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FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 2017
New Orleans Marriott

555 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA
Room: Carondelet


Jointly provided by Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education,
iM and Elsevier ANCC Accredited Provider Unit.

Supported by an independant educational grant from Allergan, Inc.

In the United States, as many as 2 million patients are annually diagnosed with antibiotic-resistant Gram-positive or Gram-negative (GP/GN) infections. Unfortunately, the development of novel antibiotics has lagged dangerously behind the emergence of resistant infections, leaving these patients with limited treatment options. Recently, several novel antibiotics have been approved, and more are in the clinical pipeline, many of which have proven to be particularly effective in patients with harder-to-treat GP and/or GN pathogens. However, in the absence of the judicious use of these new antibiotics, acquired resistance to these new agents is inevitable. This live symposium will provide participants with the opportunity to review the clinical utility of new and investigational antimicrobials while also focusing on strategies to promote careful, appropriate antibiotic utilization. Interactive patient case scenarios will allow clinicians to apply acquired knowledge of antibiotic use to real-world examples of treating patients with GP/GN infections.

The goal of this live symposium is to provide infectious disease specialists and other healthcare professionals with the most up-to-date clinical knowledge and strategies for the appropriate use of novel antibiotics to treat and prevent acquired resistance to GP/GN bacterial infections.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be better able to do the following:
  • RECOGNIZE factors that contribute to the growing local and global burden of GP/GN bacterial infections.
  • ASSESS recently approved and investigational antibiotic treatment strategies for multi-drug resistant GP/GN infections.
  • PROPOSE GN/GP treatment strategies for high-risk patients, considering pathogen and patient comorbidities.
  • DESCRIBE components of an antimicrobial stewardship program and its implications in controlling the development of drug resistance.
6:45 – 7:15 PM Registration and Dinner
7:15 – 7:25 PM Overview and Activity Goals
George Sakoulas, MD
7:25 – 7:45 PM Growing Burden of Antimicrobial Resistance
Thomas M. File, Jr, MD, MSc, MACP, FIDSA, FCCP
7:45 – 8:05 PM Treatment Strategies: Managing At-Risk Patients and Preventing Resistance
Warren E. Rose, PharmD, MPH
8:05 – 8:25 PM Practical Aspects of Antimicrobial Stewardship
Jason M. Pogue, PharmD, BCPS-ID
8:25 – 8:45 PM Clinical Applications of New and Investigational Antimicrobials
Yoav Golan, MD, MS, FIDSA
8:45 – 9:05 PM Question and Answer Session
Faculty Panel
9:05 – 9:15 PM Concluding Remarks and Postassessment
George Sakoulas, MD

This schedule is subject to change.

George Sakoulas, MD (Chair)
Associate Adjunct Professor
University of California, San Diego
Infectious Disease Consultant
Sharp Healthcare System
San Diego, California

Thomas M. File, Jr, MD, MSc, MACP, FIDSA, FCCP
Chair, Infectious Disease Division – Summa Health
Akron, Ohio
Professor, Internal Medicine; Master Teacher
Chair, Infectious Disease Section
Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)
Rootstown, Ohio

Yoav Golan, MD, MS, FIDSA
Associate Professor
Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston, Massachusetts

Jason M. Pogue, PharmD, BCPS-ID
Clinical Pharmacist Infectious Diseases
Sinai-Grace Hospital
Detroit Medical Center
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Detroit, Michigan

Warren E. Rose, PharmD, MPH
Associate Professor of Pharmacy and Medicine
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy
Madison, Wisconsin

This live symposium is intended for infectious disease specialists, primary care clinicians, and microbiologists in attendance at the ASM Microbe 2017 Meeting. No prerequisites required.

CME CREDIT (Physicians)
The Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education (EOCME) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Elsevier is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Centerʼs Commission on Accreditation. Elsevier is provider approved by the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider #50-4681, and the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 3257.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of EOCME, Elsevier accredited Provider Unit, and ASiM. EOCME is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Elsevierʼs Provider Unit is accredited by ANCC COA to provide continuing nursing education.

Earn 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM or 2.0 nursing education contact hours.

The Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to the Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education policy. The existence or absence of COI for everyone in a position to control content will be disclosed to participants prior to the start of each activity.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Event staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (physical, dietary, etc). Please contact Cathy Zehr at ASiM prior to the live event at (908-253-9001 ext. 15).

Registration Instructions
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Fee Information
There is no fee for this educational activity.

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