Medicine Grand Rounds | Eric Houpt, MD: Molecular Diagnostics for Infectious Diseases — Mostly Good, Sometimes Bad

Eric Houpt, MD Infectious DiseasesDate: Wednesday November 30, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM
Location: Pinn Hall auditorium , 1-5

Eric R. Houpt, MD, is the Jack Gwaltney Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health at UVA. His research focuses on the development of molecular diagnostic tools for infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, and for better documenting the causes of diarrhea and malnutrition. In 2015 he received the Oswald Avery Award from the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the highest honor given to a mid-career investigator in infectious diseases. Dr. Houpt serves as the vice chair for research in the Department of Medicine.

CME learning objectives: 

1. Understand the landscape of molecular diagnostics for infectious diseases
2. Understand the pros and cons of molecular diagnostics for infectious diseases
3. Learn how to optimally order and interpret molecular diagnostic tests

Medicine Grand Rounds is offered every Wednesday throughout the year by the UVA Department of Medicine, in association with UVA’s Office of Continuing Medical Education. CME credit is available; instructions and forms are available at the event.

The University of Virginia School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Virginia School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The University Of Virginia School Of Medicine awards one hour of participation to each non-physician participant who successfully completes this educational activity. The University of Virginia School of Medicine maintains a permanent record of participants who have been awarded hours of participation. CME transcripts may be obtained at (click on Transcripts and follow the instructions).



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