Learning Lounge:
Use of procalcitonin in predicting mortality in severe sepsis (Not Official IDWeek Programming - This activity is sponsored by bioMerieux - See Affilaited Events Guide)
Saturday, October 29, 2016: 12:15 PM-1:00 PM
Room: IDExpo Hall H, Learning Lounge 2 ( Booth 1321)

Learning Objectives:

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Sam Bozzette, MD, PhD

Vice President, Medical Affairs – Americas/East Asia and Global Health Economics and Outcomes,

 bioMérieux, Inc.

Adjunct Professor of Medicine and of International Relations, University of California, San Diego

Adjunct Professor of Health Policy and Management, University of North Carolina

Durham, NC



Procalcitonin (PCT) levels are not only useful in the initial diagnosis of sepsis, but change in PCT levels over time can be useful in subsequent management. Monitoring PCT levels over 4 days can help determine which septic patients are at greatest risk of death, enabling clinicians to adjust medical care.


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

Target Audience: Infectious diseases physicians

12:15 PM
12:20 PM
Sam Bozzette, MD, PhD
12:50 PM

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

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