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Bi-State Infectious Disease Conference Agenda 

St. Louis Renaissance Hotel, MO

October 20th, 2017



7:00 - 8:00 AM Registration/Continental Breakfast/Vendors

8:00 - 8:30 AM Welcome: Mark Barnes - Master Ceremonies, 

Stop the Stigma; Jessica Quintero, M.Ed.

8:30 - 9:30 AM General Session A

Denise Murphy, RN, BSN, MPH, CIC, CPPS, FAPIC, FAANChoosing Quality and Safety as a Career Passion: Looking Towards the Healthcare of Tomorrow

This session will look at passionate leaders in infection prevention and public health, what fuels this passion, and what we've achieved together.  The presenter will also discuss challenges that threaten our profession and strategies for helping to reshape a brighter future.


9:30 – 9:45 AM Break/Vendors


9:45 – 10:45 AM Breakout Session B

B1. Drew Pratt, MS, Department of Health: “Show Me MO Mumps”

P. Drew Pratt, M.S., Senior Epidemiology Specialist, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services;Malaika Gallimore, RN, MPH, Public Health Nurse, Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services; Megan Huddleson, RN, BSN, Nursing Supervisor, University of Missouri Student Health Center;Elisa Burkett, ADN, Director, Clinical Services, University of Missouri Student Health Center; Scott Henderson, MD, Director Medical Services, University of Missouri Student Health Center

A diverse panel of speakers who dealt personally with the outbreak of mumps at the University of Missouri, Columbia (Mizzou) will share their journey as they worked toward containing the outbreak. The panel consists of speakers from the Department of Health as well as the Student Health nurses at Mizzou.


B2. Bonnie Johnston, MSN, RN, AGPCNP-BC, MP-C: The ERAS Program: Early Recovery after Surgery”

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) is an evidence-based care improvement process for surgical patients. Implementation of ERAS programs results in major improvements in clinical outcomes and cost. Ms. Johnston, a nurse practitioner from the Washington University Department of Surgery will talk about the positive impact this program has had on diminishing post op complications, including surgical site infection after colorectal surgery.

B3. Jaye Shyken, MD, FACOG: The St. Mary’s “WISH Center”

This presentation will describe the work Dr. Shyken has done with The WISH Center at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital. This program offers comprehensive maternity care to pregnant women who are dependent on opioid drugs. It is the only center of its kind in the region.  Dr. Shyken is going to talk about treatment during pregnancy and touch on the prevalence on HCV in her population.


10:45 - 11:00 AM Break


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Breakout Session C

C1. Chris Zirges, MSN, RN, APRN, CIC, FAPIC : The Positive Impact of a CMS Survey on Hand Hygiene”

This presentation will describe how a recent CMS visit changed an entire approach to hand hygiene (for the better) across a large healthcare system. This is a must see session for those assessing the current state of their hand hygiene programs.


C2. Lisa Y. Armitige, MD, PhD: Conundrums in TB Infection”

 This presentation will list current groups of people who are more likely to be exposed to or infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis as well as risk factors for progression to TB disease if infected with M. tuberculosis. The presentation will focus on issues surrounding diagnosis and treatment of TB infection.


C3. Hilary Reno, MD: Where are STI’s Hiding?”

Dr. Reno who serves as the Medical Director of the St. Louis County STD clinic has worked diligently to engage key stake holders to reduce STI rates in the St. Louis region through the St. Louis STI Regional Response Coalition (STIRR). During this presentation, Dr. Reno will share her expertise on testing for STIs in extra-genital sites.

2:00 - 1:15 PM Lunch/Vendors/Networking


1:15 - 2:15 PM General Session D

Paul A. Offit, MD: Vaccine Safety: The Real Issues”

Dr. Paul Offit is a pediatrician specializing in infectious diseases and an expert on vaccines, immunology, and virology. He is the co-inventor of a rotavirus vaccine that has been credited with saving hundreds of lives every day. Dr. Offit is the chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and the director of the Vaccine Education Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He has been a member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. Dr. Offit is a board member of Every Child by Two and a founding board member of the Autism Science Foundation (ASF). His presentation will focus on how we can better engage parents in discussions on vaccine administration.


2:15 – 2:30 PM Break/Door Prizes


2:30 - 3:30 PM  General Session E

Steve Lawrence, MD: “Hot Topics in Emerging Illnesses”

Dr. Steve Lawrence will be discussing Hot Topics in Emerging Pathogens. Dr. Lawrence has spoken at BiState several times and always receives rave reviews. This presentation will focus on what is currently receiving attention in the world of emerging pathogens which threaten our world’s health.


3:30 PM Evaluation