Friday, August 10, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM PDT
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Curry County Fairgrounds 
Docia Sweet Hall
29392 Ellensburg Avenue
Gold Beach, OR 97444

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Please book your lodging for Thursday, August 9, at either of the following locations by July 20, 2018, to secure your room. Mention HealthInsight for a discount.

Sure Stay Plus by Best Western                                   541-247-7066                                                          29232 Ellensburg Avenue                                         Gold Beach, Oregon 97444               

Pacific Reef Resort                                                    541-247-6658                                                          29362 Ellensburg Hwy 101                                         Gold Beach, Oregon 97444                                  




Katie Frazier 
HealthInsight Oregon 

Curry Community Antibiotic Stewardship Summit 

HealthInsight Oregon and Curry Health Network cordially invite you to participate in a community summit to address the emerging health crisis of multi-drug resistant organisms.

Why attend the Summit?

Infections from antibiotic resistant bacteria sicken 2 million Americans every year and kill at least 23,000; more than 14,000 die from C. difficile infections. Use of antibiotics is the single most important factor leading to resistance—and up to 50% of antibiotics prescribed for people are unnecessary or not optimally prescribed.

Antibiotic resistance is increasing in Oregon communities, and will require community-wide efforts to control. This Summit is an opportunity to come together with fellow health care professionals and stakeholders to learn about antibiotic stewardship across the continuum of care, and determine approaches, including antiobiograms, for working together to address the problem.

Why antibiograms?

Antibiograms are clinical tools specific to a community that help guide appropriate antibiotic prescribing.  The antibiograms are innovative and data-driven requiring collaboration across systems to ensure that when antibiotics are indicated the correct one is prescribed for the patient. Using antibiograms will mitigate the emergence of antibiotic-related sequelae. 

Valuable Information to Shape Community Action

The Summit is pleased to share the expertise of Dr. James Wilson, a world-renowned expert on antibiotic stewardship and antibiograms. He will lead participants in discussing the current scope of the antibiotic resistance crisis and community-wide approaches such as antibiograms.

The session will include a review of literature related to effective management of antibiotics, reduced total cost of care and improved patient outcomes. Dr. Wilson will also demonstrate live examples of using antibiotic resistance intelligence to drive empiric prescribing. HealthInsight staff will facilitate discussion to help move toward a community-based plan of action.

Free to attend. Lunch will be provided.

About the Presenter

Dr. James M. Wilson is the director of the Nevada Medical Intelligence Center at the University of Nevada-Reno. He is the principal investigator of the Antimicrobial Resistance Intelligence System (ARIS) and co-chairman of the Board for the Nevada Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. Dr. Wilson is a board-certified, practicing pediatrician who specializes in operational medical intelligence, with a focus on the anticipation, detection and warning of infectious diseases crises. He has led the creation of several of the most powerful systems in the world used for anticipation and detection of infectious disease crises and disasters.

Dr. Wilson was the first operations chief of the Department of Homeland Security's National Biosurveillance Integration Center and worked with the Intelligence Community during the birth of formal health security intelligence in the mid-2000s. Dr. Wilson led the private intelligence teams that provided tracking of H5N1 influenza as it spread from Asia to Europe and Africa, detection of vaccine drifted H3N2 in 2007, warning of the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, discovery of the United Nations as the source of the 2010 cholera disaster in Haiti. Dr. Wilson has also led several investigation of alleged and confirmed laboratory accidents and biological weapon deployments. Dr. Wilson is a strong advocate for effective and accountable global health security intelligence and the need for credible and balanced threat assessments.



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