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Presenter: Paolo Grossi, Kapil Saharia, Graeme Forrest, , ,
Authors: Paolo Grossi, Kapil Saharia, Graeme Forrest, Ban Hock Tan, Wanessa Clemente
Paolo Grossi is Professor of Infectious Diseases at the School of Medicine University of Insubria, Varese, Italy. Since February 2001, he has been the Director of the Infectious and Tropical Diseases Unit of the ASST-Sette Laghi of Varese, Italy. Starting in 1999 he has been the advisor for all infectious diseases related problems at the Italian National Centre for Transplantation in Italy and covers the role of “second opinion” for all organ donors with potentially transmissible infectious diseases. He is the chair of the ESCMID Study Group on infections in Immunocompromised Host and the past Chair of the ID Council of ISHLT.
Dr. Forrest is currently a Professor of Medicine within the Division of Infectious Diseases at Rush University Medical Center, working with the Transplant Infectious Disease team.
He graduated from The University of Adelaide, Australia in 1990. His Internal Medicine Residency was at Columbus Hospital in Chicago, with Chief Resident year at St Joseph Hospital in Chicago. His Infectious Disease fellowship was at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, where he continued as faculty working on the Transplant Infectious Disease service as well as director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship program. He then moved to the VA Portland Healthcare System and Oregon Health and Science University to continue work on Antimicrobial Stewardship and Transplant Infectious Diseases, where he worked for 12 years until moving to Rush University in Chicago.
His work has focused on fungal infection in transplant recipients, including Cryptococcus gattii and moulds. Reducing antibiotic resistance with effective antibiotic stewardship in transplant recipients has also been a major focus. He has over 80 publications, 100 abstracts and 7 book chapters.
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