The Year in Infectious Diseases: The Challenge of Antimicrobial Resistance and Novel Approaches to Prevention and Stewardship


Date & Location
Friday, October 26, 2018, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM, NMH Feinberg Conference Room A, Chicago, IL

Target Audience
Academic/Research, Hospitalist, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, Public Health

Overview
The Year in Infectious Diseases is an annual symposium focused on contemporary challenges in the field of Infectious Diseases. This year's symposium will focus on antimicrobial resistance, infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship. Each session will have several speakers focused on providing the science that supported a successful intervention that will be demonstrated in a case-based real-world experience. Speakers will focus on 3 topic areas: resistance mechanisms of gram positive bacteria, gram negative bacteria and fungi and contemporary management strategies for treating multi-drug resistant bacterial; approaches to hospital-based infection surveillance, emerging epidemologic methods for tracing infections and environmental measures to mitigate against infection transmission; and antimicrobial stewardship metrics and implementation strategies.

Objectives
  1. The participant will be able to define mechanisms of resistance in bacteria and fungi and the end of the activity
  2. The participant will be able to describe contemporary approaches to hospital-based surveillance and mitigation of disease transmission
  3. The participant will interpret how antimicrobial stewardship programs are implemented and measured

Registration

Physicians, Nurses, Allied Health Providers -$150

Trainees - Free

Online registration will close on October 24, 2018 at 12 noon. 

Questions?  Please contact Katie Daley at katie.daley@northwestern.edu. 



Accreditation

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.