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Updated Gonorrhea Treatment Guidelines


Wednesday, May 19, 2021

12:00pm - 1:00pm EST

Registration closes May 16, 2021, at 11:59 pm EST.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released updated guidelines for the treatment of gonorrhea. This webinar will discuss these new guidelines and why they were updated. The Strengthening the United States Response to Resistant Gonorrhea (SURRG) program has also had an important role in combating gonorrhea as antimicrobial resistance continues to be a concern. It is important that these new guidelines are understood and effectively implemented into clinic practices. 

Here is what you can expect to learn at this event:
  • What the updated gonorrhea treatment guidelines are and why they were changed.
  • Indiana's SURRG program data and efforts in combating antimicrobial resistance.
  • The changes being implemented at the state level in Indiana.
  • How these updated guidelines have been implemented in a clinical setting.


Sancta St. Cyr, MD, MPH
Project Officer, Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dr. St. Cyr is the project officer for the Gonococcal Isolate Surveillance Project (GISP), the national sentinel surveillance system for antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea. She joined the Division of STD Prevention at the CDC as a medical officer in 2017. In her role at the CDC, she regularly contributes to programs and publications involving antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea and co-led the gonorrhea subcommittee for the CDC's upcoming 2021 STD treatment guidelines. Dr. St. Cyr earned her medical degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center- New Orleans, trained in internal medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and completed her infectious diseases fellowship and master of public health in epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Jamie Black, MPH
SURRG Epidemiologist Coordinator, Indiana Department of Health

Jamie Black is a Hoosier native who began her career in public health working with both non-profit organizations and local government agencies in disaster preparedness and epidemiology. She completed her master of public health in epidemiology at SUNY Downstate School of Public Health in Brooklyn, New York, and soon after joined Indiana’s Strengthening the U.S. Response to Resistant Gonorrhea (SURRG) team at the Indiana Department of Health as the project’s epidemiology coordinator. She also supervises the STD Surveillance Network (SSuN) grant, and is one of thirteen epidemiologists chosen for the inaugural Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists’ Leading Epidemiologists, Advancing Data (LEAD) program. Jamie also holds a bachelor of science degree in genetic biology from Purdue University, with a minor in anthropology.
Christine Heumann, MD, MPH
Medical Director, MCPHD Bell Flower Clinic and STD Control Program

Dr. Heumann is an assistant professor of clinical medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM). She obtained her medical degree at IUSM, completed her internal medicine residency at Northwestern University, and completed her infectious diseases fellowship at the University of Washington. While at the University of Washington, she earned a masters of public health degree in epidemiology. From 2016 to 2018, she was an assistant professor of medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine and medical director of the Detroit Public Health STD Clinic. She is now medical director of the Bell Flower Clinic and Marion County STD Control Program. In addition to providing care to patients at Bell Flower, she practices general infectious diseases at Eskenazi. Her research interests include STD epidemiology, HIV prevention, and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) implementation.

Nursing Contact Hours

A total of 1.0* nursing contact hours will be available for this event. To successfully complete this activity, the participant must attend the entire session, complete an evaluation, and complete the Nursing Contact Hour Attendance Verification Form.

*Health Care Education & Training is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)

Event Support:

Support for this project is provided by the Indiana Department of Health’s STD Prevention Program.
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