UNC’s OPAT and Carolina Antimicrobial Stewardship Teams presented five academic posters at the annual ID Week Conference. ID (Infectious Diseases) Week is a joint conference of the Infectious Disease Society of America, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, the HIV Medical Association, and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. This year’s conference was held October 2-6 in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Emily Ciccone, MD, MHS, Fellow in the UNC School of Medicine’s Division of Infectious Diseases, presented her poster “Respiratory Viral Testing and Antimicrobial De-escalation Among Hospitalized Patients at a Tertiary Care Facility, 2015-2016: A Matched Cohort Study Series” is shown here with co-author Alan Kinlaw, PhD, MSPH (right), Assistant Professor and Pharmaco-Epidemiologist at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.
Kinlaw also presented, “OPAT at the End of Life? Short and Long Term Mortality Following Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy” on behalf of lead author Dr. Asher Schranz, MD, MPH, Fellow in the UNC School of Medicine’s Division of Infectious Diseases.
Erin Mays, PharmD Candidate at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, presented her poster, “Evaluation of Adverse Drug Reactions due to Common Beta-Lactam Therapies Among Patients Enrolled in an Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) Program. Also pictured is her co-author, Ashley Marx, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP. Ashley is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at UNC Medical Center and an Associate Professor of Clinical Education at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Marx also presented her poster, “Effects of An Antimicrobial Stewardship Team-led Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia Management Bundle: A Quasi-Experimental Study” on behalf of the Carolina Antimicrobial Stewardship Program.
Bobbi Jo Walston, PharmD, BCPS, Clinical Pharmacist at UNC Medical Center, presented her poster, “Implementation of a Pharmacist-led Intervention for Infectious Diseases Patients Discharged on Antimicrobials: the Infectious Disease Discharge Outreach and Retention (ID DOOR) Program”.