172. Open Waters: Dangers of Water in Health Care Delivery
Saturday, October 22, 2011: 1:45 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 253ABC

Learning Objectives:

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

  • list waterborne microorganisms of primary clinical significance as pathogens in health care
  • review the epidemiology, and significance of water sources in the role of infections caused by 1) legionella, 2) gram negative rods and 3) fungi and molds
  • describe current evidence-based standards for addressing waterborne health care-associated infection risk

Target Audience: Scientists, Researchers, Public Health Practitioners, Pharmacists, Nurses, Microbiologists, Lab Personnel, Investigators, Infectious Diseases Physicians, Infectious Diseases Pediatricians, Infection Preventionists, Hospital Epidemiologists, Hospital Administrators, Health Care Workers, Fellows-in-Training, Epidemiologists, Clinicians, Academicians

Tracks: Global ID, Adult ID

Moderator:  Trish Perl, MD, MSc, FIDSA, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions


2:15 PM
Controversies and the Role of Legionella
Loreen A. Herwaldt, MD, FIDSA

2:45 PM
Waterborne Molds and Fungi
Paul Verweij, MD

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: 0461-9999-11-134-L01-P


T. Perl, None

T. Palmore, None

L. A. Herwaldt, None

P. Verweij, Gilead: Investigator, Research grant
Pfizer: Investigator, Research grant
Astellas: Investigator, Research grant
Merck: Investigator, Research grant
Cephalon: Investigator, Research grant

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