Program Schedule

Laboratory Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases: Case-Based

Saturday, October 11, 2014: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Room: The Pennsylvania Convention Center: Terrace Ballroom-I, II, III, IV

Learning Objectives:

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

  • determine the optimal diagnostic tests for specific clinical syndromes
  • critically evaluate the strengths and limitations of culture and non-culture based methods for diagnosing infections
  • recognize the value of integrating clinical history, histopathological findings and microbiological investigations when interpreting the clinical significance of test results

Target Audience: Pharmacists, Microbiologists, Members-in-training, Medical students and residents, Lab personnel, Infectious diseases physicians, Infectious diseases pediatricians, HIV specialists, HIV clinicians, Fellows, Clinicians, Academicians

Tracks: Pediatric ID, Global ID, Adult ID

Interactive Moderators:  Daniel S. Shapiro, M.D., University of Nevada School of Medicine and Gary Procop, MD, FIDSA, Cleveland Clinic

10:30 AM
Interactive Panelist
L. Barth Reller, MD, FIDSA
10:50 AM
Interactive Panelist
Angela Caliendo, MD, PhD, FIDSA
11:10 AM
Interactive Panelist
Ferric Fang, MD
11:30 AM
Interactive Panelist
Paul Schreckenberger, PhD

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:


D. S. Shapiro, None

G. Procop, None

L. B. Reller, None

A. Caliendo, Roche Molecular: Scientific Advisor, Consulting fee
Quidel: Scientific Advisor, Consulting fee
BioFire Diagnostics: Scientific Advisor, Consulting fee
DiaSorin/Biotrin: Consultant, Consulting fee
T2 Biosystems: Research Contractor, Research support
Roche Molecular: Research Contractor, Research support

F. Fang, GSK: Consultant, Speaker honorarium
Cepheid: Consultant, Consulting fee and Speaker honorarium
Epoch Biosciences: Collaborator, contract
Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research: Consultant, Consulting fee

P. Schreckenberger, BioFire: Grant Investigator and Scientific Advisor, Consulting fee and Research grant
bioMerieux: Research Contractor, Research grant
Cepheid: Consultant and Grant Investigator, Consulting fee and Research grant
Cubist: Speaker's Bureau, Speaker honorarium
Merck: Speaker's Bureau, Speaker honorarium
Quidel: Scientific Advisor, Consulting fee
Siemens Healthcare: Consultant, Research Contractor and Speaker's Bureau, Consulting fee, Research grant and Speaker honorarium
Becton-Dickinson: Speaker's Bureau, Speaker honorarium
Theravance: Scientific Advisor, Consulting fee
Thermo Fisher: Scientific Advisor, Consulting fee

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