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Emerging Infections in Clinical Practice and Public Health

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11/21/2014
Radisson Blu - Mall of America
Bloomington, MN

Location

Radisson Blu - Mall of America
2100 Killebrew Drive
Bloomington, MN55425

Phone: 952-881-5258

COURSE PURPOSE
This continuing medical education activity on emerging and re-emerging infections provides a forum for authoritative presentations and discussion on progress for these diseases.

PRESENTED BY

  • Division of Infectious Diseases, Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics
    Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy
    University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Prevention and Control Division
    Minnesota Department of Health
  • Division of Infectious Diseases
    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

COURSE DIRECTORS

  • Ruth Lynfield, MD, Medical Director and State Epidemiologist, Minnesota Department of Health; Adjunct Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota
  • Susan Kline, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine, University of Minnesota; Medical Director, Infection Control, University of Minnesota Medical Center-Fairview

AUDIENCE
This course is ideal for health care professionals (physicians, pharmacists, physician assistants, nurses and nurse practitioners, infection preventionists, laboratorians, and public health professionals) who are interested in new insights into "Emerging Infections in Clinical Practice."

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

Following this conference, participants should be better able to:

  • Describe how antimicrobials are used in agriculture and how that impacts human health
  • Discuss new diagnostics for infectious diseases
  • Describe why there is a resurgence in syphilis
  • Discuss antimicrobial stewardship in the long-term care setting

COURSE DESIGN
This conference will include case presentations, interactive lectures with question-and-answer periods and the utilization of interactive technology (ARS).

HOT TOPICS

  • Antibiotics in agriculture
  • Culture independent diagnostics for infectious diseases
  • Resurgence of syphilis
  • Infectious disease outbreaks in the healthcare setting

ACCREDITATION

American Medical Association/PRA
The University of Minnesota is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physicians
The University of Minnesota designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Health Care Professionals
Other health care professionals who participate in this CME activity may submit their Statements of Participation to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

CONFERENCE LOCATION
Radisson Blu Mall of America
2100 Killebrew Drive
Bloomington, MN 55425
Phone: 952-881-5258 or 800-333-3333
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Parking Information
Parking is free to course participants.

REGISTER NOW!
Register by October 24, 2014* to save $50!
*Published rates reflect current discount.

REGISTRATION RATES
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Registration fees include continental breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon breaks, and course workbook.

HOW TO REGISTER
You may choose one of the following methods to register for this conference:

Online
Register online with Visa, MasterCard, or American Express. In order to protect your credit card information, the Office of Continuing Professional Development (OCPD) does not accept credit card payments by phone, fax, mail, in person, or on-site.

By Mail
Mail your check (payable to the Regents of the University of Minnesota) with the registration form to: Office of Continuing Professional Development, University of Minnesota Medical School, EMERGING INFECTIONS 2014, MMC 293, Mayo Memorial Building Room G-254, 420 Delaware Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455.

On-Site
On-site registrants may pay by check or cash.

Special needs such as dietary restrictions, lactation room, etc. should be indicated in advance; requests cannot always be honored on site.

Note: Participants are not considered registered until registrant information and payment have been received by our office.

COURSE MATERIALS
We will post the presentation slide sets electronically prior to the conference. If you'd prefer to have a copy of the slide sets for your reference during the presentations, you are more than welcome to bring them along to the workshop either on your computer or in hard copy. We will send all registrants a link to the slide copies one week prior to the conference.

Please note: Wireless internet access (Wifi) will be available in the general meeting room.

CANCELLATION POLICY
In the event you need to cancel your registration, the registration fee, less a $50 administrative fee, will be refunded if you notify us by 4:30 p.m. Central Time on November 7, 2014. No refunds will be made after this date.

QUESTIONS
If you have any questions, please contact our office by telephone at 612-626-7600 or 1-800-776-8636, or by e-mail at cme@umn.edu.

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