Program Schedule

The ID Physician Who is New to Infection Prevention

Thursday, October 9, 2014: 7:00 AM-8:15 AM
Room: The Pennsylvania Convention Center: 122-AB

Learning Objectives:

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

  • describe the functional role of a hospital epidemiologist in relationship to the infection preventionist, the larger QI/patient safety program, and to hospital leadership
  • provide an overview of the readily available resources for regulation, reporting, and practical infection prevention day-to-day practice
  • describe common targets for regulatory surveys and how to meet compliance requirements

Target Audience: Nurses, Microbiologists, Members-in-training, Infectious diseases physicians, Infectious diseases pediatricians, Infection preventionists, Hospital epidemiologists, Health care workers, Fellows, Epidemiologists, Clinicians

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

Meet-the-professors:  David P. Calfee, MD, MS, FIDSA, FSHEA, Weill Cornell Medical College and Sorabh Dhar, MD, Detroit Medical Center (DMC) / Wayne State University

7:00 AM
David P. Calfee, MD, MS, FIDSA, FSHEA
7:35 AM
Sorabh Dhar, MD

CME Credits: Maximum of 1.25 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM

ACPE Credits: No CPE credit is offered for this session.

ACPE Number:


D. P. Calfee, None

S. Dhar, None

Findings in the abstracts are embargoed until 12:01 a.m. EDT, Oct. 8th with the exception of research findings presented at the IDWeek press conferences.

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