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greyMeals, Networking & Breaks
redPlenaries
orangeOral Abstract Sessions
yellowFull Conference Sessions
greenSHEA/CDC Training Certificate Course in Healthcare Epidemiology
purpleSHEA Antibiotic Stewardship Training Course
SHEA/AMDA/CDC Infection Prevention in Post-Acute and Long Term Care Certificate Course

 

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    SHEA/CDC Training Certificate Course in Healthcare Epidemiology
    SHEA/CDC Training Certificate Course in Healthcare Epidemiology
    The Compendium Strategies for Preventing HAIs
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    Date
    Wednesday, April 18
    Time
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    Speaker(s)
    Deborah Yokoe, MD

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify priority recommendations of Compendium of Strategies to prevent healthcare-associated infections in acute-care settings and associated resources
    2. Identify practical methods and tools to meet basic and advanced recommendations

    Joint Session: Healthcare Epidemiology: Introduction to an Emerging Field
    10:15 am - 11:15 am
    Date
    Wednesday, April 18
    Time
    10:15 am - 11:15 am
    Speaker(s)
    Trish Perl, MD, MSc

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Obtain a broad overview of the importance of basic concepts in infection prevention, including hand hygiene and asepsis, isolation precautions, disinfection and sterilization, device reprocessing, and environmental cleaning
    2. Define occupational health-related issues and procedures
    3. Examine immunization of HCW and patients

    Sterilization & Disinfection
    4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
    Date
    Wednesday, April 18
    Time
    4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
    Speaker(s)
    Bill Rutala, MPH, PhD

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Describe the Spaulding classification scheme for disinfection of patient care items
    2. Understand the advantages and disadvantages of the various chemical agents and mechanical processes used to disinfect medical equipment
    3. Describe available methods for sterilization and the types of indicators used to ensure the process was effective
    4. Outline the controversies surrounding the reprocessing of endoscopes and disinfection of other complex medical instruments

    Environment and Cleaning
    3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
    Date
    Wednesday, April 18
    Time
    3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
    Speaker(s)
    Phil Carling, MD

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Understand the evidence implicating the environment as a source of healthcare associated infections
    2. Describe the role of environmental cleaning to disrupt the cycle of transmission
    3. Outline the evidence behind the various available strategies to disinfect the environment including chemical agents, and UV light,
    4. Discuss methods for measuring cleanliness

    Practical Strategies for Surveillance
    2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
    Date
    Wednesday, April 18
    Time
    2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
    Speaker(s)
    Molly Hale, MPH, CIC

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify core components of an HAI surveillance program
    2. Select optimal methods for collection and analysis of surveillance data
    3. Correlate relationship between surveillance and prevention activities
    4. Evaluate surveillance findings and incorporate into effective intervention plans

    Joint Session: Transmission of Infectious Agents In Healthcare Settings
    11:15 am - 12:00 pm
    Date
    Wednesday, April 18
    Time
    11:15 am - 12:00 pm
    Speaker(s)
    Mike Bell, MD

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Discuss modes of transmission for important healthcare pathogens
    2. Evaluate methods for interruption of transmission of pathogens in healthcare settings
    3. Discuss how to implement effective methods to prevent Transmission
    4. Overview of the modes of transmission of pathogens
    5. Describe purpose and types of isolation precautions, air handling, personal protective equipment, and other ways of preventing transmission of pathogens in the healthcare setting

    Networking Lunch with Poster Presentations
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    POSTER LUNCH PRESENTATION TOPICS
    -CAUTI
    -CLABSI
    -Disinfection/Sterilization
    -Environmental Cleaning
    -SSI
    -Long-Term Acute Care
    -Pediatrics
    -Respiratory Virus
    -VAE

    Opening Plenary: Crossing the Communication Chasm
    8:00 am - 9:30 am
    Date
    Wednesday, April 18
    Time
    8:00 am - 9:30 am
    Speaker(s)
    Integrating Infection Prevention with Quality and Safety: Everyone in One Sandbox - Zintars Beldavs, MS
    The Business of Stewardship: Convincing your C-Suite - Keith Kaye, MD, MPH

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify challenges that cause Infection Prevention and Quality and Safety to work in silos
    2. Implement strategies to improve the integration of Infection Prevention and Quality and Safety
    3. Effectively communicate the business case of Antibiotic Stewardship Programs when discussing Antibiotic Stewardship Programs to facility administrators

    Mentorship Breakfast (by invitation only)
    7:00 am - 7:50 am
    Date
    Wednesday, April 18
    Time
    7:00 am - 7:50 am

    The SHEA Mentorship Program is designed to create a strong networking community while providing and enhancing the SHEA membership experience at all levels. Our goal is to form relationships that can carried forward beyond the SHEA Spring meeting. Mentors and Mentees attend this Breakfast to meet with each other, network with others in the field, and foster relationships.

    Networking Break
    9:30 am - 10:00 am

    Joint Session: Course Overview
    10:00 am - 10:15 am
    Date
    Wednesday, April 18
    Time
    10:00 am - 10:15 am
    Speaker(s)
    Sarah Haessler, MD
    Lauri Hicks, DO
    Nimale Stone, MD

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Orientation to course materials
    2. Overview of course structure

    The Science of Safety
    4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
    Date
    Wednesday, April 18
    Time
    4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
    Speaker(s)
    Keith Kaye, MD, MPH

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Describe what culture of safety is and represents and how it overlaps with healthcare epidemiology
    2. Cite the roles of healthcare quality and patient safety departments
    3. Define the ways in which infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship interact with hospital quality and patient safety
    4. Relate the importance of leadership in leading safety efforts in healthcare
    5. Relate strategies for communicating safety and quality issues to the C-suite, to providers and patients
    6. Recognize healthcare epidemiology as a career pathway towards healthcare quality and patient safety

    Break
    2:30 pm - 2:45 pm

    Break
    4:00 pm - 4:15 pm

    Welcome Reception #SHEAMembershipMatters
    5:45 pm - 7:15 pm
    Sponsored in Part by PDI
    Date
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    5:45 pm-7:15 pm

    This Welcome Reception is open to all attendees. Please join SHEA President, Keith Kaye, MD, MPH, and other attendees to mingle, meet, network, and hear about why SHEA Membership matters. This is also a great time to view all Abstract Posters!

