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Annual Antimicrobial Stewardship Symposium

6th Annual Antimicrobial Stewardship Symposium

Friday, May 13, 2022

8:00am-3:45pm (CDT)
Belmont University

This symposium brings together key stakeholders and infectious disease practitioners from across Tennessee, the southeastern US, and beyond. Pharmacists, physicians, nurses, infection preventionists, and microbiologists learn and share important information about infectious diseases, as well as discuss ways that we can work together as a medical community to improve appropriate antimicrobial use and mitigate the risks associated with inappropriate use. In addition, we offer continuing education credit for pharmacists, physicians, and nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this symposium, learners should be able to: 

  • Discuss state and nationwide antimicrobial stewardship efforts and how  they affect your practice.
  • Discuss how to appropriately utilize current information and diagnostics technology to maximize your stewardship impact in your facilities.
  • Identify resources available to assist in the development of antimicrobial stewardship programs in the acute care, long-term care, and outpatient settings. 
  • Evaluate an antimicrobial stewardship program using evidence-based metrics.
  • Explain the importance of interdisciplinary and inter-facility collaboration in antimicrobial stewardship programs.
  • Discuss optimization of antimicrobial therapy for certain infections based on your community's and region's antibiogram. 


2022 Agenda

2022 Symposium Sponsors & Vendors


2022 Planned Topics & Speakers

Podium Lectures

  1. Vaccine confidence and stewardship - Jacinda Abdul-Mutakabbir, PharmD, MPH, AAHIVP, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA
  2. UTI guidline updates - Sonali Advani, MBBS, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC
  3. Antimicrobial resistance testing - Romney Humphries, Ph.D, D(ABMM), M(ASCP), Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
  4. Combating healthcare misinformation - JW Lindemans, Duke University Social Science Research Institute, Center for Advanced Hindsight
  5. KEYNOTE: Oral antibiotic therapies - Brad Spellberg, MD, Los Angeles County + University of Sounthern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA


  1. Burnout/compassion fatigue - Katherine Cornelius, LCSW, Belmont Uniersity Counseling Services, Nashville, TN
  2. Project management software - Morgan Jones, PharmD, Methodist Univesity Hospital, Memphis, TN
  3. STI guideline updates - Amy Guidera, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, Belmont University Health Services, Nashville, TN
  4. Implementation science - Christopher Evans, PharmD, BCPS, Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, TN
  5. Debunking ID myths - Christo Cimino, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
  6. Diagnostic stewardship with urinalysis - Sonali Advani, MBBS, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC
  7. C. diff - Athena Hobb, PharmD, Methodist Univesity Hospital, Memphis, TN
  8. Assessment of microbiology interventions - Brandon Hawkins, PharmD, BCIDP, AAHIVP, The University of Tennessee Helath Science Center, Knoxville, TN

Panel Discussion

  1.  Case Studies
    1. difficult resistance pattern/multiple pathogens
    2. drain prophylaxis
    3. fungal
    4. incidental findings on radiogrphs that get treated
  2. Panelists
    1. Ted Morton, PharmD, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
    2. Christo Cimino, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
    3. Milner Staub, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
    4. Nurse TBA
Requirements for Successful Completion & Awarding of Credit
  1. Attend each presentation in its entirety. Attendees who join late or leave early will not be eligible for CE credit.
  2. Participate in all active learning segments of each presentation.
  3. Complete the assessment questions & post-activity evaluation for each presentation you attended in full.
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