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  • 20 Jul 2018 9:57 AM | Stephany Oceguera (Administrator)

    The Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists

    2018 Call for Grant Applications to Fund

    SIDP Young Investigator Research Award


    The Board of Directors of the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP) is pleased to announce the availability of the Young Investigator Research Award for the period of November 1, 2018 through October 31, 2019.

    Proposals should follow the guidelines described in the RFP and then submitted electronically to BOTH  Elizabeth Schumacher, Executive Director (elizabeth@affinity-strategies.com) and the Chair of the Research Awards Committee, Warren Rose (warren.rose@wisc.edu). Proposals must be submitted online by email no later than 5 PM E.S.T. on August 24, 2018.


    Applications submitted after the application deadline, will not be considered.  Please click on the link below for further details.


    SIDP Young Investigator Research Award


  • 23 May 2018 3:10 PM | Stephany Oceguera (Administrator)

    CLSI is gathering data on the microbiology/susceptibility reports that are most often utilized by Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs to optimize  antimicrobial therapy.  This information will hopefully be incorporated into the next M39 Antibiogram Development document, which is currently being revised.  Please take a few minutes to complete this brief survey.  


    Thank you for your participation!


  • 03 Apr 2018 3:31 PM | Stephany Oceguera (Administrator)

    Dear SIDP Members, 


    Please consider nominating either a colleague or yourself for an SIDP Recognition Award, to be given at the Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, October 2, 2018.  Each year, the Society recognizes the excellence of its members with the Young Investigator of the Year, Pharmacotherapy Paper of the Year, Clinician of the Year, and Gita Patel Best Practice Award.  In addition, a Distinguished Service Award may be awarded by the Society to recognize truly outstanding and lasting service (this award is not necessarily given annually). 

    Nominations need to be received by Tuesday, May 15, 2018.  Supporting materials for each nominee will be due Tuesday, June 12, 2018.  Winners will be notified no later than Thursday, July 19, 2018.  All nominations and supporting materials can be sent to Kelly Reveles, Chair of the Recognition Awards Committee at kdaniels46@utexas.edu.  

    Each award description, criteria and required supporting materials are detailed on the website via the following link: SIDP Recognition Awards.

    Please consider your deserving colleagues or yourself for these awards!

    Sincerely,


    The SIDP Recognition Awards Committee


  • 03 Apr 2018 3:29 PM | Stephany Oceguera (Administrator)

    Dear SIDP Members, 


    The Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP) is pleased to solicit nominations for Fellowship in SIDP (FIDP). The Fellowship distinction was developed to recognize outstanding SIDP members who have made a significant and sustained contribution to the area of infectious diseases and the mission of SIDP. Successful applicants for Fellowship in SIDP demonstrate a commitment to promoting the appropriate use of antimicrobials for the prevention and management of infectious diseases through leadership and collaboration in infectious diseases practice, education, research, and advocacy.

    Please consider nominating a colleague for this award, to be given at the Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA on October 2, 2018.  Further information regarding the nomination and application process is provided below.

    Minimum Eligibility Criteria

    Nominees for FIDP must meet all of the following criteria:

    1. Be a current active member of SIDP
    2. Have been in practice in the field of infectious diseases for at least 10 years since receipt of terminal training (not including residency or fellowship)
    3. Have made sustained contributions to SIDP as detailed in the evaluation criteria
    4. Be present in San Francisco on October 2, 2018 to be recognized

    *Note: Current SIDP board members or Recognition Awards Committee members are ineligible for nomination

    In order to be considered for distinction, an initial nomination in the form of a letter from an active member of SIDP is required. The nomination letter should be submitted via email to the Chair of the Recognition Awards Committee, Kelly Reveles (kdaniels46@utexas.edu). The nomination letter should outline how the nominee fulfills the eligibility criteria, including a brief description of the nominee’s sustained contributions to SIDP and excellence in the field of infectious diseases through practice, education, scholarship, etc. The nomination letter should also include the nominee’s current email and phone number. Nominations will be accepted annually. The deadline for nominations this cycle is Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

    Nominees fulfilling minimum eligibility requirements will be sent a link to an online application form. The deadline for full applications is Tuesday, July 10, 2018.  Awardees will be notified no later than Thursday, August 16, 2018. More details on the application process including a copy of the application and the scoring rubric can be found here: Fellowship in SIDP (FIDP).

    Please consider your deserving colleagues for this award! 

    Sincerely,


    The SIDP Recognition Awards Committee


  • 04 Dec 2017 11:10 AM | Anonymous

    The SIDP strategic plan needs your help. A draft plan is posted and ready for review in the Members section of the website. You can also view the full results of the Fall 2017 member survey.  Please post your comments, concerns, questions, and requests in the member forum, or email them to Kerry LaPlante.  To access the draft strategic plan, log in to your SIDP account, click on Members, Documents for Member Comment, then choose the Strategic Planning topic. To leave a comment in the forum, just hit reply. 

