Monday, December 9, 2019 from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM EST
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Ammon Education Center at Christiana Hospital 
4755 Ogletown Stanton Road
Newark, DE 19713

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Kate Smith, MD, MPH 
Delaware Academy of Medicine and the Delaware Public Health Association 

Continuing Education


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Medical Society of Delaware and the Delaware Academy of Medicine / Delaware Public Health Association. The Medical Society of Delaware is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical Society of Delaware designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

It is the policy of the Medical Society of Delaware to comply with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of Continuing Medical Education. In keeping with these standards, all faculty participating in continuing medical education provided by MSD are expected to disclose to the activity audience any real or apparent conflicts of interest related to the content of their presentations.

Joint providership of CME by MSD in no way implies endorsement of any product or service. 

This activity is not supported by commercial funding. 

2019 Communicable Disease Summit 

Join us for the 2019 Communicable Disease Summit!


7:30 - 8:00 am Registration / Continental Breakfast / Visit Vendors

8:00 - 8:10 am
Welcome Remarks - Omar Khan, MD, MHS
President, Delaware Academy of Medicine
President & CEO, Delaware Health Sciences Alliance

8:10 - 8:40 am
Delaware Update - Karyl Rattay, MD, MS
Director, Delaware Division of Public Health
Delaware Department of Health & Social Services

8:40 - 9:40 am
Vaccine Hesitancy - Gary Marshall, MD
Division Chief, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
University of Louisville, KY

9:40 - 9:55 am Break / Visit Vendors

9:55 - 10:55 am
HAIs: How Much Can We Prevent and How Hard Should We Try - Gonzalo Bearman, MD, MPH, FACP
Chair, Division of Infectious Diseases
Virginia Commonwealth University

10:55 - 11:55 am
New and Re-Emerging Threats - Karen Ravin, MD
Division Chief, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children

11:55 - 12:10 pm Break / Pick Up Lunch / Visit Vendors

12:10 - 12:40 pm TWO OPTIONS:

Lunch Panel: Infection Prevention
Gonzalo Bearman, MD, MPH, FACP
Kelly Gardner, RN, CIC
Karen Lopez, DVM
Karen Ravin, MD

Lunch Break Out: Vaccine Hesitancy - Gary Marshall, MD

12:40 - 1:40 pm
Crossroads: Infectious Diseases & Opioids - Deborah Kahal, MD, MPH
HIV Program Physician & Infectious Disease Specialist
Christiana Care Health System 

1:40 - 1:55 pm Break / Visit Vendors

1:55 - 2:55 pm
One Health - Karen Lopez, DVM
Veterinarian, State of Delaware

2:55 - 3:15 pm Q & A

3:15 pm Adjourn