    Full Conference 2
    Full Conference 2
    Strengthening IP/Stewardship at Care Transitions
    4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
    Date
    Wednesday, April 18
    Time
    4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
    Speaker(s)
    Nimale, Stone, MD
    Ghinwa Dumyati, MD

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Describe the role of inter-facility transfer as a driver of HAI/AR within healthcare networks
    2. Identify opportunities to improve the information exchanged between acute and post-acute providers during care transitions
    3. Provide examples of how hospital epi programs have engaged nursing homes in infection prevention and stewardship

    Ready, Set Go: Antimicrobial Stewardship In Action - Using Data to Drive Decisions
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Date
    Wednesday, April 18
    Time
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Speaker(s)
    Introduction - Elizabeth Dodds - Ashley, PharmD, MHS and Kavita Trivedi, MD
    Antibiotic Use Data - Whitney Buckel, PharmD
    Other Data Elements Useful to Stewardship - Elizabeth Dodds – Ashley, PharmD, MHS

    Learning Objectives:
    NHSN Data
    1. Explain how to employ pharmacy related metrics – Days of Therapy (DOTs) or Defined Daily Doses (DDDs) for measuring antibiotic use and merits of each
    2. Discuss methods for measuring and reporting the impact of an antibiotic stewardship program including CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network’s Antibiotic Utilization Module
    Other Data Elements Useful to Stewardship
    1. Explain how to conduct a needs assessment for your institution
    2. Describe unique challenges for measuring antibiotic stewardship across multiple sites or within a health system
    3. Discuss scalability - how and where to expand your program

    Managing Outbreaks
    2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
    Date
    Wednesday, April 18
    Time
    2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
    Speaker(s)
    David Nace, MD, MPH

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Describe how the long-term care environment influences outbreak risk and impacts outbreak detection and response
    2. Identify common causes of outbreaks in post-acute and long-term care settings
    3. Discuss strategies to manage outbreaks that occur in the long-term care environment

    Occupational Health and Safety
    3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
    Date
    Wednesday, April 18
    Time
    3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
    Speaker(s)
    David Nace, MD, MPH

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Describe how the long-term care environment influences outbreak risk and impacts outbreak detection and response
    2. Identify common causes of outbreaks in post-acute and long-term care settings
    3. Discuss strategies to manage outbreaks that occur in the long-term care environment

    Introduction to the Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Setting
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    Date
    Wednesday, April 18
    Time
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    Speaker(s)
    Robin Jump, MD
    Deborah Burdsall, PhD RN-BC, CIC

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Appreciate the unique aspects of healthcare delivery in the PA/LTC setting
    2. Discuss the new regulatory requirements for nursing home IP/stewardship programs and the influence of compliance on daily operation in PA/LTC settings
    3. Discuss the cultural factors and determinants of quality indicators in PA/LTC settings

    Oral Abstracts and other Full Sessions
    Oral Abstracts and other Full Sessions
    An Update on Duration of Therapy: Our Role as Stewards
    2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
    Date
    Wednesday, April 18
    Time
    2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
    Speaker(s)
    Kavita Trivedi, MD

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Explain the science behind duration of antibiotic therapy
    2. Review the uses of inflammatory biomarkers in antibiotic stewardship programs

    Ready, Set Go: Antimicrobial Stewardship In Action - Stewardship Interventions: From Bundles to Time Outs
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Date
    Wednesday, April 18
    Time
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Speaker(s)
    Time Out Implementation - Kavita Trivedi, MD
    Bundle Implementation - Kristi Kuper, PharmD, BCPS

    Learning Objectives:
    Time Out Implementation
    1. Discuss relevant process and outcomes measures to sustain the business case for antibiotic stewardship interventions
    2. Describe key elements necessary to implement and maintain various stewardship interventions
    Bundle Implementation
    1. Explain how to assess the best types of intervention based on local needs assessment
    2. Identify best first steps to initiate an antibiotic stewardship intervention in your institution
    3. Discuss specific stewardship strategies and methods, merits, and drawbacks based on resource availability

    Tackling Liability Issues in Antibiotic Stewardship
    3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
    Date
    Wednesday, April 18
    Time
    3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
    Speaker(s)
    Keith Hamilton, MD

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify legal concepts that are applicable to the practice of antibiotic stewardship
    2. Define the nature and extent of medical-legal risk in the practice of antibiotic stewardship
    3. Discuss approaches for management of risk in the practice of antibiotic stewardship

    What Every Steward Should Know About Pharmacokinetics– Pharmacodynamics
    1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    Date
    Wednesday, April 18
    Time
    1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    Speaker(s)
    James Lewis, PharmD

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Review PK and PD properties of different antibiotic agents and their application to selection of appropriate dosing based on patient, pathogen, and syndrome characteristics
    2. Discuss approaches to therapeutic monitoring of antibiotics such as vancomycin and aminoglycosides
    3. Review approaches for IV to PO conversion

    Allergies, Interactions and Adverse Events, Oh My!
    2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    Date
    Wednesday, April 18
    Time
    2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    Speaker(s)
    Julie Justo, PharmD, MS, BCPS-AQ ID

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Discuss different types of allergic reactions to antibiotics and how they may be prevented or minimized
    2. Review common drug-drug interactions and explain strategies to avoid them
    3. Discuss common adverse events associated with various Antibiotics

    Joint Session: Stewardship of the Future
    4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
    Date
    Wednesday, April 18
    Time
    4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
    Speaker(s)
    The Educated Guess: Using Prediction Scores to Guide Empiric Therapy - Julie Justo, PharmD, MS, BCPS-AQ ID
    Crafting Stewardship Interventions to your Local Reality - James Lewis, PharmD

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Describe settings where prediction scores can assist in identifying better identify patients at risk for infections due to resistant pathogens
    2. Outline scenarios where targeted empiric therapy may be employed based in individual patient risks

