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)
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Thomas M. File, Jr., MD, MS, MACP, FIDSA, FCCP
Chair, Infectious Disease Division
Summa Health System
Professor, Internal Medicine
Master Teacher; Chair, Infectious Disease Section
Northeast Ohio Medical University
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
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
St. Louis, Missouri
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
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