We are pleased to present the November session of CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds, “Combating Resistance: Getting Smart About Antibiotics.” This session will be available via live webcast from CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday, November 19 at 1 p.m. (EST) at http://www.cdc.gov/about/
Antibiotics are the most important tool we have to combat life-threatening bacterial diseases, but antibiotic use, especially when not needed, has unintended consequences. Antibiotic resistance is becoming an increasingly common problem, resulting in over 2 million illnesses and 23,000 deaths each year and costing $30 billion in the United States annually.
This session of Grand Rounds will explore how improved prescribing practices and policies can not only help reduce rates of antibiotic resistance, but also improve individual patient outcomes. The session will also provide insight into which interventions, such as patient and provider education and, clinical decision support, will be key in reaching the goal of reducing unnecessary antibiotic use.
Future Grand Rounds topics include advanced molecular detection (AMD) and oral health/fluoride.
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Commander Lauri Hicks, DO
Medical Director, Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work
Division of Bacterial Diseases
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, CDC
“Antibiotic Use and Antibiotic Prescribing Practices in the Community”
Jonathan Finkelstein, MD, MPH
Vice Chair for Quality and Outcomes, Department of Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital
Associate Professor of Population Medicine and Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
“Looking Ahead: Interventions to Improve Community-based Antibiotic Prescribing”
Captain Arjun Srinivasan, MD
Associate Director, Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Programs
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, CDC
“Improving Antibiotic Use in Hospital Settings”
Shari Ling, MD
Deputy Chief Medical Officer,
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
“Using CMS Programs to Promote Appropriate Antibiotic Use”
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 non-CDC staff or those outside of the CDC firewall:
A live external webcast will be available. Presentations are archived and posted 48 hours after each session. Due to security measures at CDC’s Roybal campus, non-CDC staff who wish to attend these sessions in person must have prior clearance and a U.S. state-issued photo ID (e.g., driver’s license, U.S. passport).
Names of non-CDC staff (both domestic and international) should be submitted to the Grand Rounds Team. Please note that all information for international visitors must be submitted at least 10 days in advance.
For CDC staff requiring reasonable accommodations:
It is the policy of CDC to provide reasonable accommodations (RA) for qualified individuals with disabilities to ensure their full inclusion in CDC-sponsored training events. Employees are asked to submit RA requests at least two weeks prior to the training event. Please e-mail the request to email@example.com.
Grand Rounds is available for Continuing Education.
ALL Continuing Education hours for PHGR are issued online through the CDC/ATSDR Training and Continuing Education Online system. If you have questions, e-mail or call Learner Support at 1-800-418-7246 (1-800-41TRAIN).
Those who attend PHGR either in person, Envision, IPTV, or “web on demand” and who wish to receive Continuing Education must complete the online seminar evaluation. Thirty days from the initial seminar the course number will change to WD1640 and will be available for continuing education until January 21, 2014. The course code for PHGR is PHGR10.
Target Audience: Physicians, nurses, epidemiologists, pharmacists, veterinarians, certified health education specialists, laboratorians, others
- List key measures of burden of disease involving morbidity, mortality, and/or cost.
- Describe evidence-based preventive interventions and the status of their implementations.
- Identify one key prevention science research gap.
- Name one key indicator by which progress and meeting prevention goals is measured.
CE certificates can be printed from your computer immediately upon completion of your online evaluation. A cumulative transcript of all CDC/ATSDR CE’s obtained through the TCE Online System will be maintained for each user. We hope that this will assist CDC staff and other public health professionals to fulfill the requirements for their professional licenses and certificates.
Learn more about continuing education on the Grand Rounds website.