Sunday, March 21, 2010: 4:00 PM-6:00 PM
Centennial III-IV (Hyatt Regency Atlanta)
CME Credits: 2
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:
- Describe viral features that influence transmissibility of respiratory infections.
- Describe environmental factors that influence transmissibility of respiratory infections.
- Understand how viral and environmental characteristics can inform strategies for respiratory infection prevention.
Carmem L. Pessoa-Silva, MD, PhD and Michael Tapper, MD