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  • 06 Aug 2014 9:35 AM | Christopher McCoy

    Live CE Webinar
    The Role of Antimicrobial

    Testing and Reporting
    in Antibiotic Stewardship

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014  -  2:00-3:00pm CT


    Information derived from antibiotic susceptibility testing (AST) can be a powerful tool in determining appropriate selection, dosing, and duration of antibiotics. The standards for how this testing is performed change on an annual basis and can influence the results that the clinician uses to make treatment determinations.


    This session will provide an overview of the current Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) breakpoints and discuss new concepts such as the addition of the category of “susceptible – dose dependent” or S-DD. The most effective way to utilize AST results and apply them at the bedside will also be discussed. The format for the activity will include examples of laboratory reports and clinician responses to these reports as discussed by the speakers in an interactive format. 

    Live Webinar:  
    August 27, 2014  -  2:00–3:00pm Central Time
    Cost: $25
    (fee waived for SIDP, ACCP ID PRN, and ACCP CRIT PRN Members
    with special code/ check your email for the code)

    For additional information and to register: Click Here



    James S. Lewis II, PharmD, FIDSA

    ID Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator

    & Adjunct Associate Professor

    Oregon Health and Science University


    Janet A. Hindler, MCLS, MT(ASCP)
    Sr. Specialist, Clinical Microbiology
    UCLA Health System

    Learning Objectives:

    ·          List the CLSI standards for antimicrobial susceptibility testing introduced in 2014.

    ·          Discuss strategies for reporting antimicrobial test results to best influence appropriate therapy.

    ·          Describe ways in which the microbiology lab can contribute to antibiotic stewardship and confront contemporary antimicrobial reporting and antimicrobial prescribing challenges.  


    Can’t make the live webinar?

    This webinar is scheduled to be available On-Demand at
    beginning September 24, 2014.


    This CE activity is co-sponsored by ProCE, Inc., CLSI, and SIDP. ProCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE Universal Activity Number 0221-9999-14-162-L01-P has been assigned to this knowledge-based live CE activity (initial release date 8-27-14). This CE activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEU) in states that recognize ACPE providers. Successful completion of an online post-test and evaluation at is required to receive CE credit. No partial credit will be given.


    This activity is self-funded by SIDP, CLSI, and members of ACCP ID PRN and ACCP CRIT PRN.


    Register Now!






  • 01 Aug 2014 12:15 PM | Christopher McCoy

    The Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists

    2014 Call for Grant Applications to Fund Two

    Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy Young Investigator

     Research Awards


    The Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP) is a dynamic association of health professionals dedicated to promoting the appropriate use of antimicrobials.  SIDP is committed to excellence in infectious diseases education, pharmacotherapy, and research.  One of the missions of SIDP is to promote research endeavors.


    SIDP is soliciting ID pharmacotherapy research proposals from SIDP members who qualify as young investigators [£5 years from completion of their terminal training (e.g., residency, fellowship, graduate degree)].  The primary purpose of the research award is to provide funding for research projects that will contribute to the further development of the principal investigator’s research career and improve their competitiveness for future extramural funding.  Favorable consideration will be given to research proposals which focus on current pharmacotherapy issues surrounding the prevention and management of infectious diseases.


    Proposals should be converted to a single PDF file adhering to the format described above. The PDF file of the proposal is then electronically submitted to both Stephanie Bulak ( and the Chair of the Research Committee, David E. Nix (


    Proposals must be submitted online no later than 5PM E.S.T. on Friday, August 8, 2014. 


    For further details, click here.

  • 23 Jul 2014 4:39 PM | Christopher McCoy

    The results of the election are in: Congratulations to the newly elected SIDP Board Members for 2014-15


    Jason Gallagher


    Sandy Estrada

    Board member-at-large

    Craig Martin

  • 17 Jul 2014 11:43 AM | Christopher McCoy

    Join us atop the skyline at the R2L restaurant in Center City Philadelphia at 

    50 S. 16th Street, 37th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Details forthcoming.
  • 17 Jul 2014 11:41 AM | Christopher McCoy

    Join us for our annual meeting in Washington, DC on September 5th at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.  The business meeting and CE programming is planned to begin at noon with a reception to follow at 6:30pm. The fee for non-members/non-healthcare professionals including guests is $85 for the daytime meeting and evening reception or $50 for the evening reception alone.  Payments are accepted online via PayPal or credit card.

    The agenda for the daytime meeting and CE information can be seen here. Final program logistics and details are coming.  Go to the events page for registration.
  • 11 Jul 2014 3:05 PM | Christopher McCoy

    “Antimicrobial Guidelines: Filling the Gaps - Addressing the Outliers”, see our events page for more details and sign on to the ICAAC registration page to register.

  • 26 Jun 2014 2:43 PM | Christopher McCoy

    Visit our continuing education page to view this new program developed by

    VemcoMedEd and Center for Independent Healthcare Education as a CME/CPE-certified 0.2 CEU credited Online Activity: Bacterial Infections in Patients with Cancer: New Challenges,  New Opportunities, supported by an educational grant from Cubist Pharmaceuticals.

  • 19 Jun 2014 1:17 PM | Christopher McCoy
    The continuing “Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals: 2014 Updates” series is being published monthly in Infection Control and Healthcare Epidemiology.  For those that participate in these endeavors, you can review recommendations for preventing central line–associated bloodstream infections and preventing transmission and infection due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus   in this months edition. 
  • 18 Jun 2014 8:09 AM | Christopher McCoy
    Our content management system (Wild Apricot) will take our site ( down for mandatory upgrades this Saturday 21 Jun 2014, starting about 2:00 AM.  The site should only be down for a few hours but if you are planning to be working on something, make sure to do what you need prior or plan to do it after.  Sorry for any inconvenience, just part of making the site better.
  • 27 May 2014 6:11 PM | Shannon Holt
    The Spring 2014 newsletter is now available. Click here to read the latest SIDP news!

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