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IDAC Members:
$50.00 (both days)
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$25.00 (day 2 only)

$150.00 (both days)
$100.00 (day 1 only)
$60.00 (day 2 only)

Pre-Registration Closes:
Friday, April 27

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Deadline: Apr 17, 2018

2018 Spring Symposium

Emerging Clinical Issues in Infectious Diseases 2018
33rd annual IDAC Spring Symposium

Pre-Registration Deadline: Friday, April 27

Saturday, May 5, 2018

07:30 am
Registration / Exhibits / Continental Breakfast
08:30 am
Symposium Welcome
Phillip Robinson, MD
IDAC President
08:40 am
New and Emerging Therapies for the Management of MDR Gram Negative Infections
James S. Lewis II, PharmD, FIDSA
Co-Director of Antibiotic Stewardship & Infectious Diseases
Clinical Pharmacy Supervisor
Adjunct Associate Professor, Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR
09:40 am
Break / Industry Exhibits
10:00 am
Fever in the Returning Traveler
David O. Freedman, MD, FIDSA, FASTMH
Professor Emeritus of Infectious Diseases
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Medical Director Shoreland Travax
Birmingham, AL
11:00 am
Meningitis: Rethinking Diagnosis and Therapy
Paul D. Holtom, MD
Hospital Epidemiologist, LAC+USC Medical Center
Professor, Medicine and Orthopaedics
USC Keck School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA
Lunch Buffet / Industry Exhibits
12:30 pm
Break Out Sessions
Physician, Pharmacists, Infection Preventionists
1:15 pm
Candida auris: The Emergence is a Fungal Superbug
Tom M. Chiller, MD
Chief, Mycotic Disease Branch
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA
2:15 pm
Break / Industry Exhibits
2:30 pm
The Challenges in Treating Prosthetic Joint Infections
Paul D. Holtom, MD
Hospital Epidemiologist, LAC+USC Medical Center
Professor, Medicine and Orthopaedics
USC Keck School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA
3:30 pm
Evolution of Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing and CLSI: Some Inside Stories of Five Decades of Controversy, Clinical Relevance, and Continuing Conundrums
Lauri D. Thrupp, MD
Professor Emeritus, Division of Infectious Diseases
Chief, Infection Control
University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
Orange, CA
4:30 pm
Satellite Symposium (Non-CME)
Penicillin Allergy Skin Testing: Hands-On Training Session and Workshop
6:00 pm
Reception & Banquet
Musical Performance featuring Lauri Thrupp, M.D.


Sunday, May 6, 2018

07:30 am
Registration / Exhibits / Continental Breakfast
08:40 am
Empiric Neutropenic Fever: What’s New?
Brad Spellberg, MD
Professor, Clinical Medicine, University of Southern California
Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs (LAC+USC)
Los Angeles, CA
09:40 am
Break / Industry Exhibits
10:00 am
And Not a Drop to Drink: Disease Outbreaks of Waterborne Pathogens, from Legionella to Nontuberculous Mycobacteria
Matt Zahn, MD
Medical Director
Epidemiology and Assessment
Orange County Health Care Agency
Santa Ana, CA
11:00 am
Antiretroviral Therapy: Update on Starting, Switching, and Managing Virologic Failure
Eric S. Daar, MD
Interim Chair, Department of Medicine
Chief, Division of HIV Medicine
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Torrance, CA

Registration includes symposium sessions, continental breakfasts, buffet lunches, exhibits, attendee materials, and attendance/CME certificate.

The Infectious Disease Association of California (IDAC) is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This activity has been approved for 9.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.

PHARMACISTS: Pharmacists may use courses which have been approved for continuing education by the Medical Board of California towards their California continuing education requirement, (Section 1732.2(b) of the California Code of Regulations).

NURSES: Continuing Medical Education (Category 1) is acceptable for meeting RN continuing education requirements (California Board of Registered Nurses).

IDAC takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

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