New Antibiotics for MRSA

Course Description
In this lecture I will discuss how the overall incidence of MRSA appears to be decreasing but it still remains an important pathogen. The FDA Guidelines for new antibiotic development in the field will also be examined along with a discussion on the available drugs to treat MRSA including both the "old standbys" and the newer More...agents. Risks and benefits of the different antibiotics will be explored.

PICA is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. PICA has approved this activity for a maximum of 1.0 continuing education contact hours

Learning Objectives
At the end of the program, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the FDA's "Guidelines for Industry" for the development of new antibiotics for skin and skin structure infections.
  2. Consider the decreasing incidence of MRSA infection in the hospital and community.
  3. Identify the new generation of antibiotics now available to treat MRSA.

Intended Audience
Podiatric Staff Members

Time to Complete Activity
1.0 hours

No charge

Commercial Interest
No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity.



Warren S. Joseph, DPM, FIDSA
Dr. Joseph is a podiatric and infectious diseases attending at Roxborough Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. He is a specialist in the treatment of lower extremity infectious diseases. He received his podiatric degree, magna cum laude, from W.M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago. Dr. Joseph completed his postgraduate training in podiatric medicine/surgery at St. Joseph's Hospital, and a fellowship in infectious diseases at Hahnemann University School of Medicine, both in Philadelphia.

Dr. Joseph is a fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and sits on the IDSA Diabetic Foot Infection Guidelines Committee. He is also certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine, and currently serves as Editor of the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association. Dr. Joseph lectures extensively and his presentations have focused on the treatment of bacterial and fungal infections of the lower extremity. He has authored a number of papers and book chapters in the field of lower extremity infections and is the author of the Handbook of Lower Extremity Infections, now in its third edition.

Program Title:
New Antibiotics for MRSA

Date Recorded:

Date Activity terminates:
4/12/2020 (3 years after recorded date) Sponsored by the Podiatry Insurance Company of America (PICA).

PICA Copyright 3/15/2017



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