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Antibiotic Resistance Meeting

When: Tuesday, April 11, 2017
2:00 PM until 4:00 PM
Where: BHC Large Conference Room
8888 Ladue Road
Suite 250
St. Lousi, Missouri  63124
United States
Contact: Lauren Schulte

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

BHC Office

The World Health Organization recently identified antibiotic resistance as one of the most pressing global public health threats of the 21st century. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that nearly 2 million Americans are infected with an antibiotic-resistant strain of bacteria each year, and approximately 23,000 people will die from these infections. As a result of the rampant spread of “super bugs” over the last few decades, the efficacy of available antibiotics has decreased, leading to more hospitalizations and deaths from previously treatable illnesses. Join the BHC and the Antibiotic Resistance Can Harm (ARCH) Program for a special meeting exploring the current impact of antibiotic resistance, key prevention initiatives in Missouri and nationally, and action steps that employers, community organizations, and patients can take to help prevent the problem moving forward. 

2:00 PM Introductions
2:05 PM  Addressing Antibiotic Resistance: Missouri and Nationally

Kathleen Henschel, Healthcare-Associated Infections Coordinator/Epidemiologist, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

 - Learn about what causes antibiotic resistance, why it’s a problem, and the scope of impact on health and disease treatment

 - Explore key prevention initiatives in Missouri and nationally to help control the spread of antibiotic-resistant pathogens.

2:45 PM 

Rx Review: Antibiotic Prescribing Patterns Among Local Providers

Dr. Michael Durkin, Instructor in Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

 - Obtain a first-look at local research showing antibiotic prescribing patterns among St. Louis providers, including unnecessary use.

 - Understand next steps for addressing over-prescribing in our community.

3:15 PM

Taking Action: Helping Employees and Patients Understand Their Role

Mary Jo Condon, Senior Director Partnerships and Project, Midwest Health Initiative

Lauren Schulte, Senior Manager of Wellness Services, BHC

 - Discover how local quality data on can be used to guide employees and patients to providers with the highest ratings for appropriate antibiotic use.

 - Hear about new communication tools available from the Antibiotic Resistance Can Harm (ARCH) Program to help educate employees and patients on this important topic.

4:00 PM Adjourn 

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