11/15/18 - "The Eugene S. Wiener, MD Lecture in collaboration with Antimicrobial Awareness Week “Show me the evidence! Antibiotic Stewardship in a Large Community Pediatric Network”

Michael Green, MD, MPH
Professor of Pediatrics, Surgery, and Clinical and Translational Science, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Division of Infectious Disease
Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention
Co-Director, Transplant Infectious Diseases, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Brief Summary of Lecture: As part of UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh's collaborative celebration of Antimicrobial Awareness Week, the Allegheny County Health Department, and Pennsylvania Department of Health, Dr. Green will provide an overview of antimicrobial stewardship in the in the outpatient setting. The talk will provide background information on the importance of developing strategies to impact use of antimicrobials in the practice and other outpatient settings, which is critical to national goals to control antimicrobial resistance, as well as highlight examples of effective strategies that have been published in the literature. Dr. Green will then describe a major initiative at the Children's Community practices and Children's Express Care locations and share results to date this important stewardship effort. 

**This lecture meets the requirements for patient safety/risk management CME credit by the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine.

Date & Time: Thursday, November 15, 8-9 a.m.

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Location

  • John G. Rangos Sr. Research Center

    Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
    4401 Penn Avenue
    Floor 3 Conference Center
    Pittsburgh, PA 15224
    412-692-5325