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Infectious Diseases Pharmacists Day

The inaugural Infectious Diseases (ID) Pharmacists Day will be held on May 22, 2021 – marking the 30 year anniversary of the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP). This day recognizes the importance of ID pharmacists in promoting appropriate antimicrobial use and the contributions they make to patient care, education, and research. The ACCP ID PRN and MAD-ID are also partnering with SIDP on this event.

2021 Theme:

"Essential COVID-19 Healthcare Workers"

Become an advocate

  • ID Pharmacists promote the proper use of antimicrobials through effective antimicrobial stewardship strategies
  • During the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been overuse of antibiotics and ID pharmacists have worked to ensure antibiotics are being used appropriately
  • Check-out the new advocacy tool kit from SIDP to become an advocate:
    • Share your commitment for Antimicrobial Stewardship advocacy on social media. Include the link to the toolkit.
    • Spread the word on the "5 Ways Pharmacists can be Antibiotics Aware"
    • Commit to becoming an antibiotic guardian

Share your COVID-19 story

  • ID pharmacists have been making a huge impact by promoting appropriate and safe antimicrobial use for years and have continued to do so throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • Do you have a story that you would like to share about the impact that you have made during the pandemic? We would love to hear it!
  • Share your story about a patient experience or the role that you played during COVID-19. Fill out the form and you will automatically be entered into the Share Your Story contest! Contest closes on April 30, 2021.
  • The grand prize winner will receive a free 1-year membership to SIDP. Additional winners will be selected and will receive SIDP water bottles. The top stories will be shared via social media and on our website.

Join the "Twitter Storm" and other outreach on social media

  • Take part in a "Twitter Storm" on May 22, 2021 from 4-5 EDT to celebrate and spread the word on ID Pharmacists Day using the hashtag #IDPharmacistsDay and tag @SIDPharm and @accpinfdprn
  •  Some tweet examples:
    • "ID Pharmacists are essential COVID-19 healthcare workers because..."
    • "My role as a COVID-19 healthcare worker is..."
    • "I got my COVID-19 vaccine because..."
    • "I've committed to be an antibiotic guardian. You should, too!" (
  • Profile picture filters will also be available on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Check back later for details.

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