Symposium on Healthcare Associated Infections

Saturday, November 3, 2012

healthcare associated infections

Who Should Attend

The symposium on healthcare associated infections is designed for physicians, infection preventionists, quality improvement and patient safety professionals, nurses, pharmacists, and public health professionals, residents-in-training, and medical/nursing students.

Purpose and Content

The purpose of this symposium is to provide a succinct review of the latest advances in the field of infections control and healthcare epidemiology.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to link the educational objectives to Core Competencies and:

  • Describe the latest advances in the field of infection control and healthcare epidemiology
  • Recognize epidemiologic patterns and trends of healthcare associated infections and pathogens of nosocomial importance
  • Discuss new strategies for reduction in risk of healthcare associated infections
  • Identify updates in national guidelines in infection control and healthcare epidemiology
  • Explain policy updates related to patient care from an infection control perspective


The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pharmacy Credit

The Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This Knowledge-based continuing professional education program (0156-9999-12-126-L01-P) provides 6.25 contact hours (0.625 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education. This program’s accreditation expires on November 3, 2013. To receive a Statement of Participation, your attendance must be verified, and a program evaluation must be completed and turned in at the end of the program. Credit will be issued through the My CPE Monitor website.

Note: Effective January 1, 2013, all participants seeking CPE credit will be required to provide their NABP e-Profile ID # and date of birth (in MMDD format) for issuance of CPE Statements of Credit. Full details. Will be applying for Nursing credit with the Texas Nursing Association.

Conflict of Interest

It is UT Southwestern’s policy that participants in CME activities should be made aware of any affiliation or financial interest that may affect the speaker’s presentation(s). Each speaker has completed and signed a conflict of interest statement. The faculty members’ relationships will be disclosed in the course syllabus.

Additional Information

For additional information, please call the Office of Continuing Medical Education, 214-648-3138, 1-800-688-8678 or email