Speakers
  Sue Gerber, MD
CDC, Atlanta, GA 

Dr. Susan Gerber is Chief of the Respiratory Viruses Branch in the Division of Viral Diseases, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Gerber started at CDC in 2012 as Team Lead for the Respiratory Virus and Picornavirus Team in the Division of Viral Diseases. She went to medical school at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine; and she completed a pediatric residency, chief residency, and pediatric infectious diseases fellowship at the University of Chicago. Dr. Gerber has 14 years of experience in local public health with work on communicable diseases at the Cook County Department of Public Health and the Chicago Department of Public Health. Dr. Gerber is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases.

 

Disclosures: I have no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.

 

 


Peter C. Iwen, MS, PhD, D(ABMM), F(AAM)
Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

Dr. Iwen is a Professor of Medicine in the Department of Pathology and Microbiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha, Nebraska; Director of the Nebraska Public Health Laboratory; and UNMC campus Biosafety Officer. He also is director of a Committee on Postgraduate Education Programs (CPEP)-approved fellowship for post-doctoral scientists to qualify for certification as a Diplomat in the American Board of Medical Microbiology (D[ABMM]). Dr. Iwen specializes in clinical microbiology with an undergraduate degree in Bacteriology from North Dakota State University in Fargo and both masters and doctoral degrees in Infectious Diseases and Molecular Diagnostics from UNMC. He holds certification as a D[ABMM] and has been honored as a Fellow by the American Academy of Microbiologists (F[AAM]). His research focuses on the development and evaluation of diagnostic assays for the identification of microbial pathogens with an emphasis in the detection of fungi causing human disease.

 

Disclosures: I have no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.

 

Erin McElvania, PhD, D(ABMM)
NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston, IL

Dr. McElvania received her Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She completed her fellowship in Medical & Public Health Microbiology at Washington University in St. Louis and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Microbiology.  Dr. McElvania started her career as Director of Clinical Microbiology at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, Texas before joining NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, Illinois as their Director of Clinical Microbiology.  She is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and her interests include rapid pathogen identification and rapid antimicrobial resistance detection.

 

Disclosures: Received consulting fees from BD, Received fees for non-CME/CE services received directly from BD, Did contracted research for BD and Luminex

 

 

Kristine M. Wylie, PhD
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 

Dr. Kristine Wylie is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and the McDonnell Genome Institute at Washington University School of Medicine. Her laboratory applies innovative methods to study microbes and host response. She has broad experience in microbial genomics studies, which range from characterizing the microbiome and virome in healthy, asymptomatic subjects as part of the Human Microbiome Project to pathogen detection in patient samples.

 

Disclosures: I have no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.

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