    Full Conference
    Full Conference
    Pro/Con: Carrot or Stick
    2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
    Date
    Wednesday, April 18
    Time
    2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
    Speaker(s)
    Carrot: Incentives are more effective to change behavior - Grace Lee, MD, MPH
    Stick: Accountability and Consequences are More Effective to Change Behavior - Tom Talbot, MD, MPH
    The Best of Both: It's All Context - Joost Hopman, DTMH, MD

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Describe a specific infection control intervention in which incentives can change healthcare worker behavior
    2. Describe a specific infection control intervention in which the threat of adverse consequences can change healthcare worker behavior
    3. Explain factors that an infection prevention team should consider when determining whether an intervention should be based on incentives or consequences

    The Needle and the Damage Done: The Infection Control Implications of Opiate Diversion by Healthcare Workers
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    Date
    Wednesday, April 18
    Time
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    Speaker(s)
    Infectious Outbreaks Associated with Diversion and How to Control Them- Joe Perz, DrPH MA
    Investigating the Infectious Risks After a Narcotic Diversion Event Has Occurred and Preventing Diversion at Your Facility - Kim New, JD, BSN, RN

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Understand the infectious risks associated with drug diversion in healthcare facilities
    2. Learn to identify if drug diversion is occurring at your facility
    3. Understand the steps involved in investigating a diversion event at your facility
    4. Identify key features of a comprehensive prevention program for drug diversion

    Challenging Cases in Infection Prevention
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Date
    Wednesday, April 18
    Time
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Speaker(s)
    Pediatric Case - Latania Logan, MD, FAAP
    Long-Term Care Case - David Nace, MD, MPH
    Adult Acute Care/ Complex Populations - David Calfee, MD, MS
    Community/ Ambulatory - Priya Nori, MD

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Discuss real-world challenges in infection prevention in various healthcare settings
    2. Compare strengths and weaknesses of solutions to challenging problems
    3. Formulate management strategies and discuss resources to assist in the implementation of the solutions discussed
    4. Compare knowledge with other peers and assess clinical acumen in infection prevention

    SHEA Antibiotic Stewardship Course
    SHEA Antibiotic Stewardship Course
    Hands On Vs. Hands Off Surveillance
    2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
    Date
    Wednesday, April 16
    Time
    2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
    Speaker(s)
    Pro: Electronic Surveillance is Needed to Improve Hand Hygiene Compliance - Kari Simonsen, MD
    Con: A Traditional Approach is Needed to Improve Hand Hygiene - Matthew Linam, MD, MS
    Peace Maker: The Praises and Perils of Electronic Surveillance for HAIs- Where is the Compromise? - Daniel Morgan, MD

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Describe types, implementation and data to support electronic HH surveillance to improve HH compliance
    2. Describe strategies to improve HH, including traditional methods, implementation and data to support, including potential cons of electronic HH
    3. Provide larger context on the use of electronic surveillance beyond HH (HAIs), including some challenges and successes.

    Preparing for the Next Emergency: Improving Readiness in Hospitals, Labs and Communities
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Date
    Wednesday, April 18
    Time
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Speaker(s)
    SHEA/CDC's Outbreak Response Training Program (ORTP): A Constant State of Readiness! - Judy Guzman – Cottrill, DO
    The Antibiotic Resistance Laboratory Network (ARLN) - Marion Kainer, MBBS, MPH
    The Council for Outbreak Response: Healthcare-Associated Infections & Antibiotic-Resistant Pathogens (CORHA) - Joe Perz, DrPH MA

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Become familiar with available training programs and key community partners involved in emergency preparedness and response
    2. Describe strategies for communication and coordination with local and state public health officials and facilities
    3. Identify practical strategies to maintain and improve readiness to respond between emergencies

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    SHEA/CDC Training Certificate Course in Healthcare Epidemiology
    SHEA/CDC Training Certificate Course in Healthcare Epidemiology
    Foundation Dinner
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    More Information Coming Soon!
    Date
    Thursday, April 19
    Time
    6:00 - 10:00 pm
    Location
    World Forestry Center

    NHSN Measures: Learning Risk Adjustment and Assessing Prevention Impact
    8:00 am - 9:30 am
    Date
    Thursday, April 19
    Time
    8:00 am - 9:30 am
    Speaker(s)
    Jonathan Edwards, MStat
    Maggie Dudeck, BS, MPH

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Summarize decisions on how to prioritize surveillance efforts
    2. Identify analytical methods for assessing temporal changes in infection rates
    3. Indicate the role of risk adjustment when analyzing infection rate data
    4. Identify methods of analysis for assessing intervention effectiveness
    5. Assess, interpret, and summarize data that are imprecise
    6. Using NHSN to understand and benchmark your hospital’s data

    SHEA Epi Competition Breakfast
    6:30 am - 7:50 am
    Date
    Thursday, April 19
    Time
    6:30 am - 7:50 am

    The SHEA Epi Project Competition identifies bright and dedicated early investigators with a MPH, PhD or MD degree within 5 years of completion of training in the field of healthcare epidemiology research. Winner(s) of the competition receive up to $20,000 for project grants funded by the SHEA Research and Education Foundation. Join us for Breakfast as our finalists deliver their proposals to be selected and awarded as the Winner of the Epi Project Competition at SHEA Spring. RSVP to the event when registering for the SHEA Spring Conference.

