Course Overview

This course is the product of a collaboration between six highly-esteemed institutions: Brown University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland, University of Pennsylvania, UT Southwestern Medical Center and Washington University in St. Louis. At its inception more than two decades ago, the course was a small and simple collaboration of field experts and their own trainees. Now in its 21st year, the course has gained national renown and attracts participants from all across the United States. This three-day training course offers an interactive series of sessions on basic healthcare epidemiology, infection prevention strategies, healthcare-associated infections and problem pathogens. This course includes didactic lectures and panel discussions with world-renowned faculty from various specialties. The course meets requirements for Infectious Disease fellows for course work in healthcare epidemiology and infection prevention as outlined by the American Board for Internal Medicine.

Learning Objectives

  • Review the epidemiology and risk factors for developing healthcare-associated colonization and infection
  • Review the evidence supporting commonly utilized infection prevention and control strategies for healthcare-associated infections and antibiotic stewardship programs
  • Effectively respond to questions about exposure to communicable diseases and appropriate prevention and control strategies for healthcare associated infections
  • Understand the impact that healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance play in patient safety
  • List strategies that are effective in mitigating healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance
  • Discuss and review the career opportunities in healthcare epidemiology and antibiotic stewardship

Who Should Attend

Physicians and other healthcare providers, including Infectious Diseases, Pulmonary, and Critical Care fellows, residents, and other practitioners interested in healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance. Sponsors may also find attending the course beneficial, ensuring interaction with the rising cadre of practitioners in infectious diseases.