Satellite Symposium:
Optimizing Outcomes in Invasive Fungal Disease (Not Official IDWeek Programming - Supported by independent educational grants from Astellas; Merck & Co, Inc; Gilead Sciences Europe, Ltd.; T2 Biosystems; MiraVista Diagnostics; and Viracor-IBT Laboratories - See Affiliated Events Guide)
Tuesday, October 6, 2015: 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Room: 29--ABCD

Learning Objectives:

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Luis Ostrosky-Zeichner, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA (chair)

Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology

UT Health Medical School

Medical Director of Epidemiology

Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center

Houston, Texas


Melissa D. Johnson, PharmD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health

Duke University Medical Center

Durham, North Carolina


Dimitrios P. Kontoyiannis, MD, ScD, FACP, FIDSA

Frances King Black Endowed Professor, Infectious Diseases

Deputy Head, Division of Internal Medicine 

Department of Infectious Diseases

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Adjunct Professor, Baylor College of Medicine

Adjunct Professor, University of Houston

Houston, Texas          


Thomas F. Patterson, MD, FACP

Professor of Medicine and Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases

University of Texas Health Science Center

Director, San Antonio Center for Medical Mycology

San Antonio, Texas


Program Objectives:

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

  • Compare available and emerging therapies and diagnostics for management of IFD
  • Address pharmacologic considerations in optimal use of therapies for IFD
  • Select appropriate evidence-based antifungal diagnostics and therapies based on specific patient characteristics
  • Incorporate an interdisciplinary approach to the management of IFD, with the goal of improved antifungal stewardship
  • Provide accurate and appropriate counsel as part of the treatment team

Accreditation Statement—The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 2 contact hours (0.2 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (Universal Activity Number - 0809-9999-15-248-L01). Type of Activity: Application

Agenda subject to change and was provided by:

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Target Audience: Infectious diseases physicians

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