    Networking Break
    9:30 am - 10:00 am

    Approach to Epidemic/Outbreak Investigation
    10:00 am - 10:45 am
    Date
    Thursday, April 19
    Time
    10:00 am - 10:45 am
    Speaker(s)
    Arjun Srinivasan, MD

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify and define an outbreak
    2. Illustrate how to perform an outbreak analysis
    3. Analyze how to manage and control an outbreak
    4. Indicate methods to find and investigate cases in an outbreak investigation
    5. Recognize when a formal risk factor study is needed and how to select the appropriate study design (e.g., case control vs. cohort) for an outbreak investigation
    6. Recognize when and how to communicate with facility administrators, risk management, public affairs, clinical staff and patients/families about the need for, progress of, and outcome of an outbreak investigation
    7. Review the potential role of molecular typing of microbial isolates in an outbreak investigation

    Problem Session: Outbreak in the OR
    10:45 am - 11:15 am
    Date
    Thursday, April 19
    Time
    10:45 am - 11:15 am
    Speaker(s)
    Arjun Srinivasan, MD

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Apply the lessons of outbreak investigation to a real world example
    2. Identify some of the practical issues that arise when doing an outbreak investigation

    Unique Aspects of Pediatric Infection Control
    11:15 am - 12:00 pm
    Date
    Thursday, April 19
    Time
    11:15 am - 12:00 pm
    Speaker(s)
    Tom Sandora, MD, MPH

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify risk factors for healthcare-associated infections that are unique to children
    2. Discuss common pediatric infections and how to prevent them
    3. Define unique aspects of infection control in special populations, including neonatal intensive care units
    4. Describe pediatric modifications to typical infection prevention strategies

    Networking Lunch with Posters
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    POSTER LUNCH PRESENTATION TOPICS
    Antibiotic Stewardship
    C. Diff
    Implantation Science
    Diagnostic/Microbiology

    Break
    2:30 pm - 2:45 pm

    Break
    4:45 pm - 5:00 pm

    Plenary: It's Not What You Say, It's How You Say It
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    Date
    Thursday, April 19
    Time
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    Speaker(s)
    Allison Aubrey

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify key elements for effective communication to the media and general public
    2. Implement strategies to engage your patients and their families as active members in infection prevention

    Joint Session: Post-Acute Care and Long-Term Care: Changing The National Landscape and Infection Prevention
    2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
    Date
    Thursday, April 19
    Time
    2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
    Speaker(s)
    Nimalie Stone, MD

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Describe the differences in infrastructure for clinical care and infection prevention in post-acute and long-term care settings compared with acute care hospitals
    2. Describe the gaps and challenges in implementing infection prevention and antibiotic stewardship programs in post-acute and long-term care settings
    3. Highlight the national initiatives which are driving surveillance and prevention activities in this setting

    Overview of Antibiotic Stewardship
    3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
    Date
    Thursday, April 19
    Time
    3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
    Speaker(s)
    Sara Cosgrove, MD, MS

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Discuss the rationale for antibiotic stewardship
    2. Discuss the elements and activities of a stewardship program
    3. Discuss approaches to help prescribers make good decisions about antibiotics
    4. Translate emerging national initiatives to encourage and enhance antibiotic stewardship

    Special Populations: Immunocompromised, Dialysis & Burn Patients
    5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
    Date
    Thursday, April 19
    Time
    5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
    Speaker(s)
    Deborah Yokoe, MD, MPH

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Recognize how to apply and modify healthcare epidemiology, antibiotic stewardship, and infection prevention approaches for immunocompromised populations
    2. Review the special issues associated with these populations including increased use of invasive devices, increased use of broad-spectrum empiric antibiotics and how intense exposure to the healthcare system increases risks of MDRO acquisition

    SHEA/CDC/AMDA LTC and PAC
    SHEA/CDC/AMDA LTC and PAC
    Strategies to Prevent Infections & MDRO
    8:00 am - 9:30 am
    Date
    Thursday, April 19
    Time
    8:00 am - 9:30 am
    Speaker(s)
    Deborah Burdsall, MD

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Describe risk factors and interventions to prevent device-associated infections among residents in post-acute and long-term care
    2 Review challenges in diagnosis of infection due to C. difficile and MDROs in post-acute and long-term care
    3. Describe strategies for preventing the spread of Multidrug Resistant Organisms in post-acute and long-term care

    Changing Approaches in Surveillance
    10:00 am - 11:15 am
    Date
    Thursday, April 19
    Time
    10:00 am - 11:15 am
    Speaker(s)
    Theresa Rowe, MD

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Review surveillance criteria used to define infections in post-acute and long-term care settings
    2. Compare different methods for surveillance data collection in post-acute and long-term care settings
    3. Identify how to use surveillance data to guide infection prevention and antibiotic stewardship efforts in post-acute and long-term care

    CDI Management
    11:15 am - 12:00 pm
    Date
    Thursday, April 19
    Time
    11:15 am - 12:00 pm
    Speaker(s)
    Robin Jump, MD

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Define the management and prevention of CDI in post-acute care

    Joint Session: Antibiotic Stewardship in Skilled Nursing Facilities and Long-Term Care
    3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
    Date
    Thursday, April 19
    Time
    3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
    Speaker(s)
    Sarah Kabbani, MD, MSc

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Define the unique challenges for resources, team development and measurement in long-term care settings
    2. Identify starter strategies for implementing effective antibiotic stewardship in long-term care settings
    3. Describe collaborations between acute care and long-term care to create effect antibiotic stewardship programs

    Challenging Situations
    5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
    Date
    Thursday, April 19
    Time
    5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
    Speaker(s)
    Deborah Burdsall, MD
    Theresa Rowe, MD
    Nimale Stone, MD
    Robin Jump, MD

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Discuss challenging infection control situations that might arise in post-acute and long-term care such as outbreaks, healthcare personnel vaccination, and antibiotic overuse

    SHEA Antibiotic Stewardship Course
    SHEA Antibiotic Stewardship Course
    Diagnostic Stewardship: Beginning Concepts
    8:00 am - 8:45 am
    Date
    Thursday, April 19
    Time
    8:00 am - 8:45 am
    Speaker(s)
    Daniel Morgan, MD

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Describe appropriate ways to obtain a culture specimen and other samples for microbiology testing
    2. Review approaches to detecting and reporting antibiotic susceptibilities, including selective reporting
    3. Identify strengths and weaknesses of the antibiogram to assist with decisions on recommendations for empirical therapy

    Case Study #1: Management of Resistant Gram Negative Infections
    8:45 am - 9:30 am
    Date
    Thursday, April 19
    Time
    8:45 am - 9:30 am
    Speaker(s)
    Christopher Pfeiffer, MD, MHS

