Dec. 7, 2021
You’re invited to watch a recording of our free webinar on preventing antibiotics overuse. The webinar features Dr. Sharon Tsay, a medical officer from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office of Antibiotic Stewardship. It was recorded Nov. 16, 2021.
The webinar provides information on:
- Avoiding antibiotic treatment for acute bronchitis and other viral illnesses
- How antibiotics can do more harm than good when used and not needed
- Alternatives to antibiotics
About the Speaker
Sharon Tsay, MD, is an infectious diseases-trained physician who serves as a medical officer in CDC’s Office of Antibiotic Stewardship, where she focuses on improving antibiotic use in outpatient settings. She trained in internal medicine at Columbia NY Presbyterian Hospital and completed an infectious diseases fellowship at University of Pennsylvania. She joined the CDC in 2016 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer, where she worked in fungal diseases. She maintains clinical practice and serves as an infectious diseases consultant in the Piedmont Healthcare System on weekends in Atlanta.
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