Infectious Diseases Update

Hot Topics & What’s New

 Friday November 8, 2019

07:30–08:25: Registration, visit exhibits

08:25: Welcome and Introduction   
Dr. Wayne Ghesquiere

08:30 – 09:15 Climate Changes and its Effect on Infectious Diseases Seen in Canada
Dr. Eleni Galanis

09:15- 09:55 Antibiotic Update for Busy Clinicians: What’s New?
Dr. George G. Zhanel

09:55-10:25 Break, Visit Exhibits

10:25- 11:05 New Microbiology Diagnostics of Respiratory and GI Infections: What You Will Need to Know
Dr. John Galbraith

11:05- 11:40 Tips on How Best to Prevent Antibiotic Resistant Bacterial Infections
Dr. George G. Zhanel

11:40- 12:15 What’s New in STI’s from Diagnostics to Treatment
Dr. Troy Grennan

12:15- 13:30 Lunch Break, free time to dine at one of the many fine restaurants in the area.

Concurrent Sessions:
Session A: Out Patient Infectious Diseases

13:30- 14:15 Common Oral Antibiotics & Drug Interactions: Which Ones Are Clinically Significant?
Dr. Jolanta Piszczek

14:15- 15:00 Antibiotic Duration for Common Outpatients Infections
Dr. Alistair Teale

15:00- 15:20 Break

15:20- 16:00 Red Flags When Assessing Wounds and What Your Next Step Should Be.
Dr. Divya Virmani

16:00- 16:40 Infectious Causes of Abnormal Liver Enzymes: How to Sort Out and Treat
Dr. Wayne Ghesquiere

Session B: Infectious Diseases in the Emergency and Hospital Setting

13:30- 14:15 Is this Cellulitis or Necrotizing Fasciitis? Tips on Sorting Out the Difference
Dr. Eric Partlow

14:15- 15:00 Managing Infections as an Outpatient: Can We Push the Boundaries?
Dr. Wayne Ghesquiere

15:00- 15:20 Break, Visit Exhibits

15:20- 16:00 Hot Topics in Infectious Disease Emergencies; What to Watch Out for in 2020
Dr. Karsten Hammond

16:00- 16:40 Antibiotic Stewardship: When to Stop Antibiotic Therapy in the Hospital Setting
Dr. Siobhan Holland

Saturday November 9, 2019

08:30- 09:15 Update on Vaccines What’s New
Dr. Monika Naus

09:15- 10:00 Bites, Scratches & Stings – When Pets and Wild Things Attack
Dr. Karen McClean

10:00- 10:30 Break, Visit Exhibits

10:30- 11:15 Hand Infections: What are the Red Flags and When to Ask for Help
Dr. David Naysmith

11:15- 11:35 Emerging Infectious Risks From International Pet Rescue: When Good Intentions Go Bad.
Dr. Karen McClean

11:35- 12:00 How to Approach the Vaccine Hesitant Patient
Dr. Monika Naus

12:00- 13:15 Lunch, free time to dine in one of the areas many fine restaurants

13:15- 14:00 Pediatric Infectious Diseases What’s Hot
Dr. Mark Jones

14:00- 14:50 Measles: How to Recognize and Diagnosis
Dr. Frank Jagdis

14:50- 15:10 Break, Visit Exhibits

15:10-15:50 Infections of the Gut: From C Diff to Parasites
Dr. Wayne Ghesquiere

15:50- 16:45 Ethical Dilemmas in the Treatment of Infections in IVDU Patients
Dr. Jeff Kerrie

16:45 – 17:00  Question and Answer and Closing Remarks
Dr. Wayne Ghesquiere