The danger posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria may be the single largest threat facing the world today; the problem has reached crisis levels. For the millions of lives that have been saved by antibiotics, we are now in an excruciatingly compromised and tenuous situation due to their overuse.
J. Michael Keegan, MD, an infectious disease specialist, will moderate the ABX CROSSROADS symposium, designed to advance “a national dialogue on antimicrobial stewardship.” ABX CROSSROADS will be held November 6, 2015, at the Hutton Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. This inaugural event will be complimentary for registered attendees, but seating is limited, so reserve your spot here.
ABX CROSSROADS will feature six nationally and internationally acclaimed speakers in the field of antimicrobial resistance countermeasures and solutions. The presentations will shine a brighter light on the clinical applications and measurement of antimicrobial initiatives—including economic considerations—in the acute and post-acute care settings.
“Spreading awareness of this problem and establishing strategic initiatives is imperative to combating the adverse effects antibiotic-resistant infections have on hospitals, healthcare systems, long-term care facilities, and whole communities. The response must be thought of in a multidisciplinary context. The ABX CROSSROADS symposium will be an important step toward connecting the dots for a solution to this vexing, societal problem,” said Dr. Keegan.
Dr. Keegan is known for espousing his philosophy of “aggressive diagnostics and conservative therapeutics.™” His work over the last 25 years includes the establishment, integration, and measurement of antibiotic programs in hospitals, long-term care facilities, medical practices, care systems, and statewide hospital associations. Combined with the national healthcare advisory footprint of PYA, Dr. Keegan’s antibiotic stewardship team has the resources and reach to help clients in all 50 states. In case you missed it, you can find out more about the antibiotic stewardship initiative in PYA’s Antibiotic Stewardship News Release.
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