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From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
July 22/29, 1998

Satellite Broadcast on Antimicrobial Use and Resistance

JAMA. 1998;280(4):319. doi:10.1001/jama.280.4.319-JWR0722-4-1

MMWR. 1998:47:375-376

ANTIMICROBIAL Use and Resistance: Solutions to the Problem, a live, interactive satellite broadcast, will be held Thursday, August 20, 1998, from 9 AM to 11:30 AM eastern daylight time (EDT) with a repeat broadcast from 1 PM to 3:30 PM EDT. Cosponsors are CDC, the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, in collaboration with the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.

This broadcast will provide an overview of the increasing problem and emergence of antimicrobial resistant pathogens and will describe methods for the surveillance of antimicrobial resistance and assessment of antimicrobial use. Participants also will learn various strategies to improve antimicrobial use and prevent and control the spread of antimicrobial resistant pathogens. Continuing education credits will be awarded for various professions based on 2.5 hours of instruction.

This course is designed for physicians, nurses, infection-control professionals, pharmacists, laboratorians, hospital administrators, and others involved in the prevention and control of antimicrobial resistant pathogens.

Registration information is available through CDC's fax information system, telephone (888) 232-3299; request document number 130018.