Contagion Welcomes Infectious Disease Pharmacists as Strategic Partners

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“This new alliance enhances Contagion’s goal to provide a 360-degree perspective to those on the front lines of infectious disease treatment and prevention,” said Mike Hennessy Jr., president of MJH.

Contagion™, the all-inclusive resource for infectious disease information, is proud to welcome the Society of Infectious Disease Pharmacists, (SIDP), as a strategic alliance partner sharing exclusive and timely information featured in both online and new print editions beginning in September.

“This new alliance enhances Contagion’s goal to provide a 360-degree perspective to those on the front lines of infectious disease treatment and prevention,” said Mike Hennessy Jr., president of the Plainsboro, N.J.-based Michael J. Hennessy Associates, Inc. (MJH) family of businesses that include Contagion. “Readers will now benefit from the expertise of specialists in infectious disease pharmacotherapy and antimicrobial stewardship.”

The partnership will result in numerous articles in the new print edition of Contagion and on http://www.contagionlive.com, a fully integrated print and digital news publication that provides health care practitioners and aligned professionals with timely information and resources to improve patient outcomes and positively impact the identification, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of infectious diseases.

The Society of Infectious Disease Pharmacists, founded in 1990, is a professional association for pharmacists and allied health care professionals dedicated to promoting the appropriate use of antimicrobial agents and supporting practice, teaching and research in infectious diseases. Partnering with Contagion allows members to share important educational information with an audience beyond their own professional circles, said SIDP President Jason C. Gallagher, PharmD, FCCP, FIDSA, BCPS.

“By its very nature, infectious diseases constantly change as pathogens express resistance to currently available drugs and new pathogens emerge,” Gallagher noted. “This partnership allows the readership of Contagion to benefit from the expertise of SIDP members.”

The debut article, authored by Gallagher and Alexandra Hanretty, PharmD, focuses on the threat posed by overuse and misuse of antimicrobials without prescriptions.

“Adding the perspective of infectious disease pharmacists enhances the value of Contagion to this crucial field of medicine,” said Hennessy.

About Contagion
Contagion, http://www.contagionlive.com, is a fully integrated print and digital news publication that provides health care practitioners and aligned professionals with timely information and resources to improve patient outcomes and positively impact the identification, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of infectious diseases. Contagion is part of Michael J. Hennessy Associates Inc., a full-service health care communications company offering education, research and medical media.

About SIDP
Founded in 1990, SIDP is an association of pharmacists and allied health care professionals dedicated to promoting the appropriate use of antimicrobial agents.
For more information, visit http://www.sidp.org and follow SIDP on Twitter @SIDPharm.

About Michael J. Hennessy Associates
A full-service health care communications company offering education, research and medical media,Michael J. Hennessy Associates, Inc., is dedicated to providing health care professionals with the information and resources they need to optimize patient outcomes. The company combines the reach and influence of its powerful portfolio of print and digital product lines, live events, educational programs and custom market research with the customer service focus and customization capabilities of a boutique firm. Clients include world-leading pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostic and biotech companies.

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Contagion Media Contact:
Becky Taylor, 609-240-6886, becky(at)btaylorpa(dot)com

SIDP Media Contact:
Stephanie Bulak, Associate Executive Director, 512-328-8632
More information at sidp.org and follow SIDP on Twitter @SIDPharm

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