30. Devices and Infections: Biofilm to Bedside
Friday, October 21, 2011: 8:45 AM-10:15 AM
Room: 104ABC

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • recognize the role of biofilm in implant device-related infections
  • list steps to prevent and treat implantable cardiac infections
  • review prevention and treatment strategies for vetriculo-peritoneal and other shunt infections

Target Audience: Pharmacists, Microbiologists, Infectious Diseases Physicians, Health Care Workers, Fellows-in-Training, Epidemiologists, Clinicians, Academicians

Tracks: Investigative ID, Pediatric ID, Adult ID

Moderators:  Barbara H. Wade, MD, FIDSA, Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Infections and Loren Miller, MD, MPH, Harbor-University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center

CME Credits: Maximum of 1.5 hours of Category 1 credit possible

ACPE Credits: ACPE 1.5 knowledge-based contact hours (0.15 CEU) of Pharmacy CE

ACPE Number: 0461-9999-11-107-L01-P


B. H. Wade, None

L. Miller, None

J. W. Costerton, None

S. Gordon, thoratec, inc: Scientific Advisor, Consulting fee

A. Tunkel, None

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