Interactive Session:
29. The Venn Diagram of Diagnosis: The Contribution of Histopathology, Microbiology, and Molecular Technology in the Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases
Friday, October 21, 2011: 8:45 AM-10:15 AM
Room: Grand Ballroom (East-West)

Learning Objectives:

In order to assess the optimal diagnostic work-up for various infectious pathogens, moderators will present cases to the audience and panelists.  The audience will be asked to respond to questions pertaining to the diagnostic approach for the infection/syndrome.  Panelists will then provide insight regarding the complementary roles of histopathology, microbiology and molecular technology to establish the diagnosis, including the limitations and/or contribution of new diagnostic tests.

Target Audience: Microbiologists, Lab Personnel, Infectious Diseases Physicians, Infectious Diseases Pediatricians, Fellows-in-Training, Epidemiologists, Clinicians, Academicians

Tracks: Adult ID

Interactive Moderators:  L. Barth Reller, MD, FIDSA, Duke University Medical Center and Gregory Storch, MD, FIDSA, St. Louis Children's Hospital


8:45 AM
Gary Procop, MD, FIDSA

9:15 AM
Karen Carroll, MD, FIDSA

9:45 AM
Molecular Microbiologist
Melissa Miller, PhD

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

ACPE Credits: This session is not eligible for CPE credit.

ACPE Number:


L. B. Reller, None

G. Storch, None

G. Procop, None

K. Carroll, Quidel, Inc.: Consultant, Consulting fee
NanoMR: Consultant, Consulting fee
BD Diagnostics, Inc: Research Contractor, Research support

M. Miller, None

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