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IDAC Members:
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$370.00 (both days)
$280.00 (day 1 only)
$100.00 (day 2 only)

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2017 Fall Symposium

Back-to-Back Symposia

Practical Healthcare Epidemiology

2017 IDAC Fall Symposium

Pre-Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 18

Practical Healthcare Epidemiology
A Course for Infection Prevention Committee Members

Friday, October 27, 2017

07:15 am
Registration Opens
Continental Breakfast / Industry Exhibits
08:15 am
Symposium Welcome
Francesca J. Torriani, MD
President, IDAC
08:25 am
Perspectives from the HAI Program
of the California Department of Public Health
Erin Epson, M.D.
Assistant Chief, HAI Program
California Department of Public Health
08:35 am
Role of the Infection Prevention Chair
& The Infection Prevention Committee
Francesca Torriani, MD, FIDSA
Professor of Medicine, University of California San Diego
Angela Vassallo, MPH, MS, CIC, FAPIC|
Director, Infection Prevention/Epidemiology

Providence Saint John's Health Center, Santa Monica, CA
09:35 am
Break / Industry Exhibits
10:00 am
Important Concepts in Healthcare-Associated
Infection Surveillance
Katherine Allen-Bridson, RN, BSN, MScPH, CIC
Lead-Protocol and Training Team
National Healthcare Safety Network
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
11:00 am
Outbreak Investigation
Zachary A. Rubin, MD
Medical Director
UCLA Clinical Epidemiology & Infection Prevention
Los Angeles, CA
Lunch Buffet / Industry Exhibits
1:00 pm
Strategies for the Prevention of HAIs
Phillip Robinson, MD
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, Newport Beach, CA
Raymond Chinn, MD
Sharp Metropolitan Medical Campus, San Diego, CA
James McKinnell, MD
Assist. Professor, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA
2:30 pm
Break / Industry Exhibits
2:50 pm
Pharmacist Role in Harmonizing ASP
& Infection Prevention
Jason Yamaki, PharmD, PhD
Assist. Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Chapman University
ID Pharmacist-in-Residence, Hoag Memorial Hospital
Newport Beach, CA
3:25 pm
Infection Prevention and the Environment of Care:
Why Should You Care?
Jacqueline Daley HBSC, MLT, CIC, CSPDS, FAPIC
Manager Infection Prevention, Clinical Epidemiology
and Vascular Access Services
Sharp Metropolitan Campus
San Diego, CA
4:00 pm
The C-Suite and Its Role in Infection Prevention
Ellie J. C. Goldstein, MD
Infectious Disease Specialist, St. John’s Health Center
Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine
Santa Monica, CA
5:00 pm
Closing Remarks
5:10 pm
Symposium Ends


2017 IDAC Fall Symposium

Saturday, October 28, 2017

07:30 am
Registration Opens
Continental Breakfast / Industry Exhibits
08:20 am
Symposium Welcome
Francesca J. Torriani, MD
President, IDAC
08:30 am
Animals in Healthcare Facilities
Rekha Murthy, MD
Medical Director, Hospital Epidemiology Department
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
09:30 am
Break / Industry Exhibits
10:00 am
From the End of One Treatment Revolution
to the Beginning of Another: The Current State
of Treatment for Hepatitis C and B
David L. Wyles, MD
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO
11:00 am
Infections in Non-HIV Immunosuppressed Adults,
with Particular Attention to the Patients Receiving
Biologic Agents
Randy Taplitz MD, FIDSA
Vice Chief of Clinical Affairs, Infectious Diseases
Associate Hospital Epidemiologist
University of California, San Diego
Lunch Buffet / Industry Exhibits
12:30 pm
Break Out Discussions
Physician, Pharmacists, Infection Preventionists
1:15 pm
Bacteriophage Therapy for Multidrug Resistant
Bacteria: Back to the Future
Robert T. Schooley, MD
Head, Division of Infectious Diseases
Vice Chair, Department of Medicine
University of California, San Diego
2:15 pm
Break / Industry Exhibits
2:30 pm
How to Interpret Procalcitonin Levels in CAP
and Septic Patients
David N. Gilbert, MD
Chief, Infectious Diseases, Providence Portland Medical Center
Professor of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, OR
3:30 pm
Local Fascinating Cases
Presentations of interesting cases are selected from submitted cases by IDAC members. Deadline for submitting cases for consideration is September 20, 2017.
Email case descriptions to idac@idac.org
4:30 pm
Symposium Ends
4:30 pm
I.D. Fellows Mentoring Session

Registration includes symposium sessions, continental breakfasts, buffet lunches, exhibits, attendee materials, day parking, 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 13.0 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: The California APIC Coordinating Council designates this educational activity for a maximum of 13.0 CEU hours.

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

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