127 Reconsidering Transmission of Respiratory Illnesses

Sunday, March 21, 2010: 4:00 PM-6:00 PM
Centennial III-IV (Hyatt Regency Atlanta)
CME Credits: 2
Type: Oral
Summary: The emergence and reemergence of respiratory infections has continued to challenge the healthcare system. The aim of this symposium is to familiarize attendees with the evolving understanding of respiratory infection transmission, the pathogenesis and transmission characteristics of respiratory viruses, and strategies for prevention of transmission in healthcare settings.
Learning Objectives:
Carmem L. Pessoa-Silva, MD, PhD and Michael Tapper, MD
4:00 PM
Respiratory Infection Transmission: Current Concepts and Future Directions
Michael Bell, MD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
4:30 PM
Pathogenesis and Transmission of Respiratory Viruses
Larry Anderson, MD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
5:00 PM
Novel Diagnostics
Richard L. Hodinka, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
5:30 PM
Prevention of Respiratory Infection Transmission in Healthcare Settings
Russell N. Olmsted, MPH, CIC, St. Joseph Mercy Health System