Reaching out to the greater community on issues related to Infectious Diseases
Given the growing complexities in the practice of medicine, Infectious Disease specialists have been called upon to educate their colleagues on such issues as appropriate antibiotic usage, antibiotic resistance, new antimicrobial agents, isolation measures, emerging diseases, bioterrorism, and when infectious disease specialist should be consulted.
To facilitate the education of the medical community to infectious disease-related issues, IDAC has established a Continuing Medical Education program, in which IDAC members are available for speaking engagements. This directory lists IDAC members available to speak and their presentation topics.
IDAC will forward inquiries by medical organizations to our members. Honorariums and expenses will be negotiated with each speaker, based on availability, group, and location. IDAC can also provide Category 1 CME units for attending physicians for a service fee.
For information, contact IDAC: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ellie J.C. Goldstein, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine
Director, RM Alden Research Laboratory
Associate Editor, Journal of Medical Microbiology
Clinical Editor, Clinical Infectious Diseases
Private Practice, Santa Monica, CA
- Mixed Aerobic & Anaerobic Infections
Provide an overview of the clinical presentations of mixed aerobic and anaerobic infections, their bacteriology, need for surgical and antimicrobial therapy, and selection of appropriate antimicrobials.
- New Antimicrobials
Review of sructur, pharmecokinetics, in vitro activity, and clinical efficacy of selective new agents.
- Human & Animal Bite Wound Infections
Review the presentation, bacteriology, and therapy of human and animal bite wound infections.
- Pneumonia: Community Acquired/Nosocomial Infections
Review the incidence and mortality of pneumonia, bacteriology of community acquired and nosocomial pneumonia, methods of diagnosis, and antimicobial therapy.
- Diabetic Foot Infections
Review the pathogensis. risk factors, proper evaluation, presentation, and medical surgical therapy of diabetic foot infections.
- Intra-Abdominal Infections
Review the microbial flora of the intestines (both aerobes and anaerobes), clinical presentations, complications, and therapy of intra-abdominal infections.
Review the incidences, microbiology, and therapy of sinusitis.
Royce Johnson, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Vice Chair & Professor of Medicine,
David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
Chair, Department of Medicine, Kern Medical Center
Chief, Infectious Diseases, Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield, CA
- Coccidiodomycosis (valley fever)
Understand the basic science, microbiology, epidemiology, clinical illness, and treatment of cocci.
Understand the microbiology, epidemiology, clinical illness, and treatment guidelines and clinical pathways of pneumonia.
- Changing Fungal Infections
Understand the microbiology, epidemiology, clinical illness, and treatment of fungal infections.
Peter Katona, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Medicine and Engineering, UCLA Los Angeles, CA
Attendees will learn to understand this issue better and put it into perspective from medical, public health, public policy, law enforcement and basic science viewpoints.
- The Uses of Nanotechnology in Medicine
Attendees will learn to appreciate what this exciting new field will do in medicine and how the Nanotechnology Initiative has influenced the process.
Loren Miller, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine
Attending Physician, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
- Update on Urinary Tract Infections
Attendees will learn about new trends in drug resistance among bacteria that cause urinary tract infection; the significance of in vitro drug resistance on patients' clinical outcomes; the results of new studies on the management of asymptomatic bacteriuria, and the causes of urinary tract infections.
Alan A. Morgenstein, M.D.
Private Practice, Infectious Diseases in Burbank/Glendale, CA
Chairman, Antibiotic Utilization Service, Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, Burbank, CA
Chairman, Pharmacy & Therapeutic Committee, Providence St. Joseph Medical Center
Past President, Infectious Disease Association of California
- Current Concepts in Outpatient Antibiotic Management
Familiarize physicians with the use of newer and traditional oral antibiotics. Attendees will learn to select antibiotics for common clinical syndromes, maintain equivalent levels of antibiotics with oral and IV drugs, and consider mechanisms of maintaining patients in the out patient environment.
- Antibiotic Management of the ICU Patient
Maximize antibiotic utilization in critically ill patients. Attendees will learn to select appropriate empiric antibiotics, understand the role of newer vs. traditional agents, and use antibiotics appropriately for important clinical syndromes.
- The Anti-Fungal Revolution
Learn appropriate use of anti-fungal medication. Attendees will learn to understand and use new anti-fungal medications and differentiate between them, regarding toxicity, utility, etc.
Laurie A. Mortara, M.D.
Private Infectious Diseases and HIV practice in Long Beach, CA
- HIV for the Non-Specialist
An up to date overview of typical presentations of both Acute HIV disease in the previously undiagnosed as well as the diseases, medication interactions and problems of the HIV infected. Intended for the Primary care physician or ER MD to learn how to recognize HIV in all its various presentations.
- Staph Aureus Infections
Internists are seeing more Staph aureus than ever before, including Community Acquired MRSA. This talk will review the presentations of both acute Staph aureus as well as Endocarditis, Osteomyelitis and other complications. A focus will be reviewing the use of new Antimicrobials available for treating MRSA.
- Prosthetic Joint Infections
Review the diagnosis and treatment of prosthetic joint infections.
Cardiac Infections: Endocarditis and Prosthetic Devices
Review the presentations and treatment of cardiac infections. A focus will be on treating Antibiotic Resistant Organisms and selecting among the newer Anti-Staphylococcus Antimicrobials.
Patricia Murray, M.D.
Chair, IDSA State & Regional Societies Assembly
Board, Emerging Infections Network of IDSA & CDC
Past President, Infectious Disease Association of California
Physician in private practice in Santa Monica for over 20 years
- MRSA : The New Community Problem
Learn to recognize the presentation, prevance, and treatment of community acquired MRSA, including (1) recognizing the changes in the epidemiology of MRSA; (2) review clinical presentation of community-acquired MRSA; and (3) review treatment options for inpatient & outpatient MRSA.
Cary Savitch, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCLA
President, Beyond AIDS Foundation
Co-Founder, HEALR (Health Educators Advocating Legal Reform
- AIDS & Public Health
Promote public health in containing the spread of HIV. Attendees will learn to participate in AIDS prevention.
Attendees will learn how to respond to the threat of bioterrorism.
Norman J. Waecker, Jr., M.D. F.A.A.P.
Director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA
Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Bethesda, MD
Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UCSD School of Medicine, San Diego, CA
- Smallpox and Smallpox Vaccine Complications
Attendees will learn to understand smallpox, including the epidemiology, transmission, and differential diagnosis, describe the current smallpox vaccine and the indications and complications., define the risks and contra indications to smallpox vaccine.
- Acute Otitis Media Update
Attendees will learn to understand the new AAP/ AAFP Practice Guideline for management of AOM; define and recommend antibiotic choices for AOM; and use an updated Practice Algorithm for Treatment of AOM.
- Immunizations for the Pediatric Traveler
Attendees will learn to take a concise medical travel history and develop a travel risk-assessment; provide guidelines for routine immunizations for the pediatric traveler; describe special travel vaccines for the pediatric traveler; and use trusted and authoritative internet based sources, including CDC for Vaccine Information Sheets (VIS) , ACIP and AAP recommendations.