Satellite Symposium:
The Bug-Drug-Host Triad in the Era of Antibiotic Resistance: Focus on the Spectrum of ABSSSI (Not Official IDWeek Programming - This activity is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Melinta Therapeutics. - See Affiliated Events Guide)
Friday, October 28, 2016: 8:00 PM-10:00 PM
Room: 393-396

Learning Objectives:

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Thomas Lodise, PharmD, PhD

Associate Professor

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Department of Pharmacy Practice

Albany, NY3


Paul Tulkens, MD, PhD

Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology

& Center of Clinical Pharmacy

Louvain Drug Research Institute

Université catholique de Louvain


Third Faculty to be confirmed


Activity Objectives:


  • Identify and understand the clinical impact of resistant organisms including Gram Negative, Gram Positive and Mixed infections in order to optimize treatment strategies for ABSSSI through the selection of an appropriate agent for the suspected or confirmed pathogen.
  • Appreciate the host’s role in the response to both the infection and the antibiotic through the exploration of challenging patients with ABSSSI that present with host factors such as co-morbidities, weight, age, concomitant diseases, medical or surgical intervention.
  • Understand currently available and emerging pipeline treatment options for serious infections and how their profile along with specific host factors may impact the current treatment paradigm with the potential of driving improved patient outcomes.
  • Account for current hospital economics in the treatment of ABSSSI including continuity of care, LOS, re-admission rates when making treatment decisions.


Credit Designation:

Center for Education Development designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 2.0 ANCC credits, or 2.0 CPE credits (UAN #0498-0000-16-008-L01-P).


Agenda subject to change and was provided by:

The Center for Education Development; 601 Route 206, 26-409; Hillsborough, NJ; 908-617-0177;

Target Audience: Infectious diseases physicians

8:00 PM
Registration & Buffet
8:05 PM
The Bug: Risk for Infection with MDR Pathogens
8:35 PM
The Host: Patient Factors
9:05 PM
The Drug: Update on Treatment Options
9:35 PM
Question & Answers

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

ACPE Credits:

ACPE Number:

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