Molecular Diagnostics and PCT for Pneumonia and Antimicrobial Stewardship in the ICU

October 10, 2023 from 11:45 am 12:30 pm HST

Supported By: bioMérieux

Program Description

Patients with pneumonia are frequently overtreated with empiric antimicrobials. The BIOFIRE® pneumonia and respiratory panels deliver fast, accurate pathogen identification in about an hour, enabling physicians to determine appropriate therapy quicker. Join Dr. Assad as he illustrates the use of molecular diagnostics and procalcitonin for pneumonia in the critical care setting.

This is a non-CME event and does not qualify for CME, CE, or MOC credit. This event is not part of the official CHEST Annual Meeting 2023 conference sessions. This event is not endorsed by CHEST and does not reflect the views or opinions of CHEST.


Tufik Assad MD, MSCI
Williamson Medical Center
Director of the Critical Care Unit and Lung Nodule Program
Franklin, TN