Satellite Symposium:
Changing Epidemiologic Patterns and Emerging Mechanisms of Drug Resistance in Multidrug Resistant (MDR) Gram-Negative Infections (Not Official IDWeek Programming - Supported by Merck & Co. - See Affiliated Event Guide)
Wednesday, October 7, 2015: 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Room: 29--ABCD

Learning Objectives:

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A complimentary CME/CE Breakfast symposium supported by Merck & Co.

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George H. Karam, MD, FACP, FCCP

Paula Garvey Manship Professor of Medicine

Department of Internal Medicine

Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Medicine

New Orleans, LA


Carlene A. Muto, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Medicine

Medical Director of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology

Medical Director for Infection Control

Center for Quality Improvement and Innovation, UPMC Health System

Pittsburgh, PA


Marya D. Zilberberg, MD, MPH, FCCP

Adjunct Associate Professor

University of Massachusetts

School of Public Health and Health Sciences

University of Massachusetts

Amherst, MA


Program Overview:

It has been estimated that 30% of the hospital-acquired infections in the U.S are linked to gram-negative bacterial infections. Among the organisms most often identified are Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Acinetobacter baumannii, and Enterobacteriaceae that produce either extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) or carbapenemase. This symposium will review the pathophysiology and epidemiology of gram-negative pathogens in hospitalized patients, as well as the current data on the mechanisms of action for emerging drug resistance, initiating organism specific initial therapy, and strategies to improve patient outcomes.


Accreditation Statement—CME/CE Credit provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare.  This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  This activity is eligible for ACPE, ANCC, and AANP credit; see final CE activity announcement for specific details.  Full accreditation information available


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Target Audience: Infectious diseases physicians

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