Antimicrobial Stewardship and the Use of Rapid Diagnostic Tests
The Eastern Pennsylvania Branch of the American Society for Microbiology will sponsor the 46th Annual Symposium at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. This intermediate to advanced level program will provide updates on the new 2016 IDSA guidelines for antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASP) and the application of new diagnostic tests. The program also will include case presentations on the specific impact of rapid tests on ASP. Additional topics will include C. difficile infection and testing, pathogen-directed agents under development, interactive predictive antibiograms, and an update of chronic hepatitis C and resistance detection.