096. Bone of Contention: Challenging Cases in Vertebral Osteomyelitis
Thursday, October 5, 2017: 3:45 PM-5:45 PM
Room: 06AB

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the presentation the participant will be able to:

  • describe the clinical features of vertebral osteomyelitis
  • read and interpret an MRI spine in patients with suspected vertebral osteomyelitis
  • describe medical and surgical management of vertebral osteomyelitis and its complications

Target Audience: Academicians, Clinicians, Fellows, Infectious diseases pediatricians, Infectious diseases physicians, Pharmacists

Tracks: Trainee, Pediatric ID, Global ID, Adult ID

Panelists:  Camelia Marculescu, MD, Medical University of South Carolina , Sandra Nelson, MD, FIDSA, Massachusetts General Hospital , Paul Huddleston, MD, Mayo Clinic and Claus Simpfendorfer, MD, Clevleand Clinic

Chair:  Adarsh Bhimraj, MD FIDSA, Cleveland Clinic

Moderators:  Elie F. Berbari, MD, FIDSA, Mayo Clinic and Maja Babic, MD, Cleveland Clinic

CME Credits: Maximum of 2.00 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™


A. Bhimraj, None

E. F. Berbari, Pfizer: Research Contractor , Grant recipient

M. Babic, None

C. Marculescu, None

S. Nelson, None

P. Huddleston, None

C. Simpfendorfer, None

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