2017 Bugs, Drugs and You: Infectious Diseases “Boot Camp” for Hospitalists

Las Vegas, NV US
May 1, 2017

This intensive day-long pre-course will tackle a variety of clinical issues important to hospitalists: some important because of their frequency, and others because of the high-stakes nature of their correct diagnosis and treatment.  The course is designed for practicing hospitalists (physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants), and the content will reflect recognition of the fact that most hospitalists already have considerable knowledge of, and experience with, common infectious diseases.

The course will be led by experienced infectious diseases specialists with extensive teaching backgrounds, some of whom also practice as hospitalists.  Specific topics will include practical aspects of emerging antimicrobial resistance, an update in HIV medicine geared to the inpatient setting, endovascular infections, infectious diseases emergencies, highlights of recent pneumonia guidelines updates, and a state-of-the-art Clostridium difficile infection review.  The course’s overarching goal is to provide attendees with actionable information which will impact their patient care, and where appropriate to change practice.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be better able to:

  1. Describe best practices in the treatment of skin and soft tissue infections, including diabetic foot infections, based on current guidelines as well as recently approved antimicrobial agents.
  2. Outline current optimal strategies for the prevention and treatment of Clostridium difficile disease, including recurrences
  3. Identify key strategies in the prevention of selected infections, as well as important resistant issues impacting antimicrobial use
  4. Discuss how to promptly recognize and treat selected infectious diseases emergencies
  5. Explain key trends in endocarditis and other endovascular infections, and how these affect treatment approaches
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 7.50 Non-physician
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/01/2017 - 8:15am EDT
Event ends: 
05/01/2017 - 5:00pm EDT
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Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
3950 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89119
United States

Accreditation and Designation Statement: 

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Blackwell Futura Media Services and the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM). Blackwell Futura Media Services is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”

Blackwell Futura Media Services designates this live meeting for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty AffiliationsCompany
Jennifer Hanrahan, DO, FACP, FIDSANothing to Disclose 
James Piles, MD, FACP, SFHM

Consulting Fee                                               

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John Sanders, TM, FACP, FIDSANothing to Disclose  
Glenn Wortmann, MD, FACP, FIDSA Nothing to Disclose 



In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, SHM requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. SHM resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. All relevant financial relationships shall be disclosed to participants prior to the start of the activity.

Furthermore, SHM seeks to verify that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a continuing medical education (CME) activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. SHM is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME activities that promote improvements in healthcare and not those of a commercial interest.

Available Credit

  • 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 7.50 Non-physician


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