SEP 07, 2016 01:30 PM PDT

Manipulating the Microbiome to Prevent and Treat Infection

C.E. CREDITS: P.A.C.E. CE | Florida CE
Speakers
  • Professor of Internal Medicine and Pathology, University of Iowa
    Biography
      Dr. Diekema is a Professor of Internal Medicine and Pathology at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. After graduating from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dr. Diekema did an internal medicine residency at the University of Virginia, and completed fellowships in infectious diseases, hospital epidemiology and medical microbiology at the University of Iowa, where he also received an MS in Preventive Medicine.
      Dr. Diekema currently serves as director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, associate director of the University of Iowa Hospital Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, the associate hospital epidemiologist at University of Iowa Healthcare.
      Dr. Diekema's clinical and research interests include several aspects of healthcare epidemiology, including the epidemiology of invasive fungal infections in hospitalized patients, and the epidemiology of antimicrobial resistance. He has served on national committees that establish standards in clinical microbiology and infection prevention, including the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) and the CDC's Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC), of which he is currently co-chair. He is also the immediate past-president of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA).

    Abstract:

    Healthcare associated infections can be a consequence of a microbiome alteration. Increasingly, treatment and prevention strategies focus on manipulating host microbiota, the two most common examples being (1) suppression of certain skin and mucosal microbiota, and (2) preservation or restoration of intestinal microbial communities.

    After this presentation, participants should be able to:  

    (a) discuss the evidence in support of chlorhexidine application to the skin and oropharynx of hospitalized patients to prevent infection
    (b) implement interventions to reduce the likelihood of Clostridium difficile recurrence after host exposure to antimicrobial agents.
     


    Show Resources
    You May Also Like
    SEP 05, 2019 04:00 PM CEST
    C.E. CREDITS
    SEP 05, 2019 04:00 PM CEST
    DATE: September 5, 2019TIME: 7:00am PT, 10:00am ET, 4:00pm CEST PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) has gone through a massive evolution since its development in 1983. Besides it...
    MAY 16, 2019 04:00 PM CEST
    C.E. CREDITS
    MAY 16, 2019 04:00 PM CEST
    DATE: May 16, 2019TIME: 7:00am PDT, 10:00am EDT, 4:00pm CEST The emergence of NGS is revolutionizing the microbiological sciences and transforming medicine. Deep sequencing has...
    AUG 27, 2019 09:00 AM PDT
    C.E. CREDITS
    AUG 27, 2019 09:00 AM PDT
    DATE: August 27, 2019 TIME: 9:00am PDT, 12:00pm EDT Immunotherapies targeting PD-1 or PD-L1 have proven remarkably effective for treating cancer in some patients, with considerabl...
    OCT 02, 2019 11:00 AM PDT
    Add to Calendar Select one of the following: iCal Google Calendar Outlook Calendar Yahoo Calendar
    OCT 02, 2019 11:00 AM PDT
    Add to Calendar Select one of the following: iCal Google Calendar Outlook Calendar Yahoo Calendar
    DATE: October 2, 2019TIME: 11:00am PDT, 2:00pm EDT Ditch the Excel spreadsheets and manage your molecular workflows entirely in your LIMS Achieve configuration of molecular workf...
    JUN 05, 2019 05:00 PM CEST
    C.E. CREDITS
    JUN 05, 2019 05:00 PM CEST
    DATE: June 5, 2019TIME: 8:00am PDT, 11:00am EDT, 5:00pm CEST Eukaryotic cell cultures respond to the most subtle influence. Apart from the risk of contamination, minimal chan...
    JUN 19, 2019 10:00 AM PDT
    JUN 19, 2019 10:00 AM PDT
    DATE: June 19, 2019TIME: 10:00am PDT, 1:00pm EDT As we develop new methods to create more biologically relevant models for research in understanding disease etiology and in...
    Loading Comments...
    Show Resources