Learning Lounge:
Meningitis – Minutes are Critical. A Patient and Physician Perspective (Not Official IDWeek Programming - This activity is sponsored by BioFire - See Affiliated Events Guide)
Thursday, October 27, 2016: 11:15 AM-12:00 PM
Room: IDExpo Hall H, Learning Lounge 2 ( Booth 1321)

Learning Objectives:

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Lynn Bozof

Cofounder and President

National Meningitis Association

Ft. Myers, FL


Rodrigo Hasbun, MD MPH

Professor – Infectious Diseases

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Houston, TX 



IDSA guidelines state that early recognition accompanied by rapid diagnostic evaluation of the meningitis syndrome is critical. A patient perspective on recognizing signs and symptoms of meningitis will be presented along with a physician perspective regarding diagnostic challenges and how the BioFire FilmArray Meningitis/Encephalitis (ME) Panel may help overcome them.


Boxed lunches will be served on a first come, first served basis while supplies last

Target Audience: Infectious diseases physicians

11:15 AM
Dr. Christine Ginocchio, VP, Scientific and Medical Affairs, BioFire
11:20 AM
Lynn Bozof, National Meningitis Association
11:30 AM
Dr. Rodrigo Hasbun, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
11:50 AM

CME Credits: Maximum of 0.75 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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