DM&E Program

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Sunday, May 31

Morning Symposia
8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

  • Budding and Moulding Diagnostics for Fungal Infections: What to Order and When?
  • Clinical Microbiology Laboratory Safety in the Age of Automation
  • Dirty Hospitals, Infected Patients: The Role of Environment and Environmental Cleaning in Preventing Transmission of Pathogens in Healthcare
  • Ebola Virus Infection: Boots on the Ground in the Hot Zone, in the Laboratory and at the Bedside


Afternoon Symposia

2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • Bench Bacteriology - Practical Guidance You Can Actually Use!  
  • Carbapenemases: A Global Scourge  
  • Case Discussions of Immunocompromised Patients: Lessons Learned and Advances in Microbiology Testing  
  • Hospital Acquired Infections, NHSN Guidelines; Testing and Control  
  • Neglected Parasitic Diseases in the United States


Special Interest Sessions

4:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

  • Anatomy of an Evidence-based Medicine Guideline-Urine Transport

 

Monday, June 1

Morning Symposia
8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

  • Antimicrobial Resistance Threats and Susceptibility Testing: Practical Solutions for the Laboratory  
  • Beyond Verification: Optimizing Utilization, Technology and Workflow in the Microbiology Lab  
  • Diagnostic Microbiology and Epidemiology - Evolution and Revolution  
  • Fascinating Activities from Our Public Health Laboratories….From Arsenic In Geoducks to Tracking Pathogens to Chikungunya, Being a Microbiology Reference Lab is Only the Beginning


Afternoon Symposia

2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • Controversies in Diagnosis of Clostridium difficile Infection: Can we Diagnose More Disease and Less Colonization?
  • Diagnostic Challenges of Arboviruses
  • Overuse and Overdiagnosis in Clinical Microbiology
  • The Role of Clinicogenomics in Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

 

Tuesday, June 2

Morning Symposia
8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

  • Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (AST) of Fastidious and Infrequently Isolated Bacteria: What’s New?   
  • Evolution of Clinical Microbiology from Bench-top to Role in Continuum of Patient Care  
  • The Marriage of Clinical Microbiology and Clinical Chemistry; A Technological Exchange of Vows and Partnership   
  • Think Global, Act Local!


Afternoon Symposia
2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • Next Generation Mycobacteriology  
  • Quiz Busters: So You THINK You Know Microbiology  
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections: The TEST Matters  
  • Update on Multiplex Testing…Can I Get Fries With That?