77. Translating the Science of MRSA Transmission to Practice
Thursday, October 3, 2013: 3:45 PM-5:45 PM
Room: The Moscone Center: 103 (Gateway Ballroom)
Developed in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Learning Objectives:

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

  • summarize the drivers of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) transmission in healthcare and in the community
  • debate the pros and cons of various MRSA decolonization strategies
  • appraise the evidence supporting contact precautions in halting MRSA transmission

Target Audience: researchers, nurses, microbiologists, infection preventionists, hospital epidemiologists, hospital administrators, fellows, epidemiologists, clinicians

Tracks: Epidemiology and Infection Control

Moderators:  Eli Perencevich, MD, MS, FIDSA, FSHEA, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and Susan S. Huang, MD, MPH, FIDSA, Division of Infectious Diseases and Health Policy Research Institute, University of California Irvine School of Medicine

CME Credits: Maximum of 2 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM

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

ACPE Number:


E. Perencevich, None

S. S. Huang, None

L. Miller, GSK: Consultant and Grant Investigator, Consulting fee and Research support

T. Smith, None

A. Harris, Cubist: Consultant, Salary
Premier: Consultant, Salary
UpToDate: Editor of infection control section, Salary

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