Program Schedule

Transmission of Drug-resistant Bacteria through Endoscopy - Current Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities

Thursday, October 9, 2014: 7:00 AM-8:15 AM
Room: The Pennsylvania Convention Center: 126-AB

Learning Objectives:

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

  • describe recent outbreaks where the transmission of resistant pathogens has been associated with endoscopy
  • summarize some of the challenges with proper re-processing of endoscopes and the risk they pose 
  • outline potential steps for improving endoscope reprocessing

Target Audience: Public health practitioners, Nurses, Members-in-training, Infectious diseases physicians, Infectious diseases pediatricians, Infection preventionists, Hospital epidemiologists, Hospital administrators, Health care workers, Fellows, Epidemiologists, Clinicians, Academicians

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

Meet-the-professors:  Alice Guh, MD, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and David J. Weber, MD, MPH, FIDSA, FSHEA, University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill

7:00 AM
Alice Guh, MD, MPH
7:20 AM
David J. Weber, MD, MPH, FIDSA, FSHEA

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

ACPE Credits:

ACPE Number:


A. Guh, None

D. J. Weber, None

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