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Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists
Call for Grant Applications to Fund
Merck Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy Residency or Fellowship
The Board of Directors of the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP) is pleased to announce the availability of funding for two (2) Merck Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy Residencies or Fellowships for the period of July 2016 through June 2017.
Proposals should be converted to a single PDF file and then submitted via email to Stephanie Bulak (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the SIDP Office no later than 5 PM E.D.T. on April 8, 2016. Applications submitted after the application deadline, will not be considered. The Board of Directors will make decisions on the applications no later than May 1, 2016.
Please consider nominating either a colleague or yourself for an SIDP award, to be given at the Annual Meeting, Thursday, June 16, 2016 in Boston, MA. 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 Awards. 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 Monday, April 4, 2016. Supporting materials for each nominee will be due Monday April 18, 2015. Winners will be notified no later than Friday May 13, 2016. All nominations and supporting materials can be sent to Julie Ann Justo, Chair of the Recognition Awards Committee at email@example.com.
Each award description, criteria and required supporting materials are detailed in the links below. Please consider your deserving colleagues or yourself for these awards!
2016 Clinician of the Year
2016 Distinguished Service Award
2016 Gita Patel Best Practice Recognition Award
2016 Paper of the Year
2016 Young Investigator
The SIDP Political Action Committee signed onto a letter that encourages the CEO of Yum! Food brands (Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut) to join other industry leaders such as Subway, McDonald’s, Chick-Fil-A, and Panera in efforts to use poultry raised without the routine use of medically-important antibiotics.
The letter reads in part, "We write you as representatives of organizations with millions of members to express our concerns about the overuse of antibiotics in livestock production, and to ask that Yum! make a strong, definitive public commitment on antibiotic stewardship in its meat and poultry supply chains.
Your recent decision to eliminate the use of antibiotics “critically important” to human medicine in your chicken supply by the end of 2016 is a positive step forward, but does not constitute a meaningful antibiotics use policy. Because very few antibiotics designated as “critically important” are used by the poultry industry, your focus on this very limited set of drugs may create the false impression that Yum! is taking substantial action, even though the vast majority of medically important antibiotic use would likely not be affected."
Per an agreement signed between SIDP and ASM, the ASM website includes information pertaining to the SIDP Stewardship Program, and the SIDP website now contains information concerning ASM’s program. Respective links are below:
(Source: CDDEP Weekly)
The inaugural meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (CARB) was held this week in Washington, D.C. Items discussed at the meeting included the role of international collaboration in antibiotic resistance prevention, surveillance and control; development of rapid diagnostic testing; and implementation of the U.S. National Strategy for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria.
The CDDEP has released two reports this week. The State of the World’s Antibiotics, 2015—a comprehensive report on the status of antibiotic use and resistance around the world—and an expanded, updated and redesigned version of CDDEP’s ResistanceMap.
To download the report, go to http://cddep.org/publications/state_worlds_antibiotics_2015
To access the resistance map, go to
SIDP members are invited to attend the free webcast "Time is of the Essence: Incorporating 2015 CLSI updates and Rapid Diagnostics into Stewardship". The one hour, CE accredited program will be held from 3 to 4pm EST.
Speakers include Dr. April Abbott, Director of Microbiology for Deaconess Health System and Dr. Jerod Nagel, Clinical Specialist, Infectious Diseases for the University of Michigan Health System.
Registration is free with the code (see SIDP email). Register at http://www.proce.com/RapidDiagnostics
2015 Election Results: Congratulations to Melinda Neuhauser, PharmD, BCPS who was elected as President Elect and Vincent Tam, PharmD, BCPS who was elected as Board Member at Large. Thank you to all that voted.
Dear SIDP Members:
Please consider nominating either a colleague or yourself for an SIDP Award, to be given at the Annual Meeting, Thursday, September 17, 2015 in San Diego, CA. Each year, the Society recognizes the excellence of its members with the Young Investigator of the Year, Impact Paper of the Year, Clinician of the Year, and Gita Patel Best Practice Awards. 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 Monday, July 13, 2015. Supporting materials for each nominee will be due July 27, 2015. Winners will be notified no later than August 17, 2015. All nominations and supporting materials can be sent to John Esterly, Chair of Recognitions and Awards committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each award description, criteria and required supporting materials are detailed in the links below. These descriptions will also be added to the website in the coming weeks. Please consider your deserving colleagues or yourself for these awards!
Young Investigator of the Year
Impact Paper of the Year
Clinician of the Year
Gita Patel Best Practice Award
Distinguished Service Award
SIDP Recognition Awards Committee
As part of the continued effort to combat antibiotic resistance, the Obama Administration convened a “White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship” to bring together key human and animal health constituencies involved in antibiotic stewardship to address the development, promotion, and implementation of activities to ensure the responsible use of antibiotics. As part of the event, more than 150 food companies, retailers, and human and animal health stakeholders highlighgted commitments to implement changes over the next five years to slow the emergence of resistant bacteria and prevent the spread of resistant infections.
The Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists was invited to attend and was represented by SIDP President, David Bearden.
Additional information can be found at https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/06/02/fact-sheet-over-150-animal-and-health-stakeholders-join-white-house-effo
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