Webinars to Advance Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs

ASP Expert Panel

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 1:00pm EDT

via Virtual Event

Katherine Perez, PharmD, BCIDP

Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship bioMérieux–Doctor of Pharmacy University of Texas College of Pharmacy, infectious diseases pharmacotherapy at Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas.

  • To Review how COVID19 pandemic has exacerbated rates of antibiotic resistant infections, redirected resources, and overburdened monitoring mechanisms in healthcare settings.
  • To reinforce  ASPs as an imperative component of a successful response to COVID-19 and interventions to improve the quality and safety of antibiotic use are urgently needed. 
  • To describe how The pandemic has skillfully positioned ASPs to leverage expertise and further promote multidisciplinary and non-traditional collaboration across healthcare silos.

Douglas Call, Prof PhD.

Regents Professor, Paul G. Allen School for Global Health, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

  • To review recent findings from work in  low income countries where sanitation and hygiene variables are better predictors for people being colonized with antimicrobial-resistant enteric bacteria.
  • To discuss why colonization is important to understand and I will briefly describe ongoing studies that examine risk factors in communities and their associated hospitals.

Tufik Ramzi Assad, MD, MSCI

Medical Director, Critical Care Unit Member, Antibiotic Stewardship Committee Williamson Medical Group, Williamson Medical Center, Franklin, TN

  • To provide a review of epidemiology and diagnostic challenges of pneumonia.
  • To discuss the advantages of using syndromic testing for lower respiratory tract infections.
  •  To demonstrate how rapid, accurate pathogen identification can optimize antimicrobial therapy in critically ill patients with pneumonia.

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