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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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Best Practices in CDI Diagnosis Webinar

The IP Col-lab-oration project presents a live webinar on Best Practices in CDI Diagnosis: straightforward, actionable advice for healthcare practitioners, at all levels, on the subject of Clostridium Difficile Infection.

L. Clifford McDonald, M.D., Senior Advisor for Science and Integrity, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will lead the discussion. After the one-hour webinar, you will --

  • Understand the pathogenesis and public health importance of Clostridium difficile infections
  • Articulate various diagnostic approaches available, performance of these tests, and the clinical criteria for ordering tests
  • Discuss best practices for migrating to more sensitive testing paradigms

The webinar is free for ASM members. To listen to the discussion, visit, select the webinar, scroll to the bottom and click the button "Live Online Webinar" and add to cart. Then select the "non-member" button and type IPLAB2012 in the Registration Discount code field.

The IP Col-lab-oration Project is a collaboration between ASM and the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. It brings together leaders in infection prevention and the lab. Through this relationship, ASM and APIC members will gain the insights of thought leaders from the lab community that will help deepen the knowledge and expertise for the common goal of achieving better patient outcomes.

This initiative is funded by an unrestricted educational grant from Roche.