Symposium:
82a. Awards and Late Breaking Update: Investigation of Outbreak of Meningitis with Invasive Molds Linked to Contaminated Steroid Injections
Thursday, October 18, 2012: 4:30 PM-5:05 PM
Room: Ballroom 20 ABCD

Learning Objectives:

This session will update IDWeek attendees on the scope of this outbreak and inform practitioners of the clinical implications including diagnostic and treatment challenges among exposed patients.

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

Tracks: Epidemiology and Infection Control, Global ID, Investigative ID, HIV-STD-TB, Pediatric ID, Adult ID

Moderator:  Liise-anne Pirofski, MD, FIDSA, Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Presentations:

4:30 PM

4:45 PM
Update from CDC
Tom Chiller, MD, MPH

5:02 PM
Panelist
Thomas Patterson, MD, FIDSA

5:03 PM
Panelist
Carol A. Kauffman, MD

CME Credits: No CME credit issued

Disclosures:

L. A. Pirofski, None

T. Patterson, Astellas: Consultant, Grant Investigator and Scientific Advisor, Consulting fee and Grant recipient
Merck: Consultant, Grant Investigator and Scientific Advisor, Consulting fee and Grant recipient
Pfizer: Consultant, Grant Investigator and Scientific Advisor, Consulting fee and Research grant
Toyoma: Consultant and Scientific Advisor, Consulting fee
Viamet: Consultant and Scientific Advisor, Consulting fee

C. A. Kauffman, None

T. Chiller, None

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