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify common mechanisms of resistance for different bug/drug combinations including Gram-negative organisms
    2. Discuss therapeutic options for highly resistant organisms
    3. Discuss MICs and breakpoints and their role in determining appropriate therapy

    Case Study #2: Management of Resistant Gram Positive Infections
    10:00 am - 10:45 am
    Date
    Thursday, April 19
    Location
    10:00 am - 10:45 am
    Speaker(s)
    Ghinwa Dumyati, MD

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify common mechanisms of resistance for different bug/drug combinations including Gram-positive organisms
    2. Discuss therapeutic options for highly resistant organisms
    3. Discuss MICs and breakpoints and their role in determining appropriate therapy

    Rapid Diagnostic Tests and How to Implement their use: Mini-Lecture & Case Study #3
    10:45 am - 11:30 am
    Date
    Thursday, April 19
    Time
    10:45 am - 11:30 am
    Speaker(s)
    Gaeme Forrest, MBBS

    Learning Objectives:
    1.Describe strengths and weaknesses of common rapid diagnostic tests and used in the microbiology lab
    2. Discuss how the microbiology lab and the antibiotic stewardship program can collaborate to maximize use of rapid diagnostic tests to improve antibiotic use

    How to Find Resources at Your Institution of Health System
    11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Date
    Thursday, April 19
    Time
    11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Speaker(s)
    Mohamad Fakih, MD, MPH

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Review how your antibiotic stewardship program intersects with the institution’s strategic plan
    2. Describe how to engage non-traditional stewards such as students, quality improvement teams, and nurses
    3. Explain how to develop and present a business case to institutional leadership for maintenance of a program

    The Never Events: Managing Provider and Patient Expectations
    2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
    Date
    Thursday, April 19
    Time
    2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
    Speaker(s)
    Pranita Tamma, MD, MHS

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify clinical situations representing common conditions misdiagnosed as infections in which a stewardship intervention to eliminate antibiotic use is appropriate
    2. Establish communication strategies for both patients and providers that promote appropriate antibiotic use when implementing stewardship interventions

    Managing Outlier Physicians: The Reluctant Steward
    3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
    Date
    Thursday, April 19
    Time
    3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
    Speaker(s)
    Lauri Hicks, DO

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Discuss outlier prescribers in your institutions
    2. Identify methods for collaborating with outlier clinicians to promote appropriate Antibiotic use
    3. Describe ways to handle the poor Infectious Diseases physician steward

    Telemedicine: Opportunities in Stewardship
    5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
    Date
    Thursday, April 19
    Time
    5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
    Speaker(s)
    Eddie Stenehjem,MD, MSc

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Describe various ways of utilizing telemedicine to enhance stewardship opportunities
    2. Discuss strengths and weaknesses of off-site stewardship services

    Full Conference
    Full Conference
    HAI Prevention in Pediatrics 2018
    8:00 am - 9:30 am
    Date
    Thursday, April 19
    Time
    8:00 am - 9:30 am
    Speaker(s)
    C. difficile Infection in Children: Challenging Questions - Thomas Sandora, MD, MPH
    Preventing Pediatric CLABSI: What Else Can We Do? - Susan Coffin, MD, MPH
    Ventilator-Associated Events: Updates on Pediatric VAE Surveillance and Prevention - Grace Lee, MD, MPH

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Evaluate recent data on screening for asymptomatic carriage of C. difficile and preferred first-line treatment of CDI and whether these data are applicable to children
    2. Discuss whether efforts should be focused on optimizing reliability to core CLABSI prevention bundle elements or adding new interventions beyond the current bundle
    3. Summarize practical approaches for performing VAE surveillance in children and data from the national 2017 pediatric VAE pilot

    HAI Prevention in 2018: Best Practices
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Date
    Thursday, April 19
    Time
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Speaker(s)
    CDI: Robots, Vaccines & Transplants? - Clifford McDonald, MD
    SSI: Bundles and Beyond! - Marin Schweizer, PhD
    CLABSI: Newest Approaches to Approach Zero. - John Townes, MD

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Review latest high-impact studies on CDI, SSI, and CLABSI prevention
    2. Synthesize recent data with current practices and guidelines to garner new potential prevention strategies for your institution

    Break
    4:00 pm - 4:15 pm

    It's Not an Isolated Issue
    4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
    Date
    Thursday, April 19
    Time
    4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
    Speaker(s)
    To Isolate or Not: that is the question! - Gonzalo Bearman, MD, MPH
    Isolation Duration: How Long is Too Long? - Christopher Pfeiffer, MD
    Controversies & Advances in Airborne Isolation and Respiratory Protection - Barbara Braun, PhD

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Synthesize current data and guidelines supporting and refuting use of Contact Precautions for endemic “bad bugs” such as MRSA, ESBLs, and C. difficile in acute care facilities
    2. Understand the rationale and most recent data to generate informed recommendations for the duration of Contact Precautions for colonization of “bad bugs” such as MRSA, CRE, and C. difficile
    3. Discuss and understand controversial issues and best practices in administering an effective respiratory protection program

    2:45 pm - 4:00 pm

    R2D2 vs Elbow Grease: Environmental
    2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
    Date
    Thursday, April 19
    Time
    2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
    Speaker(s)
    Gizmos and Gadgets- a review of new technologies for environmental services for infection prevention - Bill Rutala, MPH, PhD
    “Real House Keepers” of X- Stories of Success Using Human Factor Engineering - Loretta Fauerbach, MS, CIC
    Changing the Culture to Empower Environmental Services for Infection Prevention - David Calfee, MD, MS

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Review a series of new technologies and data to support their use by environmental services (EVS) (and related) for infection prevention (including UV, H2o2 misters, impregnated fabrics and surfaces, ATP)
    2. Describe integration of the new technologies into environmental infection prevention; what are best uses, implementation (successes and challenges) using humans factors engineering, and building business case
    3. Review strategies for education, changing the culture of HHWs and assessing the competence of HCW, such as those for environmental services

