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Here’s What’s Bugging Us: Multi-Drug Resistance and Beta-Lactam Pharmacokinetics

Alfredo J. Mena Lora, MD, FACP and Marc H. Scheetz, PharmD, MSc, FCCP, FCP

Alfredo J. Mena Lora, MD, FIDSA, FACP
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Program Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program
Department of Medicine, Section of Infectious Disease
University of Illinois at Chicago
Medical Director of Clinical Trial Unit

Saint Anthony Hospital

Marc H. Scheetz, PharmD, MSc, FCCP, FCP
Professor, Midwestern University
College of Pharmacy Downers Grove
Director, Pharmacometrics Center of Excellence
Infectious Diseases Pharmacist, Northwestern Medicine

Department of Pharmacy


Dr. Mena Lora has no relevant financial conflicts of interest in relation to this activity. Dr. Marc Scheetz, a speaker, is a consultant for DoseMe, AbbVie; Chambless, Higdon, Richardson, Katz & Griggs, LLP; Cidara; F2G; Guidepoint Global Consulting; Hall, Booth, Smith P.C.; Merck; Nevakar; Reminger Co., L.P.A; Spero; SuperTrans; Takeda; Taylor, English, Duma, LLP; and Third Pole Therapeutics. Dr. Scheetz has received honoraria from St. Jude and ASHP and was a grant investigator for Allecra, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and the NIH. Dr. Scheetz is the owner of patent US10688195B2. The reviewers who contributed to this activity have nothing to disclose.

Type of Activity: Knowledge-based

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the current state of the evidence for treatment of multidrug resistant organisms in the ICU.
  • Identify the best antimicrobials for the treatment of severe bloodstream infections and pneumonias in the ICU.
  • Review the national and international uptake of beta-lactam monitoring
  • Describe variability in beta-lactam exposure seen in intensive care patients and define population
    dosing and precision dosing.
Target Audience: Pharmacists Fee: $10 (or $90 for all 10 courses). For C4 2023 participants who registered for the live program, please use the access code provided to you by email.
Release Date: May 16, 2023 Expiration Date: September 25, 2025
Estimated Time to Complete: 1 hour CE: 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEUs)

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