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Creighton Hosts Infectious Diseases Symposium

Creighton Hosts 28th Annual Infectious Diseases Symposium

Creighton University will hold its 28th Annual Infectious Diseases Symposium, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 25, at the Gallup Riverfront Campus, 1001 Gallup Drive. Presenters and their topics include:

  • Frank S. Rhame, M.D., research director for Abbott Northwestern Hospital’s Infectious Disease and Travel Clinic, Minneapolis, on “Recent (Remarkable) Advances in HIV Treatment”
  • Connie S. Price, M.D., chief of infectious diseases and medical director of infection control and prevention at Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, on “The Potential Financial Impact of Public Reporting on Physicians and Hospitals”
  •  Joseph D. C. Yao, M.D. director of the Hepatitis/HIV Laboratories Division of Clinical Microbiology at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., on “Advances in Reducing Transfusion-Transmitted Infections”
  • Louis B. Rice, M.D., medical services chief at Cleveland Veterans Administration Medical Center, Cleveland, on “For the Duration: Rational Antibiotic Administration in an Era of Resistance and Clostridium difficle”
  • Philip W. Smith, M.D., infectious diseases chief for the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s (UNMC) Department of Internal Medicine, on “Bio-preparedness Trivia Quiz”
  • Andre C. N. Kalil, M.D., associate director of the Immunocompromised Host Infectious Disease Program for UNMC’s Department of Internal Medicine, on “The Pros and Cons of Meta-Analyses to Your Clinical Practice.

Gary Gorby, M.D., chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Creighton University Medical Center, is course director. Gorby recently donated part of his liver to Joann Schaefer, M.D., Nebraska’s chief medical officer, who needed a liver transplant. Gorby is recovering from the surgery, and Laurel Preheim, M.D., Creighton professor of medicine, will serve as course director during the conference.

The conference is sponsored by Creighton University School of Medicine’s sections of pediatric and adult infectious diseases and Continuing Medical Education Division and University of Nebraska Medical Center. Registration is $20, and continuing education credit is available for certain health fields.

For more information or to register, call (402) 280-5659 or (800) 548-CMED.