Approaches to Biofilm-associated Infections: Evaluating Gaps in Standardized Methods for Clinical Applications

Approaches to Biofilm-associated Infections: Evaluating Gaps in Standardized Methods for Clinical Applications

On-Demand Webcast

Abdul Hamood, PhD
Professor, Department of Immunology and Molecular Microbiology
Joint Appointment, Department of Surgery
Joint Appointment Graduate Faculty, Biotechnology Program
Texas Tech University Health Science Center
Lubbock, Texas

Garth James, PhD
Medical Projects Manager, Center for Biofilm Engineering
Associate Research Professor, Chemical & Biological Engineering
Montana State University
Bozeman, Montana

Paul Stoodley, PhD
Director, Campus Microscopy and Imaging Facility (CMIF)
Professor, Departments of Microbial Infection and Immunity and Orthopaedics
Infectious Diseases Institute
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio


Provided by North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC, an HMP Company.

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This activity is designed for physicians, nurses and podiatrists


After participating in this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Investigate gaps in evidence for standardized methodological approaches of biofilm models, which can lead to disparities between testing conditions

  • Explore the issues that need to be considered in developing performance standards for anti-biofilm therapeutics
  • Examine approaches to evaluating existing new antibiofilm technology for chronic wound care
claiming crediT

To be eligible for credit, participants must complete the online activity, a post-test assessment, and the evaluation by August 30, 2020. Upon completing the activity, there will be instructions on how to print a certificate or other documentation of credit.

Release Date: August 30, 2019
Expiration Date: August 30, 2020
Estimated Time to Complete: 1 hour

There is no fee associated with this activity.


NACCME would like to thank the following company who has supported the "Approaches to Biofilm-associated Infections: Evaluating Gaps in Standardized Methods for Clinical Applications" through educational grants and/or in-kind support: Next Science 


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Clinical Reviewers

Elinor de Lancey Pulcini, PhD
Assistant Research Professor, Medical Biofilms Laboratory
Center for Biofilm Engineering
Montana State University
Bozeman, Montana

Planning Committee

In addition to the faculty listed below, NACCME planners and staff include Angelica Archibald, Chris Bolwell, Jennifer Ilcyn, Todd Kunkler, Tiffney Oliver, Randy Robbin and Margaret Stefan. 

Mr. Bolwell is a shareholder of GlaxoSmithKline. 

The faculty has reported the following:

Dr. Stoodley: Consultant - 3M, Biocomposites Ltd, Novaflux, Zimmer-Biomet. Research funding- Biocomposites Ltd, Colgate-Palmolive, Unilever, Proctor and Gamble and Akzo-Nobel, Mondelez. 

Dr. James, Dr. Hamood and Dr. Pulcini have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.


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