The Wayne State University School of Medicine will present the virtual seminar “Institutional Perspectives in Infectious Diseases: Management of C. Difficile” on Oct. 21.
Chaired by Teena Chopra, M.D., M.P.H., professor of Internal Medicine – Division of Infectious Diseases, and corporate medical director of Infection Prevention and Hospital Epidemiology for WSU and the Detroit Medical Center, the seminar will run from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Clostridium difficile is responsible for nearly 500,000 infections annually in patients in the United States. A 2015 CDC study found that approximately 29,000 patients died within 30 days of initial diagnosis, with more than 80 percent of those deaths taking place in Americans 65 and older.
Seminar topics include Understanding C-diff Infections, Standard of Care, Emerging Treatment Options and Clostridiodes difficile: An Update on Management.
The seminar’s speakers include Dr. Chopra; Ammara Mushtaq, M.D., assistant professor of the Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine at the University of Florida; Avnish Sandhu, D.O., assistant professor of WSU Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases; and Bhagyashri Navalkele, M.D., assistant professor of Internal Medicine – Division of Infectious Diseases, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Register for the seminar at https://event.hcplive.com/event/c96998df-71bd-44b2-b4d8-c82b4f42eb7c/summary. Pre-register, attend and stay to the end to be eligible to win a $150 gift card.