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Antibiotic Stewardship and Sepsis: A Balancing Act (2019 Update)
This webinar will present an overview of antibiotic stewardship and recent research regarding antibiotic treatments and sepsis care. Strategies to prevent antibiotic resistance and provide optimal care for sepsis patients will be discussed. The CDC latest guidance and new research on antibiotic stewardship will be presented. Antibiotic stewardship program experience in hospital settings will be shared.

Dec 19, 2019 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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George Sakoulas, MD
Infectious Diseases Clinician / Associate Professor @Sharp Memorial Hospital / University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
Dr. Sakoulas earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, and completed his postgraduate training in internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in 1998. From 1998-1999, he served as chief medical resident in the Department of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. From 1999 to 2002, he was a fellow in infectious diseases at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center where he developed interests in Gram positive infections. He is an active infectious diseases clinician in the Sharp Healthcare System in San Diego. His academic affiliation is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, Division of Host-Microbe Systems and Therapeutics where he is part of the Collaborative to Halt Antibiotic-Resistant Microbes (CHARM).
Sarah Kabbani, MD, MSc
Medical Officer @Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Sarah Kabbani, MD, MSc, is an adult infectious disease physician in the Office of Antibiotic Stewardship, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Kabbani completed her internal medicine residency at Wayne State University in Michigan. After working as an academic hospitalist for two years at Beaumont Health System, she joined Emory University in 2011 for her post-doctoral infectious disease fellowship. During her fellowship, she completed a Master of Science in Clinical Research at Emory working with population surveillance data, and was awarded an NIH T32 training grant in vaccinology. In 2016, Dr. Kabbani joined the Office of Antibiotic Stewardship where her areas of concentration include older adult and long term care antibiotic stewardship.