Monday, Nov 11 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Merck Lunch Symposium

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Tuesday, Nov 12 6:30 – 7:45 am

Procalcitonin in a Canadian Intensive Care Unit: Lessons Learned - Thermo Fisher Breakfast Symposium

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B·R·A·H·M·S PCT (Procalcitonin) has been recommended as a biomarker to guide antibiotic de-escalation in several international critical care guidelines, but to date there has been little reported on its use in Canada. This talk will review the science behind how PCT works as a biomarker for bacterial infections and the evidence for its use in PCT-guided antibiotic stewardship. The experience from our pilot study at Saint Joseph’s Health Centre in Toronto will be shared, focusing on lessons learned and PCT’s utility in the ICU clinical setting.

Objectives:

  1. Review the science behind how procalcitonin works as a biomarker
  2. Review the evidence for procalcitonin use in identifying bacterial infections, focusing primarily on the critical care setting
  3. Share the experience from the pilot study at Saint Joseph’s Health Centre in Toronto

SpeakerMark Downing, MD

Tuesday, Nov 12 12:30 – 1:30 pm

Alexion Lunch Symposium

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