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Antibiotic Stewardship Program Development and Updates with a Long-Term Care Focus

August 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT


Join Telligen QIN and Dr. Sarah Kabbani, MD, MSc, the medical officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office of Antibiotic Stewardship, for an in-depth look at successful nursing home antibiotic stewardship programs. Kabbani defines the unique challenges faced in long-term care settings, identifies strategies for implementing effective antibiotic stewardship in Nursing Homes and discusses how to collaborate with your post-acute partners or effective stewardship.


  • Define the unique challenges for resources, team development and measurement in long-term care settings.
  • Identify starter strategies for implementing effective antibiotic stewardship in long-term care settings.
  • Describe collaborations between acute care and long-term care that can help with effective antibiotic stewardship implementation.

Sarah Kabbani, MD, MSc, is an adult infectious disease physician and a medical officer in the Office of Antibiotic Stewardship, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Kabbani attended the American University of Beirut School of Medicine in Lebanon and completed her internal medicine residency at Wayne State University in Michigan. After working as an academic hospitalist for two years at Beaumont Health System, she joined Emory University in 2011 for her post-doctoral infectious disease fellowship. During her fellowship, she completed a Master of Science in Clinical Research at Emory working with population surveillance data. She was awarded a National Institutes of Health T32 training grant in vaccinology. In 2016, she joined the Office of Antibiotic Stewardship as a medical officer, where her areas of concentration include older adults and long-term care antibiotic stewardship.

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