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GE Sponsored Webinar - Can We Help 'Solve' Sepsis Together? Antibiotic Resistance & Appropriate Use: Protecting Patients
Antibiotic resistance continues to be a topic of major concern for healthcare teams. This webinar will discuss the importance of reducing HAIs and drug-resistant bacteria, will outline challenges in diagnosing and treating bacterial infections, and will include some pre-recorded insights from Dr. Septimus. Reasons and impacts of inappropriate antibiotic use will be reviewed, and the CDC's 7 core elements to improve antibiotic usage will be discussed. Finally, the relationship between stewardship and sepsis will be presented.

Jan 29, 2020 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Edward J. Septimus, M.D., FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA
Medical Director at Infection Prevention & Epidemiology Clinical Services Group; Professor of Internal Medicine @HCA Healthcare System; Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
Edward J. Septimus, M.D., FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA, is Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Epidemiology at Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) and Professor of Internal Medicine at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He is also Professor, Distinguished Senior Fellow, at the George Mason University School of Public Health. His practice interests include patient safety, infection prevention, antimicrobial stewardship and resistance, public health including vaccine preventable diseases, sepsis, medical informatics, clinical integration, and human factors engineering. He has lectured nationally and internationally on surviving sepsis, reduction of healthcare-associated infections, antimicrobial stewardship, influenza, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), the economic case for quality, and employee health. He is Past President of the Texas Infectious Diseases Society and has served on the Board of Directors of the IDSA.
Bryan R. Cobb, PhD, FACMG
Program Partner Lead, Roche Diagnostics Information Solutions @Roche Diagnostics Information Solutions
Bryan Cobb is the Partner Lead for the GE Healthcare-Roche partnership program in Acute Care. With GE's in vivo patient monitoring and Roche’s in vitro diagnostics expertise, the team is developing digital CDS tools, AI-derived cognitive agents, and predictive analytics that aim to help clinicians identify patient deterioration sooner while improving cognitive burden, and patient outcomes. Dr. Cobb obtained a Ph.D. in Medical Genetics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and completed an American Board of Medical Genetics post-doctoral fellowship at National Human Genome Research Institute. He is a board-certified diplomat of the American College of Medical Genetics & Genomics. He has held several roles at Roche, including Head of Medical Affairs for RMS, Director for RDC’s Molecular Centers of Excellence, and has over 15 years of experience in diagnostics. He has published in key scientific journals, is a scientific reviewer, and served on international scientific committees.