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Emerging Topics in Antibiotic Resistance

Emerging Topics in Antibiotic Resistance

P.A.C.E. Credit*

Superbugs are a significant health threat in the U.S. and around the world, making proper detection more important than ever for both patient care and infection control. In this webinar, Dr. Barbara L. Zimmer discusses the mechanisms of resistance that are most concerning to the Centers for Disease Control.

Get an in-depth review of the classes of beta-lactamase resistance found in Enterobacteriaceae and the challenges associated with detection in the laboratory. Dr. Zimmer will also cover new resistance mechanisms such as mecC-mediated MRSA, colistin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae and antibiotic-resistant Candida species.

P.A.C.E. credit is available for your participation.*

Presenter: Barbara L. Zimmer, Ph.D., is a principal scientist of scientific affairs for Beckman Coulter Microbiology. She is also a lecturer in mycology and infectious diseases in the department of dermatology at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Zimmer is a voting member of the CLSI Subcommittee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing. She was previously on the Board of Scientific Counselors Antimicrobial Resistance Working Group for the CDC and is the past industry advisor to the Microbiology Devices Panel of the Food and Drug Administration. She is the author of over 30 papers and 130 posters and has presented more than 100 scientific workshops.

*Beckman Coulter Inc. is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. These credits are recognized by the State of California. At this time, we cannot issue continuing education credits for those who provide healthcare (or work for an institution that provides healthcare) in Massachusetts or Vermont.