198. Biofilm Biology in Infectious Diseases
Saturday, October 5, 2013: 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Room: The Moscone Center: 120-125

Learning Objectives:

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

  • discuss the timing and regulation of antimicrobial tolerance in bacterial biofilms
  • predict host environments where bacterial surface colonization is likely to occur and apply strategies to limit colonization
  • discuss recently identified natural products that disassemble biofilms and efforts to develop synthetic analogues as biofilm dispersing agents

Target Audience: scientists, researchers, microbiologists, members-in-training, medical students and residents, lab personnel, investigators, infectious diseases physicians, infectious diseases pediatricians, infection preventionists, hospital epidemiologists, health care workers, fellows, epidemiologists, clinicians, academicians

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

Moderators:  Costi D. Sifri, MD, University of Virginia Health System and Karin Sauer, PhD, State University of New York At Binghamton

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:


C. D. Sifri, None

K. Sauer, None

K. Sauer, None

B. Boles, None

I. Kolodkin, None

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