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February 2009
Volume 19 Issue 2
Top Stories
Candidiasis Guidelines Updated

New guidelines for the management of candidiasis are now available online. The guidelines provide updated data on the appropriate use of echinocandins and expanded spectrum azoles in the management of candidemia and mucosal candidiasis.

IDSA Journal Club

In this issue: caution advised for use of linezolid for catheter-related bloodstream infections; flu is associated with GBS and not the flu vaccine; no benefit of steroids for virus-induced wheezing in children; and using hair to monitor therapeutic drug levels.  

Upcoming dates to remember

IDSA Membership Renewal
Renew your IDSA membership for 2009!

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

Society Awards application deadline
April 1, 2009 (5:00 p.m. EST)

Advancement to Fellow application deadline
April 1, 2009 (5:00 p.m. EST)

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

Top Stories
Candidiasis Guidelines Updated
IDSA Journal Club
From the President
Vaccine Science Prevails
Patient Care and Science
EIN Considers Alternatives to Acyclovir During Shortage
Updated Rotavirus Recommendations Include New Vaccine
ACIP Changes Recommendations for Anthrax, Hepatitis A Vaccines
Drug Approvals, Recalls, Adverse Events Update
Practice Management
CMS Sending Clinicians Reports on their Medicare Costs
How to Put Health IT to Work in Your Practice
Policy and Advocacy
Federal HAI Prevention Plan is “Important First Step”
Stimulus Funding May Go Toward ID Research, HIV/AIDS Prevention
HIVMA Urges Medicare to Cover Treatment of Facial Lipodystrophy
Advocacy Update: IDSA Expresses Concern About State Lyme Disease Bills
Education and Training
SHEA Offers California Epidemiology Course
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