Investigate the Complex Field of ID
Dive into the interesting and complex world of infectious diseases with the Dr. John G. Bartlett Education Series. Dedicated to the thought leadership and groundbreaking work of John G. Bartlett, MD, FIDSA, this series features lectures by esteemed ID professionals and patient advocates in the areas of C. diff, HIV, COVID-19, antimicrobial drug resistance and more.
The Dr. John G. Bartlett Education Series also includes previously-recorded talks by Dr. Bartlett on various infectious diseases, including the story behind the elimination of the deadly scourge of smallpox, now only a historic footnote due to a successful vaccination program.
The Microbiome and C. diff – Can the Gut Defend Against Infection?
In recognition of Clostridioides difficile Awareness Month, the IDSA Foundation hosted a webinar to discuss how the microbiome can defend against C. diff and other infections. C. diff, a bacterium of the gut that causes diarrhea and inflammation of the colon, affects nearly 500,000 Americans each year. One in six patients will experience recurrence within 2-8 weeks of infection. Risk factors include a weakened immune system (including transplant, HIV and cancer patients); being 65 or older; being on antibiotics; or having recently completed a course of antibiotics.
Gram Negative Resistance – Hiding in Plain Sight
The IDSA Foundation hosted the Gram Negative Resistance – Hiding in Plain Sight webinar in honor of is World Antimicrobial Awareness Week — a global campaign that aims to raise awareness of antimicrobial resistance worldwide and encourage best practices among the general public, health care workers and policymakers to slow the development and spread of drug-resistant infections. Antimicrobial resistance is a serious threat to public health, patient safety and national security. IDSA is working on multiple fronts to strengthen the United States’ response to antimicrobial resistance. Research efforts have been made to meet the urgent need for treatment with success in yielding activity against resistant Gram-negative bacteria by deactivating the mechanism of resistance.
The Burden of C. Diff
The IDSA Foundation hosted The Burden of C. Diff webinar in honor of Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) Awareness Month, which is an effort to bring greater attention to a disease that affects nearly 500,000 Americans each year. The focus of this awareness month is to reduce the burdens of C. diff by educating medical students, residents, fellows, and clinicians about the research, prevention, early detection, and lifesaving therapies being done. Additionally, we will hear from a patient advocate to hear about the immeasurable impact and burden of C. diff.
The Continuous Challenges of Non COVID Respiratory Tract Infections
The ISDA Foundation hosted the The Continuous Challenges of Non COVID Respiratory Tract Infections Webinar to address Non-COVID respiratory tract infections as we approach the upcoming cold and flu season. While most upper respiratory infections can resolve on their own, lower respiratory tract infections can pose a challenge, especially for infants, the elderly and the immunocompromised. Currently, lower respiratory tract infections are the third leading cause of death in the world after heart disease and stroke and are the leading cause of death in countries of low economic status. While there is a vast amount of learning and research on respiratory tract infections and the microorganisms that cause them, the discussion of scientific facts is constantly evolving. Given the COVID 19 pandemic, measures to prevent the spread of RTIs have become a widely discussed topic. Within laboratory settings, the testing and diagnostics for RTIs have become an even more important topic.
Post-Transplant Infectious Diseases in honor of National Minority Donor Awareness Month
In honor of National Minority Donor Awareness Month, on August 23, 2022, the IDSA Foundation hosted a Post-Transplant Infectious Diseases webinar. This webinar was held to promote awareness around the current need for organ donors within multicultural communities, and to provide donation education. As well, this webinar covers prevention, diagnosis, and management of infectious diseases post-transplant, with a focus on Cytomegalovirus (CMV).
Hepatitis C: Elimination in the US and Updated Models of Care
On World Hepatitis Day, July 28, 2022, the IDSA Foundation hosted Hepatitis C: Elimination in the US and Updated Models of Care, a webinar discussing the goal to overcome barriers to HCV care and improve diagnosis, treatment and cure rates in different populations.
The Importance of HIV Testing in Different Population Groups
The webinar aims to raise awareness on who, when, and how individuals should get tested to learn about HIV status.
PrEP Implementation in Primary Care: Overcoming the Barriers of HIV Testing
The IDSA Foundation hosted PrEP Implementation in Primary Care: Overcoming the Barriers of HIV Testing, a webinar aiming to help healthcare providers with the various aspects of HIV testing needs, including when and how to screen and monitor different populations so that recent HIV infection is never missed.
Seeing the Unseen: HCV In Marginalized Populations
The IDSA Foundation hosted Seeing the Unseen: HCV In Marginalized Populations, a webinar discussing HCV in marginalized patient populations as part of Hepatitis Awareness Month. Hosted by Staci Lockhart PharmD, BCPS, AbbVie Hepatology Senior MSL.
HIV Speaks: History, Healing & Hope
The IDSA Foundation hosted HIV Speaks: History, Healing & Hope, a webinar featuring leaders in infectious diseases whose careers intersected the height of the HIV epidemic in the U.S.
C. diff Talk
The Dr. John G. Bartlett Education Series kicked off with C. diff Talk! Eliot Godofsky, MD, FACP, FIDSA; Mark Wilcox, MD, FRCPath; and Kathy Bischoff, C. diff survivor, discussed the pathogenesis of C. diff and their firsthand experience with this devastating infection with more than 170 people during the event.