Program Schedule

Clinical Practice Issues—OPAT in Diverse Populations

Saturday, October 11, 2014: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Room: The Pennsylvania Convention Center: 109-AB

Learning Objectives:


Target Audience: Vaccinologists, Scientists, Researchers, Public health practitioners, Pharmacists, Nurses, Microbiologists, Members-in-training, Medical students and residents, Lab personnel, Investigators, Infectious diseases physicians, Infectious diseases pediatricians, Infection preventionists, Hospital epidemiologists, Health care workers, Fellows, Epidemiologists, Clinicians, Academicians

Tracks: HIV-STD-TB, Epidemiology and Infection Control, Adult ID

Moderators:  John B. Lynch, MD MPH, Harborview Medical Center and Connie S. Price, MD, Denver Health Medical Center

8:30 AM
A Comparison of Patient Outcomes in Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT): Readmissions and Antibiotic Switches
Boeun Lee, MD ; Idy Tam ; Bernard Weigel IV ; Janis Breeze, MPH ; Jessica Paulus, ScD ; Jason Nelson, MPH ; Geneve Allison, MD, MSc, FACP
8:45 AM
Evaluation of Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) at a Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital
Emily Sydnor, MD, MHS ; Brian Kendall, MD ; Patricia Orlando, PharmD ; Christian Perez, MD ; Matthew Samore, MD ; Andrew Pavia, MD, FIDSA, FSHEA ; Adam L. Hersh, MD, PhD
9:00 AM
Predictors of Hospital Readmission in Patients Receiving Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT)
Laura Means, PharmD ; Alan E. Gross, PharmD, BCPS ; Monica K. Sikka, MD ; Susan C. Bleasdale, MD
9:15 AM
Successful Implementation of Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) at a Medical Respite Facility for Homeless Patients
Alison Beieler, PA-C ; Jeannie Chan, PharmD, MPH ; Leslie Enzian, MD ; Tami Stone, RN ; Timothy Dellit, MD ; John Lynch, MD, MPH
9:30 AM
OPAT Administration in the Homeless Population
Whitney Hernandez, NP ; Heather Young, MD ; Margaret Mclees, MD ; Bryan Knepper, MPH, MSc ; Connie S. Price, MD
9:45 AM
Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) in Intravenous Drug Users (IVDUs): Epidemiology and Outcomes
Eleni Papalekas, B.S. ; Niral Patel, MD ; Alyssa Neph, B.S. ; Daniela Moreno, B.S. ; Marcus Zervos, MD ; Katherine C. Reyes, MD

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J. B. Lynch, None

C. S. Price, None

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