Program Schedule

Less Fear; Better Care With Rapid Diagnostics (No Official IDWeek Programming - Supported by an educational grant from bioMérieux and BioFire Diagnostics, a bioMérieux Company - See Affiliated Event Guide for More Information)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Room: The Pennsylvania Convention Center: 119-AB

Learning Objectives:

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David N. Gilbert, MD, Chairman

Providence Portland Medical Center  and Oregon Health Sciences University Portland, Oregon


Karen C. Carroll, MD

Director, Division of Microbiology

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland


Bert K. Lopansri, MD

Medical Director, Intermountain Healthcare Central Microbiology Lab

Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases, Salt Lake City, Utah


Edward E. Walsh, MD

Professor, Department of Medicine

Infectious Diseases, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York


Anne J. Blaschke, MD, PhD

Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases

University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah

Program Objectives:

At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the diagnostic platforms available for rapid identification and sensitivity of bacterial isolates
  • Compare test time and time to report for current and new technologies
  • Evaluate clinical and economic implications of  adopting these technologies
  • Describe the potential use of biomarkers in diagnosis of infectious diseases

Accreditation and Credit Designation Statement— The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Agenda subject to change and was provided by:

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine; 304 Inverness Way South; Suite 100; Englewood, CO 80112; USA; Phone: (720) 895-5357. 

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Target Audience: Infectious diseases physicians

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