Meet-the-Professor Session:
12. Outpatient Antibiotic Therapy to Address Preventable Hospitalizations
Thursday, October 3, 2013: 7:00 AM-8:15 AM
Room: The Moscone Center: 250-262
Co-organized with the IDSA Clinical Affairs Committee

Learning Objectives:

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

  • describe strategies for cost-effective, high-quality care through the avoidance of unnecessary hospital admissions and re-admissions due to acute infections
  • identify patients who can be appropriately managed in the outpatient setting
  • list best practices for improved systems of care and management of specific diseases

Target Audience: members-in-training, infectious diseases physicians, infectious diseases pediatricians, hospital administrators, HIV specialists, HIV clinicians, health care workers, fellows, clinicians

Tracks: Pediatric ID, HIV-STD-TB, Adult ID

Meet-the-professors:  David Talan, MD, FIDSA, University of California Los Angeles Medical Center and Russell Petrak, MD, FIDSA, Metro Infectious Diseases Consultants, LLC

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: 0221-9999-13-081-L05-P


D. Talan, Merck: Consultant and Grant Investigator, Consulting fee and Grant recipient
Durata: Consultant and Grant Investigator, Consulting fee and Grant recipient
Optimer: Grant Investigator, Grant recipient

R. Petrak, HHI Infusion : Board Member, stipends

Findings in the abstracts are embargoed until 12:01 a.m. PST, Oct. 2nd with the exception of research findings presented at the IDWeek press conferences.