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December 31, 2008
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December 31, 2009
This learning activity has been designated to a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.
This learning activity is intended for oncologists, hematologists, infectious disease specialists who treat transplant patients and other patient populations at risk for developing fungal infections.
After completing this educational activity, the learner should be better able to:
- Describe the epidemiology of invasive candidiasis/candidemia.
- Understand the microbiology of the organisms producing invasive candidiasis/candidemia.
- Define the populations at risk and the risk factors for invasive candidiasis/candidemia.
- Understand the pathogenesis of invasive candidiasis/candidemia.
- Understand the conditions when the empiric use of antifungal agents may be used in febrile non-neutropenic patients in the ICU setting to treat occult invasive candidiasis.
Coleman Rotstein, MD, FRCPC, FACP
University of Toronto
Division of Infectious Diseases
Director of Oncologic Infectious Diseases
University Health Network
Laurel McKee Ranger
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All authors were independently selected by the organizing committee. Those authors who disclosed affiliations or financial interests with the commercial organizations involved with products, to which the may refer are listed below.
1 = grant research
2 = consultant
3 = speaker’s bureau
4 = stock shareholder
5 = other support
Dr. Coleman Rotstein
Supporters of this activity:
Astellas Pharma US, Inc.1,2,3
Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd.1
MERCK & CO., Inc.2,3
Laurel McKee Ranger
Does not report any affiliations with commercial organizations.
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The following companies have provided unrestricted educational grants in support of this activity: Astellas Pharma US, Inc. and Pfizer Inc.
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