A reported record number of attendees were present at the annual meeting in Denver. Full details of the half day meeting of lectures, awards and the reception will be forthcoming. The new board was installed with Joseph Kuti of Hartford Hospital and the Center for Antiinfective Research and Development taking the role as incoming President. For a full review of the board roster visit the About Us tab. Don't forget to sign up for committees in the meantime.
Thank you to members Joe Kuti and Katie Suda for representing SIDP in the CDC/Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation tele-briefing to release the "Joint Statement on Antibiotic Resistance". SIDP was one of four organizations (IDSA, SHEA, SIDP, Pew) that were on the call to answer questions. Approximately 50 different health and non-health media outlets were on the call including CBS, Wired Magazine, and The Lancet. Links to the audio recording and to the CDC "Get Smart About Antibiotics" webpage are below. Joint Statement Tele-briefing CDC Get Smart