Meet-the-Professor Session:
84. Pet-Associated Infections and Zoonoses
Friday, October 4, 2013: 7:00 AM-8:15 AM
Room: The Moscone Center: 102 (Gateway Ballroom)
Co-organized with the American Academy of Pediatrics

Learning Objectives:

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

  • identify infection risks from pets in the home
  • identify infection risks from animals in public settings
  • review public health implications of infections in home and public settings
  • highlight infection risks for people with primary and secondary immune deficiencies

Target Audience: public health practitioners, nurses, members-in-training, lab personnel, infectious diseases physicians, infectious diseases pediatricians, hospital epidemiologists, health care workers, fellows, epidemiologists, clinicians

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

Meet-the-professors:  Joseph Bocchini Jr., MD, FAAP, Louisiana State University Health - Shreveport and Larry K. Pickering, MD, FIDSA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


7:00 AM
Pet-Associated Infections and Zoonoses
Joseph Bocchini Jr., MD, FAAP

7:35 AM
Larry K. Pickering, MD, FIDSA

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

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

ACPE Number:


J. Bocchini Jr., None

L. K. Pickering, None

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.