208. Clostridium difficile Diagnostics
Saturday, October 7, 2017: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Room: 11AB

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • list the strengths and weakness of PCR diagnostics for Clostridium difficile infection
  • identify alternative tests for diagnosis of Clostridium difficile infection
  • describe future directions for diagnosing and managing Clostridium difficle infections

Target Audience: Academicians, Clinicians, Epidemiologists, Fellows, Healthcare workers, Hospital administrators, Hospital epidemiologists, Infection preventionists, Infectious diseases pediatricians, Infectious diseases physicians, Lab personnel, Medical students and residents, Members-in-training, Microbiologists, Nurses, Pharmacists, Public health practitioners, Researchers, Scientists

Tracks: Trainee, Pediatric ID, Epidemiology and Infection Control, Adult ID

Moderators:  Jean Patel, PhD, D(ABMM), CDC and Randall Hayden, MD, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

8:30 AM
The Benefits of PCR Diagnostics
Ferric C. Fang, MD

9:20 AM
9:45 AM

CME Credits: Maximum of 1.50 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

ACPE Credits: ACPE 1.5 knowledge-based contact hours of pharmacy CE

ACPE Number: 0221-9999-17-300-L01-P


J. Patel, None

R. Hayden, None

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