Satellite Symposium:
Rethinking Current Practices to Meet the Challenges of C. difficile and Multidrug-Resistant Gram-Negative Infections (Not Official IDWeek Programming - Supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co. - See Affiliated Events Guide)
Thursday, October 27, 2016: 5:30 PM-8:00 PM
Room: 293-296

Learning Objectives:

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Erik R. Dubberke, MD, MSPH, FSHEA
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Section of Transplant Infectious Diseases
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO


Thomas M. File, Jr., MD, MS, MACP, FIDSA, FCCP

Chair, Infectious Disease Division

Summa Health System

Akron, OH

Professor, Internal Medicine

Master Teacher

Chair, Infectious Disease Section

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Rootstown, OH



George G. Zhanel, PharmD, PhD, FCCP


Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

College of Medicine

Faculty of Health Sciences

University of Manitoba

Director, Canadian Antimicrobial Resistance Alliance (CARA)

Winnipeg, Canada


Program Objectives:

Upon completing this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Appraise how the evolving epidemiology of multidrug-resistant (MDR) Gram-negative infections and C. difficile infections impacts the decision-making process in the clinical setting

  • Utilize the latest evidence-based strategies for the management of serious bacterial infections based on patient and pathogen factors

  • Evaluate the role of newer therapeutic approaches when managing serious infections caused by MDR Gram-negative bacteria and C. difficile


Accreditation Statement


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Center for Independent Healthcare Education (Center) and Vemco MedEd. Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.




Center for Independent Healthcare Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider for continuing pharmacy education. Center has assigned 2.0 contact hours (0.2 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credits for participating in this activity.

ACPE UAN:  0473-999-16-007-L01-P             Activity type: Application-based


Agenda subject to change and was provided by:

Vemco MedEd

3322 US Highway 22, Suite 408

Branchburg, NJ 08876


Please contact Maja Drenovac, PharmD directly at 617-780-9077 or email at for more information.

Target Audience: Infectious diseases physicians

5:30 PM
Registration and Dinner
6:00 PM
Understanding the Current Landscape of Multidrug-Resistant Gram-Negative Infections Case Series Workshop: From Principle to Practice George G. Zhanel, PharmD, PhD
6:05 PM
Welcome and Introduction; George G. Zhanel, PharmD, PhD
6:40 PM
Open Forum with Q and A
7:15 PM
Therapeutic Principles to Address the Challenges of MDR Gram-Negative Infections Case Series Workshop: From Principle to Practice Thomas M. File, Jr. MD
7:50 PM
Applying the Latest Approaches in the Management of C. difficile Infection and Recurrence Case Series Workshop: From Principle to Practice Erik R. Dubberke, MD

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

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