Sponsored by Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society

SAVE THE DATE:
May 31 - June 1, 2012

Meeting Topics

May 31st

  • Nuts and bolts: Initiation and implementation of an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP)

June 1st

  • Stewardship strategies in the outpatient setting
  • Empiric disease specific antimicrobial utilization
  • Utilization of microbiology laboratory data to guide ASP decisions
  • International efforts involving ASPs
  • Useful Strategies for inpatient antimicrobial stewardship
  • ASP evaluation and outcome metrics

Learning Objectives

At the completion of the course, healthcare professionals will be able to:

  • Implement and evaluate a pediatric ASP
  • Understand the importance of Pediatric ASPs on a global scale
  • Identify strategies to improve outpatient antibiotic use
  • Design evaluation strategies for your ASP
  • Identify barriers to and potential stategies to optimize ASP outcomes

Call for Abstracts

Again this year we are soliciting one page (single-spaced) abstracts on ASP efforts practitioners at other institutions. We will select abstracts to be presented at the meeting as either platform or poster presentations. Abstracts which focus on ASP strategies at a given institution, cost impact/effectiveness, ongoing research, and novel ASP educational strategies regarding ASPs. Please submit all abstracts to Jason Newland at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by May 7, 2012.

Meeting Location

The meeting will occur at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City, MO. The hospital is near shops and hotels in the well known Crown Center area and 2 miles from the Country Club Plaza.

Interested in Meeting

Online registration is now open!  Please visit: www.regonline.com/asp2012 to complete your registration today!  Please contact Jason Newland at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Christy Phillips at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions or concerns.