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CME / ABIM MOC

When Minutes Count: Timely Diagnosis in Meningitis and Encephalitis

  • Authors: Kenneth A. Alexander, MD, PhD; Amy L. Leber, PhD; Kevin B. Messacar, MD
  • CME / ABIM MOC Released: 8/2/2017; Reviewed and Renewed: 5/13/2019
  • THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED
  • Valid for credit through: 5/13/2020
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for emergency medicine physicians, infectious disease specialists, intensivists, and pediatricians.

The goals of this activity are to increase awareness of newer molecular diagnostic methods for meningitis and of the role of these methods in clinical decision-making.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the key distinguishing characteristics among laboratory methods for the diagnosis of meningitis and encephalitis
  • Have greater competence related to the clinical implications of rapid molecular diagnostics for meningitis and encephalitis
  • Demonstrate greater confidence in their ability to identify key attributes of molecular methodologies, such as multiplex polymerase chain reaction, in the diagnosis of meningitis and encephalitis


Disclosures

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Moderator(s)

  • Kenneth A. Alexander, MD, PhD

    Professor of Pediatrics, The University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Chief, Division of Allergy, Immunology, Rheumatology and Infectious Diseases, Nemours Children's Hospital, Orlando, Florida

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Kenneth A. Alexander, MD, PhD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Served as an advisor or consultant for: Merck & Co., Inc.; MSD
    Served as a speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: Merck & Co., Inc.; MSD

    Dr Alexander does not intend to discuss off-label uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

    Dr Alexander does not intend to discuss investigational drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics not approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

Panelists

  • Kevin B. Messacar, MD

    Assistant Professor, University of Colorado, School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Kevin B Messacar, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

    Dr Messacar does not intend to discuss off-label uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

    Dr Messacar does intend to discuss investigational drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics not approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

  • Amy L. Leber, PhD

    Associate Professor – Clinical, Departments of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Pediatrics, Ohio State University College of Medicine; Director, Clinical Microbiology and Immunoserology, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Amy L. Leber, PhD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Served as an advisor or consultant for: BioFire Diagnostics
    Served as a speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: BioFire Diagnostics; Hologic, Inc
    Received grants for clinical research from: BioFire Diagnostics; Cepheid Inc; DiaSorin; Hologic, Inc; Luminex Corporation

    Dr Leber does not intend to discuss off-label uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

    Dr Leber does not intend to discuss investigational drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics not approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

Editors

  • Julia Muino, MA

    Scientific Director, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Julia Muino, MA, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

  • Heather Lewin, MA

    Associate Scientific Director, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Heather Lewin has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

  • Susan L. Smith, MN, PhD

    Lead Scientific Director, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Susan L. Smith, MN, PhD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

CME Reviewer(s)

  • Robert Morris, PharmD

    Associate CME Clinical Director, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Robert Morris, PharmD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


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CME / ABIM MOC

When Minutes Count: Timely Diagnosis in Meningitis and Encephalitis

Authors: Kenneth A. Alexander, MD, PhD; Amy L. Leber, PhD; Kevin B. Messacar, MDFaculty and Disclosures
THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED

CME / ABIM MOC Released: 8/2/2017; Reviewed and Renewed: 5/13/2019

Valid for credit through: 5/13/2020

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