Meet-the-Professor Session:
82. Infectious Complications of Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices
Friday, October 4, 2013: 7:00 AM-8:15 AM
Room: The Moscone Center: 132-133 (Hall E)
Co-organized with the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation

Learning Objectives:

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

  • review the epidemiology of mechanical circulatory support (MCS) device infections
  • discuss antimicrobial treatment options for driveline-associated infections
  • describe current infection prevention strategies

Target Audience: pharmacists, nurses, microbiologists, members-in-training, infectious diseases physicians, infectious diseases pediatricians, infection preventionists, hospital epidemiologists, health care workers, fellows, epidemiologists, clinicians, academicians

Tracks: Pediatric ID, Epidemiology and Infection Control, Adult ID

Meet-the-professors:  Steven Gordon, MD, FIDSA, FSHEA, Cleveland Clinic and Lara Danziger-Isakov, MD, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center


7:00 AM
Steven Gordon, MD, FIDSA, FSHEA

CME Credits: Maximum of 1.25 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM

ACPE Credits: ACPE 1.25 knowledge-based contact hours (0.125 CEU) of pharmacy CE

ACPE Number: 0221-9999-13-074-L01-P


S. Gordon, None

L. Danziger-Isakov, None

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