Satellite Symposium:
Looking in the Crystal Ball for TB and CMV in Adult and Pediatric Patients: Are Immunodiagnostics the Future? (Not Official IDWeek Programming - This program is supported by an educational grant from Oxford Immunotec, Inc. - See Affiliated Events Guide)
Wednesday, October 26, 2016: 8:00 PM-10:15 PM
Room: 271-273

Learning Objectives:

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Camille Nelson Kotton, MD, FIDSA

Clinical Director

Transplant and Immunocompromised Host Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases Division, Massachusetts General Hospital

Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

Boston, Massachusetts


Lara A. Danziger-Isakov, MD, MPH

Director, Immunocompromised Host Infectious Diseases

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Cincinnati, Ohio


Russell W. Steele, MD

Division Head, Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Ochsner Health Center for Children - New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana


Program Objectives:

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

  1. Discuss current approaches to TB infection diagnosis and treatment in pediatric patients

  2. Identify the clinical utility of immunodiagnostics when testing adult and pediatric immunocompromised patients for TB

  3. Review the epidemiology and incidence of TB and CMV infections in adult immunocompromised patients

  4. Review the epidemiology and incidence of CMV infection in pediatric immunocompromised patients

  5. Analyze new data on the role that immunodiagnostics may play in the prediction of CMV infection

  6. Describe the clinical value of immunodiagnostics on pre-emptive or prophylaxis strategies for CMV

  7. Discuss case studies demonstrating the importance of screening transplant patients for LTBI and CMV infection


    Accreditation Statement:

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership 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 CreditsTM. 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, 84 Sherman Street, 2nd Floor, Cambridge, MA 02140

    (p) (617) 292-4776; (f) (617) 830-0086;

Please contact Caitlin Harrington directly at (617) 292-4776 or for more information.

Target Audience: Academicians

8:00 PM
Buffet Dinner & Introductions
8:05 PM
Diagnosis and Treatment of Pediatric TB Russell W. Steele, MD
8:40 PM
Screening Solid Organ Transplant Patients for TB and CMV Risk Camille Nelson Kotton, MD, FIDSA
9:00 PM
Screening Immunocompromised Pediatric Patients for CMV Risk Lara A. Danziger-Isakov, MD, MPH
9:35 PM
Questions & Answer Session
10:10 PM
Conclusion of the Program

CME Credits: No CME credit is offered for this session.

ACPE Credits:

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