NCIC Journal Club

Oct 2018. Jake Valentine: Centers for medicare and medicaid services hospital-acquired conditions policy for central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) and cather-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) shows minimal impact on hospital reimbursement. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Aug;39(8):897-901. doi: 10.1017/ice.2018.137. Epub 2018 Jun 28.

Sept 2018. Victorian Madigan:Early Corticosteroids for Pneumocystis Pneumonia in Adults Without HIV Are Not Associated With Better Outcome.Chest 2018 Sep;154(3):636-644. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2018.04.026. Epub 2018 Apr 26.

2018 NCIC workshop and Symposium

What’s new in Cancer: what ID needs to know

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Session 1. Opening and Keynote

Chair Prof Monica Slavin, NCIC, RMH and PMCC

09:00am Opening: Monica Slavin, Director NCIC

09:30am Keynote: Infectious Complications of CAR T cells, Dr Josh Hill, Fred Hutch


Session 2. Workshops: The changing landscape of cancer therapies and implications for ID

Chair Leon Worth, NCIC

11:00am HSCT, Dr Eric Wong, Austin Health (changing landscape in transplants) and Dr. Michelle Yong, NCIC (Implications for infections)

11:45am Small molecule inhibitors and targeted Abs, Dr Carrie Van Der Weyden, PMCC (changing landscape in cancer therapies) and Dr Ben Teh, NCIC (Implications for Infections)


Session 3. Symposium: New directions in cancer and ID

Chair Dr Gabrielle Haeusler,NCIC

1:30pm The microbiome: Implications for Infection and Immunity, Prof Geraint Rogers, SAHMRI

2:30pm Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors: Distinguishing adverse immune events from Infectious complications, Dr Shahneen Sandu, PMCC

3:00pm A new era in cancer therapy: what does it mean for ID? Panel discussion, moderator: Prof Karin Thursky, NCIC and NCAS


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