Interactive Session:
66. New IDSA Guideline: Laboratory Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases
Thursday, October 3, 2013: 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Room: The Moscone Center: Esplanade Ballroom 301-310
Co-organized with the IDSA Practice Guidelines Committee

Learning Objectives:

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

  • apply the new IDSA guideline to specific cases as presented by the moderators
  • select appropriate diagnostic tests for diagnosis of infections caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses, and fungi
  • utilize the new IDSA guideline in their clinical practice

Target Audience: public health practitioners, pharmacists, nurses, microbiologists, lab personnel, infectious diseases physicians, infectious diseases pediatricians, infection preventionists, hospital epidemiologists, health care workers, fellows, epidemiologists, clinicians, academicians

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

Interactive Moderators:  Melvin Weinstein, MD, Rutgers - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Karen Carroll, MD, John Hopkins University School of Medicine


2:00 PM
Interactive Panelist
Kimberle C. Chapin, MD

2:20 PM
Interactive Panelist
Peter Gilligan, PhD

2:40 PM
Interactive Panelist
James Snyder, PhD

3:00 PM
Interactive Panelist
Melissa Miller, PhD

CME Credits: Maximum of 1.5 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM

ACPE Credits: No CPE credit is offered for this session.

ACPE Number:


M. Weinstein, None

K. Carroll, Illumingene: Grant Investigator, Research support
BioFire Inc,: Grant Investigator, Research support
Nanosphere, Inc.: Research Contractor, Research grant
Quidel, Inc. : Scientific Advisor, Consulting fee
AdvanDX, Inc: Research Contractor, Research support

K. C. Chapin, None

P. Gilligan, None

J. Snyder, None

M. Miller, None

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