Free Continuing Education Webinar on Antimicrobial Stewardship and Microbiology Lab Collaboration in Community Hospitals

Join MAD-ID and ID Connect for a free interactive CE program

Live Presentation
Wednesday, January 27th at 12:00pm EST

Now available as an enduring continuing education opportunity

To access, CLICK HERE

In this webinar, MAD-ID and ID Connect will present different experiences and lessons learned when implementing stewardship programs in community hospitals via telehealth services. They will also outline how to establish new relationships with microbiology laboratories to improve targeted stewardship efforts.

Target Audience:
Clinical Pharmacists, Physicians, Advanced Practice Practitioners, and Antimicrobial Stewardship Program team members

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe how antimicrobial stewardship teams and microbiology labs can collaborate to improve antibiotic use
  2. Discuss how to track and report data from collaborative projects between microbiology and stewardship teams
  3. Determine ways to leverage telemedicine and telehealth to engage antimicrobial stewardship and microbiology labs in community hospitals

Activity Type:

Continuing Education Credit:
Will be awarded to those participants passing a post-event learning assessment quiz.

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician (CME)
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing (CNE)
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hours.

Pharmacy (CPE)
This knowledge-based activity provides 1.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit.

Other Healthcare Professionals:
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity


Ryan K. Shields, PharmD, MS
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Division of Infectious Diseases, UPMC
Co-Director, Antibiotic Management Program, UPMC



Erin K. McCreary, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Division of Infectious Diseases, UPMC
Director of Stewardship Innovation, Infectious Disease Connect

Ryan Bariola, MD, FIDSA
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Division of Infectious Diseases, UPMC
Director, UPMC Outreach Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Telehealth Program, Infectious Disease Connect


Kim D’itri, BHS, MT(ASCP)
Lead Microbiology Technologist, UPMC Jameson


Registration for the live presentation is available on a first come, first serve basis. Please register early!

Register here for Wednesday, January 27, 2021

To claim CE after the webinar, you must also create a UPMC Ethos account using the same email you use to register for the webinar:


If you have any questions regarding this webinar, please contact Caitlin Goodrich, Marketing Manager, ID Connect at [email protected].

General educational grants supporting this activity have been provided by Infectious Disease Connect.