Event Syllabus

Infectious Diseases Update October 27 & 28, 2017 

Event Handouts

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Welcome Letter




Objectives and CME Credits

08:30 – 09:15 Bugs and Drugs: How to Optimize Your Antibiotic Use

09:15- 09:55 Common Infections in the Homeless or Marginalized Patient: Pearls From a Large Intercity Population

10:25- 11:05 How Best to Manage Staphylococcus Aureus Infections Including MRSA

11:05- 11:40 The Top 5 Scenarios Where you Can Modify Antibiotic Use in Your Daily Practice

11:40- 12:15 Colonic Flora & Fecal Microbiota Transplant: Evidence For Prevention of Recurrent C. Diff and Other Diseases

Concurrent Sessions:
Session A: Out Patient Infectious Diseases

13:30- 14:15 Common GI Bacterial Infection: From H. Pylori to Salmonella – Who and When to Treat

14:15- 15:00 Human Tick Bourn Infections in Western Canada; How to Recognize and When to Treat

15:20- 16:00 Management of Common Dental Infections

16:00- 16:40 Hepatitis B: Sorting out Serology, When to Revaccinate and Who to Treat

Session B: Infectious Diseases in the Emergency and Hospital Setting

13:30- 14:15 Top Infectious Diseases Emergencies: Tips & Pearls on Investigations & Management

14:15- 15:00 Fever in the Active IVDU Patient: Management & Treatment

15:20- 16:00 Managing Lower Limb Infections in the Diabetic Patient – Handouts Not Available

16:00- 16:40 Endocarditis Prophylaxis; Latest Guidelines and Recommendations – Handouts Not Available

Saturday October 28, 2017

08:30- 09:15 Outpatient Point of Care Testing for Common Infections: How to Make Diagnosis and Treatment Easier

09:15- 10:00 Preventing HIV Infection: Update on Pre & Post Exposure Prophylaxis

10:30- 11:15 Update in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Infection’s

11:15- 12:00 Vaccinating Your Adult Patient; an Update on What’s New

13:15- 14:00 Measles, Mumps and Pertussis: Diseases of the Unvaccinated, How to Recognize and Diagnose

14:00- 14:45 Hepatitis C and the Primary Care Provider, Who Should be Tested and Treated

15:10-15:50 Common Outpatient Skin and Wound Infections, How Best to Manage

15:50- 16:45 Top Infectious Diseases Articles in 2017: How to Incorporate Them into Your Clinical Practice

Sponsors Acknowledgement