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December 2008
Vol. 18 No. 12
Top Stories
Guideline on Fever/Infection in Long-Term Care Facilities Updated
Vita Washington
IDSA’s guideline for the evaluation of fever and infection in older adult residents of long-term care facilities (LTCFs) was recently updated.
IDSA Journal Club, December 2008

This month: C. diff rapid tests fall short; scoring HCAP to improve empiric antibiotic selection; new data on age and HAART; cohorting thwarted by an environmental reservoir; and trade-offs in uptake of HPV vaccine.

Upcoming dates to remember

IDSA Membership Renewal
Renew your IDSA membership by January 1, 2009!

Joint Research Awards application deadline
February 13, 2009 (5:00 EST) 

Fellows In-Training Exam
March 3-4, 2009
*Note: This is a different date than was previously advertised.

Clinical Practice Meeting
March 20-21, 2009
San Diego, CA

IDSA 47th Annual Meeting
October 29-November 1, 2009
Philadelphia, PA



SHEA 2009 Annual Scientific Meeting
March 19-22, 2009
San Diego, CA

Top Stories
Guideline on Fever/Infection in Long-Term Care Facilities Updated
IDSA Journal Club, December 2008
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