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January 2009
Volume 19 Issue 1
Top Stories
CDC Updates TB Diagnosis Guidelines to Include NAA Testing

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is now recommending nucleic acid amplification (NAA) testing as part of the diagnostic criteria for tuberculosis (TB).

Bills Would Extend Medicare Coverage to Home Infusion Therapy Services
Two bills recently reintroduced in Congress (S. 254 and H.R. 574) would extend coverage for home infusion services to Medicare beneficiaries—a move long championed by IDSA.
IDSA Journal Club

In this issue: new studies on hepatitis B and C thearpies; the impact of human metapneumovirus; C. diff in children on the rise; and QuantiFERON TB tests for children.

Upcoming dates to remember

IDSA Membership Renewal
Renew your IDSA membership for 2009!

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

Medical Scholars Program application deadline
March 2, 2009 (5:00 p.m. EST)

Fellows In-Training Exam
March 3-4, 2009

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

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

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

Top Stories
CDC Updates TB Diagnosis Guidelines to Include NAA Testing
Bills Would Extend Medicare Coverage to Home Infusion Therapy Services
IDSA Journal Club
Patient Care and Science
EIN: Conflicting Syphilis Tests Present Diagnostic Challenges
In the IDSA Journals
Updates on Salmonella, Oseltamivir Resistance
Policy and Advocacy
Lyme Disease Review Panel Selected
IDSA, HIVMA Outline Priorities for New Administration
VA Considers Routine HIV Testing
IDSA Advocacy Update: ICD-10 Codes Get Pushed Back to 2013
Your Colleagues
Members on the Move
Welcome New IDSA Members!

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