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Highlights from World Microbe Forum

June 20–24, 2021    |    Virtual Event

From new infectious pathogens like SARS-CoV-2, to antimicrobial resistance and the role of microbes in climate change, to agriculture and food microbiology, and synthetic and applied microbiology – international experts will gather for World Microbe Forum, 20-24 June 2021, to examine, discuss and envision solutions that science can offer to solve some of the gravest concerns confronting us today.

World Microbe Forum
Dates: June 20-24, 2021

Virtual Event

Event Website: World Microbe Forum

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Robin Patel, MD. | Thomas Walsh, MD. | Kelly A. Stefano, PhD

Diagnostic Stewardship: Laboratory & Clinical Data-driven Decision Making

Presented by: Robin Patel, M.D.
Elizabeth P. and Robert E. Allen Professor of Individualized Medicine
Professor of Medicine and Microbiology
Director, Infectious Diseases Research Laboratory
Co-Director, Bacteriology Laboratory
Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN

Improving Outcomes in Gram Negative Bacteremia: The Laboratory-Stewardship Partnership

Presented by: Thomas Walsh, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
Medical Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Presented by: Kelly A. Stefano, PhD
Associate Director of Pathology & Lab Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Director of Clinical Microbiology Allegheny Health Network
Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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Evaluation of a Rapid Blood Culture Assay for Phenotypic Antimicrobial
Susceptibility Testing of Gram-negative Bacteria on Antimicrobial Use in Children

Thao Truong, Irvin Ibarra Flores, Kanokporn Mongkolrattanothai, Jennifer Dien Bard (Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

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Diagnostic Stewardship: Laboratory & Clinical Data-Driven Decision Making
Presented by: Robin Patel, M.D., D(ABMM) FAAM; Richard B. Thomson Jr., Ph.D. D(ABMM) FAAM
Q & A Session - Diagnostic Stewardship
Presented by: Robin Patel, M.D., D(ABMM) FAAM; Richard B. Thomson Jr., Ph.D. D(ABMM) FAAM
Improving Outcomes in Gram Negative Bacteremia: The Laboratory-Stewardship Partnership
Presented by: Kelly A Stefano, Ph.D.; Thomas Walsh, M.D.; Margie Morgan, Ph.D.
Q & A Session - The Laboratory-Stewardship Partnership
Presented by: Kelly A Stefano, Ph.D.; Thomas Walsh, M.D.; Margie Morgan, Ph.D.

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