Friday February 2, 2018

3:00 - 3:50 PM


3:50 PM


Yvette S. McCarter, PhD
University of Florida College of Medicine - Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL

 Session 1

Moderator: Ann Ruby, MS, UF Health Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL

4:00 PM

Update on Influenza Vaccines and the impact of Vaccination on Influenza Disease Burden

Melissa Rolfes, PhD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
Atlanta, GA

Moderator: Dana Harris, MD, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL

5:00 PM

New Mechanisms of Antimicrobial Resistance and Methods of Carbapenemase Detection

Stephen G. Jenkins, PhD
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY

6:00 PM


6:30 PM


Moderator: Diane Halstead, PhD, Global Infectious Disease Consultants, Jacksonville, FL

7:30 PM

The Future of Microbiology

Christine Ginocchio, PhD

8:30 PM

Closing Remarks

Frances Valencia-Shelton, PhD
St. Vincent's Medical Center
Jacksonville, FL


Saturday February 3, 2018

7:15 AM


7:50 AM


D. Jane Hata, PhD
Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, FL

Session 2 

Moderator: Elma Reger, BS, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL

8:00 AM

Laboratory Diagnosis of Meningitis and Encephalitis
Speaker participation sponsored by the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology

Kevin Alby, PhD
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Moderator: Octavio Martinez, PhD, University of Miami, Miami, FL

9:00 AM

Poop, Pokes, and Prostate: New Insights into Microbiology and Infection Control for MDRO Stool Pathogens

Glen Hansen, PhD
Hennepin County Medical Center
Minneapolis, MN

10:00 AM


Moderator: Christopher Jankowski, PharmD, UF Health Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL

10:45 AM

The Role of the Microbiologist in Antimicrobial Stewardship

David P. Nicolau, PharmD
Hartford Hospital
Hartford CT

11:45 Noon


Session 3 

Moderator: Bruce White, BS, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL

12:45 PM

What's Bugging You? Practical Guide to Arthropod Ectoparasites

Blaine Mathison, BS
ARUP Laboratories
Salt Lake City, UT

Moderator: Kay Buchanan, PhD, UF Health Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL

1:45 PM

Anaerobe Identification and Susceptibility Testing

Carey-Ann Burnham, PhD
Barnes Jewish Hospital
St. Louis, MO

2:45 PM


Moderator: Noel Gomez, MMSc, UF Health Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL

3:00 PM

Antimicrobial Resistance and Susceptibility Testing: Preamble to the Ramblings of an Older Microbiologist


The Clinical Relevence of Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing: The Ramblings of a Very Old Microbiologist

Christopher Doern, PhD
Virginia Commonwealth University
Medical Center
Richmond, VA

Gary Doern, PhD
Professor Emeritus
Univeristy of Iowa
College of Medicine

4:30 PM

Closing Remarks/Door Prizes

Noel Gomez, MMSc
Uinversity of Florida Health
Jacksonville, FL

Disclosure Policy: All participating faculty will disclose any significant financial interest or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products and or providers of commercial services discussed in an educational presentation and with any commercial supporters of this activity, in accordance with the Standards of Commercial Support of the ACCME. All participating faculty must also disclose to the audience during their presentations any investigational/unlabeled use that is discussed.

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