11th Annual International Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship Conference - June 4-5, 2020

 

To Register, visit:  https://sites.wustl.edu/pasc/

This course is designed for pediatricians, general practitioners, family practitioners, infectious disease and critical care specialists to improve antimicrobial prescribing for all children. This will be accomplished by increasing the knowledge and competence of individuals beginning an antimicrobial stewardship program. Additionally, the course is designed to improve the performance of current antimicrobial stewardship programs.  At the conclusion of this activity attendees should be able to:

  • List the antimicrobial stewardship strategies utilized to improve antimicrobial prescribing in all healthcare settings.
  • Discuss the important communication techniques to improve antimicrobial prescribing in all healthcare settings.
  • Describe the current rates of antimicrobial resistance and adverse drug reactions in children.

 

This activity has been planned and implemented by the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS), Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP), and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

American Medical Association (AMA)
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.00 contact hours.

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
This activity is approved for 12.25 contact hours (1.225 CEUs) in states that recognize ACPE. Attending the full program will earn 12.25 contact hours (1.225 CEUs), UAN –#. To be awarded credit, attendees must have participated in all sessions, complete the activity evaluation, and provide your NABP ePID number and date of birth.

Interprofessional Continuing Education
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 12.5 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.

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Record Number of Abstracts Submitted to 2019 Antimicrobial Stewardship Conference - St. Louis, MO

During this year's Antimicrobial Sterwardship Conference, We had a record number of participants (220) and abstracts (77) this year. Leading experts from around the country discussed important antimicrobial stewardship topics including Gram-negative resistance (Latania Logan MD), stewardship for the pediatric intensive care unit (Kathleen Chiotos MD) and communication insights for stewards (Julia Szymczak, PhD). The three Pediatric ID ASP Fellow award winners (Rebecca Same, MD, Sophie Katz, MD and Maria Equiguren Jimenez, MD) presented their outstanding research.   Two ASP conference attendees had the following to say about the 2019 conference:

"This was my first time attending this conference.  I absolutely loved it. It was for two days so not too long. Lectures were all pediatric relevant and in line with ASP priorities.  Networking with colleagues in other places is invaluable. Will surely go back next year!"  ~ Dr. Upadhyayula
 
"The PIDS ASP conference was a fantastic opportunity to talk to other stewards about their programs and research and discuss some of the obstacles that we face at my home institution. I came away from the conference with multiple ideas for our program from small tweaks to larger policy goals." ~ Dr. TeKippe