Infection Prevention and Control Symposium, 8th Biennial

Miami , FL US
October 20, 2017

Infectious diseases are a leading cause of illness and death throughout the world. The enormous diversity of microbes combined with their ability to evolve and adapt to changing populations, environments, practices, and technologies creates ongoing threats to health and continually challenges our ability to prevent and control disease. Come listen to our distinguished faculty present sound, evidencebased data on the prevention, detection, and control of infectious diseases through new ideas, partnerships, technical innovations, validated tools, and evidencebased policies. Focused efforts to prevent and control highburden infectious diseases can achieve dramatic results in reducing disease burden by improving patient outcomes and reduce health-related cost.

For complete details and schedule, please visit the symposium website: InfectionSymposium.BaptistHealth.net

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Target Audience

All Physicians, Podiatrists, Psychologists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists, Laboratory Personnel, Occupational Therapists, Respiratory Technologists, Registered Dietitians, Radiology Technicians and Social Workers.

Learning Objectives

Vaccines
Kunjana Mavunda, M.D., MPH, DTM&H
EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES:
• Summarize the development, safety profile and post-marketing monitoring of vaccines.
• Analyze the history of vaccines and immunizations to identify familiar patterns and new challenges.
• Explain the key components of worldwide research on vaccine development and the future of population-specific targets.
• Delineate the wide variety of vaccines and vaccine delivery systems currently available.

Zika Update: Another Great Mimicker
Aileen M. Marty M.D., FCAP
EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES:
• Provide patients with information regarding the current status of the global Zika pandemic and address where the highest risks exist for infection and complications.
• Delineate the scope of proximal and long-term clinical manifestations and complications of people infected with Zika.
• Distinguish and obtain the best available diagnostic methods for Zika and other arboviral diseases.
• Address and access data regarding the challenges of currently available medications and the status of development of a safe and effective vaccine.

Antibiotic Stewardship
Jorge Murillo, M.D., FACP, FIDSA
EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES:
• De-escalate antibiotic usage to optimize clinical outcomes while minimizing toxicity and the emergence of resistance.
• Rapidly adjust, change and/or discontinue antibiotic therapy based on clinical and microbiologic evidence and national standards.
 
Multidrug-Resistant Organisms
Jorge Murillo, M.D., FACP, FIDSA
EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES:
• Recognize multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) and their mechanisms of resistance.
• Identify the epidemiologically significant antimicrobial categories of MDROs.

Breaking the Chain of Airborne Isolation                    
David Ashkin, M.D., FCCP
Regina McDade, Ed.D., MPH, BSN, R.N.
EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES:
• Identify the pathogenesis and epidemiology of tuberculosis in the U.S. and Florida as reported by the Department of Health.
• Implement new recommendations concerning airborne isolation utilizing molecular diagnostic techniques and recognize the impact of these new protocols on improving patient care.
 
Future State of U.S. Healthcare
Ralph Lawson
EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES:
• Recognize that change is constant in healthcare and we need to explore how adapting to the current healthcare environment will present challenges and opportunities.
• Explain what the biggest challenges are, and what we can do to prepare and thrive in this time of uncertainty.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.00 Florida Board of Laboratory Personnel
  • 6.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 6.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 6.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 6.00 Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine
  • 6.00 Florida Board of Psychology
  • 6.00 Florida Bureau of Radiation Control
  • 6.00 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
07/03/2017
Course expires: 
12/29/2017
Event starts: 
10/20/2017 - 7:30am
Event ends: 
10/20/2017 - 3:30pm
Baptist Hospital
8900 N. Kendall Dr.
Auditorium
Miami , FL 33176
United States


Parking: The special event parking will be open next to the conference center. The entrance closest to
the auditorium is located on the south side of the campus. Approach from SW 94 Street (accessible from
SW 87 Avenue). At the first Baptist Hospital sign, turn right and make an immediate left. Look for special
event parking on the right.

Directions to Baptist Hospital

  

Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.

Baptist Health South Florida designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.00 Florida Board of Laboratory Personnel
  • 6.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 6.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 6.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 6.00 Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine
  • 6.00 Florida Board of Psychology
  • 6.00 Florida Bureau of Radiation Control
  • 6.00 General certificate of attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
07/03/2017
Course expires: 
12/29/2017
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