  • 14 Aug 2017 12:21 PM | Anonymous

    The Board of Directors of the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP) is pleased to announce the funding of research proposal for The Ocean Spray Prevention of Urinary Tract Infections Research Award.

    Proposal should follow the guidelines described in the RFP (click here) and then submitted electronically to BOTH Stephanie Bulak (sbulak@eami.com) and the Chair of the Research Awards Committee, Vanthida Huang (vhuang@midwestern.eduno later than 5 PM EST on Friday, September 1, 2017.Applications submitted after the application deadline, will not be considered. 


  • 17 Jul 2017 8:00 AM | David Ha (Administrator)

    New Certificate Program Fills Antimicrobial Stewardship Gap

    Alexandria, VA— Today the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) and the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP) launched a joint Long-Term Care (LTC) Antimicrobial Stewardship Certificate Program. This is a practice-based certificate program focused on the role that pharmacists play in the appropriate use of antimicrobial agents.

     

    “The White House and the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) have prioritized the increased threat of antibiotic resistance to public health, and specifically called for strengthening of antibiotic stewardship in LTC settings,” said Frank Grosso, RPh, ASCP’s Executive Director and CEO. “This certificate program will help strengthen antibiotic stewardship in LTC by aiding pharmacists’ knowledge in microbiology, pharmacology, and disease state management.”

     

    The CDC's Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship for Nursing Homes specifically calls on “nursing facilities to work with a consultant pharmacist who has received specialized infectious diseases or antibiotic stewardship training.   “This program further fulfills the pledge that SIDP has made to train pharmacists to improve public health and address antibiotic resistance by conducting antimicrobial stewardship programs. By partnering with ASCP, we are leveraging the expertise of both organizations into this unique program that meets the specialized training called for by CDC guidance,” said SIDP Immediate Past-President, Jason Gallagher, Pharm.D. BCPS, FCCP, FIDSA. Through online programming and live webinars, pharmacists will practice developing interventions at their practice site that aim to improve patient/resident care and clinical outcomes, lower health care costs, and prolong the longevity of antimicrobials.

     

    The Certificate Program, available at www.ProCE.com/SIDP-LTC, is a certified pharmacy education (CPE) activity, with CPE jointly provided by ProCE, ASCP, and SIDP. ProCE and ASCP are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a providers of continuing pharmacy education. This activity is eligible for ACPE credit; for questions or more information, please contact ProCE at info@proce.com.

    The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) is the only international professional society devoted to optimal medication management and improved health outcomes for all older persons. ASCP's members manage and improve drug therapy and improve the quality of life of geriatric patients and other individuals residing in a variety of environments, including nursing facilities, sub-acute care and assisted living facilities, psychiatric hospitals, hospice programs, and home and community-based care. Learn more at www.ascp.com.

    The Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP) is an association of pharmacists and other allied health care professionals committed to promoting the appropriate use of antimicrobial agents and supporting practice, teaching and research in infectious diseases. Learn more at www.sidp.org.


  • 24 May 2017 1:49 PM | Anonymous

    SIDP Community Pharmacy Antimicrobial Stewardship Task Force publishes Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship: Interventions and Opportunities in the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. Click link below for full details:

    Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship: Interventions and Opportunities

  • 16 May 2017 5:56 PM | David Ha (Administrator)

    Following up on the success in Vienna last year, a 2nd conference will be held on September 6-8 in Boston, MA: https://www.asm.org/index.php/2017-asm-escmid-conference

    Abstract submission closes on June 22 and deadline for Early Bird registration is on July 27.


  • 10 Apr 2017 10:09 AM | Anonymous

    The Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists

    2017 Call for Grant Applications to Fund

    SIDP Young Investigator Research Award

    SIDP/BioMerieux Microbial Diagnostics in Antimicrobial Stewardship

    SIDP/Nabriva Therapeutics Community-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia Award

    SIDP/Accelerate Diagnostics Microbial Diagnostics in Antimicrobial Stewardship 

    The Board of Directors of the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP) is pleased to announce the availability of funding of four (4) research proposals for the period of October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018.

    Proposals should follow the guidelines described in the RFP and then submitted electronically to BOTH Stephanie Bulak (sbulak@eami.com) and the Chair of the Research Awards Committee, Vanthida Huang (vhuang@midwstern.edu) no later than 5PM on Friday, June 30, 2017. Applications submitted after the application deadline, will not be considered.  Please click on the link below for further details.

    SIDP Young Investigator Research Award

    SIDP/BioMerieux Microbial Diagnostics in Antimicrobial Stewardship

    SIDP/Nabriva Therapeutics Community-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia Award

    SIDP/Accelerate Diagnostics Microbial Diagnostics in Antimicrobial Stewardship 


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