2017 Bugs & Drugs

Aurora, Colorado
Saturday, November 04, 2017

7:30 am       Registration and Coffee/Tea
7:55 am       Opening Remarks

8:00 am       Zika Virus and Other Emerging Pathogens in our Global Society - Staying Up to Date
Daniel Olson, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Section of Pediatric Infectious Disease
University of Colorado School of Medicine

9:00 am       Microbiomes: Disease Prevention for the Future
Alison Freeman, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
University of Colorado School of Medicine

10:00 am     Break/Exhibits

10:15 am     Antimicrobial Stewardship - A Patient Centered Approach
Mary Bessesen, MD
Chief, Infectious Diseases
VA-Eastern Colorado Health Care System

11:15 pm     Meeting the Challenges of Immunizing Adults:  HPV, Pneumococcal Pneumonia and Influenza
Edward Janoff, MD
Professor, Medicine-Infectious Disease and Director, Mucosal and Vaccine Research in Colorado
University of Colorado School of Medicine         

12:15 pm     Lunch/Exhibits

1:15 pm       Communicating Difficult Subjects
CT Lin, MD
Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine,
University of Colorado School of Medicine

2:15 pm        Move to concurrent workshops

Track 1
2:20 pm       Recent Evidence in the Management of Skin and Soft Tissue Infections in Ambulatory Care 
Tim Jenkins, MD
Infectious Diseases Specialist
Denver Health & Hospital Authority

3:20 pm       Outpatient Rapid Diagnostics - Clinical Approaches
Nancy Madinger, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine and Pathology
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Track 2
2:20 pm       PrEP - Update and How to Use
Katherine Frasca, MD
Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases Specialist
University of Colorado School of Medicine

3:20 pm       STDs - Resistant Gonorrhea/Syphilis
Karen Wendel, MD
Director, HIV/STD Prevention and Control, Denver Prevention Training Center
Denver Health & Hospital Authority
4:20 pm Adjourn  

Overall Learning Outcomes 
At the conclusion of this conference, participants will self-report intent to change practice by:
  • Describing the epidemiology of the Zika virus disease and other emerging pathogens; distinguishing clinical manifestations; explaining reporting processes of suspected cases and demonstrate methods of prevention of the disease.
  • Describing microorganisms found internally in both healthy and unhealthy individuals and the differences; identifying the impact on humans for future disease prevention.
  • Defining antimicrobial stewardship; demonstrating knowledge of evidence-based guidelines for antimicrobial use and modeling best practice behaviors that support stewardship.
  • Discussing 3 vaccine-preventable diseases currently experiencing outbreaks in United States and identifying barriers to immunizations among adults; counselling patients about vaccine safety and efficacy. 
  • Practicing higher level health communication skills; demonstrating the Invite-Listen-Summarize strategy for high quality communication; implementing the PEARLS techniques to repair communication with patients.
  • Describing dermatologic findings in skin infections and discussing clinically appropriate pharmaceutical management.
  • Outlining rapid diagnostic tests that are suitable for preliminary or emergency medical screening and can be used in facilities with limited resources; listing tests which allow point-of-care testing in primary care.
  • Discussing CDC guidelines for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV; managing PrEP as a safe and effective tool for HIV prevention in primary care; describing PrEP pharmacology and monitoring guidelines; listing online resources.
  • For a given patient, assessing risk and implementing evidence-based strategies to reduce consequences of sexually transmitted diseases; summarizing updates in treatment guidelines; determining most effective treatment regimens and counseling points for patients and families.


Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • Preferred payment method is by credit card.

    If you need to pay by check, your registration will not be confirmed until your check is received in our office. Checks must be received by: 
    October 20, 2017.

    Make check payable to: 
    Regents of the University of Colorado 

    Remit payment to:  
    University of Colorado
    College of Nursing, C288-11
    13120 East 19th Ave.
    Aurora, CO 80045