3rd Annual Three Rivers Antimicrobial Stewardship Symposium
Antibiotic resistance is one of the world’s most pressing public health threats. Each year in the United States, 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics, and more than 23,000 people die as a direct result of these infections. An estimated 50% of antimicrobial use is unnecessary and inappropriate. Overuse and inappropriate use of antibiotics are directly responsible for the development of antibiotic resistance.
The 3rd Annual Three Rivers Antimicrobial Stewardship Symposium will bring together national and local experts to explore strategies to improve utilization of antimicrobials and minimize adverse effects associated with antimicrobial exposure. Additionally, this symposium is designed to assist individuals involved with cultivating and advancing antimicrobial stewardship programs for their local healthcare institutions.
Healthcare professionals including physicians, pharmacists, physician assistants, nurses, infection preventionists, facility leadership, and public health professionals.
Forbes Parking Garage
1180 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219
Take elevator to level 8. Exit the garage and cross the Sklar Skywalk to the Ballroom lobby.
Parking validations will be available at registration.
Physicians: Allegheny General Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Approved for 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
Pharmacists: Allegheny General Hospital Department of Pharmacy Services is accredited by the Accreditation Council on Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Applications for 7.0 CEU (7.0 contact hour of credit) are in progress. To receive CPE credits, the participant must attend the activity and complete the on-line evaluation. Statements of Continuing Pharmacy Education will be distributed via the NABP CPE Monitor to attendees within 60 days of this program.
- 7.00 ACPE Pharmacy
- 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 7.00 Attendance