Program Schedule

Challenges and Opportunities in Managing Serious Bacterial Infections: A Role for Pathogen-Directed Therapy (Not Official IDWeek Programming - Supported by an educational grant from Cubist Pharmaceuticals - See Affiliated Event Guide)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014: 8:00 PM-10:00 PM
Room: The Pennsylvania Convention Center: 118-ABC

Learning Objectives:

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Thomas M. File, Jr., MD, MS, MACP, FIDSA, FCCP

Chair, Infectious Disease Division

Summa Health System

Akron, Ohio

Professor, Internal Medicine

Master Teacher; Chair, Infectious Disease Section

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Rootstown, Ohio


Carlene A. Muto, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Medicine

Medical Director of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology

Center for Quality Improvement and Innovation

UPMC Health System

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Marin H. Kollef, MD, FACP, FCCP

Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Virginia E. & Sam J. Golman Chair in Respiratory Intensive Care Medicine

Director, Critical Care Research

Director, Respiratory Care Services

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

St. Louis, Missouri

Program Objectives:

Healthcare professionals participating in this educational activity will be able at its conclusion to:

  • Apply evidence-based guideline recommendations into clinical practice when managing hospitalized patients with serious bacterial infections
  • Identify strategies to optimize the use of available antimicrobial agents to treat multidrug-resistant bacterial infections in a pathogen-directed approach
  • Evaluate new and emerging therapeutic options for treating serious bacterial infections

Accreditation Statement:

Physicians—This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Center for Independent Healthcare Education (Center) and Vemco MedEd. Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pharmacists—Center for Independent Healthcare Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider for continuing pharmacy education. Center has assigned 2.0 contact hours (0.2 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credits for participating in this activity.

ACPE UAN:  0473-9999-14-007-L01-P                                                    Activity type: Application-based

Target Audience: Infectious diseases physicians

CME Credits: 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

ACPE Credits: 2.0 contact hours (0.2 CEUs)

ACPE Number: 0473-9999-14-007-L01-P

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