    Oral Abstracts and other Full Sessions
    Oral Abstracts and other Full Sessions
    Abstract Session
    8:00 am - 9:30 am

    Infection Prevention: Building Global Capacity and View
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Date
    Thursday, April 19
    Time
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Speaker(s)
    South East Asian Perspective - Kalisvar Marimuthu, MBBS, MRCP
    Low and Middle Income Countries and SHEA: Partnerships for the Future - Mirian DalBen, MD
    Latin American Perspective - Mirian DalBen, MD
    Doctors Without Borders Perspective - Joost Hopman, DTMH, MD

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Understand the commonalities and unique challenges in infection prevention and AMR across low and middle income countries
    2. Understand regional efforts and priorities in infection prevention and AMR across low and middle income countries

    Abstract Session
    4:15 pm - 5:45 pm

    Looking Beyond Our Patients: OneHealth Perspective
    2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
    Date
    Thursday, April 19
    Time
    2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
    Speaker(s)
    One Health Approach to Address Antimicrobial Resistance at the National Level - Dawn Sievert, PhD, MS
    Antibiotic Stewardship in U.S. Animal Agriculture - Nora Wong, MPH

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Describe the multi-partner, collaborative surveillance conducted to identify and respond to foodborne antibiotic resistance
    2. Describe antibiotic use in animal agriculture and the impact of recent federal policy changes
    3. Describe alternatives to antibiotics and management practices that reduce the need for antibiotics

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    SHEA/CDC Training Certificate Course in Healthcare Epidemiology
    SHEA/CDC Training Certificate Course in Healthcare Epidemiology
    Women in Epi Breakfast
    6:30 am - 7:50 am

    Networking Break
    9:30 am - 10:00 am

    Networking Lunch with Poster Viewing
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    POSTER LUNCH PRESENTATION TOPICS
    Hand Hygiene
    MDR GNR
    MRSA/VRE
    Outbreaks
    Occupational Health
    Surveillance/Public Health

    Break
    2:30 pm - 2:45 pm

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    Leadership and Communication Skills
    8:00 am - 8:45 am
    Date
    Friday, April 20
    Time
    8:00 am - 8:45 am
    Speaker
    Hilary Babcock, MD, MPH

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Discuss Agenda development, Inclusiveness, Action and follow up
    2. Review responsibility and task management, and Feedback mechanisms
    3. Identify the importance of collaboration with other hospital groups/teams and stakeholders
    4. Recognize the basics of effective communication
    5. Indicate basic skills for effective negotiation
    6. Demonstrate how to speak to the financial impacts and cost-effectiveness of proposed interventions

    The Hospital Epidemiologist as a Clinical Educator
    8:45 am - 9:30 am
    Date
    Friday, April 20
    Time
    8:45 am - 9:30 am
    Speaker
    Tom Sandora, MD, MPH

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Distinguish principles of adult learning necessary to effectively teach and to design educational interventions
    2. Identify the forums and tools for effective delivery of education including didactic lectures, small-group case-based discussions, and one-on-one instruction
    3. Classify the target audience and be able to vary teaching modalities & methods based on audience, level of training and knowledge base
    4. Identify mechanisms for delivering education including unit-level training, hands-on skills demonstration, computer based modules, and simulation
    5. Assess the stage of the learner, ensure topic is meaningful and relevant to learner’s work, articulate goals, encourage active learner involvement, and provide feedback

    Occupational Infection Prevention
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Date
    Friday, April 20
    Time
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Speaker
    Tom Talbot, MD, MPH

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Illustrate the role of healthcare personnel (HCP) in the transmission of healthcare-associated infections
    2. Identify the recommended strategies, including immunization and use of screening tests, designed to preventHCP-associated transmission of pathogens
    3. Identify the approach to HCP infected with a blood borne virus
    4. Summarize the management of contagious disease exposures among HCP, including the use of post-exposure prophylaxis

    The Role of The Laboratory In Healthcare Epidemiology
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Date
    Friday, April 20
    Time
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Speaker
    Joost Hopman, DTMH, MD

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Discuss the major roles of the clinical laboratory in infection prevention, outbreak response, and antibiotic stewardship
    2. Identify promising developments in rapid and/or molecular diagnostic testing in the microbiology lab, including when and how such testing should be incorporated into infection prevention efforts
    3. Assess test characteristics (e.g. sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive value) and that a change in testing methodology may result in an apparent change in incidence or prevalence of an infection or pathogen
    4. Develop and interpret an antibiogram that is consistent with Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) recommendations
    5. Know when to utilize molecular typing methods for infection prevention and outbreak response, and describe the strengths and limitations of existing typing methods

    How to Read a Study & Perform Research
    1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    Date
    Friday, April 20
    Time
    1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    Speaker
    Daniel Morgan, MD, MS

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Examine concepts of study design, implementation of a study infrastructure, analytic methods, data needs and interpretation of data for observational and intervention studies
    2. Distinguish approaches to evaluate the impact of an intervention, including:
    -Decreases in rates of HAIs
    -Changes in prevalence or incidence of resistant organisms
    -Reductions in inappropriate device use
    -Reductions in Antibiotic use
    -Reductions in length of hospitalization
    -Decreases in cost
    3. Assess when to use various study designs such as before after and cluster randomized trials, and when to use various analyses such as time-series analysis
    4. Calculate p values, confidence intervals and effect estimates/odds ratios to evaluate data for identification of epidemiologic trends, analysis of outbreaks and in the conduct of formal epidemiologic studies
    5. Assess the process for presentation of analytic study data in varying formats, including summary presentations

    Business of Infection Prevention: Promoting Growth of a Program
    2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    Date
    Friday, April 20
    Time
    2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    Speaker
    Waleed Javaid, MD

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Explain the importance of physician and administrative leader buy in for an infection prevention Program
    2. Indicate how to write and present to institutional leadership a strategic plan and business case for instituting, maintaining, and expanding of an infection control program
    3. Learn how to successfully recruit physician and administrative champions for planned programs
    4. Discuss how to develop and present a report detailing the rationale and proposed benefits of a Program or intervention, including financial analysis, improvement in patient safety, and justification for funding of proposed team members
    5. Demonstrate how to develop and present annual reports detailing interventions, cost-savings/maintenance, improved patient safety

