OVID Healthcare-associated Infections (HAI) and Antibiotic Resistance (AR)
The mission of the Louisiana Healthcare-associated Infections and Antibiotic Resistance Program is to protect patients by preventing healthcare-associated infections and the proliferation of resistant organisms through surveillance, outbreak response, and promoting infection control and antibiotic stewardship education across the provider spectrum.
Please note this event has closed. However, presentations can be viewed below.
2022 Antibiotic Stewardship Summit
Due to increasing COVID-19 cases in the New Orleans area, masking will be required for all in-person attendees for the duration of the event. Your cooperation is appreciated.
- Date: In-person event on Friday June 17, 2022 • 9:00 am-3:30 pm • Sign-in begins at 8:30 am
- Location: Holiday Inn Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana • Bayou Ballroom, 8th floor
- Agenda: View here
- About the Speakers:
JoAnne Maffei, MD
Joanne Maffei, M.D. is a Professor of Clinical Medicine at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – New Orleans in the Department of Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases. After receiving her medical degree at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Dr. Maffei completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She returned to New Orleans for one year of Infectious Diseases Fellowship training at LSU, then went back to Baylor in Houston to complete two years of Infectious Diseases Fellowship training. Dr Maffei joined the Infectious Diseases Faculty at LSU School of Medicine in 1994, and became the Assistant Medical Director of the Infection Control Department of the Medical Center of Louisiana at New Orleans (MCLNO) in 1996. In 2005, Dr. Maffei became the Medical Director of the Infection Control Department of MCLNO, and has held that position ever since, including during the transition to the new University Medical Center New Orleans (UMCNO) under Louisiana Children’s Medical Center (LCMC) management. Her interests in Infection Prevention and Control include the prevention of healthcare-associated infections as well as bioemergency preparedness. Dr. Maffei attends on the inpatient Infectious Diseases Consult Service as well as in the HIV Outpatient Clinic. View Slides Here
Ashley Marin, MPH, CPH, CIC
Ashley Marin has been with the HAI/AR Program since November 2017. As the Antibiotic Resistance Coordinator, she liaises with hospital and reference laboratories as well as the Louisiana Public Health Laboratory for our state’s participation in the CDC Antibiotic Resistance Laboratory Network. She also investigates reports of novel or emerging antibiotic resistant organisms as part of the national containment strategy for AR threats and oversees routine surveillance of reportable HAI and MDRO conditions in Louisiana. View Slides Here
Gregory Cook, PharmD, BCIDP
Gregory Cook, PharmD, BCIDP is a co-chair of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at Children's Hospital New Orleans. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine for Louisiana State University and an adjunct Professor at Xavier College of Pharmacy. His primary interests are implementing rapid microbial diagnostics in conjunction with health-information technologies and optimizing antimicrobial pharmacokinetics at the bedside. View Slides Here
Brett Dragomer, PharmD
Brett Dragomer completed his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Ferris State University and a post-graduate pharmacy practice residency at Henry Ford Allegiance Health in Jackson, MI. Prior to joining Ochsner Health, Brett practiced in Michigan as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Antimicrobial Stewardship. Currently, he serves as one of the two System ID/Antimicrobial Stewardship Clinical Pharmacists managing the corporate system-level antimicrobial stewardship initiatives and activities at Ochsner Health. View Slides Here
Nicole Alilaen, PharmD
Nicole Alilaen completed a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology at the University of Texas at Austin. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Houston College of Pharmacy at Houston, Texas, and has completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital in Katy, Texas. She is currently completing a PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Residency at University Medical Center New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana, and her current interests in infectious diseases include antimicrobial stewardship and HIV. View Slides Here
Travis King, PharmD BCPS-AQ ID
Travis King earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Mississippi, School of Pharmacy. He completed his PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, TN and went on to complete a PGY2 Infectious Diseases residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS. Dr. King specializes in management of complex infectious diseases, antimicrobial stewardship strategies, and clinical microbiology. He is an active member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists, American Society of Microbiology, Clinical & Laboratory Standards Institute, and American College of Clinical Pharmacy. His practice and research interests include medical mycology, molecular detection of antimicrobial resistance, antimicrobial stewardship practice improvement, and antimicrobial toxicology. View Slides Here
- Learner Resources: Speakers' PowerPoint slides are available to download. Virtual attendees will be emailed Zoom© links and passwords prior to the event.
- Continuing education credits will be available for several provider types.
- This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by Louisiana State Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Activity number: LSNA-100901873-2022. Award certificates will be emailed.
- LDH Office of Public Health has applied for approval as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E® Program. Award certificates will be emailed.
- Continuing Medical Education: Accreditation Faculty Disclosure
Inquiries? Email Fatima.Brakta@LA.gov or Grace.Lee2@LA.gov