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For Immediate Release: Novemebr 8, 2012
Contact: Division of News & Electronic Media, Office of Communication
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CDC announces release of important policy statement and national polling results on antibiotic resistance Get Smart About Antibiotics Week is November 12-18, 2012

What

Get Smart About Antibiotics Week 2012 will highlight the threat of antibiotic resistance and the importance of appropriate antibiotic use nationally and globally. In recognition of the week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and its partners announce the following:

When

Get Smart About Antibiotics Week: November 12-18, 2012

Schedule of domestic events:
Tuesday, November 13

  • 10 :00 a.m. ET:  Telebriefing hosted by The Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy to release a new Extending the Cure/CDC policy statement

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  • 1 p.m. ET: Twitter Chat with CDC experts about using antibiotics wisely in outpatient settings and tips for symptom relief when antibiotics aren’t needed; @CDC_eHealth, #SaveAbx
  • 2 p.m. ET: Twitter Chat with CDC experts about what doctors, clinicians, and healthcare providers can do to ensure that antibiotics are used wisely in healthcare settings; @CDC_eHealth, #SaveAbx

Schedule of international events

Monday, November 12 – Sunday, November 18

Monday, November 12 – Sunday, November 18  

Sunday, November 18

Tuesday, November 20

  • 9 a.m. ET: Twitter Chat hosted by European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control  discussing latest European antibiotic resistance and use data as well as European efforts; @ECDC_EU

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