EM1811G "Swine, Salad, Surfers and You: Is the Post-Antibiotic Era Upon Us?" (IM GR-113018)

The purpose of this lecture is to review the impact that antibiotic resistance has on our patients and the community. In addition, we will discuss the major drivers of resistance in the hospital and broader environment as well as strategies that can be used to combat this worldwide crisis.

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Target Audience

UT Southwestern faculty, fellows, residents and medical students, community physicians, nurse clinicians, physician assistants and nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Recognize that antibiotic resistance is a normal biological process.
  • Review the human and economic impact that antibiotic resistance has on the world.
  • Review common mechanisms of antibiotic resistance.
  • Review recent examples of the emergence of resistance mechanisms in different regions of the world.
  • Review majors drivers of resistance and various mitigation strategies.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA
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Photo: David Greenberg, M.D.David Greenberg, M.D.
Associate Professor
Departments of Internal Medicine and Microbiology
Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine
Distinguished Teaching Professor

Dr. Greenberg’s research interests revolve around ways to mitigate the threat of antibiotic resistance. His laboratory focuses on the development of pathogen-specific antibiotics utilizing antisense molecules. This approach allows for a way to inhibit bacteria by silencing specific genes that are critical for growth. In addition, he is working to develop ways to better predict antibiotic resistance through the use of next-generation sequencing and innovative bioinformatic approaches.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA


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