129. Decolonization for MDRO Transmission Prevention: Who, What, Where, Why?
Friday, October 4, 2013: 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Room: The Moscone Center: 103 (Gateway Ballroom)
Co-organized with the Center for Global Health Policy

Learning Objectives:

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

  • summarize the role that the microbiome plays in preventing transmission of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs)
  • debate the pros and cons of various decolonization strategies including their cost-effectiveness
  • appraise the evidence supporting decolonization in pediatric populations

Target Audience: researchers, nurses, microbiologists, members-in-training, infection preventionists, hospital epidemiologists, hospital administrators, fellows, epidemiologists, clinicians

Tracks: Global ID, Epidemiology and Infection Control

Moderators:  Mary-Claire Roghmann, MD, MS, University of Maryland School of Medicine and Marin Schweizer, PhD, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine


2:00 PM

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. C. Roghmann, None

M. Schweizer, None

A. M. Milstone, Sage Products, Inc.: Grant Investigator, Research support and Salary

N. Graves, None

M. C. Roghmann, None

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