Welcome to Ratelle PTC
Welcome to the Sylvie Ratelle STD/HIV Prevention Training Center (Ratelle PTC). Since 1995, the Ratelle PTC has been providing cutting-edge training to clinicians and laboratorians in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of STDs and the prevention of HIV.
Our course offerings provide opportunities for didactic and experiential training in a number of different formats for the busy health care professional. Whether you are a brand new clinician in practice, or a seasoned professional looking to brush up on your STD diagnosis and treatment skills, the Ratelle PTC offers training to meet your needs and schedule.
Training for 2018
If you see a course that fits your schedule, simply click the "Apply Now" button.
We have many applicants for our courses but we do our best to accomodate all who want to train with us. If you are "waitlisted" and you are eligible to take the course we will offer you a slot when one becomes available.
If you are planning to take one of our STD Clinical Intensive Courses in Boston, please note that these are two and a half day trainings. Days one and two are back to back PLUS a 1/2 day of clinical shadowing scheduled within three weeks of the first two days. In order to get the full benefit of attending (and to recieve the full complement of CME/CEU), it is highly recommended that all days be completed.
2015 STD Treatment Guideline News!!
The highly anticipated Android version of the 2015 STD Treatment Guidelines mobile app is now available for download. The Android version has a great new look and an up-to-date design with the latest version of the Android OS. Both the Android and Apple versions now have the ability to receive Push Notifications that can be used to alert the user to new versions of the app or other updates. Also, both versions have the ability to share info about the app with colleagues via Facebook, Twitter, email and text. Download at 2015 STD Treatment Guidelines
The Sylvie Ratelle STD/HIV Prevention and Training Center is proud to be a part of the STD Clinical Consultation Network, providing STD Clinical Consultation Services to healthcare providers in the states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Florida. To request a consult, go to www.stdccn.org
Important News From CDC About Syphilis!
It’s no secret that syphilis is on the rise; however, make sure you know why it matters with this new Medscape article from CDC’s Dr. Gail Bolan: The Rising Tide of Syphilis: Coming To A Patient Near You . She outlines the challenges we’re up against and the point-by-point actions clinicians can take to reduce syphilis among at-risk populations.
Look at this whiteboard for the Talk. Test. Treat. animation as a reminder to talk to your patients about syphilis.
Important News from CDC about Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea!
The emerging threat of drug-resistant gonorrhea continues to be a concern. CDC recently released its report Antibiotic Use in the United States, 2017: Progress and Opportunities, which includes a fact sheet titled Improving Antibiotic Use to Treat Gonorrhea. Additionally, we developed a video that illustrates gonorrhea’s history of overpowering the drugs used to treat it and why we can’t allow it to become untreatable. If you are interested in staying up-to-date on this topic, please consider subscribing to our drug-resistant gonorrhea mailing list.
Exciting New National STD Curriculum
The National STD Curriculum is a free educational Web site from the University of Washington STD Prevention Training Center and the University of Washington. This project is funded by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The National STD Curriculum addresses the epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, management, and prevention of STDs.
Free CME credit and free CNE credit are offered throughout the site: https://www.std.uw.edu/
- 02/12 : STD Clinical Intensive_February_2018 - Boston, Massachusetts
- 03/12 : STD Clinical Intensive_March_2018 - Boston, Massachusetts
- 04/04 : STD Clinical Intensive _April_2018 - Hartford, Connecticut
- 05/14 : STD Clinical Update_May_2018 - Boston, Massachusetts
- 06/20 : STD Clinical Intensive_June_2018 - Hartford, Connecticut
- 08/15 : STD Clinical Intensive_August_2018 - Hartford, Connecticut
- 09/24 : STD Clinical Update_September_2018 - Boston, Massachusetts
- 10/24 : STD Clinical Intensive_October_2018 - Hartford, Connecticut
- 11/05 : STD Clinical Intensive _November_2018 - Boston, Massachusetts