186. Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Infections in Children
Friday, October 6, 2017: 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Room: 06CF

Learning Objectives:

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

  • recognize difficulties in diagnoses, management and infection control in the setting of infections with Mycobacterium abscessus - the new "toughest one in the room"
  • understand the diagnosis, medical and surgical management of nontuberculous mycobacterial cervical adenitis.
  • discuss the clinical and infection control issues related to contamination of cardiopulmonary heater/cooler units due to Mycobacterium chimaera.

Target Audience: Academicians, Clinicians, Epidemiologists, Fellows, Healthcare workers, Hospital epidemiologists, Infection preventionists, Infectious diseases pediatricians, Infectious diseases physicians, Medical students and residents, Members-in-training, Pharmacists

Tracks: Trainee, HIV-STD-TB, Pediatric ID, Adult ID, Epidemiology and Infection Control

Chair:  Roberta DeBiasi, MD, MS, FIDSA, FPIDS, Children's National Health System

Moderators:  Nada Harik, MD, Children's National Health System and Gwen Huitt, MD, MS, National Jewish Health

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: 0221-9999-17-285-L01-P


R. DeBiasi, None

N. Harik, None

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