CDC Get Smart About Antibiotics Week
Get Smart About Antibiotics Week is an annual one-week observance (November 14-20) to raise awareness of the threat of antibiotic resistance and the importance of appropriate antibiotic prescribing and use.
Pharmacy Times® provides clinically based, practical and professional information pharmacists can use in their everyday practice. Features and departments cover medication errors, drug interactions, patient education, pharmacy technology, disease state management, patient counseling, product news, pharmacy law, and health-system pharmacy. Pharmacy Times Continuing Education™ (PTCE) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
Contagion™ is a fully-integrated print and digital news publication that provides practitioners and specialists working in infectious disease with up-to-date disease-specific information designed to improve patient outcomes and positively impact the identification, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of infectious diseases.
Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy
The CIDRAP Antimicrobial Stewardship Project (ASP) offers freely available, high-quality information and educational resources on antimicrobial stewardship practice, research, and policy. It features a dynamic, content-rich Web site designed to actively engage a diverse, international audience.
This project capitalizes on CIDRAP’s existing internationally recognized expertise, infectious disease news and information system, Web site infrastructure, and strong national and international audiences. Activities include the following:
American Society for Microbiology
With more than 39,000 members today, the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) is the oldest and largest single life science membership organization in the world. The mission of ASM is to promote and advance the microbial sciences.
The Society’s American Board of Medical Microbiology (MBMM) Certification is recognized by federal and state governmental agencies as a significant component toward meeting licensure requirements to direct laboratories engaged in the microbiological diagnosis or human disease. It is recognized under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) of 1988 final rule and in all 12 states that require licensure.
Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA)COCA prepares clinicians to respond to emerging health threats and public health emergencies by communicating relevant, timely information related to disease outbreaks, disasters, terrorism events, and other health alerts.