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MSGERC Congratulates Tom Chiller, MD, MPHTM (Captain, USPHS) for his recent appointment as Branch Chief, Mycologic Disease Branch (MDB) for the CDC.

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On April 11, 2016, the ASH enduring activity has gone live!   In December, 2015, MSGERC investigators presented a Satellite Symposia entitled:   

"Invasive Mycoses in Hematologic Malignancies: Disarming the Fungal Saboteur”   

Activity Objectives are:

  • Define the current and evolving burden of invasive fungal infections (IFIs)
  • Compare available and emerging diagnostics and therapies for management of IFIs
  • Apply optimal strategies for prophylactic, empiric, pre-emptive, and definitive treatment of IFIs in hematologic malignancy patients
  • Engage the multidisciplinary care team in the optimal management of IFIs in challenging hematologic malignancy cases
  • Provide accurate and appropriate counsel as part of the treatment team 

Course Faculty are:

  • Matthew A. Lunning, DO
  • Eric J. Bow, MD, Msc, D. Bacteriol, FRCPC
  • Alison G. Freifeld, MD
  • James S. Lewis, II, PharmD, FIDSA
  • Johan Maertens, MD, PhD

This free online interactive CME activity is found on the website.  Participants can link to this at:

March 31, 2016  In Memoriam, Susan Hadley

March, 2016  Sagent Pharmaceuticals Initiates a Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Fluconazole Injection, USP, (in 0.9% Sodium Chloride) 200mg per 100ml Due to the Discovery of an Out of Specification Impurity Result Detected During Routine Quality Testing of Stability Samples at the 18-Month Interval (FDA)

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