Educational Symposium to Address Treatment of C Difficile Infection and Prevention of Recurrence

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The RUSH-sponsored symposium is designed for healthcare professionals in clinical and laboratory settings at hospitals and health systems, and will consider prevalence and impact of CDI, current recommendations and evidence for optimal treatment, and emerging options that may prevent recurrent infection.

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“Effective management – to resolve initial C difficile infection while mitigating risk for recurrence – continues to vex providers at hospitals both large and small,” Kelly said.

A panel of experts will convene during ASM Microbe 2016 to discuss opportunities to diagnose, treat and potentially prevent recurrent C difficile infection (CDI).

“More Than A Gut Reaction: Effective Strategies to Treat and Prevent Recurrent C Difficile Infection (CDI),” takes place this Sunday (June 19) at the Westin Boston Waterfront, Grand Ballroom AB, from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.

The symposium is designed for healthcare professionals in clinical and laboratory settings at hospitals and health systems, and will consider prevalence and impact of CDI, current recommendations and evidence for optimal treatment, and emerging options that may prevent recurrent infection.

Ciarán P. Kelly, MD (Harvard Medical School) will lead the panel discussion, and will be joined by Dale N. Gerding, MD (Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine), Carlene A. Muto, MD, MS (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) and John Segreti, MD (Rush Medical College).

“Effective management – to resolve initial C difficile infection while mitigating risk for recurrence – continues to vex providers at hospitals both large and small,” Kelly said. “Attendees of this symposium will be able to review available treatment options, discuss optimal management strategies, and learn about emerging options that may prevent recurrent infection.”

Gerding added that the recent recommendation for approval of Bezlotoxumab by the FDA advisory committee may be an important advance for preventing recurrent illness and re-hospitalization due to C difficile infection.

This event will offer continuing education credits for physicians, and is presented by Rush University Medical Center, Office of Interprofessional Continuing Education, with funding support provided by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

Be sure to pre-register for the symposium at: http://www.mycmesite1.com/index.aspx?case_id=603. There is no cost for healthcare providers to attend the event, and a modest buffet dinner will be available.

About Rush University Medical Center
Rush University Medical Center (RUMC) is a 664-bed hospital, a research institution, and a university specializing in the health professions. While Rush Medical College is older than its home city of Chicago, receiving its charter in 1837, the present RUMC was formally established in 1972. Across this 175-year history, Rush has incorporated continuing education of health professionals into its mission.

About Rush Office of Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE)
The office of Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) was established by Rush in 2013, reflecting the broader institutional commitment to interprofessional, team-based practice. IPCE works with faculty and clinicians to develop accredited continuing education activities in Medicine, Nursing, Nutrition, Occupational therapy, Psychology, Respiratory therapy, Social work and Speech-audiology. Learning opportunities range from traditional live lectures to interactive case studies and Web-based courses.

About ASiM
Since 1999, ASiM has served as a logistical partner on hundreds of CME activities and educational initiatives. These activities provide continuing education credits for physicians, nurses, and pharmacists in a wide range of therapeutic categories through funding provided by pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, and consumer health companies. Live activities include strategic integration and tactical execution of satellite symposia at national and international conferences, stand-alone symposia, regional and local meetings, grand rounds, closed roundtables and clinical educator “train the provider” campaigns. Enduring material formats include print monographs/newsletters and interactive web-based activities. As a full-service medical education and publishing entity, ASiM is a recognized partner in optimal educational design and innovative delivery systems. To learn more about ASiM, visit http://www.ASiMCME.com.

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