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Multi-Drug Resistant Organism (MDRO) Prevention and

Multi-drug resistant organisms (MDROs) are continuing to develop and spread in healthcare settings throughout the United States. MDRO transmission is most frequently documented in acute care facilities, however, all healthcare settings are affected by the emergence and transmission of antimicrobial-resistant microorganisms. The prevention and control of MDROs is a national priority that requires all healthcare facilities and agencies to collaborate in prevention and control initiatives. The following discussion is an update on MDRO prevention and control initiatives at a national, state, and organizational level.

1. Outline MDRO as a global public health threat.
2. Describe the most current strategies to prevent MDRO transmission in Florida.
3. Discuss current MDRO prevention and containment strategies in health care organizations.
4. Describe public health resources to assist in prevention and mitigation of MDRO transmission.

• Thomas Chiller MD MPHTM, Chief Mycotic Diseases Branch, CDC
• Vincent Hsu, MD MPH FSHEA FACP, Advent Health Corporate Infection Prevention and Control Medical Director
• Bhavarth Shukla, MD, MPH, Medical Director for Infection Control & Employee Health,
University of Miami Health System, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of
Miami Miller School of Medicine
• Jalysa Erskine, MPH FDOH, HAI Prevention Program MDRO Prevention Epidemiologist

The program will be moderated by:

• Donna Haiduven, Professor and Director of Graduate Infection Control Programs at University of South Florida College of Public Health

• Jacqueline Whitaker, Education Lead for the HAI Prevention Program within the Department of Health


This town hall will take place in the Sam Bell Auditorium at the University of South Florida College of Public Health. A virtual option is also available for those who cannot attend in person. Please be sure to register accordingly.


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3/8/2024 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Eastern Standard Time
USF College of Public Health Sam Bell Auditorium 13201 Bruce B. Downs Blvd Tampa, FL 33612
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