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A Race Against Time: The Challenge of Sepsis for Clinicians and Laboratorians

  • Credit:1.5 ACCENT
  • Duration: 1.5 hr
  • Date:AUG.6.2019 7:00 AM - 08:30 AM

Price: $0.00

Member Price: $0.00

Session Description

Sepsis is life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection. It is estimated that this condition affects approximately 30 million people worldwide every year and carries a 25-30% mortality rate. Sepsis is also costly to healthcare organizations, with more than $24 billion dollars spent on it annually in the United States alone. Early detection and diagnosis are key to stopping the progression of sepsis.

In this webinar, hear from a panel of experts about the diagnosis and treatment of this deadly condition.

What You Will Learn

  • Describe the healthcare burden of sepsis
  • Summarize the clinical guidelines used in establishing a sepsis protocol
  • Discuss the roles of various stakeholders in the diagnosis and management of sepsis
  • Discuss sepsis biomarkers and antibiotic stewardship


Jeannine Holden, MD, MBA
Chief Medical Officer and Vice President, Medical and Scientific Affairs
Beckman Coulter, Inc.
Brea, CA


David Huang, MD, MPH 
Associate Professor of Critical Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Clinical and Translational Science
Director, MACRO (Multidisciplinary Acute Care Research Organization)
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

  • Sepsis clinical presentation, current challenges in clinical assessment
  • Current sepsis protocol
  • Emerging diagnostic technology

Octavia Peck-Palmer, PhD
Associate Professor, Departments of Pathology, Critical Care Medicine, and Clinical and Translational Science, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Medical Director, Automated Testing Laboratories, UPMC Presbyterian, Shadyside, and Children's Hospital
Pittsburgh, PA

  • How the lab supports sepsis protocol in your medical institution
  • Key elements/components for managing the protocol
  • Lab tests to support sepsis management (lactate, procalcitonin, etc.)

Barbara Zimmer, PhD
Principal Scientist, Scientific Affairs
Beckman Coulter, Inc.
Sacramento, CA

  • Sepsis and antibiotic stewardship


Beckman Coulter