7 A Global Approach to Maximize Infection Prevention in the Next Decade

Thursday, March 18, 2010: 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Centennial Ballroom (Hyatt Regency Atlanta)
CME Credits: 2
Type: Oral
Summary: Reducing preventable adverse events including HAIs is a global priority. As pathogens evolve and new resource challenges emerge, transnational collaboration and effective dissemination and application of evidence-based practices are fundamental to prevention. At this opening session attendees will gain the perspectives of prominent leaders from the US CDC and the World Health Organization (WHO) on key advances in the field since 2000 and the changing paradigms that will affect global infection prevention and control for the next decade.
Learning Objectives:
Cathryn Murphy, RN, PhD, CIC and Richard P. Wenzel, MD, MSc
5:00 PM
The US Approach to Maximize Infection Prevention in the Next Decade
Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
5:40 PM
Translating Challenges into Opportunities: Preventing Antimicrobial Resistance in Europe
Johan Giesecke, MD, PhD, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
6:20 PM