Satellite Symposium:
IGRAs and Risk Assessment: Identifying Individuals for Preventive Strategies (Not Official IDWeek Programming - Supported by Oxford Immunotec, Inc. - See Affiliated Event Guide)
Saturday, October 10, 2015: 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Room: 30--ABCDE

Learning Objectives:


Philip Adamo, MD, MPH

Medical Director, Employee Health

Baystate Health Systems

Springfield, Massachusetts


Roy F. Chemaly, MD, MPH, FIDSA, FACP

Professor of Medicine

Director, Infection Control Section

Director of Clinical Virology Research Program

Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control & Employee Health

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, Texas



Clinical Associate Professor

University of Alabama-Birmingham - Huntsville Regional Campus

Director, Infection Prevention Department

Huntsville Hospital Health System

Huntsville, Alabama


Program Objectives:

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

  • Differentiate between the 3 available testing methods for LTBI        
  • Identify the clinical utility of IGRAs when testing immunocompromised patients for TB
  • Determine the epidemiology and incidence of TB and CMV infections in immunocompromised patients
  • Discuss new data on the role that IGRAs may play in the prediction of CMV infection
  • Describe the clinical value of IGRAs on pre-emptive or prophylaxis strategies for CMV           
  • Assess one institution’s guidelines for how to handle positive IGRA test results in HCW screening
  • Discuss case studies demonstrating the importance of screening HCWs for LTBI


Accreditation Statement—This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Coun for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of CME Outfitters, LLC, and Jespersen & Associates, LLC. CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  CME Outfitters, LLC, designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


CNE Credit (Nurses): Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15510, for 2.0 contact hours.


Agenda subject to change and was provided by:

Jespersen & Associates; 129 South St., 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02111; (617) 292-4776; (617) 830-0086;


Please contact Daniel McMahon directly at (617) 292-4776 or for more information.

Target Audience: Infectious diseases physicians

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