833. Respiratory Viral Panel Testing Offers Value and Leads To Improved Outcomes: PRO
Session: Interactive Session: "Mano-a-Mano IV": Controversies in Pediatric ID
Thursday, October 4, 2018: 2:48 PM
Room: S 206-208
Kevin Messacar, MD, Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Hospital Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO

Kevin Messacar, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He is an attending pediatrician and infectious disease consultant at Children's Hospital Colorado. Dr. Messacar's research interests focus on improving the use of diagnostic tests for infectious diseases with a focus on central nervous system infections. He is interested in the process of selecting, implementing, and evaluating newly emerging rapid diagnostic technologies using concepts of diagnostic and antimicrobial stewardship. He is currently conducting an NIH-sponsored trial evaluating the clinical impact of rapid multiplex PCR panels and metagenomic sequencing of cerebrospinal fluid on children with suspected meningitis and encephalitis.


Disclosures:

K. Messacar, None

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