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General Meeting: "Oral Transition of Antibiotics for Bloodstream Infections: A Tough Pill to Swallow?"

  • January 09, 2020
  • 5:30 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Martell's, 3501 Greenleaf Blvd, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
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  • Non-members will not receive ACPE CE credit for attending. To receive CE credit, we encourage you to join WMSHP.
  • Members may attend for free

Registration is closed

Presented by:


ACPE # JA4008183-9999-20-019-L04-P / JA4008183-9999-20-019-L04-T

First-Time Offering; Initial Release Date Thursday, January 9, 2020


James Shen, PharmD

Antimicrobial Stewardship/Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Ascension Borgess, Kalamazoo, MI


5:30 - 6:30 PM - Board Meeting

6:30 - 6:45 PM - Dinner

6:45 - 7:45 PM - CE Presentation

Organizer: Mitch Stein, PharmD

RSVP Deadline:

Monday, January 6th, 2020

Requirements for successful completion of credit: Attendees will need to submit a provided CE Activity Code code within 12 hours of the activity in order to check-in for the activity. They will then have 30 days to log-in to their WMed Profile to complete the evaluation form and receive credit.

We recommend that you create a WMed account before attending one of our meetings.  Please see our Help Page for detailed instructions on creating a WMed account and claiming your CE credits.

After attending the program, the pharmacist and pharmacy technician should be able to:
    • Recognize the risks and benefits of intravenous (IV) versus oral (PO) antibiotic therapy, and understand when PO antibiotic therapy is appropriate and how dosing strategies may differ with a PO regimen.
    • Discuss the efficacy and safety of oral antibiotics for the treatment of gram-negative infections and gram-positive blood stream infections.
    • Identify optimal ways to utilize oral antibiotics for gram-negative and gram-positive bloodstream infections.         

    In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine and Western Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    Credit amount subject to change.

    Pharmacists & Pharmacy Technicians

    Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine designates this activity for 1.0 contact hours for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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