• Expert Roundtable Discussion

    Preoperative Preparation to Avoid Surgical Site Infections

    Dr. Marc Jeschke, chairman of the Scientific Studies Committee, reviews this inportant roundtable discussion from leading members of the SIS. Topics addressed include patient factors such as obesity and diabetes, bowel preparation, choice of antimicrobial agents, and the economic cost of SSIs. A critical read for anyone involved in the peri-operative care of the surgical patient.....

  • This month's featured SIS Member

    Javier Perez, MD

    After eight years in private practice providing trauma, critical care, and general surgery, I find myself transitioning back to a more academic practice. My hope is to reconnect with academics, teaching and research. My interests are in surgical infection in particular as it pertains to the intensive care unit environment.  I have been quite active in performance improvement initiatives in CLABSI and CAUTI in my hospital.  I am also involved in activities of the graduate education committee of SCCM. Hope is to reconnect with my colleagues from my earlier years in academics and find ways to contribute to SIS.


    Javier Perez, MD
    Rutgers University

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  • Important Dates

    Council Meeting
    Sunday, October 4th, 2015
    Chicago, IL

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  • Resident Education Corner Supported by 

    As we continue our education section we have added a CASE OF THE MONTH, highlighting cases specific to surgical infectious disease. We also continue our review of the presentation and management of Infected Artificial Urinary Sphincters (AUS). Although targeted at residents, this is applicable to all general surgeons in practice. Click here to review the powerpoint presentation.