Second Critical Care Core Curriculum Session to Provide Best Practices in the ICU for Unique Patient Populations

On Tuesday, May 23, the ATS International Conference will present the second session of its Adult Clinical Core Curriculum – Critical Care series from 2:15–3:45 p.m. in Hall E (Level 2) of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

The theme of this year’s Critical Care Core Curriculum program is infections in the ICU.

Edward Kilb, MD
Edward Kilb, MD

“This session emphasizes specialty patient care,” said Critical Care Clinical Core Curriculum Co-Chair Edward Kilb, MD, assistant professor at Medical University of South Carolina. “The first session is focused on more common bacterial, viral, and hospital-acquired infections, whereas Tuesday’s program is designed to address the identification and management of opportunistic infectious pathogens.”

Featured presentations include:

  • Rejecting Infection: Treatment of Patients After Transplantation, Adrian C. Lawrence, MD, MEd, Stanford University
  • HAART-less: Fighting Opportunistic Infections in HIV, Subhashini Appulingam Sellers, MD, MSCR, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Gut with the Program: What Every Intensivist Needs to Know About Abdominal Infections, Joshua Davis, MD, Weill Cornell Medicine

These presentations will highlight updates in the diagnosis and management of bacterial and viral respiratory infections, identify best practices for treating infections in critically ill immunosuppressed populations, and describe optimal care strategies for patients with hospital-acquired infections in the ICU.

Diana Kelm, MD, ATSF
Diana Kelm, MD, ATSF

“Our speakers are well-rounded experts in these topic areas,” said Co-Chair Diana Kelm, MD, ATSF, a clinician in the division of pulmonary and critical care medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester and assistant professor of medicine in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. “Each of them possesses unique clinical, research, or background experience that directly aligns them with these vital issues. I think that’s going to make this a uniquely practical session.”

The goal of the Core Curriculum series is to support clinicians engaged in Maintenance of Certification activities by providing updates on subjects included in recertification requirements. The topics are aligned with corresponding MOC Medical Knowledge modules. This symposium is designed to help clinicians stay current with important information relevant to their medical practices and provide clinicians an opportunity to evaluate their knowledge and skills while earning MOC points.

This session is worth 1.5 Continuing Medical Education credits and 1.5 MOC points. CME certificates of credit/attendance will be awarded based on the participant attending the activity, submitting a completed evaluation, and attesting to the credits earned. A CME certificate will be available upon successful completion of all three components. For MOC points, participants must attend the session(s) and complete the corresponding evaluation and post-test for the activity with a passing score.


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