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  • 11 Nov 2016 11:52 AM | Stephanie Bulak (Administrator)

    Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists

    Call for Grant Applications to Fund

    Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy Residency

    The Board of Directors of the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP) is pleased to announce the availability of funding for an Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy Residency for the period of July 2017 through June 2018. This residency award will be partially funded by Allergan Inc. 

    Applications should be uploaded to the online resident award application form.  The RPD cover letter, letters of support (2) and curriculum vitas (up to 4) should be converted to a single PDF file and uploaded. Other information will be directly inserted on the web form.  Questions regarding submission may be submitted to Secretary/Treasurer Brandon Bookstaver (bookstaver@sccp.sc.edu). Proposals must be submitted no later than 5 PM E.D.T. on December 14, 2016. Applications submitted after this deadline will not be considered.  The Board of Directors will make decisions on the applications no later than January 6, 2017

    Click HERE for more details.


  • 06 Oct 2016 12:27 PM | Stephanie Bulak (Administrator)
    • Every year in the U.S., pneumococcal disease kills thousands of adults, and many more end up hospitalized, yet vaccination rates lag behind public health standards. Pharmacists are in a strong position to ensure that those adults of highest need receive timely vaccination according to the most recent national recommendations.

      This CPE webinar will provide you with strategies for improving vaccination rates in eligible patients and underserved populations, as well as tactics for overcoming common barriers to improve outcomes and reduce the high burden of this disease on the health system. Expert faculty will present case scenarios and answer your questions during the live Q&A.

      Register now at www.ProCE.com/Pneumo

    • 27 Oct 2016

    • 02 Nov 2016

    • Schedule

      2 sessions

    • Location

      Live Webcast


  • 05 Oct 2016 10:21 AM | George Allen (Administrator)

    SIDP has collaborated with the CDC and the PEW Charitable Trusts to develop the new "Joint Statement on Importance of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship from 12 National Health Organizations." The document may be found here:

    https://www.cdc.gov/getsmart/community/pdfs/joint-statement-on-importance-of-outpatient-antibiotic-stewardship-with-logos.pdf

    https://www.cdc.gov/getsmart/community/partners/joint-statement.html

  • 21 Sep 2016 3:04 PM | Stephanie Bulak (Administrator)

    Pharmacy Times® and the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP) have established a strategic partnership to provide antimicrobial expertise and infectious disease education to pharmacists.  Please click on the link below for full details:

    http://www.prweb.com/releases/PharmacyTimes/SIDPPartner/prweb13698410.htm

  • 08 Jul 2016 10:08 AM | George Allen (Administrator)

    SIDP is helping the U.S. Stakeholder Forum on Antimicrobial Resistance (S-FAR) to develop and publish a collection of stories by people and families directly impacted by antibiotic resistant infections. SIDP is seeking patients or family members who have experienced a resistant infection (e.g., MRSA, CRE), who are willing to share their story. These stories are critical to help us demonstrate to policymakers the human cost of and urgent need for efforts to combat antimicrobial resistance to protect patients and public health.

    Antibiotic resistant bacteria are responsible for at least 23,000 deaths and at least 2 million infections each year, and cost the healthcare system approximately $20 billion. They also complicate many areas of medicine, including the care of preterm infants, chemotherapy, organ and bone marrow transplants, and other surgeries. 

    If you or someone you know (loved ones, colleagues, patients) have suffered from an antimicrobial resistant infection and are willing to share their story for this effort, please contact Emily Heil, Chair of the Political Advocacy Committee, at eheil@rx.umaryland.edu.


  • 29 Jun 2016 10:49 AM | David Ha (Administrator)

     

    SIDP and ASHP Publish Position Statement on “The Essential Role of Pharmacists in Antimicrobial Stewardship”

    According to the World Health Organization, the rapid increase in antibiotic resistance combined with a decline in the development of new antibiotics is a global crisis. Antimicrobial stewardship is therefore critical, and an article published in the July 2016 edition of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology discusses the essential role pharmacists play in this stewardship in accordance with guidelines released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA). The article was written on behalf of the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP) and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), and has been endorsed by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP).

    SIDP Political Advocacy Committee Chair Emily Heil notes “with the recent release of the new IDSA/SHEA Antibiotic Stewardship guidelines, this statement provides support for the essential role that pharmacists play in antimicrobial stewardship. We were pleased to partner with ASHP on this effort with the endorsement of ACCP and SHEA.”

    “This statement reiterates the importance that pharmacists have in the conduct of antimicrobial stewardship programs in concert with our infectious diseases physician colleagues,” said SIDP President Jason Gallagher. “Successful antimicrobial stewardship programs require a team approach, and pharmacists are key to their success.”

    Founded in 1990, the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP) is an association of pharmacists and allied healthcare professionals dedicated to promoting the appropriate use of antimicrobial agents. For more information, visit
    http://www.sidp.org.

    Contact:
    Stephanie Bulak, Associate Executive Director
    Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists
    Phone: (512) 328-8632
    info@sidp.org

  • 23 Jun 2016 6:41 PM | George Allen (Administrator)

    Earlier today, ProCE, Inc. and SIDP announced a new online web portal for CPE, called the SIDP Education Center (SIDPEC™). This CE portal will provide educational activities concerning infectious diseases pharmacotherapy, will host home study content and live webinars, and will serve as a registration portal for local and national symposia.

    Educational content will include a range of activities targeted to varied knowledge levels. SIDPEC is expected to launch this summer.

    http://s3.amazonaws.com/com.proce/res/pdf/SIDPEC.pdf

  • 26 May 2016 9:34 AM | Stephanie Bulak (Administrator)

    CDC officials, public health experts and hospital industry leaders today released a guide on avoiding overuse and misuse of antibiotics, which is fueling the problem of antimicrobial resistance that kills 23,000 Americans per year. The recommendations: http://bit.ly/1UdGyeD


    NQP - Launch of “Antibiotic Stewardship in Acute Care: A Practical Playbook” Webinar


    http://nqf.commpartners.com/se/Meetings/Playback.aspx?meeting.id=491704

  • 19 Apr 2016 12:38 PM | George Allen (Administrator)

    An SIDP/ASHP position paper, "The Essential Role of Pharmacists in Antimicrobial Stewardship," has been published online:


    http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=10280244&fulltextType=AC&fileId=S0899823X16000829

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