour clinical overview of Hansen's Disease (Leprosy) will cover the following:
- Identify services provided to private sector physicians and their HD patients through the NHDP: diagnostic (biopsy processing, reading, PCR testing), free anti-HD drugs, consultations, reconstructive surgery, and special rehabilitation.
- Identify the cardinal signs and the criteria for a presumptive diagnosis, current U.S. treatment protocols for leprosy.
- Identify the unique features of leprosy; symptoms, diagnosis and management of immunological complications (lepra reactions).
This event is open to all NDSU faculty, NDSU staff, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, public health employees, individuals who work with infectious diseases, and other members of the medical community.
The on-site event registration is open to the first 140 people. Due to this limited seating we are requiring individuals to register in advance to guarantee themselves a seat. If you are unable to make it to campus, the event is also offered as a videoconference and teleconference. Conference links and/or phone numbers will be send to all participants who choose that option.
If you are unable to register for the on-site event at the link above, the on-site event may be full. If you register and you find that you are no longer able to attend the on-site event call 701-231-7015 or email email@example.com to release your seat and allow another individual to attend.
The University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of _1_ Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences and North Dakota State University and National Hansen’s Disease Programs. The University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Knowledge Based; UAN 0047-0000-17-002-L01-P
Instructor: Dr. Barbara Stryjewska, Medical Officer, National Hansen’s Disease Clinical Center
Identify the services provided to private sector physicians and their HD patients through the NHDP: diagnostic (biopsy processing, reading, PCR testing), free anti-HD drugs, consultations, reconstructive surgery, and special rehabilitation.
Identify the cardinal signs and the criteria for a presumptive diagnosis, current U.S. treatment protocols for leprosy.
Identify the unique features of leprosy: symptoms, diagnosis and management of immunological complications (lepra reactions).
North Dakota State University College of Health Professions - School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Attendance at the session and completion of the evaluation form will be required to receive CE credit.
Pharmacy professionals can now obtain CE statements of credit on the CPE Monitor website. Non-pharmacists will receive a noncredit transcript within 4-6 weeks of receipt of all evaluation materials.
The on-site event includes a fiesta buffet served with soft shell flour tortillas, sour cream, shredded lettuce, shredded cheese, diced tomatoes, and salsa. Dessert bites in carrot, lemon, and brownie flavors. Coffee and water will be available throughout the presentation.
This event will be held in the NDSU Harry D. McGovern Alumni Center, 1241 N. University Drive. Driving and public transportation directions are provided below for your convenience in getting to NDSU.
There are many ways to get to the NDSU Campus. View campus map.pdf
By Car: If you are getting to campus by car from the north, we suggest you take University Drive going south then take a left into the Alumni Center parking lot.
If you are getting to campus by car from the south, we suggest you take I-29 going north and exit on the 19th Avenue North exit. Drive east to University Drive, then turn left into the Alumni Center parking lot.
If you are getting to campus by car from the west, we suggest you take the exit to 19th Avenue North going east. Drive east to University Drive, then turn left into the Alumni Center parking lot.
If you are getting to campus by car from the east, we suggest you take 19th Avenue North heading west. Turn left onto University Drive then turn left into the Alumni Center parking lot.
By Bus: There are several bus routes that stop right in front of the NDSU A. Glenn Hill building, which is located a few hundred feet from the entrance to the Harry D. McGovern Alumni Center. You will have to cross University Drive, be sure to cross at the stoplight. View the NDSU Transit Guide.
From the Mat Bus Ground Transportation Center you can get on route 13 or route 13U; both routes will drop you off at the A. Glenn Hill building bus stop. The A. Glenn Hill building bus stop is a few hundred feet from the entrance to the Harry D. McGovern Alumni Center. You will have to cross University Drive, be sure to cross at the stoplight.
From downtown Fargo, route 33 will take you to the A. Glenn Hill building bus stop. The A. Glenn Hill building bus stop is a few hundred feet from the entrance to the Harry D. McGovern Alumni Center. You will have to cross University Drive, be sure to cross at the stoplight.
There is a charge for parking on campus. We encourage individuals to carpool when possible. The most convenient lot for you to park in is the Harry D. McGovern Alumni Center parking lot, labeled IFC on the campus map. The lot is directly to the east of the Alumni Center. Parking is free in this lot.
An alternate parking lot, in case the IFC lot is full, is labeled Visitor's Lot on the campus map. Parking is NOT free in this lot. The Visitor's Lot offers payment kiosks.Instructions for using the self-service pay stations are located at each kiosk. Select the amount of time you want to park, pay with the correct amount of coins, bills or a major debit/credit card (MC, Visa, Discover) and collect your receipt. Place the receipt face-up on your driver’s side dashboard so that it is completely visible. This receipt will act as your parking permit.
NDSU's Student Health Service and the Office of Teaching and Learning coordinated this event. A special thanks to the Division of Student Affairs for covering the lunch and registration fee so that all interested individuals may attend FREE of charge (limit 140 people due to space constraints).