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47th Annual Symposium - Eastern PA Branch ASM - November 9, 2017 - Multidrug-Resistant Organisms

47th Annual Symposium Presented by
Eastern Pennsylvania Branch of the ASM
MDROs (Multidrug-Resistant Organisms), The Growing Threat
Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Alumni Hall
1020 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Program Co-Chairs: 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 Session
Moderator: 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
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