28th Annual E.G. Scott Microbiology Symposium


28th Annual E.G. Scott Microbiology Symposium

Friday, October 1, 2021 (8:00am - 3:00pm)  - Virtual registration starts at 7:30am

Location: Virtual Conference (please look out for virtual link in email prior to the event)

Registration Deadline: September 27, 2021   (registration is required due to limited capacity)

For more information (including exhibitor opportunities), please contact Amy Minsker, CME Manager at (302) 623 3882 or amy.l.minsker@christianacare.org  

Registration Fee: $60

Student Registration Fee: $30  Please note: registration for students will be on a first come, first serve basis. Students will need to send a request via email directly to amy.l.minsker@christianacare.org


If paying the $60 registration fee by check, please send to:

Indicate : E.G.Scott Microbiology 2021 in the memo line.
Christiana Care Health Services - Amy Minsker
Office of Continuing Medical Education
Ammon Education Building, Room 1E63b
4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19718


Target Audience

This activity is intended for Specialty Physicians (Internal Medicine, Pathology, Microbiology), Pharmacists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and Nurses.

Statement of Need

Due to the large number of new blood culture methods available, there is a need for up-to-date educational outreach for laboratory management and workers. Critical to any blood culture system is the pre-analytical step of adequate volume collection. 
AST of multi-drug resistant organisms, such as carbapenem resistant Enterobacterales, have become increasing complex for the laboratory.  Introduction of new and novel antibiotics into AST methods is a challenge for many laboratories.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity learners should be able to:

  1. Compare new assays for rapid identification and susceptibility resting direct from blood culture bottles.
  2. Discuss the clinical utility of molecular diagnostics in the clinical microbiology laboratory. As well appreciate the significance of pathogen genome characterization.  
  3. Describe how the AST profile can clue the laboratory to bacterial mechanisms of resistance that are important to infection control and public health.

Accreditation Statement

The Medical Society of Delaware is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

It is the policy of the Medical Society of Delaware (MSD) to comply with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of Continuing Medical Education (CME). 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.
This activity is co-sponsored by the Medical Society of Delaware and ChristianaCare.

This activity is not supported by commercial funding.

Credit Designation Statement

The Medical Society of Delaware designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.25  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty and Disclosures

In accordance with the appropriate accrediting bodies, all planners, teachers, and authors with control over activity content are required to disclose to the provider any relevant financial relationships (those held by the planner or significant other, currently or within the last 12 months) with commercial interests. Accredited providers are required to provide this information to learners before the start of an activity.

The following is a list of the faculty, along with any information they have disclosed regarding their relevant financial relationships.

Cynthia E. Flynn, MD (Planner, Activity Director, Moderator) - No Disclosures
Amy Minsker (Planner, Coordinator) - No Disclosures
Elyse E Schneck BS, MT(ASCP) (Planner) - No Disclosures
Julia Moeller MS, MLS(ASCP)CM (Planner) - No Disclosures
Lindsey Hardy MHA, MLS (ASCP) (Planner) - No Disclosures
Tara Owens, BS (Planner) - No Disclosures

Christopher Doern, PhD, D(ABMM) (Speaker) -
Quidel (Honorarium for Scientific Advisory Board) - The financial relationship does not relate to the educational assignment/presentation. Best available published evidence will be used to support the presentation. All scientific data referenced or usedas justification for patient care recommendations conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.

Heba Mostafa, MD, PhD, D(ABMM) (Speaker) -
BioRad, DiaSorin, Hologic (research collaboration) - The financial relationship does not relate to the educational assignment/presentation.

Matthew Pettengill, PhD, D(ABMM) (Speaker) - No Disclosures
Paul Luethy, PhD, D(ABMM) (Speaker) - No Disclosures

Stephanie Mitchell, PhD, D(ABMM) (Speaker) -
Cepheid (salary as employee) - The financial relationship does not relate to the educational assignment/presentation.


All information contained within this activity is intended for educational purposes only. Physicians and other health care professionals are encouraged to consult other sources and confirm the information contained in this educational event. No single reference or service can take the place of medical training, education and experience. This educational event does not define a standard of care, nor is it intended to dictate an exclusive course of management. This information should not substitute for a visit or consultation with a health care provider.

Technical Requirements

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