The 23rd Annual MAD-ID Meeting which was originally scheduled to be held in Orlando, Florida May 27-30, 2020 at the Omni ChampionsGate Hotel was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and attendant consequences for public health. The meeting will now be presented virtually May 20-22, 2021. Full information will be available on this website.
for Pharmacists, Nurses & Physicians
MAD-ID offers two Antimicrobial Stewardship Training Programs designed to impart the skills and provide an overview of Antimicrobial Stewardship practice needed to develop or advance an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. To-date, over 1,100 pharmacists, physicians, nurses and other health care professionals have completed one or both programs and over 1,600 more are actively enrolled. The didactic portion of our Basic and Advanced Programs are completed online and at our Annual Meeting, respectively. Continuing Pharmacy and Medical Education credit is awarded upon successful completion.
MAD-ID offers a wealth of educational opportunities in the areas of infectious diseases prevention, management and antimicrobial stewardship.
MAD-ID is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which provides continuing professional education in the area of infectious diseases pharmacotherapy. Educational initiatives and content are determined by a ten member Scientific Committee composed of infectious diseases experts from clinical pharmacy medicine and nursing and based upon ongoing needs assessments. The main venue for our programming is the annual meeting, which takes place in May of each year. Other MAD-ID initiatives have included regional programming related to specific topics and our Antibiotic Stewardship Training Programs.
Our Mission: The continuing education mission of MAD-ID is to provide education and skills training to health care professionals concerning the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases in general, and antimicrobial stewardship, in specific. Participants of our programs should gain knowledge regarding antimicrobial resistance, develop strategies that can be employed to minimize the suboptimal use of antimicrobial agents and implement change at their respective practice sites to achieve positive patient outcomes.
Membership: Membership in MAD-ID is available to all health care providers, including students and post-graduate trainees, interested and/or practicing in the area of infectious diseases. For more information, please visit our membership web page and/or antimicrobial stewardship.Learn more about MAD-ID Membership and read our latest Newsletter→
MAD-ID is administered by a Board of Directors operating the organization as per its formal bylaws. Current Board members include John A. Bosso, President and Treasurer, Michael J. Rybak, Senior Vice President and Secretary, Kerry L. LaPlante, Vice President, and Susan L. Davis, Vice President. MAD-ID solicits input/advise from a Scientific Committee.
- The overall purpose of the Scientific Committee is to advise the MAD-ID Board of Directors on continuing professional education initiatives, including the program content and faculty as well as the organization’s strategic planning.
- The Committee includes all members of the Board of Directors and others (non-board of directors), selected by the Board based upon their perceived value as advisors to the organization. Non-Board of Directors members’ terms are reviewed annually.
- The Scientific Committee has an advisory role to the organization’s leadership and as such, its membership represents a range of backgrounds, experience and expertise relevant to MAD-ID’s mission. In general, members have achieved national and perhaps international recognition for their career activities and accomplishments in the infectious diseases practice, research and education arenas. In addition, its member composition reflects a diverse mix which takes into account such factors as race/ethnicity, gender, age, disabilities and also areas of practice/employment including clinical practice, academia and the private sector.
Conflicts of Interest
- As with any individual in a position to influence continuing education content, members of the Scientific Committee are required to submit a disclosure statement annually and any pertinent financial relationships are evaluated and resolved as per the organization’s standing policies (click here to see/review MAD-ID’s policy regarding reporting and resolution of conflicts of interest). Beyond continuing education considerations, members are recused from deliberations in circumstances where other conflicts of interest may arise.