Stepping Up to Antimicrobial Stewardship: The Role of the Physician Leader in Acute Care Settings

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Mon, 12/09/2013 (All day) to Thu, 12/12/2013 (All day)

Webinar will be offered on three dates:
           Monday, December 9, 2013 5:00 – 6:00 pm
           Wednesday, December 11, 2013 12:00 – 1:00 pm, or
           Thursday, December 12, 2013 12:00 – 1:00 pm

There is no registration fee, but registration is required.  To register online:

Monday,  December 9, 2013 5:00 - 6:00 pm:  Register for Monday
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 12:00 - 1:00 pm: Register For Wednesday
Thursday, December 12, 2013 12:00 - 1:00 pm: Register For Thursday

Antimicrobial resistance is a growing problem worldwide.  Hospitals, as the primary incubators of antimicrobial -resistant pathogens, carry the highest responsibility for proper stewardship of our antimicrobial resources.  Physician leadership is integral in starting, rejuvenating, and sustaining an effective antimicrobial stewardship program in an acute care setting.  Due to the complexity of medical decision-making surrounding antibiotic prescribing, efforts to improve antibiotic use in hospitals has been hampered.  The webinar will highlight practical tools, including antibiotic timeouts and standardizing length of treatment for common diagnoses associated with antibiotic overuse.  Participants will understand how to use a project plan or the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Driver Diagram for Antibiotic Stewardship to initiate an antimicrobial stewardship program.  Webinar participants will also receive a resource list to assist them in future stewardship activities.   


Arjun Srinivasan, MD, FSHEA, CDR, USPHS, Associate Director for Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Programs, Medical Director, Get Smart for Healthcare, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

Jesse Jacob, MD, Emory School of Medicine  Assistant Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine,  Hospital Epidemiologist and Director of Antibiotic Stewardship Program, Emory University Hospital Midtown, Atlanta, GA

Craig Smith, MD, MS, CTropMed, FACP, FIDSA, Medical Director, Infectious Diseases Infection Prevention, Antibiotic Stewardship and Outpatient Infusion Center, University Hospital, Augusta, GA

(*Note: This program is offered in partnership with SEATEC, an HIV-AIDs training center. Please complete the registration form to the best of your ability and understand the registration form includes questions related to HIV-AIDs that are unrelated to the training.)

CMEs Offered: The Emory University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Polices of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Emory University School of Medicine and the Georgia Department of Public Health. The Emory University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

For more information, contact:  Contact Deb Bauer at or 404-876-4788 or Jeanne Negley at or 404-657-2593.