    Regulatory & Emergency Preparedness
    2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
    Date
    Friday, April 20
    Time
    2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
    Speaker
    Hilary Babcock, MD, MPH

    Learning Objectives:
    1. State the role and functions of public health entities at local, state, and national levels
    2. Review core emergency preparedness concepts, including emergency response planning, incident command functions, and facility response to emergent events
    3. Assist in policy and response plan development and evaluation for infection-related events, such as bioterrorism or pandemic respiratory pathogens
    4. Recite an overview of the system of state, federal, and accrediting organization oversight and requirements for healthcare facilities prepare for and survive a visit from CMS, TJC, and State DPH

    Putting It All Together
    3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
    Date
    Friday, April 20
    Time
    3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
    Speaker
    Sarah Haessler, MD

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Review an interactive case which leads course participants through the work up of a massive exposure in their healthcare facility
    2. Identify skills learned to identify which pathogen is responsible, and the mode of transmission
    3. Identify which healthcare workers and patients were exposed and who needs prophylaxis and/or isolation.
    4. Apply communication skills to effectively convey information within the healthcare organization and to the media
    5. List leadership skills to help respond, organize, and manage the massive exposure

    Closing Plenary: Changing the World Through Better Communication
    4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
    Date
    Friday, April 20
    Time
    4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
    Speaker
    A Call to Action! How to Communicate with Government Leader - Jason Newland, MD, MEd
    Lessons Learned from The Hill: Pearls and Pitfalls - Bradford Fitch

    Learning Objectives:
    1. List benefits of engaging government leaders in advancing infection prevention and antibiotic stewardship policies
    2. Demonstrate how to effectively communicate infection prevention and antibiotic stewardship with government leaders

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    Full Conference2
    Pro/Con: Switching it Up: Clostridium difficile Infection Prevention. Is Stewardship or Infection Prevention the Key to Reduction?
    8:00 am - 9:30 am
    Date
    Friday, April 20
    Time
    8:00 am - 9:30 am
    Speaker
    Pro: The Antibiotic Police - Ebbing Lautenbach, MD, MPH, MSCE
    Con: Infection Prevention Army - Clifford McDonald, MD
    Peace Maker - Melinda Neuhauser, PharmD, MPH

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of antibiotic stewardship as the key intervention to reduce C. difficile infections
    2. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of infection prevention as the key intervention to reduce C. difficile infections

    How to Publish What We Do
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Date
    Friday, April 20
    Time
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Speaker
    Planning Your Interventions with an Eye Toward Publication - Charlesnika Evans, PhD, MPH
    Performing Your Intervention or Outbreak Investigation Using Rigorous Methods - Jessina McGregor, PhD
    How to Write-Up Your Experience to Optimize Publication - JJ Furuno, PhD

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Describe preferred study designs to implement a high-quality intervention
    2. Recall a statistical analysis technique (such as time series analysis) that can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of an intervention
    3. Describe a statistical analysis technique that can be used to determine the cause of an outbreak
    4. List checklists (such as STROBE) that can be used to write a manuscript describing an intervention

    Pro/Con: Healthcare Associated Viruses
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    Date
    Friday, April 20
    Time
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    Speaker
    Pro - Hospital acquired Respiratory Viruses should be used as a pediatric quality measure - Matthew Linam, MD, MS
    Con - Hospital acquired Respiratory Viruses should NOT be used as a pediatric quality measure - Susan Coffin, MD, MPH

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Describe efforts surrounding reduction of respiratory HAIs: improving surveillance definitions, infection control practices, and parent/patient engagement and the potential benefits
    2. Discuss barriers to implementation of respiratory viruses as HAIs tracked nationally as quality measures

    How Much is Truly Preventable and How Hard Should We Try
    2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
    Date
    Friday, April 20
    Time
    2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
    Speaker
    Infection Prevention Science: How Much is Truly Preventable? - Gonzalo Bearman, MD, MPH
    Trying for Zero: Progress or Propaganda? Substance vs Soundbite? - Lynne Batshon
    Hard Questioning of CMS HAC: Does Punitive Policy lead to Improved Infection Prevention Outcomes? - Lynne Batshon

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Understand the extent to which HAIs can be eliminated by the current state of infection prevention science
    2. Re-explore the getting to zero debate and related progress
    3. Critically assess the successes and pitfalls of CMS HAC with respect to improved patient car and heightened safety

    Oral Abstracts and other Full Sessions
    Oral Abstracts and other Full Sessions
    I'm Here to See the Baby
    8:00 am - 9:30 am
    Date
    Friday, April 20
    Time
    8:00 am - 9:30 am
    Speaker
    Seasonal and age-related visitor restrictions in NICUs: A look at the evidence - Kari Simonsen, MD
    MDRO Colonized infants: Finding a Balance with Infection Prevention and Family Centered Care - Latania Logan, MD
    Family Engagement: Parents as Partners for Infection Prevention Efforts - Kris Bryant, MD

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Discuss controversies in visitation policies in NICU settings, and the level of evidence to support common recommendations
    2. Describe HAI risks associated with MDRO colonization in NICU infants
    3. Explore efforts to engage families in understanding and communicating best practices for infection prevention to improve NICU safety and care quality

    Interrupting the Slippery Slope of Over-Testing to Over-Treating the Urine
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    Date
    Friday, April 20
    Time
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    Speaker
    Improving the Culture of Urine Culturing and Beyond! - Mohamad Fakih, MD, MPH
    Implementing a Fast and Frugal Approach to Reduce Overtreatment of Bacteriuria - Barbara Trautner, MD, PhD

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify key considerations for improving culturing practices
    2. Describe a practical approach and ongoing work to reduce overtreatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria

    Abstract Session
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Abstract Session
    2:45 pm - 4:00 pm

    Full Conference
    Full Conference
    Networking breakfast with Poster Viewing
    7:00 am - 7:50 am

