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Pulmonary, Infectious Disease and Critical Care Symposium

Empiric Therapy and Recent Advances         

Thank you for your interest in Mercy General Hospital's 38th Annual Pulmonary, Infectious Disease, and Critical Care Symposium: a special two-day CME opportunity presenting the latest information on current and upcoming treatments and research. 

Event Details 

Friday & Saturday, September 14-15, 2018

California Northstate University, Event Center

9650 W Taron Dr.

Elk Grove, CA 95757




7:30 a.m. Registration, breakfast, and networking     

8:00 a.m. Welcome    

4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks/Adjourn


Our featured presentations will include:

Friday, September 14, 2018

Targeted Temperature Management: Is it Cool? 

Tom Kreck, MD


Fluid Resuscitation in Circulatory Shock: Current Concepts

Nazir Habib, MD


Updates on Interventional Pulmonary Medicine

Shawn Aghili, MD


What Causes Autoimmune Disease: Primary Biliary Cholangitis - Paradigm or Paradox?  

M. Eric Gershwin, MD, MACP, MACR


Overview of Pulmonary Hypertension for Practitioners on the Frontline 

Roblee P. Allen, MD


The Basis of Gender Biased Autoimmunity: Why Do Women get more Autoimmune Diseases?  

M. Eric Gershwin, MD, MACP, MACR


Dementia and Delirium: Connect the Dots?  

Tom Kreck, MD


Hyponatremia Management  

Nazir Habib, MD


Saturday, September 15, 2018


Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Principles of Antibacterial Agents  

Charles A. Peloquin, PharmD


C-Diff: Can we do better?

Stuart Cohen, MD


Sepsis: Empiric and Documented Management

Henry Chambers, MD


Short Course Antibiotic Therapy  

Brad Spellberg, MD


Rapid Diagnostics for Clinicians 

Henry Chambers, MD


Mycobacterial Infections: Is there a Cure?  

Stuart Cohen, MD


Antibiotic Stewardship for the 21st Century    

Brad Spellberg, MD


Incidence of Tuberculous with Implications for Anti-TB Chemotherapy   

Charles A. Peloquin, PharmD

Accreditation Statement:

Dignity Health Sacramento is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Credit Designation:

Dignity Health Sacramento designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.