The Silver Book: Healthcare-Associated Infections Call-In Event

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CALL-IN EVENT

Every year, more than 1.7 million Americans are diagnosed with healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). Around 99,000 people die from their infection and the cost to U.S. hospitals alone is estimated at $28.4 to $45 billion annually. These numbers are only going to grow as the rate of infection rises and more and more develop resistance to antibiotics.

On July 22nd, join the Alliance for Aging Research, in partnership with the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology as they are joined by experts discussing this urgent problem. The centerpiece of this discussion will be the latest fact sheet from the Alliance's Silver Book, which shines the spotlight on the human and economic burden of health-care associated infections, and explores the value of innovation in reducing these burdens.

SPEAKERS INCLUDE

Daniel Perry
President
Alliance for Aging Research

Sue Peschin
Chief Executive Officer
Alliance for Aging Research

Thomas M. File, Jr. MD
President
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

Victoria Fraser, MD
Prof of Medicine & Chairman, Dept. of Medicine
Washington Univ School of Medicine, St. Louis
Infectious Diseases Society of America
The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America

R. Douglas Scott, II, PhD
Economist
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HAI Patient Voice
Robyn Grant
Director, Public Policy and Advocacy
National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-term Care

The Silver Book: Healthcare-Associated Infections is supported by and unrestricted educational grant from Cubist Pharmaceuticals.