MSGERC Grand Rounds Webinar Series

Episode 9—Combating Antifungal Resistance in the Hospital Setting

In this episode, we bring clinical and public health experts together to discuss strategies to combat antifungal resistance in the hospital setting. The webinar features:

  • Teny M. John, MD, an infectious diseases clinician working to add antifungal stewardship to the stewardship program at his cancer center
  • Experts from CDC working with epidemiologic data toward developing best practices in antifungal stewardship

In this interactive session, you will learn about and discuss:

  • The epidemiology of resistant mycoses in hospital settings (including resistant Candida, Aspergillus, and non-Aspergillus mold species)
  • The importance of monitoring for resistance
  • Prophylaxis protocols
  • Diagnostic and susceptibility testing
  • Therapeutic drug monitoring as components of antifungal stewardship

Faculty

Teny M. John, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control & Employee Health
Division of Internal Medicine
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

Dallas Smith, PharmD

Epidemiologist
Mycotic Diseases Branch
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Jeremy Gold, MD, MS

Medical Officer
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, Georgia