Use of Procalcitonin in Clinical Practice
for Sepsis Management and Antibiotic Stewardship

1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)


Critical Care Medicine, Emergency Department personnel-, Hospital-based Pathologists, Hospital-based PharmDs, Infectious Disease specialists, lntensivists, Trauma Surgeons.


To resolve identified/potential conflicts of interest, the educational content was fully reviewed by a member of The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative (TOPEC) Clinical Content Review Committee who has no financial relationships with commercial interests. The resulting certified activity was found to provide educational content that is current, evidence based and balanced.


In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support, TOPEC requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. TOPEC resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.

Sean Barrett has nothing to disclose.

CogniMed Inc.
Jeffrey Rosenberg has nothing to disclose.

Dr Eric Gluck is a consultant for Thermo Fisher Scientific and Roche. He has also received unrestricted grants for lectures from Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Marie-Eve Habel, PhD has nothing to disclose.

Daniel Brazeau, MD has nothing to disclose.

Jointly provided by CogniMed Inc. and The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative.
This activity is supported by an independent educational grant provided by Thermo Fisher Scientific.


Eric Gluck, MD
Professor of Medicine
Finch University of Health Sciences
Chicago Medical School
Director of Critical Care Services
Swedish Covenant Hospital
Chicago, Illinois

Dr. Eric H. Gluck received his doctoral degree in medicine from New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York. He completed his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City and a pulmonary fellowship at the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. Gluck currently serves as the director of Critical Care Services at Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, and as a professor of medicine at Finch University of Health Sciences at the Chicago Medical School. Dr. Gluck is a fellow of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American College of Chest Physicians, and the Chicago Institute of Medicine. He is a member of the American Thoracic Society, the Society of Sigma Xi, Alpha Omega Alpha, and the American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics. He has delivered numerous lectures and co-authored many articles in the field of pulmonary critical care.

Marie-Eve Habel, PhD
Clinical Biochemist
Head, Biochemistry Department
Centre Hospitalier Régional de Rimouski
Rimouski, Quebec

Dre Marie-Eve Habel obtained her PhD in biochemistry from Laval University in 2006. She subsequently specialized in the clinical field at University of Montreal where she completed a postgraduate degree in Clinical Biochemistry. She holds a specialist's certificate of Ordre des Chimistes du Québec (OCQ) and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemistry. Since 2008, she is a clinical biochemist at Centre Hospitalier Régional de Rimouski. She is also head of the biochemistry department since 2010. Dr Habel also chairs a regional committee for the reorganization of public laboratories and was president of the Société Québecoise de Biologie Clinique (SQBC) between 2013 and 2015. She is part of a provincial committee developing a quality indicators program for Quebec’s hospital laboratories.

Daniel Brazeau, MD
Senior Clinical Lecturer
Laval University's Faculty of Medicine
Quebec City, Quebec
Emergency Department
Centre Hospitalier Régional de Rimouski
Rimouski, Quebec

Dr Daniel Brazeau completed his medical doctorate at University of Montreal in 1996. In 1998, he obtained his specialty in family medicine and started a general practice in Rimouski, Quebec. In 2003, he redirected his career towards emergency medicine, which he has been practicing full-time since then. He was head of the emergency department from 2012 to 2015.

Dr Brazeau is a senior clinical lecturer at Laval University's Faculty of Medicine.