Satellite Symposium:
Science, Medicine and the Healthcare System: Adaptation in the Management of MRSA (Not Official IDWeek Programming – This activity is sponsored by MedEDirect and supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Trius Therapeutics – See Affiliated Even
Saturday, October 5, 2013: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Room: The Moscone Center: 135 (Hall E)

Learning Objectives:

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Faculty:
Andy F. Shorr, MD, MPH
Associate Chief, Pulmonary and Critical Care,
Washington Hospital Center
Associate Professor of Medicine,
Georgetown University Hospital
Washington, D.C.

Ralph Corey, MD
Infectious Diseases
Professor of Medicine
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina

Keith A. Rodvold, PharmD
Co-Director, Section of Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy
Department of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

Program Objectives:
This is a knowledge and comprehension type of activity. At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • describe the clinical implications of recent changes in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) as a pathogenic organism and the impact on patient outcomes
  • recognize the benefits, risks and gaps of currently available therapies for infections due to MRSA
  • recall the current pipeline of evolving products for the management of infections due to MRSA and explain how they may impact the current treatment paradigm by driving improved patient outcomes
  • review the possible impact of the Affordable Healthcare Act and acceleration of the development of Accountable Care Organizations while exploring best practices to select and prescribe the appropriate product(s) based upon the patient and infection type

Accreditation Statement—This activity will award 2.0 contact hours (0.2 CEUs) of ACPE credit with a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Agenda subject to change and was provided by:
MedEDirect; Phone:  (850) 385-2187; Fax:  (877) 416-5077; E-mail:cmcquone@mededirect.org

Please contact Colleen McQuone directly for more information.  To register:  http://www.mededmtgs.org/1006b

Target Audience: infectious diseases physicians

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