DEC 03, 2019 11:00 AM PST

Candida auris: Strategies for Preventing an Outbreak

SPONSORED BY: DiaSorin Molecular
Speakers
  • Associate Clinical Professor, Section Chief - Deparment of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UCLA Health System
    Biography
      Dr. Omai Garner is an Associate Clinical Professor and Section Chief of Clinical Microbiology in the UCLA Health System. He received his PhD from UC San Diego in Biomedical Sciences. He was a Postdoctoral Clinical Microbiology CPEP Fellow in the Department of Pathology at UCLA, and a former McNair Scholar. Dr. Garner is Board Certified by the American Board of Medical Microbiology. Dr. Garner's research focuses on lab diagnostics and novel Point of Care Devices for infectious disease diagnosis in the developing world.

    Abstract:

    DATE:  December 3, 2019

    TIME:  11:00am PST

    This talk will cover Candida auris infection, colonization, and spread, through health care systems from a clinical case perspective. We will discuss clinical lab diagnostics for specific organism identification and how microbiology labs can implement both passive and active surveillance. The talk will also cover current CDC recommendations for limiting the spread of Candida auris.

     

    Learning Objectives:

    • Discuss the spread of Candida auris through health care systems.
    • Describe how the microbiology laboratory can assist in limiting Candida auris infections.
    • Detail the challenges in accurately identifying Candida auris from culture.

     

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