14th Annual Fellows Course in Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control

Baltimore, Maryland
Wednesday, July 07, 2010


Co-Sponsored by: Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland, University of Pennsylvania, Brown University, Washington University in St. Louis, and Wake Forest University.

Endorsed by: The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA)
The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA).
14th Annual Fellows Course in Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 7:30 AM -
Friday, July 09, 2010 3:15 PM

Armstrong Medical Education Building
Johns Hopkins Hospital
1600 McElderry St
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
United States

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Course Summary

This course is primarily an introduction to hospital epidemiology and infection control for first-year Infectious Diseases Fellows. It is a required course for many fellowship programs and essential for well-trained infection control professionals.

This course is intended to provide an overview of basic epidemiologic methods, infection control techniques, laboratory assays, outbreak investigation, case study reviews, and specific investigations of epidemiologically significant organisms.

The course consists of a three day symposium, featuring lectures given by world-renowned specialists in hospital epidemiology and infection control, panel discussions about the challenges facing infectious diseases fellows, and small-group case studies.

Overall Objectives
    • To review the epidemiology and the risk factors for developing healthcare-associated colonization and infection
    • To introduce the principles of surveillance and counting/identifying healthcare associated infections, organisms resistant to antimicrobial agents, or organisms that are epidemiologically important
    • To review the data supporting important infection control and antibiotic management strategies for the types of infections and for certain epidemiologically important organisms
    • To be able to effectively respond to questions about exposure to communicable diseases and appropriate prevention and control strategies for healthcare associated infections
    • To understand the impact that healthcare associated infections play in patient safety
    • To further understanding of a wide variety of specific topics: Basics of epidemiological methods, outbreak investigations, microbiology labs, case studies, antimicrobial management, UTI, VAP, SSI, BSI, VRE/MRSA, C. difficile, patient safety, occupational exposure, pediatric infections, and vaccination
Reasons to attend 
    • What is the educational need for this course?
    • World-renowned faculty: the speakers at the course are some of the most highly regarded specialists in the field
    • Networking opportunities: the chance to discuss infection control topics with colleagues, representatives, consultants, and administrators from all over the country and around the world
    • Integrative learning experience: more than just a series of didactic lectures, the Fellows Course adopts multiple teaching techniques: case studies, small group work, panel discussions, question-and-answer sessions, etc.
    • Recent data and topical discussions: the presentations feature the most updated and exciting research in the field, and address important topics in today‚Äôs medical world, such as H1N1, Infection control in areas with limited resources, and antibiotic management
    • Quality: the Fellows Course has been recognized as being of the highest quality, and this course or an equivalent is required by many Infectious Diseases Fellowships
Lectures and Handouts at the Course

Go Green!

We are providing printed copies of the lectures at the course, but we are attempting to go paperless this year! The lectures will be available through this website, and will also be emailed to you. You can choose to request a binder with copies of the lectures as part of the registration process. Please be environmentally considerate when requesting a binder! Questions can be directed to John Frederick at 410-614-7117 or jhufellowscourse@gmail.com.


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