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DICON/DASON Symposium 2019
November 7-8, 2019
Raleigh Convention Center
Downtown Raleigh, NC
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CDC AMR Challenge

The U.S. government’s Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Challenge is a yearlong effort to accelerate the fight against antimicrobial resistance across the globe that launched at the United Nations General Assembly in September 2018. 

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A Center of Excellence

One of only two academic sites nationwide to be recognized by the Infectious Diseases Society of America as a Center of Excellence for Antimicrobial Stewardship

eDICON and eDASON

Practical, ready-to-use educational tools for your stewardship and infection prevention needs. Anytime, anywhere.

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DCASIP Programs and Services

The Center’s efforts to improve, explore, educate, and discover strategies to make healthcare safer is made possible through the Center’s four arms of education, consulting, Duke Hospital services, and research.
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We Are Antimicrobial Stewards

We work to prevent antimicrobial resistant infections within the Duke Health system, in community hospitals across the country, and throughout the world through education, research, and consulting. 

Center News

Anderson et al. in JAMA Network Open

DCASIP Director, Dr. Dev Anderson, et al, tested two core antimicrobial stewardship interventions at four community hospitals in NC. The details of the study can be found on JAMA Network Open. They found that one of the care interventions -- post-prescription audit and review by a pharmacist after 72 house of therapy -- was feasible in facilities with limited resources and little to no antimicrobial stewardship expertise. 

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Center Staff Featured on The ICHE Podcast

April Dyer and Rebkah Moehring were featured on The ICHE Podcast, hosted by the journal Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, to discuss their paper "Total duration of antimicrobial therapy resulting from inpatient hospitalization." The paper was published in August issue of ICHE and is available here

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Surveillance for Spotted Fever Group Rickettsial Infections: Problems, Pitfalls, and Potential Solutions

Founder Dr. Dan Sexton provided an editorial commentary for The Journal of Infectious Diseases that was e-published July 3, 2019. 

"Even experienced physicians and epidemiologists have difficulty consistently and accurately confirming or excluding a diagnosis of spotted fever group rickettsioses (SFGR). As a result, both underdiagnosis and overdiagnosis of SFGR are unresolved clinical and epidemiologic problems. The report by Straily et al in this issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases sheds light on the pitfalls of using a single serologic assay to diagnose or classify a case of SFGR." 

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Total duration of antimicrobial therapy resulting from inpatient hospitalization

On May 28, 2019 a paper that DASON staff, DCASIP faculty, and Duke Health Pharmacy staff have been working on was published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. The purpose of this work was to assess the feasibility of electronic data capture of post discharge durations and evaluate total durations of anyimicrobial exposure related to inpatient hospital stays. 

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Antimicrobial resistance is a major challenge for modern healthcare.  The Duke Center for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention includes a unique portfolio of programs to fight this growing problem. We at CDC look forward to continuing our collaborations with Duke to help protect patients.

—Arjun Srinivasan, MD, FSHEA (CAPT, USPHS), Associate Director for Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Programs, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dr Anderson and colleagues in the Duke Center for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention are world leaders in the important and essential fight to prevent infections and antimicrobial resistance. They are truly providing the 'guiding lights' and leadership  for all to follow in this mission.

—John Perfect, MD, Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases at Duke University School of Medicine

The Duke Center for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention is an important source for education and programmatic support for hospitals in the Southeastern US.  In addition, their research on the epidemiology of multidrug-resistant pathogens and enhancing antibiotic stewardship is of high quality and public health value.  I look forward to collaborating with Dr. Anderson and his expert colleagues for years to come.

—David Weber, MD, MPH, Medical Director of UNC Hospitals' Departments of Hospital Epidemiology and Occupational Health Service, Associate Chief Medical Officer of UNC Health Care