Infectious Diseases Spring Symposium 2019

Infectious Diseases Spring Symposium 2019
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 8:00am

The conference will provide practitioners with the most recent advances and information that will enhance knowledge, skills, and performance in the treatment and diagnosis of selected infectious diseases.

Designed For

Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Medical Technologists, Public Health Professionals, Fellows, Residents, Students, and Other Interested Healthcare Providers

Jointly Provided By

Creighton University School of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
Office of Continuing Education
CHI Health


The Infectious Diseases Spring Symposium will update health professionals regarding infectious diseases so that infections can be better diagnosed, treated, and prevented.


  • Describe recently developed drugs to treat resistant Gram-negative infections
  • Understand benefits and limitations of recently developed approaches to infection prevention
  • Describe contemporary approaches to coping with HIV infection
  • Identify recent challenges in public health and appropriate responses
  • Employ current approaches to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of influenza
  • List two recent developments in clinical microbiology and how they enhance clinical utility


7:30 a.m.
Registration, Continental Breakfast and Visit Exhibits

8 a.m.
Welcome and Program Overview
Marvin J. Bittner MD, MSc, FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA

8:05 a.m.
Available Therapy for Resistant Gram‐negative Bacilli: A Changing Picture
Christopher J. Destache, PharmD, FCCP

8:50 a.m.
Latest in infection prevention
Kathleen A. De Roos, RN, ARNP

9:35 a.m.
Break and Visit Exhibits

10 a.m.
HIV Well Into the 21st Century
Manasa Velagapudi, MBBS

10:45 a.m.
Emerging Public Health Challenges
Anne L. O’Keefe, MD, MPH

11:30 a.m.
Lunch and Visit Exhibits

12:30 p.m.
Current Influenza Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment
John M. Horne, MD

1:15 p.m.
Recent Developments in the Diagnostic Microbiology Lab
Stephen J. Cavalieri, PhD, D(ABMM)

2 p.m.
Concluding Remarks
Marvin J. Bittner MD, MSc, FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA

2:05 p.m.
Evaluation and Adjournment


CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center-Bergan Mercy
7710 Mercy Road
Room 11661 A, B, and C
Omaha, NE 68124
United States