Global Collective of Independent Thought

Join. Contribute. Make A Difference.
Join. Contribute. Make A Difference.

On November 15th we launched our site.  In short order we have received submissions from around the world, in multiple languages, on various topics, from individuals of diverse disciplines all related one way or another to infection prevention. The response has been both overwhelming and humbling. will never endorse a product, or censor meaningful discussion on any subject. We will fact check and edit for comprehension all submissions.  Part of the Pan-Access ideal that we are pioneering, is to provide a platform for everyone to meaningfully weigh in on the topics from around the globe and to make a difference locally.

Our goal is to break down the “silo” mentality and encourage independent thought

Our goal is to break down the “silo” mentality and encourage independent thought, collaboration, and critical analysis of ideas and advancements.  The world has multiple voices, yet we only hear from a few.  Opportunity and possibilities would be endless if we only communicated more effectively, by listening to others who are traditionally overlooked.

By creating a platform that is inclusive, we build appreciation of individuality, which promotes ideas and advancements.

The world today is approaching an historical, unprecedented moment

The world today is approaching an historical, unprecedented moment.  The reality of the misuse of antibiotics, the lack of development of meaningful tools and the actuality of climate change on emerging infections threatens each one of us.

The world needs a platform to honestly discuss what is happening, planned and imagined.

We are that platform.

Join. Contribute. Make A Difference.

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Michael Diamond
Co-founder of The Infection Prevention Strategy (TIPS) Michael Diamond is the co-founder of The Infection Prevention Strategy (TIPS), a non-profit organization that recently announced $1,000,000 in Scientific Impact in its first 24 months of operation. Michael is devoted to advancing information and science to address the myriad issues relating to infection prevention and global health. Mr. Diamond is driven by the firm belief that we should not have to wait years for promising technology, ideas and processes to be implemented and accepted. Michael has created a model of information sharing that makes the process of vetting new technologies, implementing successful programs and inspiring innovation, more efficient, more accessible, more global and more collaborative. Michael’s most notable achievement to date is the TIPS online journal,, a Pan-Access, worldwide collective that extends globally and touches locally. Michael leads teams around the world to develop trials and pilot studies to aid in the discovery of successful research-to-market technological advancements. His global team includes engagers and implementers. Currently represented in 38 countries, and well-established as the world’s largest engagement network, the TIPS motto is: Join. Contribute. Make A Difference.
Andrew Duong
With over 7 years of research experience, Andrew joins as a co-editor and contributing author. After obtaining his Bachelor of Science in Genetics, he earned a Master of Science in Microbiology from the Michael DeGroote Institute of Infectious Disease Research at McMaster University. As a previous Ontario Graduate Scholar, he has applied his accolades as a teaching assistant and has become a research associate in the department of surgery at Hamilton Health Sciences. Andrew has received numerous awards and scholarships including: the Ontario Graduate Scholarship, the William Henry Yates Travel Scholarship and the Institute of Infectious Disease Research Undergraduate Research Award. Andrew is an avid runner, and is said to dabble in the culinary arts, when he’s not spoiling his dog.