Antimicrobial Stewardship and the Use of Rapid Diagnostic Tests

Program Co-Chairs

Alan Evangelista, PhD
St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
Kevin Alby, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Kaede Ota-Sullivan, MD, MSc
Temple University
Amity Roberts, PhD
Thomas Jefferson University

Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Alumni Hall
1020 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Friday, November 18, 2016


I. Morning Session

7:30-8:15AM  Registration, Coffee and Exhibits

8:15-8:30AM  Welcome and Introduction.  Alan Evangelista, PhD

Moderator:  Alan Evangelista, PhD

8:30-9:15AM  What’s new in the 2016 IDSA Guidelines for Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs to reduce emergence of antimicrobial resistance.
Keith W. Hamilton, MD,  Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

9:15-10:00AM From the frontline: how clinicians apply new diagnostic tests.
Debra A. Goff, PharmD, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH

10:00-11:15AM  Refreshment Break and Exhibits

Moderator:  Kaede Ota Sullivan, MD, MSc

11:15AM-12:00PM Case Presentations (3 cases):  Impact of rapid tests (blood culture ID, viral respiratory panels, rapid AST) in Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs.
Kevin Alby, PhD (HUP), Kaede Ota-Sullivan, MD (Temple), Amity Roberts, PhD (Jeff), 

12:00-12:30PM  It isn’t just about the patient-toxin testing vs NAAT vs GDH based algorithm for the detection of Clostridium difficile infection.
Peter H. Gilligan, PhD, University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC

12:30-1:45PM  Lunch (included with registration) and Exhibits

II. Afternoon Session

Moderator:  Amity Roberts, PhD

1:45-2:15PM  Pathogen-directed agents under development and the changing treatment  paradigm for bacterial infections.
David M. Shlaes, MD, PhD, Anti-Infectives Consulting, LLC, Stonington, CT

2:15-2:45PM  Use of interactive predictive antibiograms for choice of empiric therapy.
Jeffrey S. Gerber, MD, PhD, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

2:45-3:15PM  Update on management of chronic Hepatitis C virus and resistance detection.
Alexandra Valsamakis, MD, PhD,  Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

3:15PM  Closing Remards and Program Evaluation.  
Alan Evangelista, PhD

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