Reduction in sepsis mortality is directly dependent on early identification and rapid initiation of appropriate antimicrobial therapy. Fast and accurate diagnosis may also shorten the length of a hospital stay and potentially help reduce the emergence of multidrug-resistant bacteria.
During our September 12, 2019 webinar, titled, “New Technology and Workflow Optimization in the Microbiology Lab: Working Together to Improve Patient Care,” Dr. Allison McMullen, Ph.D., D(ABMM), will share how microbiology is meeting today’s clinical challenges in the context of Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs (ASPs).
This year’s AACC meeting included 300 educational opportunities in the form of lectures, plenary sessions, scientific sessions, and roundtable sessions. Lab automation, sepsis, HIV, infectious disease biomarkers, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and data science took center stage at the educational sessions.
In “From Theory to Practice with Faster Diagnostics: It Takes a Team,” Ravina Kullar, PharmD, MPH, FIDSA, will review the burden of antimicrobial resistance and the importance of early targeted antimicrobial therapy.