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Webinar – Empowering Antibiotic Stewardship: Understanding the Use of Procalcitonin
January 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Date: Thursday, January 16
Time: 2 PM EST/ 11 AM PST
This webinar will reinforce better antibiotic use and provide strategies to better utilize the biomarker procalcitonin in the most advantageous methods compared to non-specific biomarkers IL-1, IL-6, TNF, leukocytosis, and lactate. The pathophysiology and kinetics will be reviewed, and applied in case studies to demonstrate best use guidelines. Finally, clinical and financial outcomes will be presented so the attendee can appreciate expected benefits of the application of procalcitonin concepts.
Mike Broyles, PharmD
Dr. Broyles earned his BSPharm from the University of Missouri, Kansas City, and his PharmD from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, with a primary focus of antibiotic stewardship since 1992. Dr. Broyles has been the Pharmacy Advisory Chairman for Community Health Systems for 18 years, establishing clinical initiatives for the organization. He provides consulting for bioMérieux, Inc., Roche Diagnostics, Abbott Diagnostics, Fujirebio, and ThermoFisher on PCT aided guidance for antibiotic use stewardship programs, as well as for more than 24 IDN’s on stewardship topics. Dr. Broyle has more than nine years’ experience using, researching, and publishing on stewardship and the use of PCT to improve stewardship activities. He has also assisted in development of stewardship software products for pharmacy and hospitals, including: TheraTrac, TheraTrac 2, TheraDoc, Stellara, ICNet, and ABX Alert for antimicrobial stewardship use in hospital ABS programs.