159. Laboratory Diagnosis of Bloodstream Infections: New Technologies and Continuing Challenges
Friday, October 5, 2018: 2:00 PM-3:15 PM
Room: W 2006-2008

Learning Objectives:

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

  • explain the principles for optimizing current blood culture technology
  • describe the challenges and progress with direct from whole blood testing for detection of bacteremia
  • discuss the clinical use and utility of sepsis biomarkers

Target Audience: Clinicians, Epidemiologists, Fellows, Healthcare workers, 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

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

Moderators:  Karen C. Carroll, MD, FIDSA, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Randall Hayden, MD, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

2:25 PM
Direct Detection of Bloodstream Infections
Donna Wolk, MHA, Ph.D., D(ABMM)

2:50 PM

CME Credits: Maximum of 1.25 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

ACPE Credits: ACPE 1.25 knowledge-based contact hours of pharmacy CE

ACPE Number: 0221-9999-18-238-L01-P


K. C. Carroll, GenMark, Inc.: Research Contractor , Research support paid to my institution and Research support .

R. Hayden, Roche Molecular: Scientific Advisor , Consulting fee . Abbott Molecular: Scientific Advisor , Consulting fee . Quidel: Scientific Advisor , Consulting fee .

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