Nebraska Antimicrobial Stewardship Summit


Friday, June 1, 2018

More than 2 million people are estimated to be infected by antibiotic-resistant organisms which result in over 14,000 deaths annually. Antibiotic resistance and the scarce antibiotic choices for multi-drug resistant organisms are urgent worldwide public health problems. Consequently, antibiotic stewardship has become a critical responsibility for all healthcare institutions and antibiotic prescribers. In Nebraska, access to trained and experienced antimicrobial stewardship experts is limited. This summit is designed to increase knowledge and competence as well as disseminate best-practices in antimicrobial stewardship programs.

Target Audience

Summit Objectives

At the conclusion of the summit, participants should be better able to:


7:30 a.m. Registration
7:50 a.m. Welcome
8:00 a.m. Keynote Address
8:50 a.m. Scientific Sessions
12:00 noon Lunch and Meet-the-Experts
1:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
∗ Acute and Ambulatory Care
∗ Post-Acute and Long-Term Care
4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks and Evaluations
4:15 p.m. Adjourn

Continuing Education Credit

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

P.A.C.E. credits for medical laboratory scientists.

Nebraska Medicine is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

You must be able to attend the entire educational activity to receive contact hours. No partial credit will be awarded.



This summit is jointly provided by the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Nebraska Medicine, the Nebraska Antimicrobial Stewardship Assessment and Promotion Program, and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services through the resources of the UNMC Center for Continuing Education, as well as supported by the Nebraska Pharmacists Association.

Funding Statement

The Nebraska Antimicrobial Stewardship Summit is funded by the Nebraska DHHS HAI Team via a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.