A New Year's Resolution: Become a Better Antibiotic Steward

  • Credit:1.0 ACCENT
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Date:JAN.4.2017 1:00 PM - 02:00 PM

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Join AACC and LabLeaders on January 4 for the first installment of the 2017 LabLeaders webinar series which provides perspectives from leading experts in laboratory medicine. During this session, Dr. Amesh Adalja will discuss antibiotic resistance, describe the attributes of a good antibiotic stewardship program, and debate the role of diagnostics in these programs.


professional photograph of dr amesh adaljaAmesh Adalja, MD, FACP
Senior Associate, Center for Health Security, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Clinical Assistant Professor, Critical Care Medicine and Emergency Medicine
Adjunct Instructor, Infectious Diseases
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA

Learning Objectives

After participating in this webinar, you will have a better understanding of:

  • Antibiotic resistance and how it impacts healthcare today
  • What a good antibiotic stewardship "looks like" and its organizational impact
  • The role of clinical diagnostics in antibiotic stewardship

Target Audience

This webinar is intended for laboratory directors and managers; laboratory medicine physicians and pathologists; hospital administrators; and other health care professionals involved in clinical laboratory testing.

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Continuing Education Credit

AACC designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 ACCENT® credit hours towards the AACC Clinical Chemist’s Recognition Award. AACC is an approved provider of continuing education (CE) for clinical laboratory scientists licensed in states that require documentation of CE, including California, Florida, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and West Virginia. ACCENT® credit is also recognized by several organizations: AAB, ABCC, ACS, AMT, ASCLS, ASCP, ASM, CAP, IFCC, and NRCC.