Managing Infections in the 21st Century

Milwaukee, WI US
November 8, 2014

The goal of this conference is to provide updated information on innovations and progress in the diagnosis and management of infectious diseases that have arisen over the past 5 years which are relevant to the internal medicine practitioner both in the hospital and the primary care environment. Microbiological  techniques utilized in the diagnosis of infectious diseases have progressed significantly, particularly with the advent of and spreading use of molecular techniques. Physicians and associated providers need to be aware of and understand these changes so as to best utilize their lab in the work-up of their patients. Antimicrobials are among the most used medications- about 60% of patients who are admitted receive at least one dose; in half the cases this is inappropriate. Additionally, we have the twin problems of growing antibiotic resistance and dwindling development of new antimicrobial agents. Understanding how best to apply this increasingly scarce resource is the key to optimal patient outcomes while preserving the utility of the existing antimicrobials. Finally, there are advances in the areas of vaccination, hepatitis C and HIV that internal medicine providers should be aware of.

The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 5.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Please note there is a $2.50 processing fee for all electronic registrations. 
Fellows, Residents and Students must use the Coupon Code DISCOUNT
There is a $25.00 cancellation fee

Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Pharmacists
  • Fellows
  • Trainees

Learning Objectives

Aware of new basic science and clinical research relevant to the assessment, treatment and other clinical decision-making in the care of patients with infection

Familiar with new and updated guidelines for the management of various infectious diseases and their application in clinical practice

Additional information


Sonija Parker
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 805-0708
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 5.50 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/08/2014 - 7:30am
Event ends: 
11/08/2014 - 4:00pm
The Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Rd
Alumni Center
Milwaukee, WI 53226
United States

Activity Director & Moderated: Njeri Wainaina, MD

Mark Beilke, MD 
Carlos Figueroa-Castro, MD
Leslie Cockerham, MD
Anne Daniels, PharmD
Michael Frank, MD 
Mary Beth Graham, MD
Michael Kron, MD
Janaki Shah, DO
Jamie Winner, PharmD


All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose with the exception of:

NameCompany & Role Company & Role

Nathan Ledeboer, PhD

Nanosphere - Consultant

ThermoFisher Scientific - Consultant

LabCorp - Consultant

iCubate - Consultant

Copan Diagnostics - Consultant

BD Diagnostics - Consultant

GeneWeave - Consultant 

Evogen - Board Member 

Meridian - Research Grants 

Quidel - Research Grants 

IMDx - Research Grants 

Cepheid - Research Grants 

BD - Research Grants

bioMérieux - Research Grants 

Bruker Daltonics - Research Grants 

Nanosphere - Research Grants 

Seegene - Research Grants 

Life Technologies - Research Grants 

Prodesse - Research Grants 

Great Basin Corp - Research Grants 

iCubate - Research Grants 

Biohelix - Research Grants 

BioRad - Research Grants 

Alere - Research Grants 

Hardy Diagnostics - Research Grants 

GenMark - Research Grants 


Andrew Petroll, MDGilead Sciences - Contracted Research 


In accordance with the ACCME® standards for Commercial Support Number 6, all in control of content disclosed any relevant financial relationships. These relationships were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest resolution process and resolved.

Available Credit

  • 5.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 5.50 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.


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