This program is intended for physicians, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals who care for patients with HABP and VABP.
Marion Elligsen, BScPhm, MSc, RPh, ACPR
Sunnybrook Research Institute
Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacy Lead
Department of Pharmacy
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Marion Elligsen, BScPhm, MSc, RPh, ACPR, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Keith S. Kaye, MD, MPH
Division of Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Diseases
Professor of Medicine
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Keith S. Kaye, MD, MPH: consultant/advisor/speaker: Actavis, Allecra, Bayer, Carb-X, Cipla, Clarametyx, ContraFect, Cubist, Entasis, GlaxoSmithKline, Integrated Operations, Melinta, Merck, MicuRx, Nabriva, NS Nanotech, Pratek, Qpex, Shionogi, Spero, Utility, Venatorx, Xellia.
Andrew Shorr, MD, MPH, MBA
Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Andrew Shorr, MD, MPH, MBA: consultant/advisor/speaker: Merck, Pfizer,Shionogi.
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.
The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
This program has been made available online.
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The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they have with ineligible companies related to the content of this educational activity:
The goal of this activity is to improve learners’ knowledge, competence, and performance in applying the latest practice guidance and data to provide appropriately broad empiric regimens for HABP/VABP in patients with risk factors for antimicrobial resistance.