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ASM Attends UN General Assembly

ASM President, Susan Sharp, Ph.D., joined global leaders at the United Nations General Assembly in New York today in a historical meeting to focus on the commitment to fight AMR.

UN General Assembly Focuses on AMR

Leaders at the UN General Assembly draft a plan for coordinated, cross-cutting efforts to improve the current state of AMR.

Superbugs are a 'Fundamental Threat'

If antibiotics were telephones, we would still be calling each other using clunky rotary dials and copper lines," Stefano Bertuzzi, CEO of ASM, told NBC News.
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Access free webinars to learn about Infection Prevention

ASM is pleased to be a supporting partner of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology's (APIC) International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW), October 16-22. As an IIPW partner, ASM members receive free access to five IIPW webinars. Select "non-members" and enter “ASMIIPW11” in the registration/discount field to register and access the IIPW webinars.

The webinars can be accessed “live” or viewed at your convenience.
  • The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), “The Future of Infection Prevention / Healthcare Epidemiology – A Partnership Paradigm” scheduled for Monday, October 17th, 1 p.m. EDT (LIVE)
  • National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), offering “Patient Safety Imperative for Flu Prevention: Lessons from The Front Line” scheduled for Tuesday, October 18th 1 p.m. EDT
  • Association of periOperative Nurses (AORN), “Assuring Safe Processing of Reusable Devices Across Clinical Settings”, scheduled for Wednesday, October 19th 1 p.m. EDT
  • Infusion Nurses Society (INS), Developing a Central Line Maintenance Bundle: What is the Best Approach?” scheduled for Thursday, October 20th 1 p.m. EDT
  • Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE), “How Clean Are Our Patient Care Areas? Are We Sure?” scheduled for Friday, October 21st 1 p.m. EDT