    LTC: Should I Stay or Should I Go
    8:00 am - 9:30 am
    Date
    Friday, April 20
    Time
    8:00 am - 9:30 am
    Speaker
    Antibiotic Use in Nursing Home Residents at the End-of-Life - JJ Furuno, PhD
    Surviving Sepsis and Nursing Homes Residents: What is Realistic?- Theresa Rowe, MD
    Hidden Costs of High Staff Turnover in Nursing Homes - Nimale Stone, MD

    Learning Objectives:
    1.Discuss antibiotic use and stewardship in nursing home residents at the end of life, including discussions with concerned loved one
    2. Recognize implications of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign and the Readmissions Reduction Program on the care of nursing home residents
    3. Describe challenges related to staff turnover on infection prevention and control in the post-acute and long-term care setting

    Beauty and the Beasts: Tales from the Front Lines of Response to Emerging Threats
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Date
    Friday, April 20
    Time
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Speaker
    Beauty: progress on surveillance and novel strategies for prevention and CRE - Maroya Walters, PhD, ScM
    Beast: mcr-1 and carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)- Maroya Walters, PhD, ScM
    Beast: Candida auris - Emily Lutterloh , MD, MPH
    Beast: Non-tuberculosis mycobacteria- Belinda Ostrowsky, MD, MPH

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Describe and discuss emerging multi-drug resistant organisms (MDROs) and non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM)
    2. Identify potential real-world solutions to overcome challenges with MDRO and NTM prevention and response

    Joint APIC Session: Leveraging the Synergy of Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention and Control Programs
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    Date
    Friday, April 20
    Time
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    Speaker
    The CDC core elements across the continuum of care - Edward Stenehjem, MD, MSc
    The impact of regulations/standards, eg., CMS, Joint Commission - Marion Kainer, MBBS, MPH
    IPC’s supportive role in advancing antimicrobial stewardship interventions across the continuum of care - Janet Haas, PhD, RN, CIC

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Illustrate how the CDC core elements of antibiotic stewardship programs can be used as a framework for ASPs in any healthcare setting
    2. Examine how the antibiotic stewardship regulatory environment has changed in the past 5 years
    3. Explore the infection prevention and control program’s supportive role in advancing antibiotic stewardship interventions across the continuum of care

    Joint Session: Ask the Antibiotic Stewardship Experts
    2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
    Date
    Friday, April 20
    Time
    2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
    Speaker
    Our Greatest Antibiotic Stewardship Achievement - Whitney Buckel, PharmD
    Our Greatest Antibiotic Stewardship Failure and Lessons Learned - Pranita Tamma, MD, MHS
    How Nursing-Driven ASP Rounds Advanced our Program - David Ha, PharmD
    Antibiotic Stewardship: A Patient Perspective - TBD

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Explore alternative solutions to implementing ASP interventions
    2. Consider the patient perspective when designing and implementing an ASP

    SHEA Antibiotic Stewardship Course
    SHEA Antibiotic Stewardship Course
    Case Study #4: Stewardship and C. Difficile Infection
    8:00 am - 9:00 am
    Date
    Friday, April 20
    Time
    8:00 am - 9:00 am
    Speaker
    Belinda Ostrowsky, MD, MPH

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Define laboratory approaches to testing for C. Difficile testing and interpret results
    2. Review the association between use of Antibiotics and the development of C. Difficile infections
    3. Identify strategies to decrease C. Difficile infection rates that include improving antibiotic use and understand how to implement them in a collaborative group including infection prevention

    Case Study #5: Pediatric Case: Intervention to Improve Antibiotic Use in Pediatrics and the NICU
    9:00 am - 9:30 am
    Date
    Friday, April 20
    Time
    9:00 am - 9:30 am
    Speaker
    Intervention to Improve Antibiotic Use in Pediatrics and the NICU - Matthew Kronman, MD, MSCE

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Discuss practical examples of Antibiotic stewardship implementation
    2. Identify strategies for implementing effective Antibiotic stewardship targeting an institution-specific problem and special populations such as neonates

    Case Study #6: Adult Case – Intervention to Improve Management of Community Acquired Pneumonia
    10:00 am - 10:45 am
    Date
    Friday, April 20
    Time
    10:00 am - 10:45 am
    Speaker
    Priya Nori, MD

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Discuss practical examples of Antibiotic stewardship implementation
    2. Identify strategies for implement stewardship to drive appropriate treatment of community acquired pneumonia

    Stewardship at the Bedside: Engaging Front-Line Providers
    10:45 am - 11:15 am
    Date
    Friday, April 20
    Time
    10:45 am - 11:15 am
    Speaker
    Engaging Front-Line Providers - David Ha, PharmD

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Recognize the role of ‘staff’ nurses in antibiotic stewardship programs
    2. Explain the various healthcare personnel roles in long term care facilities involved in antibiotic therapy decisions

    Stewardship and Informatics
    11:15 am - 12:00 pm
    Date
    Friday, April 20
    Time
    11:15 am - 12:00 pm
    Speaker
    Kristi Kuper, PharmD

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify how information technology infrastructure may assist stewardship programs
    2. Describe how to assess IT resources and external proprietary software programs
    3. List examples of how information technology has assisted successful stewardship programs in various settings

    Developing and Antibiotic Stewardship Program in Ambulatory Care
    1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    Date
    Friday, April 20
    Time
    1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    Speaker
    Matthew Kronman, MD, MSCE

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Define the unique challenges for resources, team development and measurement in ambulatory care settings
    2. Identify starter strategies for implementing effective antibiotic stewardship in ambulatory settings
    3. Discuss the role of the patient in decision-making

    Case Study #7: Adult Case – Intervention to Improve Antibiotic Use in the Immunocompromised
    2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    Date
    Friday, April 20
    Time
    2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    Speaker
    Intervention to Improve Antibiotic Use in the Immunocompromised - Catherine Liu, MD

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Discuss practical examples of Antibiotic stewardship implementation
    2.Identify strategies for implementing effective Antibiotic stewardship targeting an institution-specific problem and special populations such as the immunosuppressed

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