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Recently Approved Antimicrobials for the Treatment of HABP/VABP

Keith Rodvold

Keith A. Rodvold, PharmD, FCCP, FIDSA
UIC Distinguished Professor
Co-Director, Section of Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy
Colleges of Pharmacy and Medicine
University of Illinois at Chicago

Disclosure (s):
Dr. Rodvold is a speaker for Merck, Shionogi, and The Medicine Company/Qpex Biopharma. He is a consultant for The Medicine Company/Qpex Biopharma and VenatoRx Pharmaceuticals. Program Chair, Dr. Danziger is a speaker for Paratek Pharma and Shionogi. Dr. Novak, CME Faculty Advisor, is a consultant for Viiv Pharmaceuticals and a principal investigator for Janssen. All other reviewers who contributed to this activity have no relevant financial relationships of interest to disclose.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this knowledge-based activity, participating individuals should be able to:

  • Describe important pharmacological characteristics of recently approved antibiotics for the treatment of HABP/VABP.
  • Outline the significant features and differences between the antibiotics used to treat Gram-negative pathogens associated with HABP/VABP.
Target Audience: Pharmacists Fee: $5
Release Date: April 5, 2021 Expiration Date: April 5, 2023
Estimated time to complete: 0.5 hours CE: 0.5 contact hour (0.05 CEUs)

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Acknowledgments: This activity is supported by an educational grant by Shionogi Inc.

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