Learning Lounge:
Antibiotic Stewardship and the Role of Diagnostics: Barriers and Opportunities (Not Official IDWeek Programming Sponsored by the Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics (APUA) See Affiliated Event Guide for More Information)
Thursday, October 3, 2013: 12:15 PM-1:00 PM
Room: Exhibit Halls A-B, Booth 1310

Learning Objectives:

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Presenters:
Stuart B. Levy, MD
Co-founder, President
Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics (APUA)
Distinguished Professor of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, and of Medicine
Director of the Center for Adaptation Genetics and Drug Resistance
Tufts University School of Medicine

Kavita K. Trivedi, MD
Public Health Medical Officer
Healthcare Associated Infections Program
Center for Health Care Quality
California Department of Public Health

Learning Lounge Summary:
Antibiotic stewardship experts, Levy and Trivedi will review and lead an open discussion on current drug resistance trends, antibiotic stewardship practices, and new resources available to control antibiotic resistance. APUA is an international public health organization conducting research and education in conjunction with affiliated chapters in 66 countries (www.apua.org).

Target Audience: infectious diseases physicians

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