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TIBDN Education Day Nov. 16, 2017

SAVE the Date: Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 for TIBDN Education Day at the Mount Sinai Hospital Auditorium (600 University Avenue).

Event details


Nov 16, 2017
from 08:15 AM to 01:30 PM


Mount Sinai Hospital Auditorium 600 University Avenue, Toronto ON M5G 1X5

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Event number: 74353114


Agenda: [Download PDF]

8:15 – 8:45


8:45 – 9:00

Welcome and Introduction - Dr. Allison McGeer

9:00 – 10:00

The Stealthy Group A Streptococcus: Epidemiologic Observations of a Recurring Pest and Provocateur
Surviving Strep-Strategies for Life Lecture
Dr. Edward L. Kaplan

Professor Emeritus, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, USA

10:00 –10:35

GAS Outbreak in an Urban Men’s Shelter
Dr. Michael Finkelstein

Associate Medical Officer of Health
Toronto Public Health, Toronto

10:35 –11:00

TB in Healthcare Settings: An Evidence-based Tool to Guide Contact Investigation and Identification
Dr. Elizabeth Rea

Associate Medical Officer of Health
Toronto Public Health, Toronto

11:00 – 11:15 Break /Poster Viewing

11:15 – 11:30

Prevalence of Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) in Hospital Drains and Relationship to Patient Isolates in South-Central Ontario, Canada
Ms. Alainna Jamal

MD-PhD Student, Mount Sinai Hospital
University of Toronto

11:30 – 11:45

Reducing Inappropriate Double-Lumen Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Placements
Dr. Philip Lam

Infectious Diseases Fellow, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
University of Toronto

11:45 – 12:00

Rapid influenza testing reduces patient days in isolation
Dr. Larissa Matukas

Head, Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Consultant
St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto

12:00 – 12:15

Evaluation of the HB&L Uroquattro Automated Analyzer for Screening Urine Culture Specimens in a Paediatric Centre
Dr. Astrid Petrich

Clinical Microbiologist
The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto

12:15 – 12:30

TIBDN Update
Dr. Allison McGeer

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch and Discussion