Syphilis Testing and Treatment Overview

Ames, IA US
August 16, 2023


Mary Greeley Medical Center Grand Rounds is a multi-disciplinary clinical activity that maintains, develops, or increases the knowledge, skills, professional performance, and relationships a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public, or the profession.

Target Audience

Physicians, Advance Practice Providers, Nurses, Medical students (rotating), Non-medical students (rotating), and healthcare administrators.

Educational Need

Syphilis Epidemiology in Iowa 2022

  • 877 cases reported
    • Of those 626 were in the early/infectious stages
      • 66% of cases of are among men
        • Majority in our MSM populations (approximately 70% of the male cases)
      • Number of cases among women more than quadrupled in 2 years

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss statewide increases in syphilis.
  2. Describe syphilis signs, symptoms, and stages.
  3. Describe screening and treatment recommendations.
  4. Describe serological testing for syphilis and interpretation of results.
  5. Discuss partner management and patient follow up.


Alicia Mercado
Regional Health Equity Specialist (RHS)
Division of Public Health
Bureau of HIV, STI, and Hepatitis | Capacity Extension Program

Annie Rodruck
Disease Intervention Specialist (DIS)
Division of Public Health
Bureau of HIV, STI, and Hepatitis | Capacity Extension Program

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
08/16/2023 - 12:10pm CDT
Event ends: 
08/16/2023 - 1:10pm CDT
Mary Greeley Medical Center
1111 Duff Ave.
Ames, IA 50010
United States
+1 (515) 239-2011

Accreditation Statements

  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 1.0 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.


No ineligible company provided financial support for this continuing education activity.


The speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals, medical procedures, and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. 

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have no conflict(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

  • Alicia Mercado - Speaker
  • Annie Rodruck - Speaker

CME Committee

  • No Mary Greeley Medical Center CME Committee member who planned this activity has any financial relationship to disclose relating to the content. 

Gifts to the Mary Greeley Medical Center Foundation from Mary Greeley Medical Center, McFarland Clinic, and Availa Bank support this program. The content and selection of speaker(s) is the responsibility of the Mary Greeley Medical Center for Continuing Medical Education Committee and not the sponsors of this program.


The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only. It is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A


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