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July 2009
Vol. 19 No. 7
Top Stories
From the President: IDSA’s Role in Health Care Reform

As the health care reform debate continues, IDSA is actively monitoring developments and legislative proposals on Capitol Hill and working to ensure that ID and HIV/AIDS priorities are addressed. 

ACIP Recommends Groups for H1N1 Vaccination

During a special meeting earlier this week, the federal Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) made recommendations for which groups should receive the novel influenza A:H1N1 vaccine.

IDSA Urges Changes to Address Regulatory Burdens Slowing Needed Research

Regulatory burdens are slowing important clinical research — and creating obstacles to improving patient care — according to an IDSA policy statement recently published in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Journal Club

This month: the H1N1 outbreak and recent triple-reassortant swine influenza A (H1) strains, determining the pandemic potential of H1N1, universal antenatal group B streptococcus screening, and the Diarylquinoline TMC207 and MDR-TB treatment.

Upcoming Dates to Remember


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

IDSA Fellows’ In-Training Exam
February 9-10, 2010

5th Decennial International Conference on Healthcare-Associated Infections
March 18-22, 2010
Atlanta, GA

Top Stories
From the President: IDSA’s Role in Health Care Reform
ACIP Recommends Groups for H1N1 Vaccination
IDSA Urges Changes to Address Regulatory Burdens Slowing Needed Research
Journal Club
Patient Care and Science
Review Panel Hears Range of Views on Lyme Disease
EIN: Treatment Options for H1N1 Pneumonia and Antiviral Use in Infants
Drug Approvals, Recalls, Adverse Events Update
Practice Management
“Ask the Coder” Answers Critical Care Code Questions and More
Deadline for Identity Theft Policies Extended to Nov. 1
Global ID
Highlights from the International AIDS Society Conference in South Africa
Global Center Report and Briefing Highlight HIV/AIDS and TB Co-Infection
Policy and Advocacy
IDSA, SHEA, Others Support Mandatory National Reporting of HAIs
Medicare Proposes Eliminating Payments for Consultations
FDA’s New Approach to Antimicrobials in Animals Earns Support of IDSA, Others
Your Colleagues
Congratulations, New IDSA Fellows!
Welcome, new members!
Education and Resources
Create Your Personal Annual Meeting Itinerary with the Online Program Planner
How to Manage Information Overload
IDSA Website Offers Practical Tips on Coding, Other Practice Management Issues

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