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Infectious Diseases Pharmacists Day

The third annual Infectious Diseases (ID) Pharmacists Day will be held on Monday, May 22, 2023. This day recognizes the importance of ID pharmacists and the contributions they make to patient care.

2023 Theme:


Join a "Twitter Storm" & promote ID Pharmacists Day at your institution!

  • Join the Twitter Storm on Monday, May 22nd, 2023 from 8-9 PM ET to celebrate and spread the word about the third annual ID Pharmacists Day! 
    • Some Twitter Storm examples:
      • My role in helping fill gaps in care for underserved patients is…
      • My favorite manuscript including an ID pharmacist is…
      • I love being an ID Pharmacist because…
      • Click here for “5 Ways Pharmacists can Be Antibiotics Aware”
      • I’ve committed to be an Antibiotic Guardian. You should too! (link)
    • Use the hashtags: #IDPharmacistsDay, #SIDPAdvocacy, #ReachingBeyond
  • Profile picture filters will also be available on Twitter
  • Invite others to join in by sharing their stories and favorite manuscripts including an ID pharmacist! 
  • Post photos of you celebrating ID Pharmacists Day!
  • Promote ID Pharmacists Day at your institution utilizing this flyer:

Become an advocate!

  • ID Pharmacists promote the proper use of antimicrobials through effective antimicrobial stewardship strategies
  • ID Pharmacists play an essential role in optimizing drug therapy and are an important component of establishing a successful antimicrobial stewardship practice
  • 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 Antimicrobial Stewardship Advocacy Toolkit from SIDP
Below are some ways to become an advocate:
  • Commit to becoming an Antibiotic Guardian
  • Share your commitment on social media
  • Spread the word on the "5 Ways Pharmacists can be Antibiotics Aware" (link)

2023 "Share Your Story" Contest Winners

Thank you to all who submitted stories this year! Please check out the top four stories below and on Twitter.

Congratulations to our grand prize winner, Aleena Issac! She will receive a free one-year SIDP membership.

Dr. Aleena Issac, PharmD: Dr. Issac went above and beyond during the COVID-19 pandemic by reaching beyond her traditional pharmacist role to help the Pathanamthitta community in Kerala, India. While usually exposed to patient situations involving medications and disease, she conveyed her community’s concerns regarding hunger, practicality of self-isolation, timely access to COVID-19 testing, and barriers to receiving primary care to government authorities. This experience helped her to fully understand her value in society and responsibility in caring for vulnerable and underserved patient populations in her hometown.

We also selected three additional winners to receive SIDP water bottles! These stories were submitted by Duaa Jawhar, Punit Shah, and Janet Wu.

Dr. Duaa Jawhar, PharmD: We took initiative in launching the Antimicrobial Stewardship Team in a network of five hospitals, which helps in standardizing practice, sharing experience, benchmarking metrics, designing action plans, and improving patient care. We gained JCI accreditation as the largest hospital network in the Middle East.

Dr. Punit Shah, PharmD: Dr. Shah implemented a robust antiretroviral stewardship program at his institution that led to a decrease in medication errors and improved transitions in care. His patients appreciate the time he dedicates to optimizing their care!

Dr. Janet Wu, PharmD: Dr. Wu has overcome obstacles, including achieving approval for a virtual, pharmacist-managed HIV PrEP clinic and advocating with the microbiology lab for the self-collection of gonorrhea/chlamydia tests in patients completing virtual PrEP appointments. Thank you, Janet!

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