Eighth Annual MADRI Conference to Address the Treatment and Prevention of Medical Device-Related Infections
May 27, 2008
Bloomington, IN – The Multidisciplinary Alliance Against Device-Related Infections (MADRI) will host its eighth annual conference June 6-8, 2008 in Lansdowne, Virginia. The event will focus on identifying medical advances for the treatment and prevention of medical device-related infections and addressing the regulation of surface-modified medical devices.
|WHEN:||June 6-8, 2008
44050 Woodridge Parkway
Lansdowne, VA 20176
|WHO:||Rabih O. Darouiche, M.D., VA Distinguished Service Professor, Departments of Medicine (Infectious Disease Section) and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Director, Center for Prostheses Infection, Michael E. Debakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX; Founder, MADRI
|WHAT:||Leading infection specialists will present on a variety of topics, including research goals in epidemiology and infection control, legal perspectives on MRSA and catheter related blood stream infections (CRBSIs). The presentations will serve to educate and foster multidisciplinary dialogue around device-related infections.
“MADRI is uniquely positioned to provide the most comprehensive assessment of the device-related infection space, given its multidisciplinary and explicitly objective approach,” said Dr. Darouiche, VA distinguished service professor, Departments of Medicine (Infectious Disease Section) and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and director of Center for Prostheses Infection. “This conference provides the unique opportunity for entities across disciplines to discuss device-related infections in an open and educational atmosphere.”
MADRI provides a platform for conversation between healthcare providers, researchers, government agencies, and device- and drug-manufacturing companies. This forum provides an opportunity to discuss and share information, and develop strategies for prevention and treatment of device-related infections.
About Cook Medical:
Cook Medical was one of the first companies to help popularize interventional medicine, pioneering many of the devices now commonly used worldwide to perform minimally invasive medical procedures. Today, the company integrates device design, biopharma, gene and cell therapy and biotech to enhance patient safety and improve clinical outcomes in the fields of aortic intervention; interventional cardiology; critical care medicine; gastroenterology; radiology, peripheral vascular, bone access and oncology; surgery and soft tissue repair; urology; and assisted reproductive technology, gynecology and high-risk obstetrics. Cook is a past winner of the prestigious Medical Device Manufacturer of the Year Award from Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry magazine. For more information, visit www.cookmedical.com.