Meet-the-Professor Session:
96. Controversies with Contact Precautions
Saturday, October 22, 2011: 7:00 AM-8:00 AM
Room: 254AB

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. discuss the scientific data supporting the use of contact precautions for all patients colonized with multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs)
  2. discuss the scientific data that does not support the use of contact precautions for all patients colonized with MDROs
  3. attempt to reconcile conflicting data and move toward a more nuanced approach to the management of patients colonized and infected with MDROs

Target Audience: Public Health Practitioners, Pharmacists, Infectious Diseases Physicians, Infection Preventionists, Hospital Epidemiologists, Health Care Workers, Fellows-in-Training, Epidemiologists, Clinicians, Academicians

Tracks: Investigative ID, Adult ID

Meet-the-professors:  Kathryn Kirkland, MD, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and Daniel Morgan, MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine


7:30 AM
Daniel Morgan, MD

CME Credits: Maximum of 1.0 hours of Category 1 credit possible

ACPE Credits: ACPE 1.0 knowledge-based contact hours (0.1 CEU) of Pharmacy CE

ACPE Number: 0461-9999-11-109-L01-P


K. Kirkland, None

D. Morgan, Merck & co.: Grant Investigator, Grant recipient

Findings in the abstracts are embargoed until 12:01 a.m. EST Thursday, Oct. 20 with the exception of research findings presented at IDSA press conferences.