Available Until 11/8/2022

SIDP’s Recap of IDWeek 2019 - Part 2: Provocative Titles and Pro-Con Debates; Pumpkin Spice Lessons: Phages, Posters, and Dr. Paul Sax

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Activity Description

Ryan Shields and Erin McCreary review key posters, presentations, and other data from the IDWeek 2019 meeting.

Episode 3: Provocative Titles and Pro-Con Debates
Panelists discuss IDWeek 2019 session “We’re Part of the Problem: How ID Killed Antibiotic Development” and other hot topics including pro-con debates, behavioral approaches to antimicrobial stewardship, and more.

Episode 4: Pumpkin Spice Lessons: Phages, Posters, and Dr. Paul Sax
Panelists go “rapid fire” through posters and oral abstracts presented IDWeek 2019, host guest Dr. Paul Sax to review HIV updates, and “nerd out” over genomics, phages, and beta lactamases. Panelists also discuss the new community-acquired pneumonia and vancomycin clinical practice guidelines.

Learning Objectives

The target audience for this activity includes pharmacists. At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe a late-breaking clinical trial presented at IDWeek 2019.
  • Discuss key considerations for antibiotic development.
  • Describe infection prevention efforts shared at IDWeek 2019.
  • Determine treatment strategies for difficult-to-treat infectious pathogens.
  • Summarize new data presented in abstract form at IDWeek 2019.


Erin K. McCreary, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP
Antimicrobial Stewardship/Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacist
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA

Ryan K. Shields, PharmD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

CE Accreditation

Release Date: 11-8-2019
Expiration Date: 11-8-2022


This activity is jointly provided by ProCE, Inc. and the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists. ProCE, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE Universal Activity Number 0221-9999-19-519-H01-P has been assigned to this home study, knowledge-based activity. This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hour (0.2 CEU) in states that recognize ACPE providers. Participants must complete the online post-test and activity evaluation to receive pharmacy CE credit. No partial credit will be given. Statements of completion will be issued online at www.ProCE.com, and proof of completion will be posted in NABP CPE Monitor profiles.


The Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP) is accredited by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) as a provider of board certified infectious diseases pharmacist (BCIDP) credit. A BCIDP statement of credit will be issued online upon successful completion of a post-test and online evaluation. BCIDP accreditation begins 11/8/2019 for this activity and is available for one year from this date.


It is the policy of ProCE, Inc. to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of its continuing education activities. Faculty must disclose to participants any significant financial interest or affiliation with companies that manufacture or market products discussed during their presentation. Dr. McCreary has no relevant commercial or financial relationships to disclose. Dr. Shields has served as a speaker and/or consultant for Allergan, Entasis, Menarini, Merck, Nabriva, Pfizer, Shionogi, and T2Biosystems, and is an advisory board member for Pfizer.


This activity is provided by ProCE, Inc. and SIDP.


The material presented in this CE activity does not reflect the views of ProCE, Inc. or the commercial sponsor. These materials may discuss uses and dosages for therapeutic products, processes, procedures and inferred diagnoses that have not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. A qualified health care professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product discussed. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies described in this continuing education activity.