The Chicago Infectious Disease Board Review

Rush University Medical Center Board Review

Expert-led infectious disease board prep and infectious disease CME in convenient formats so you can learn without traveling.

If your primary viewing mode will be on a computer or tablet, we recommend the Online Video package. In addition to online access, you will receive a USB with MP4 files. Use the USB to watch offline or import into iTunes and other media players and then synch to your mobile device, laptop or desktop. Plus you save $130 including standard shipping charges vs the DVD package.

  • Audio MP3s
  • Combo
SKU: 983

Learn from Experts

Led by Course Directors, Gordon M. Trenholme, MD and Robert A. Weinstein, MD, The Chicago Infectious Disease Board Review will better prepare you to:

  • Diagnose infectious diseases using appropriate microbiologic diagnostic procedures
  • Improve your performance on the ABIM subspecialty board certification and recertification examinations in Infectious Disease
  • Recognize and initiate effective treatment for infectious diseases, including sexually transmitted diseases, chronic HBV, HCV and HIV
  • Understand and manage complex infectious disease scenarios, such as bioterrorism via microbiologic agent, isolating a multidrug-resistant organism, treating community-acquired pneumonia, and limiting acquisition of hospital-acquired infections
  • Manage immunizations for your patients, including those traveling to foreign destinations

Convenient CME

For busy clinicians and those needing infectious disease board prep, choosing the best infectious disease board review is important. Oakstone understands the demands on your time and offers The Chicago Infectious Disease Board Review online or via audio MP3 CDs so that you can learn and do your ID board review at home, in your office, or while you commute. Earn up to 40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits on successful completion of a course evaluation and test.

View our full list of Topics/Speakers, Faculty, Accreditation and Media Format information.

  • Viral Hepatitis - Toyin Adeyemi, MD
  • HIV and Antivirals (HIV, HSV) - Mariam Aziz, MD
  • HIV and OI’s - Mariam Aziz, MD
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Myron S. Cohen, MD
  • Transplant - Staci A. Fischer, MD
  • Tuberculosis and Nontuberculosis Mycobacteria - Audrey French, MD
  • Clinical Microbiology Review/Diagnostic Microbiology - Mary K. Hayden, MD
  • 10 ID Cases, 100 Teaching Points - David Hines, MD
  • Zoonosis and Hemorrhagic Fevers - Aimee Hodowanec, MD
  • Central Nervous System Infections - Michael Lin, MD, MPH
  • Diarrhea and GI Syndromes - Michael Lin, MD, MPH
  • Respiratory Viral Infections - Michael Lin, MD, MPH
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases - Dennis Maki, MD
  • Infections of Prosthetic and Vascular Devices - Dennis Maki, MD
  • Line Related Infections - Dennis Maki, MD
  • Sepsis - Dennis Maki, MD
  • White Blood Cell Abnormalities and Immune Deficiencies - David Pitrak, MD
  • MRSA - Kyle Popovich, MD, MS
  • Invasive Fungal Infections - Laurie A. Proia, MD
  • Upper Respiratory Infections and Lower Respiratory Infections - David Schwartz, MD
  • Endocarditis - John Segreti, MD
  • Osteomyelitis and Septic Arthritis - John Segreti, MD
  • Immunizations - Beverly E. Sha, MD
  • Helminths - Kamal Singh, MD
  • Protozoal Infections - Kamal Singh, MD
  • Fever of Unknown Origin (FUO) - Gordon M. Trenholme, MD
  • Malaria and Toxoplasmosis - Gordon M. Trenholme, MD
  • Pharmacology and Q/A and Cases - Gordon M. Trenholme, MD
  • Pox and Bioterrorism - Gordon M. Trenholme, MD
  • Skin and Soft Tissue Infections and Toxin Mediated Diseases - Gordon M. Trenholme, MD
  • Nosocomial Infections and Case Presentations - Robert A. Weinstein, MD
  • Question and Answer Session - Robert A. Weinstein, MD
  • Lyme, Other Borrelia, Rickettsia, Tick-borne and other Ectoparasitic Diseases - Sarah Won, MD, MPH

