Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Thursday, May 11th during the 10:00 am – 10:30 am break in the Exhibit Hall

Title:  Rise Above Recurrent C. Difficile Infection with REBYOTA™

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the microbial composition, potency, and standardized manufacturing process of REBYOTA
  • Review the efficacy and safety data for REBYOTA
  • Discuss the use of REBYOTA in clinical practice

Warren Rose, PharmD
Associate Professor, Pharmacy & Medicine
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI


Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thursday, May 11th during the 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm break in the Exhibit Hall

Title: Impact of Procalcitonin Use on Aspiration Syndromes

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the clinical significance of accurately diagnosing a patient with aspiration pneumonitis versus aspiration pneumonia
  • Assess the utilization of procalcitonin as an antibiotic stewardship tool to differentiate between aspiration pneumonitis and aspiration pneumonia
  • Realize the excessive use of antibiotics used for aspiration syndromes

James “Buddy” Newton, MD, FACP, FIDSA
Director of Antibiotic Stewardship
Washington Regional Medical Center
Fayetteville, AR


Friday, May 12th during the 9:30 am – 10:00 am break in the Exhibit Hall

Title:  International Network for Optimal Resistance Monitoring (INFORM)

Learning Objectives:

  • Report the incidence of Gram-negative resistant isolates, specifically extended spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) phenotype Enterobacterales, carbapenem-resistant Enterobacterales (CRE), and beta-lactam resistant P. aeruginosa from a nationwide surveillance study
  • Describe the types and frequency of beta-lactamase production, including carbapenemases, in Gram-negative organisms

Kerry L. LaPlante, PharmD, FCCP, FIDSA, FIDP
Professor of Pharmacy
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI
Adjunct Professor of Medicine
Brown University
Providence, RI


bioMérieux, Inc.
Friday, May 12th during the 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm break in the Exhibit Hall

Title:  Antimicrobial Stewardship and Multiplex PCR

Learning Objective:

  • Learn how molecular PCR diagnostics can help boost your antimicrobial stewardship efforts

Javeed Siddiqui MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer, TeleMed2U
Roseville, CA