miércoles, 9 de mayo de 2012
The Growing Threat of Multidrug-Resistant Gonorrhea – CDC Public Health Grand Rounds
The next session of Public Health Grand Rounds, entitled “The Growing Threat of Multidrug-Resistant Gonorrhea,” will be held on Tuesday, May 15 at 1 p.m. (EDT).
This session of Grand Rounds will explore the development of antibiotic resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae as a growing public health concern because the United States gonorrhea control strategy relies on effective antibiotic therapy. Since antibiotics were first used for treatment of gonorrhea, the organism has progressively developed resistance to the drugs prescribed to treat it.
Given the ability of the gonorrhea bacterium to develop antibiotic resistance, it is critical to continuously monitor gonococcal antibiotic resistance and encourage research and development of new treatment regimens for gonorrhea.
CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds Presents:
The Growing Threat of Multidrug-Resistant Gonorrhea
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
1 p.m. – 2 p.m., EDT
Global Communications Center (Building 19)
Or via webcast
Edward Hook III, MD
Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
University of Alabama, Birmingham
“Neisseria Gonorrhoeae Infections and Antimicrobial Treatment: Public Health Context and Challenges”
William Shafer, PhD
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
“Molecular Basis of Resistance and Importance of the Laboratory in Detection of Resistance”
Carolyn Deal, PhD
Chief, Sexually Transmitted Diseases Branch
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Institutes of Health
“Tools to Combat Multidrug Resistance”
Robert D. Kirkcaldy, MD, MPH
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, CDC
“What Public Health Can Do Now and in the Future”
Tanja Popovic, MD, PhD, Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
John Iskander, MD, MPH, Deputy Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
Susan Laird, MSN, RN, Communications Manager, Public Health Grand Rounds
For information about how to view, register, or receive continuing education for this free event, please visit: http://www.cdc.gov/about/grand-rounds/index.htm.