82. Infectious Diseases Diagnostics Update 2015
Thursday, October 8, 2015: 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Room: 28--ABCDE
Co-organized with the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

Learning Objectives:

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

  • describe emerging technologies and diagnostic platforms for the diagnosis of common infections such as CNS infections, endocarditis, and endovascular infections.
  • apply the optimal diagnostic tests for biothreat agents presenting in various clinical contexts.
  • assess the benefits and limitations of advanced technologies to influence clinical decisions and improve patient outcomes.

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

Moderator:  Cathy Petti, MD, Healthspring Global Inc

2:00 PM
3:00 PM
Biothreat Agents: The Diagnostic Situation Room
Christopher Woods, MD, MPH, FIDSA

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:


C. Petti, None

See more of: Symposium

Findings in the abstracts are embargoed until 12:01 a.m. PDT, Wednesday Oct. 7th with the exception of research findings presented at the IDWeek press conferences.