Course Directors

Gordon M. Trenholme, MD

  • James R. Lowenstine Professor of Medicine
  • Director, Division of Infectious Diseases
  • Rush University Medical Center


Robert A. Weinstein, MD

  • Chief Academic Officer
  • John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County
  • C. Anderson Hedberg Professor of Medicine
  • Rush University Medical Center

CME Course Director

Gordon M. Trenholme, MD

  • James R. Lowenstine Professor of Medicine
  • Director, Division of Infectious Diseases
  • Rush University Medical Center

Faculty - Rush University Medical Center

Toyin Adeyemi, MD

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Division of Infectious Diseases
  • John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County

Mariam Aziz, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Audrey French, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Division of Infectious Diseases
  • John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County

Mary K. Hayden, MD

  • Professor of Medicine and Pathology
  • Director, Clinical Microbiology Laboratory

David Hines, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Aimee Hodowanec, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Michael Lin, MD, MPH

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine


Kyle Popovich, MD, MS

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Laurie A. Proia, MD

  • Associate Professor of Medicine

David Schwartz, MD

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Division of Infectious Diseases
  • John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County

John Segreti, MD

  • Professor of Medicine

Beverly E. Sha, MD

  • Professor of Medicine

Kamal Singh, MD

  • Associate Professor of Medicine and Clinical Microbiology

Sarah Won, MD, MPH

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Guest Faculty

Myron S. Cohen, MD

  • J Herbert Bate Professor of Medicine
  • Microbiology and Immunology, and Public Health
  • Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
  • Director, UNC Center for Infectious Diseases
  • University of North Carolina School of Medicine
  • Chapel Hill, NC

Staci A. Fischer, MD

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Program Director, Infectious Disease Fellowship
  • Brown Medical School
  • Providence, RI


Dennis Maki, MD

  • Ovid O. Meyer Professor of Medicine
  • Head, Section of Infectious Diseases
  • Attending Physician, Center for Trauma And Life Support
  • University of Wisconsin School of Medicine
  • Madison, WI

David Pitrak, MD

  • Section of Infectious Disease and Global Health
  • Professor of Medicine
  • Chief, Section of Infectious Diseases
  • University of Chicago
  • Chicago, IL


Rush University Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Rush University Medical Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 40 AMA PRA Category 1 credits ™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This enduring material has been produced in compliance with all ACCME Essential Areas and Elements and Accreditation Policies. Expected time of completion for the entire activity is 40 hours.

Date of Original Release: December 1, 2014
Date Credits Expire: November 30, 2017


It is the policy of the Rush University Medical Center Office of Continuing Medical Education to ensure that its CME activities are independent, free of commercial bias and beyond the control of persons or organizations with an economic interest in influencing the content of CME. Everyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity must disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest (including but not limited to pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers, or other corporations whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the presentation topic) within the preceding 12 months. If there are relationships that create a conflict of interest, these must be resolved by the CME Course Director in consultation with the Office of Continuing Medical Education prior to the participation of the faculty member in the development or presentation of course content.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, participants caring for older adults will be better able to:

  • Utilize appropriate microbiologic diagnostic procedures for the diagnosis of common and uncommon infectious diseases
  • Maintain up-to-date immunization of my patients for all currently recommended adult immunizations
  • Provide my patients traveling to foreign destinations with the United States Public Health Service recommended prophylactic medications and immunizations
  • Initiate antiretroviral therapy in HIV infected patients based upon current recommendations of the Department of Health and Human Services
  • Initiate treatment for suspected sexually transmitted diseases based upon the presenting symptoms and signs
  • Initiate therapy for chronic HBV and HCV infection based upon current recommendations
  • Isolate hospitalized patients suspected of having infections with microbiologic agent of bioterrorism or a multidrug resistant organism
  • Treat community and health care acquired pneumonia with the current IDSA Guidelines recommended antimicrobial agents
  • Prescribe appropriate antimicrobial therapy for patients with suspected sepsis
  • Utilize current recommended guidelines for the treatment of febrile transplant recipients
  • Initiate appropriate infection control procedures to limit the acquisition of hospital acquired infections

Intended Audience

The activity was planned for fellows and practicing Infectious Disease specialists and other professional affiliates with an interest in Infectious Disease.