Division of Infectious Diseases

Who’s going to #SHEA2018?

UNMCID is excited to participate in #SHEA2018 this week from April 18-20 in Portland, OR. This is going to be an exciting conference this year, featuring “Education on Innovative Topics Addressing Unanswered Issues in Healthcare Epidemiology, Antibiotic Stewardship, and Post-Acute & Long-Term Care“. 

We want to be sure YOU know where to find us in Portland! Below is the list of faculty presentations, posters and moderated sessions from our Division. Looking forward to seeing you at #SHEA2018! Find us on Twitter @UNMC_ID ; #UNMCID

Click here for the SHEA Spring Conference Brochure, and Schedule-at-a-Glance. Find out more about #SHEA2018 and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (@SHEA_Epi)

UNMC ID Poster Presentations

Wednesday, April 18, 2018; Poster session Exhibit Hall 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

  • Presenter: M. Salman Ashraf, MBBS (@M_Salman_Ashraf)
    • Poster Board Number 214: Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Policies, Protocols and Practices: A Survey of 27 Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Presenter: Jasmine R Marcelin, MD (@DrJRMarcelin)
    • Abstract Number 238: Evaluation of an automatic electronic alert system for re-dosing of antimicrobial surgical site infection prophylaxis

Thursday April 19, 2018; Poster session Exhibit Hall 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

  • Presenter: Phil Chung, PharmD
    • Poster Board Number 325: Assessment and Implementation of Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs in Long-Term Care Facilities 

UNMC ID Oral Presentations

  • Presenter: Dr. Jasmine Marcelin (@DrJRMarcelin)
    • Friday, April 20, 2018. Session Title: How to Publish What We Do at 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Grand Ballroom 2)
    • Presentation: Use of Oral Antibiotic Therapy (OAT) for Definitive Treatment of Uncomplicated Bloodstream Infections (uBSIs)
  • Presenter: Phil Chung, PharmD
    • Friday, April 20, 2018. Session Title: Top Oral Abstracts Session at 2:45 – 4:00 PM (Grand Ballroom 2)
    • Presentation: Assessment and Implementation of Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs in Small and Critical Access Hospitals

UNMC ID Session Moderators

  • Date/Time: Tuesday, April 17 2-6pm.  Pre-conference workshop: Session Title: Spreading Information, Not Infection: Making Infection Prevention and Hospital Epidemiology Digestible for the Public.  
  • Date/Time: Friday, April 20 8:00 – 9:30 am.  Session Title: Pro/Con: Switching it up: Clostridium difficile infection Prevention.  Is Stewardship or Infection Prevention the Key to Reduction?
  • Date/Time: Friday, April 20 8:00 – 9:30 am.  Session Title: LTC: Should I Stay or Should I Go

UNMCID Podium or Lectures

  • Friday April 20, 8:00-9:30 am. Session Title: I’m Here to See the Baby.
    • Presenter: Dr. Kari Simonsen MD (@DrKASimonsen). Seasonal and Age-related visitor restrictions in NICUs: A look at the evidence
  • Wednesday April 18, 2:45 pm – 4:00 pm: Session Title: Electronic Hand Hygiene Monitoring is Needed to Improve Compliance
    • Presenter: Dr. Kari Simonsen MD (@DrKASimonsen)(Pro Position: Electronic Surveillance is Needed to Improve Hand Hygiene Compliance)

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