SCASM Annual Meeting

Virtual Event

Join bioMérieux, Inc. at the Southern California Branch of the American Society for Microbiology (SCASM) - Annual Meeting!

Sponsored Talk

October 28, 2020
11:00 am -11:30 am PT


The Convergence of Microbiology and Pharmacy to Enhance Antibiotic Stewardship with Bloodstream Infections: The Need for Speed

In this session, Dr. Bland will explore the best practices for collaboration between pharmacists, microbiology staff, and prescribers to maximize stewardship outcomes when managing bacteremia. The presentation will also highlight key clinical outcomes related to blood culture rapid diagnostic testing and successful integration with antimicrobial stewardship programs.

Presented By: Christopher M. Bland, PharmD, FCCP, FIDSA, BCPS  

Christopher M. Bland is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, Southeast Georgia campus in Savannah, Georgia. He received his PharmD degree from the University of South Carolina in May 2000 and has been board certified in pharmacotherapy since 2003. Dr. Bland’s primary practice is in infectious diseases and internal medicine at St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System in Savannah.



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