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  • 16 Aug 2019 10:05 AM | Shelley Warnock (Administrator)

    CMS Published their Finalized FY2020 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Ruling on August 2nd.  Although there were no new incentives for antimicrobial stewardship, they did increase the new technology add-on payment (NTAP) for certain antimicrobials from 50% to 75%. In addition, there is a new ID rapid diagnostic test that met the criteria for an NTAP payment. CMS is also finalizing an alternative NTAP pathway for antimicrobials with a Qualified Infectious Diseases (QIDP) designation. The pre-publication version is available here but a concise summary is available here.

    However, despite the lack of mention of ASP in the IPPS ruling, CMS did announce in June that the timeline has been extended by 1 year for publication of the long-awaited Conditions of Participation requirements for antibiotic stewardship programs in acute care and critical access hospitals including critical access hospitals. This deadline has been extended given extensive feedback received by individuals and professional societies including SIDP. It is now anticipated the final rule will be published on or before June of 2020. Read the full update at the link here

  • 16 Aug 2019 10:02 AM | Shelley Warnock (Administrator)

    The joint commission released Medication Management Standard 09.01.03 on June 20, 2019 that requires antibiotic stewardship in ambulatory health care. These standards require Joint Commission-accredited ambulatory health care organizations that routinely prescribe antibiotics to identify a stewardship leader, develop annual goals to improve prescribing, develop local evidence-based guidelines, provide educational resources to all staff, and collect and report data related to stewardship goals. This standard goes into effect January 1, 2020.

  • 26 Jul 2019 2:54 PM | Anonymous

    Thanks for a great webinar! We had 127 registered and 80 attendees.

    The recorded webinar and slides can also be viewed on the LearningCE.

  • 04 Jun 2019 8:00 AM | David Ha

    Merging Microbiology and Stewardship: Making the Most of 2019 CLSI Updates on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing in your Stewardship Activities,  A Home Study CE Webinar for Pharmacists and Laboratory Professionals 

    This annual webcast provides updates on hot topics related to antibiotic stewardship and microbiological testing. This year’s webcast includes recent CLSI antimicrobial susceptibility testing updates for gram positive and gram negative bacteria. Ways to incorporate these changes in your antimicrobial stewardship efforts are also discussed.

    Cost: $35  (fee waived for SIDP Members with code in email)

    To participate in this activity and for full information, see:

  • 25 Apr 2019 8:00 AM | David Ha

    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 Washington, DC on October 1, 2019.  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 Washington, DC on October 1, 2019 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, Molly Steed ( 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 Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

    Nominees fulfilling minimum eligibility requirements will be sent a link to an on-line application form. The deadline for full applications is Wednesday, July 10, 2019.  Awardees will be notified no later than Friday, August 16, 2019. More details on the application process including a copy of the application and the scoring rubric can be found here:

    FIDP designations will be awarded at the SIDP Annual Meeting on October 1, 2019.

    Please consider your deserving colleagues for this award! 


    The SIDP Recognition Awards Committee

  • 15 Apr 2019 8:00 AM | David Ha

    SIDP members please consider nominating either a colleague or yourself for an SIDP Recognition Award, to be given at the Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, October 1, 2019. 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 Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Supporting materials for each nominee will be due Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Winners will be notified no later than Friday, July 19, 2019. All nominations and supporting materials can be sent to Molly Steed, Chair of the Recognition Awards Committee at

    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!

    The SIDP Recognition Awards Committee

  • 30 Jan 2019 6:00 AM | David Ha

    On January 30, 2019, SIDP president Kerry LaPlante spoke to the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (PAC CARB) urging the council to prioritize promoting the development of new antibiotics and protect existing ones. She also advocated for the inclusion of an infectious diseases pharmacist on the Advisory Council.

    Click here for a full script of her public comments.

  • 07 Jan 2019 5:00 AM | David Ha

    On January 7, 2019, the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP) submitted recommendations to the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (PACCARB) to address antibiotic resistance.

    Click here to see the full list of recommendations.

    Click here to learn more about PACCARB.

  • 03 Dec 2018 10:14 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) is seeking board-certified pharmacists to serve on its Infectious Diseases, Cardiology, and Geriatric Pharmacy Specialty Councils for the 2019-2021 term.  Information on the purpose, eligibility, nomination materials, and desired characteristics may be found on the BPS website by accessing the following link.

    BPS must receive nominations materials before Monday, December 17th.

  • 05 Oct 2018 8:50 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We invite you to participate in a live CE webinar, Vancomycin Dosing: From Trough to AUC.  

    Thursday, October 18 at 12pm CT
    (10am PT, 11am MT, 1pm ET)

    Co-produced by ProCE and the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists Education Center (SIDPEC)

    There are no fees for participating in this 1.0 contact hour CE activity.

    Learning Objectives
    The target audience for this activity includes pharmacists. After completing this activity, participants should be able to:
    • Discuss the data supporting an AUC-based dosing strategy for vancomycin.
    • Describe anticipated recommendations from the upcoming vancomycin guidelines.
    • Describe the different approaches and pros and cons for estimating vancomycin AUC exposures.
    • Outline key strategies to successful implementation of an AUC based dosing protocol.

    Michael J. Rybak, Pharm.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.
    Professor of Pharmacy & Medicine 
    Anti-Infective Research Laboratory
    Department of Pharmacy Practice 
    Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
    Wayne State University

    Jason M. Pogue, PharmD, BCPS AQ-ID
    Clinical Pharmacist, Infectious Diseases 
    Sinai-Grace Hospital; Detroit Medical Center
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Wayne State University School of Medicine


    Continuing Education Credit 

    ACPEThis activity is jointly provided by ProCE, Inc. and the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists. ProCE, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE Universal Activity Number 0221-9999-18-394-L01-P has been assigned to this live knowledge-based activity (initial release date 10-18-18). This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEU) in states that recognize ACPE providers. The activity is provided at no cost to participants. Participants must complete the online post-test and activity evaluation within 30 days of the live activity to receive pharmacy CE credit. Statements of completion will be issued online at and proof of completion will be posted in NABP CPE Monitor profiles. No partial credit will be given.

    Click here for more information 


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