108. Metagenomic-Based Infectious Disease Diagnostics
Friday, October 5, 2018: 8:45 AM-10:00 AM
Room: S 214-216

Learning Objectives:

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

  • describe the principles, advantages, and limitations of metagenomic sequencing for the detection of infectious pathogens
  • explain how next-generation sequencing (NGS) can be used to predict phenotypic bacterial resistance to antimicrobials
  • describe the application of whole genome sequencing to the investigation and characterization of clinical bacterial outbreaks

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

Tracks: Pediatric ID, Trainee, Adult ID

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

9:10 AM
Resistance Characterization Using NGS Technology
Patricia Simner, PhD, D,(ABMM)

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: 0221-9999-18-224-L04-P


K. C. Carroll, Singulex, Inc.: Consultant , Consulting fee . GenMark, Inc.: Research Contractor , Research funds 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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