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Press Room

30th Annual Infectious Disease Seminar for the Primary Care Provider Nov. 30 – Dec. 2, 2012

08.13.2012

What:
Healthcare professionals, particularly primary care providers, are invited to attend the 30th Annual Infectious Disease Seminar for the Primary Care Provider, presented by Summa Health System in conjunction with Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). The seminar will focus on new developments of antimicrobial therapy, pediatric and adult vaccines, MRSA infections and different infectious disease syndromes such as respiratory tract infections, skin infections, prosthetic joint infections, C difficile infection, and HIV.  A session will also be presented on emerging infectious diseases.

After the seminar, attendees should be able to review updates on important topics in  infectious disease that affect children and adults, discuss the most current prevention and treatment guidelines from the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), explain the importance of the careful use of antimicrobials, understand the role primary care providers play in reaching optimal immunization rates, and explore strategies to enhance communication with patients and families around prevention and treatment of infectious disease.

Why:               
New issues arise relating to infectious disease each year. It is important for primary care providers and other healthcare professionals to be informed on emerging infections, new recommendations and other topics and issues relating to infectious disease in order to provide the best patient care.

When:       
Fri. Nov. 30 – Sun. Dec. 2, 2012

Where:            
Edgewater Beach Hotel
1901 Gulf Shore Blvd N.
Naples, FL 34102

Event Cost:
Physicians: $419 for three days, $175 for one day.
Other healthcare professionals (including residents): $369 for three days, $150 for one day.

Contact:          
Call (800) 247-8662 or visit www.summahealth.org/naples for more information and to register.

PR Contact:     
Erica Rosenthal
Public Relations Coordinator
Summa Health System
(330) 375-3052
rosenthale@summahealth.org

About Summa Health System
Summa Health System is one of the largest integrated healthcare delivery systems in Ohio. Encompassing a network of hospitals, community health centers, a health plan, a physician-hospital organization, a multi-specialty physician organization, research and multiple foundations, Summa is nationally renowned for excellence in patient care and for exceptional approaches to healthcare delivery. Summa's clinical services are consistently recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (Magnet status), U.S. News and World Report, Thomson Reuters and The Leapfrog Group. Summa also is a founding partner of the Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron. For more information, visit www.summahealth.org or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/summahealth and Twitter at www.twitter.com/summahealth.

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