Online Program

Developing clinical guidelines in real-time: The fungal meningitis outbreak experience

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 : 12:50 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.

Benjamin Park, MD, Mycotic Diseases Branch, CDC, Atlanta, GA
The outbreak of fungal meningitis and other infections associated with contaminated methylprednisolone acetate from the New England Compounding Pharmacy was unprecedented in scope. This presentation will describe the real-time development of clinical guidelines for the fungal infections and will go over clinical aspects of the case-patients.

Learning Areas:

Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Other professions or practice related to public health
Protection of the public in relation to communicable diseases including prevention or control

Learning Objectives:
Demonstrate an understanding of the development of clinical guidance in real time for this outbreak.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I was helping to lead this portion of the investigation
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.