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Infection Control: Candida auris (Live Webinar) is a Course

Infection Control: Candida auris (Live Webinar)



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Live Webinar - April 4, 2023, from 10-11:30 AM EST (Registration closes at 8 AM EST on April 4th.)

PLEASE NOTE: A Certificate of Completion is available upon completion of the requirements.


Wayne State University's Center for Emerging and Infectious Diseases and the University of Michigan's Public Health Prepared were created in the last year in response to the needs made evident by COVID-19. The Preparedness Roundtable series aims to provide a space for cross-sector education and engagement for those in public health, healthcare, and other related fields in order to build capacity and foster greater collaboration among those working in emergency preparedness.

This four-part quarterly series will focus on a range of issues concerning the role of public health in responding to infectious disease outbreaks and disasters. Topics such as disasters and climate change, public health disparities, and emerging and seasonal disease threats will be covered. The third session will focus on infection control related to Candida auris. This training is centered on State SMEs and Infection Disease Physicians providing education to local public health and healthcare practitioners to equip them with skills needed for future cases. 


Local public health and healthcare practitioners working in infectious disease and emergency preparedness. 

Learning Objectives

  • Describe what Candida auris is, how it is transmitted, and mitigation strategies
  • Characterize the scope of Candida auris infection in Michigan 
  • Explain the current response to Candida auris at the state level 
  • Discuss the impact of Candida auris infection on local healthcare systems 
  • Outline various strategies for passive and active surveillance
  • Identity barriers, resources, and opportunities for improved local and statewide response (e.g., clinical screening, and testing)


  • Joe Coyle, MPH, MS, Director, Bureau of Infectious Disease Prevention, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
  • Seth Eckel, MPH, Viral Hepatitis Unit Manager, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
  • Adam Ressler, MD, Preventive Medicine Resident and Infectious Disease Physician, University of Michigan
  • Moderator: Trini Mathew, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Antimicrobial Stewardship, Beaumont/Corewell; Associate Professor of Medicine at Oakland University, William Beaumont and Wayne State University


Co-sponsored by the Center for Emerging and Infectious Diseases at Wayne State University. 

Public Health Prepared is the workforce development and public health practice branch of the broader Michigan Center for Infectious Disease Threats & Pandemic Preparedness (MCIDT) initiative, funded by the University of Michigan. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by Public Health Prepared, MCIDT, or the University of Michigan.

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