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Bartonellosis

By Anteneh Addisu, MD

February 23rd, 2017

Dr Antoneh Addisu describes the history and taxonomy of Bartonella species, including basic microbiology of this important organism.  He differentiates between the major syndromes caused by Bartonella organisms and associates them with specific species.  Diagnostic considerations are also discussed.  A more obscure manifestation of Bartonella infection is culture negative endocarditis, which is also reviewed. Lastly, the speaker discusses therapy for Bartonella infections.

STD Update for 2017 (Florida)

By Guest Contributor

February 3rd, 2017

Dr. Maria L Alcaide, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, presents an update on sexually transmitted diseases with a emphasis on the state of Florida. She focuses on recent epidemiology, specific syndromes including syphilis, urethritis and the genital ulcer diseases, as well as HIV-STD interactions.

Invasive Fungal Infections

By Rod Quilitz, Pharm.D., BCOP

January 29th, 2017

Dr. Rod Quilitz, ID clinical pharmacist and Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, discusses the Moffitt approach to the identification, assessment, and management of invasive fungal infections in the immunocompromised host.

Flu Update 2016-7

January 13th, 2017

Dr. Cheung reviews important concepts about the current flu season with regard to current influenza epidemiology, prevention, influenza vaccination, prophylaxis, and treatment.

Antibiotic Stewardship in Oncologic Care

By Aliyah Baluch, MD, Msc

November 21st, 2016

Dr. Baluch covers the necessary steps to establish and conduct a successful antibiotic stewardship program in an oncology hospital. She covers population specific factors in the immunocompromised population, laboratory diagnostic resources, core elements, recruiting necessary personnel for the ASP team, and how to be compliant with accreditation standards.

Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria Update

By Richard L. Oehler, MD

October 25th, 2016

Dr. Oehler discusses the epidemiology, assessment, clinical diagnosis, and therapeutic and supportive management of nontuberculous mycobacteria infections. The importance of bronchial hygiene and secretion clearance mechanisms is also discussed.

Mycology Papers Update for 2016

By Wonhee So, PharmD, BCPS

October 4th, 2016

Dr. Wonhee So, ID clinical Pharmacist at Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, presents several important recent papers in the field of fungal infection diagnosis and management, and offers clinical commentary on their significance to the practice of infectious diseases in the immunocompromised patient.  Dr. So covers such topics as the use of dexamethasone in the treatment of cryptococcal meningitis, the radiologic diagnosis of lung mould infections in AML, the use of Isuvaconazole in Mucor infections, and the use of combination anti fungal therapy.

Update of Zika Virus in the U.S.

By Douglas Holt, MD

August 19th, 2016

Clinician experts from USF Health and from the Gorgas Institute in Panama update the audience on the latest cases of Zika virus in the US, including the cluster of cases found in the Wynwood section of Miami, as of August 18, 2016.

Pre-travel counseling and Interventions

By Joseph Paruolo, DO

August 18th, 2016

Dr. Joseph Paruolo’s talk discusses how health care providers can best advise their patients on safe preparations for travel overseas. Dr. Paruolo covers topics such as travel accidents, vaccine-preventable inrfections, traveller’s diarrhea, malaria prophylaxis, and where a patient can find free resources for ansering any other travel-related questions.