Dr. Jim Hutchinson – Principal author and overseer of infectionNet.

InfectionNet started as a place to gather and display teaching material to medical students at Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland where I taught for 17 years.

I have relocated to Victoria, BC and am teaching with the Island Medical Program of the University of British Columbia medical school and working as a medical microbiologist with the Vancouver Island Health Authority.

I do this, very simply, because I want to help health professionals help their patients. I am very concerned about antibiotic misuse and the extreme problem of antibiotic resistance and am also very interested in modern communication tools.

This site was created in WordPress with the help of my good friend and excellent web designer Terry Sutton whose work can be seen at WaterStreet GM. We are both big fans of the open-source movement and hope that infectionNet can emulate the amazing energy and spirit of cooperation that embodies open-source to help solve some of the complex problems of human infections and their management.

Some of our other efforts can be seen here ISC Antimicrobial Stewardship Inventory. I am the co-chair of the International Society for Chemotherapy’s Antimicrobial Stewardship working group.

InfectionNet is best viewed with Chrome, Firefox or Safari and, like most websites, will look considerably less attractive in Internet Explorer – especially earlier versions.