Satellite Symposium:
ABSSSI and CABP: Maximizing the Anti-Infective Arsenal to Optimize Patient Outcomes (Not Offical IDWeek Programming Supported by Forest Laboratories, Inc. See Affiliated Event Guide for More Information)
Wednesday, October 2, 2013: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Room: The Moscone Center: 135 (Hall E)

Learning Objectives:

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Thomas M. File Jr., MD, MSc, MACP, FIDSA, FCCP (Chair)
Professor, Internal Medicine; Master Teacher
Chair, Infectious Disease Section
Northeast Ohio Medical University
Rootstown, Ohio
Chair, Infectious Disease Division
Summa Health System
Akron, Ohio

G. Ralph Corey, MD
Gary Hock Distinguished Professor of Global Health
Vice Chair of Education and Global Health
Director, Hubert Yeargan Center for Global Health
Professor of Medicine, Pathology & Infectious Diseases
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina

Michael J. Rybak, PharmD, MPH, FCCP, FIDSA
Professor of Pharmacy and Medicine
Director, Anti-Infective Research Laboratory
Department of Pharmacy Practice
Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy
Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan

Program Objectives:
Upon proper completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • describe the prevalence of causative pathogens in ABSSSIs and the susceptibility of antibiotics approved to treat them
  • incorporate evidence-based practices, including 2013 Joint Commission/CMS Core Measures, when managing patients with CABP in the hospital setting
  • discuss novel, team-centered approaches for implementing antibiotic stewardship practices in the hospital setting

Accreditation Statement—Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Agenda subject to change and was provided by:
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Target Audience: infectious diseases physicians

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