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Course Title:
Lectures from the symposium at Focus On Fungal Infections 15
March 16-18, 2005 Miami, Florida



Target Audience:

This educational program is intended for physicians, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals with special education and training in microbiology or infectious diseases who are interested in the identification, diagnosis, and management of invasive fungal infections.

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Educational Objectives:

After successful completion of this program participants should be able to:
  • List and identify the most important newly emerging fungal pathogens
  • Discuss the relevance of clinical laboratory findings for the diagnosis and management of patients with invasive fungal infections
  • Recommend treatment for invasive fungal infections in normal and at-risk populations
  • Advise on prophylactic and early presumptive antifungal therapy for at-risk patients
  • Summarize the characteristics of the newer antifungal agents and clinical trial results utilizing these agents
  • Discuss the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacogenomics of antifungal agents
  • Comment on the challenges faced in management of pediatric cases of fungal infection
  • Discuss alternative (non-chemotherapy) therapy options for treatment of infectious diseases
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Continuing Medical Education for Physicians:

Imedex®,Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Imedex, Inc. designates this educational activity for a maximum of 13.25 category 1 credits toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the activity.

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Continuing Education for Pharmacist- ACPE Accreditation:

Imedex®,Inc. is approved by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmaceutical education. This program has been assigned number 408-000-05-001-H01. This program is accepted for 13.25 contact hours (1.3 CEUs).

Credits will be awarded upon completion and submission of the self-assessment questions, evaluation form, and CME credit request form by mail or fax to:

Imedex®,Inc.
70 Technology Drive
Alpharetta, GA, 30005 or
Fax to +1 770-751-7334

Deadline for CME submission is: June 17, 2006
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Unapproved and investigational Uses of Drugs and Devices:

This CD-ROM and webcast may contain information about experimental and other uses of drugs or devices that are not currently approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and/or other national regulatory agencies in the United States and other countries. Participants in the United States are encouraged to consult the FDA-approved product labeling for any drug or device mentioned in this program before use. Participants from other countries should consult with their respective regulatory authorities.

The opinions expressed in this CD-ROM & webcast are the opinions of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Imedex®, Inc. or mycosesstudygroup.org.

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Disclosure of Financial Interests:

As an accredited provider of Continuing Medical Education, Imedex, Inc. is required to ask faculty members to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of their presentation(s). The existence of commercial or financial interests of faculty members related to the subject matter of their presentation(s) should not be construed as implying bias or decreasing the value of their presentation(s). However, disclosure should help participants form their own judgments.

All speakers were independently selected by the organizing committee. Those speakers who disclosed affiliations or financial interests with the commercial organizations involved with products, to which they may refer, are listed here.

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Computer Software/Hardware Requirements:

  • Pentium 500 processor or greater
  • Windows 98/NT/2000/XP or Mac OS 9/X
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 or later
  • Windows Media Player 9.0 or later
  • 128 MB of RAM
  • Monitor settings: High color at 800 x 600 pixels
  • Sound card and speakers
  • Abstracts require Adobe Acrobat Reader

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  • Audio troubleshooting:

    The Focus on Fungal Infections 15 is designed to work on most Windows systems. There is a known incompatibility with Windows XP users running Windows Media Player version 8. These users will be able to view video, but will not hear the accompanying audio. With an open internet connection while a presentation is playing, the necessary file will automatically download. Click yes when the security warning prompts you to install the file. This incompatibility can also be resolved by updating to Windows Media Player 9 at: www.microsoft.com. Click on "downloads" and type Media Player 9 into the search field.

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    This webcast is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from
      Merck and Co., Inc.
    Program Organizer:
      Imedex, Inc.
      70 Technology Drive
      Alpharetta, GA
      30005-3969 USA
      Tel.: +1 (770) 751 7332
      Fax: +1 (770) 751 7334




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