Interactive Session:
17. Case-Based Approach to Infectious Diseases Diagnostics
Thursday, October 8, 2015: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Room: 20--ABCD

Learning Objectives:

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

  • determine the optimal diagnostic tests for specific clinical syndromes
  • evaluate the strengths and limitations of culture and non-culture based methods for diagnosing specific infections
  • recognize the value of integrating clinical history, histopathological findings and microbiological investigations when interpreting the clinical significance of test results

Target Audience: Public health practitioners, Pharmacists, Nurses, Microbiologists, Members-in-training, Lab personnel, Infectious diseases physicians, Infectious diseases pediatricians, Infection preventionists, Hospital epidemiologists, Hospital administrators, Healthcare workers, Fellows, Epidemiologists, Clinicians, Academicians

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

Interactive Moderators:  Gary Procop, MD, FIDSA, Cleveland Clinic and Karen C. Carroll, MD, FIDSA, John Hopkins University School of Medicine

Interactive Panelists:  L. Barth Reller, MD, FIDSA, Duke University Medical Center , Christine Ginocchio, PhD, MT (ASCP), BioFire Diagnostics , Ferric Fang, MD, University of Washington and Paul Schreckenberger, PhD, Loyola University Medical Center

CME Credits: Maximum of 1.5 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM

ACPE Credits: No CPE credit is offered for this session

ACPE Number:

Disclosures:

G. Procop, None

K. C. Carroll, Quidel Inc: Consultant , Consulting fee
Abbott Molecular: Consultant and Grant Investigator , Consulting fee and Research support
GenMark, Inc.: Grant Investigator , Research support
Professional Education Services Corp.: Speaker's Bureau , Speaker honorarium
Accelerate Diagnostics: Grant Investigator , Research support
BD Diagnostics, Inc: Grant Investigator , Research support

L. B. Reller, None

C. Ginocchio, bioMerieux/BioFire: Employee , Salary

F. Fang, Cepheid: Collaborator and Consultant , Consulting fee and Educational grant

P. Schreckenberger, BioFire: Research Contractor , Scientific Advisor and Speaker's Bureau , Consulting fee , Research support and Speaker honorarium
Cempra Inc: Scientific Advisor , Consulting fee
Cepheid: Research Contractor , Scientific Advisor and Speaker's Bureau , Consulting fee , Research support and Speaker honorarium
GenMark: Scientific Advisor , Consulting fee
Quidel: Scientific Advisor , Consulting fee
Thermo Fisher Scientific: Scientific Advisor and Speaker's Bureau , Consulting fee and Speaker honorarium
Theravance: Scientific Advisor , Consulting fee
Accelerate Diagnostics: Research Contractor and Speaker's Bureau , Research support and Speaker honorarium
Beckman Coulter: Research Contractor and Speaker's Bureau , Research support and Speaker honorarium
Hardy Diagnostics: Speaker's Bureau , Speaker honorarium
Merck: Speaker's Bureau , Speaker honorarium
Cubist: Speaker's Bureau , Speaker honorarium

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