Saturday, March 20, 2010: 7:00 AM-8:20 AM
Hanover E (Hyatt Regency Atlanta)
CME Credits: 1.25
Summary: Healthcare-associated fungal infections are associated with a very high crude and attributable mortality. This session will address the changing epidemiology of fungal infections in the healthcare setting and will review the evidence for various prevention approaches.Learning Objectives:
- Describe trends in the epidemiology of invasive candidiasis in the healthcare setting and review various prevention approaches.
- Discuss the threat posed by filamentous fungal infections in high risk patient populations, and update prophylaxis and other prevention strategies.