47th Annual Symposium – Eastern PA Branch ASM – November 9, 2017 – Multidrug-Resistant Organisms
MDROs (Multidrug-Resistant Organisms), The Growing Threat
Thomas Jefferson University,
Jefferson Alumni Hall
1020 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Alan Evangelista, PhD, Kevin Alby, PhD, and Kaede Ota Sullivan, MD, MSc
I. Morning Session
Moderator: Alan Evangelista, PhD
7:30-8:15am: Registration, Coffee and Exhibits
8:15-8:30am: Welcome and Introduction. Alan Evangelista, PhD
8:30-9:15am: Keynote Presentation: Epidemiology and clinical impact of MDRO infections, and new treatment strategies. Robert A. Bonomo, MD, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH.
9:15-10:00am: Recent changes and ongoing studies of MIC breakpoints affecting interpretation of MDROs. Jean B. Patel, PhD, Office of Antimicrobial Resistance, CDC, Atlanta, GA. 10:00-11:15am: Refreshment Break and Exhibits Moderator: Kaede Ota Sullivan, MD, MSc
11:15am-12:00pm: Case Presentations (3 MDRO cases): Kevin Alby, PhD (HUP), Kaede Ota-Sullivan, MD (Temple), Alan Evangelista, PhD (St Chris).
12:00-12:30pm: Cost effectiveness of MRSA screening methods and risk of infection following colonization. Michael David, MD, PhD, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
12:30-1:45pm: Lunch (included with registration) and Exhibits II. Afternoon SessionModerator: Kevin Alby, PhD
1:45-2:15pm: The changing epidemiology of multidrug-resistant Salmonella. Shelley C. Rankin, PhD, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Phila, PA.
2:15-2:45pm: Rapid diagnosis for drug-resistant tuberculosis and nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) disease. Max Salfinger, MD, National Jewish Health, Advanced Diagnostic Laboratories, Denver, CO.
2:45-3:15pm: Fluconazole-resistant Candida spp, including Candida auris. Sean X. Zhang, MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.
3:15-3:30pm: Closing Remarks: Alan Evangelista, PhD