Persevering in a Multidrug-Resistant World: Building a Multiprofessional Alliance to Overcome Gram-negative Resistance (Accredited for CE)

Thursday, May 19, 2022 11:45 am to 1:30 pm

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At the conclusion of the educational activity, the learner should be able to:

  • Interpret clinical microbiological findings to identify Gram-negative resistance genotypes and phenotypes and understand their impact on medical decisions
  • Implement a pathogen-specific approach for multidrug-resistant Gram-negative infections based on patient factors and resistance mechanisms
  • Utilize strategies that promote collaboration among team members involved in the management of serious bacterial infections within acute care settings


George H. Karam, MD, MACP
Paula Garvey Manship Chair of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
Baton Rouge Branch Campus
Baton Rouge, LA

Jason M. Pogue, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP
Clinical Professor
Department of Clinical Pharmacy
University of Michigan College of Pharmacy
Ann Arbor, MI

Patricia (Trish) Simner, PhD, D(ABMM)
Associate Professor of Pathology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Director of the Medical Bacteriology and Infectious Disease Sequencing Laboratories
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD


Center for Independent Healthcare Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for
Pharmacy Education as a provider for continuing pharmacy education. Center has assigned 1.5 contact
hours (0.15 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credits for participating in this activity.
ACPE UAN: 0473-9999-22-003-L01-P
Activity type: Application-based

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and
policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Center for Independent Healthcare Education (Center) and Vemco MedEd. Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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the content of a certified activity, in any amount occurring within the past 24 months. All relevant financial relationship is identified by the provider and mitigated to prevent inserting commercial bias into content. All identified relevant financial relationships are disclosed to the learners prior to the activity. The faculty is further required to disclose discussion of off-label uses in their presentations.

Supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.
Jointly provided by Center for Independent Healthcare Education and Vemco MedEd