Navigation Links
ABX CROSSROADS to Convene National Dialogue on Antibiotic Resistance in Healthcare

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare and infection control experts from across the country will gather in Nashville on November 6 for the inaugural ABX CROSSROADS, the premier event to explore problems facing healthcare providers in the "post-antibiotic era."

ABX CROSSROADS will draw on experts from various healthcare fields to examine the clinical, financial and operational challenges associated with the alarming increase in multi-drug resistant organisms (MDROs) or "superbugs." Pharmacists, hospitalists, infection control specialists and healthcare administrators will meet at the Hutton Hotel for the day long symposium to share knowledge, learn best practices and gain skills necessary to become change agents of antimicrobial stewardship.

Infections caused by methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), vancomycin resistant enterococcus (VRE), Clostridium difficile (C. diff) and carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) have had a negative impact on patients, physicians and healthcare organizations alike. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates as much as half of the antibiotics prescribed in the U.S. are clinically unnecessary. As a result, medications that were highly effective just 20 years ago no longer work in the clinical setting. Antibiotic-resistant germs now cause more than two million illnesses and at least 23,000 deaths each year in the U.S. alone. And direct costs associated with antibiotic resistance are estimated to be as high as $20 billion annually – with indirect costs and loss of productivity adding as much as $35 billion more.

In response to the growing crisis, the White House issued a National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria earlier this year with a number one goal to "slow the emergence of resistant bacteria and prevent the spread of resistant infections."

"Antibiotic resistance is a crisis that affects millions of Americans every day, and hospitals, long-term care facilities and health systems are quite literally on the front line of the battle," said Dennis Grimaud, CEO of Diatherix Laboratories LLC, a CLIA certified, molecular diagnostic laboratory and lead sponsor of the event. "An inclusive, productive discussion on this topic is eminently needed. We are proud to be at the forefront of the national movement of antimicrobial stewardship – and plan to sustain the dialogue moving forward."

ABX CROSSROADS issues a call-to-action for participants to join the fight against MDROs and relay key messages to other healthcare providers, promoting implementation of preventive measures throughout various healthcare settings.

To register for ABX CROSSROADS, or to learn more about the event, visit .  Become part of the national dialogue on antibiotic resistance by following ABX CROSSROADS on Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube or Vimeo.

CONTACT: Leslie Raney, 615-297-7766,

Copyright©2015 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Vaccines at the Crossroads: Outbreaks On the Rise Across America
2. Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Convenes Second Achieving Better Care by Monitoring the All Prescriptions Program (ABC-MAP) Board Meeting
3. Pennsylvania Acting Secretary of Health Convenes First Achieving Better Care by Monitoring the All Prescriptions Program (ABC-MAP) Board Meeting
4. Experts Convene to Explore the State of the Science and Set Priorities for Preventing Antibiotic-Resistant Infections Associated With Advanced Endoscopic Procedures
5. 21 Years of Debate: The Pharmaceutical Industry Convenes at The Economist Events Pharma Summit 2015 to Discuss The Dawn of a New Era for the Industry
6. Exponential Medicine 2014 Convenes to Challenge Traditional Silos and Transform the Future of Healthcare
7. Pan Foundation Convenes Dialogue Series On Issues Surrounding Access To Specialty Medications
8. Wireless Health 2013 Convenes Leaders in Health and Sciences to Foster Advanced Developments in Wireless Health
9. Cardium Announces Initial Voting Results And Temporary Adjournment of Annual Meeting To Be Reconvened On June 21, 2013
10. Bangkok to Host International Vaccine Manufacturers Conference, QSMI and BioNet to Co-host 16th AGM of DCVMN, on October 5th, 2015
11. Oxis International, Inc. Announces Appointment of Michael S. Sitrick to Business Advisory Board
Post Your Comments:
(Date:10/12/2017)... Oct. 12, 2017 AVACEN Medical , Inc. ... with their  2017 New Product Innovation Award for Its ... primary and secondary medical device market research by Frost & ... first-to-market OTC, drug-free pain relief product, the AVACEN 100, offers ... treating fibromyalgia widespread pain. ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... , Oct. 11, 2017  BioPharmX Corporation (NYSE MKT: ... that developed an innovative way to use nonlinear optical ... delivery of new drugs. ... Dermatology Conference will show how researchers from BioPharmX and ... Medical School used a suite of imaging techniques in ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... -- Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. ("Hill-Rom") (NYSE: HRC), today provided an ... Puerto Rico , where the company ... Following a comprehensive onsite assessment, ... damage, temporary loss of power and minimal water damage ... operations have resumed, and the company expects to return ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... products to meet the demand of today’s consumer and regulatory authorities worldwide. From ... probiotic experts and tested to meet the highest standard. , These products ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... MD (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... The ... of Excellence to Carol Friedman, PhD, FACMI, during the Opening Session of AMIA’s Annual ... – 8. , In honor of Morris F. Collen, a pioneer in the field ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Information ... we intend to develop to enable prevention of a major side effect of ... loss, especially in pediatric patients. For cisplatin, hearing loss is FDA listed on-label ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... ... HMP , a leader in healthcare events and education, today announced that ... ‘Best B-to-B Healthcare Website.’ Winners were announced during the Eddie & Ozzie Awards luncheon ... editorial and design excellence across a range of sectors. This year’s program included the ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... , ... On Saturday, October 21, the Health & Wellness Center at Florida ... money for the American Heart Association Heart Walk. Teams of up to 10 people ... keep their treadmills moving for 5 hours. Treadmills will start at 7:00 p.m. on ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):