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April 2018 Town Hall Teleconference

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CDC’s Containment Strategy for Unusual Antibiotic Resistance

April 10, 2018 • 2:00 to 3:00 PM (ET)

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April 2018 Town Hall Teleconference Agenda
Time (ET) Agenda Item Speaker(s)
2:00 PM Welcome & Introduction Matthew Penn, JD, MLIS
Director, Office of Public Health Law Services, Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support, CDC
2:05 PM Vital Signs Overview Arjun Srinivasan, MD (CAPT, USPHS)
Associate Director, Healthcare-Associated Infection Prevention Programs, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, CDC
2:10 PM Presentations Marion A. Kainer, MD, MPH, FRACP, FSHEA
Director, Healthcare Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance Program, Tennessee Department of Health
Stephanie R. Black, MD, MSc
Medical Director, Communicable Disease Program, Chicago Department of Public Health
2:35 PM Q&A and Discussion Matthew Penn, JD, MLIS
3:00 PM End of call

Speakers' Biographies

Portrait of Arjun Srinivasan, MD (CAPT, USPHS)Arjun Srinivasan, MD (CAPT, USPHS)

Associate Director, Healthcare-Associated Infection Prevention Programs, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dr. Srinivasan is the associate director for Healthcare-Associated Infection Prevention Programs in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at CDC. Dr. Srinivasan is also a Captain in the US Public Health Service. An infectious disease doctor, Dr. Srinivasan works on CDC efforts aimed at eliminating healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and combatting antibiotic resistance. He collaborates with experts at CDC and around the country to find and implement effective approaches to prevent HAIs and improve the use of antibiotics.
Before coming to CDC, he was an assistant professor of medicine in the Infectious Diseases Division at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he was the founding director of the Johns Hopkins Antibiotic Management Program and the associate hospital epidemiologist. Dr. Srinivasan has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals on his research in healthcare epidemiology, infection control, and antimicrobial use and resistance.

Portrait of Marion A. Kainer, MD, MPH, FRACP, FSHEAMarion A. Kainer, MD, MPH, FRACP, FSHEA

Director, Healthcare Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance Program, Tennessee Department of Health

Dr. Kainer is an adult infectious diseases physician and healthcare epidemiologist. In 2003, she joined the Tennessee Department of Health as director of the Healthcare Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance Program. She works very closely with the Tennessee State Public Health Laboratory that serves as the South East Regional Laboratory for the Antibiotic Resistance Laboratory Network. She chairs the Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) subcommittee of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) and co-chairs the CSTE HAI Data Standards Committee and the Council for Outbreak Response: Healthcare Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistant Pathogens (CORHA). Previously, Dr. Kainer served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion. Dr. Kainer earned her medical degree and master of public health in Melbourne, Australia.

Portrait of Stephanie R. Black, MD, MScStephanie R. Black, MD, MSc

Medical Director, Communicable Disease Program, Chicago Department of Public Health

In her position as medical director with the Communicable Disease Program in the Chicago Department of Public Health, Dr. Black focuses on healthcare associated infections and infection control at healthcare institutions. The Communicable Disease Program conducts surveillance and outbreak investigations, facilitates testing, and responds to emerging infectious disease threats including Candida auris and carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae. Dr. Black is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. She completed undergraduate training at Cornell University, medical school at Temple University, and residency and fellowship studies at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Black practiced clinical infectious diseases medicine for 6 years at Rush University Medical Center after completing a fellowship with a focus on hospital associated infections and emerging infectious diseases.

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