Videos of Symposium Presentations

Videos of the presentations are available to all members of PICNet’s Community of Practice; the password needed to view the videos is picnet2015.

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Background

In March 2014, PICNet hosted a provincial meeting to address outbreaks of Carbapenemase producing organisms (CPO) and Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), and to develop strategies for their prevention and control. Since that time, the health authorities and PICNet’s community of practice have developed surveillance strategies, prevention and control toolkits, treatment algorithms, and education for healthcare providers. PICNet, in collaboration with the BC Centre for Disease Control’s Public Health Microbiology Reference Laboratory (BCCDC PHMRL), is hosting an academic symposium to discuss the most recent developments surrounding CDI and CPO. Members of our community of practice are invited to come together to share their knowledge regarding surveillance results, new treatments, and new approaches.

Event Details 

Date: Wednesday March 25, 2015
Time: 9 am – 4 pm
Location: Holiday Inn, 711 West Broadway, Vancouver

Program

Time Topic Presenter Affiliation
9:00–9:10 Introduction Bruce Gamage,
Network Manager
PICNet
9:10–9:40 CDI surveillance/epidemiology Leslie Forrester,
Epidemiologist
Dr. Elisa Lloyd-Smith,
Epidemiologist
Vancouver Coastal

Providence Health Care

9:40–10:10 Community-associated CDI Dr. Linda Hoang,
Medical Microbiologist
BCCDC – PHMRL
10:10–10:30 Break    
10:30–11:00 CDI treatment Dr. Ted Steiner,
Infectious Disease Specialist
Vancouver Coastal
11:00–11:30 Antibiotic stewardship Dr. Titus Wong,
Medical Microbiologist
Vancouver Coastal
11:30–12:00 Retrospective review of molecular assays Mark McCabe,
Technologist
BCCDC – PHMRL
12:00–1:00 Lunch    
1:00–1:30 CPO Introduction and overview Dr. Linda Hoang,
Medical Microbiologist
BCCDC – PHMRL
1:30–2:00 CPO surveillance/epidemiology Tara Donovan,
Epidemiologist
Fraser Health
2:00–2:30 Fraser Health’s CPO experience Dr. Manal Tadros,
Medical Microbiologist
Fraser Health
2:30–2:50 Break    
2:50–3:20 Direct CPO assay Tracy Lee,
Technologist
BCCDC – PHMRL
3:20–3:50 CPO genomics Dr. Matt Croxen,
Research Associate
BCCDC – PHMRL
3:50–4:00 Wrap-up and thanks Bruce Gamage,
Network Manager
PICNet

 

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