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September 2009
Vol. 19 No. 9
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From the President: Protecting HCWs from Novel H1N1

Since the initial novel H1N1 influenza outbreak last spring, IDSA members have been among the many health care workers (HCWs) on the front lines, providing clinical care to patients with suspected or confirmed cases. 

IDSA Annual Meeting Reminders and Updates

If you attend only one ID event this year, make it the 47th Annual Meeting of IDSA. The premier meeting in the ID field will offer cutting edge, up-to-the-minute updates on pandemic and seasonal influenza, antibiotic resistance, HIV/AIDS clinical advances, and more. 

IDSA Journal Club

This month: novel H1N1 influenza and severe respiratory disease, influenza shedding and patient isolation, MRSA carriage and household transmission after discharge, cefazolin failure in patients with MSSA infections, and corticosteroids and antivirals for Bell palsy. 

Upcoming Dates to Remember

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

  • Discount deadline – September 30  
  • Session submission deadline for 2010 – November 6

IDSA Fellows’ In-Training Exam
February 9-10, 2010
Registration opens November 3, 2009

SHEA/CDC Fundamentals of Healthcare Epidemiology Course
October 9, 2009
Garden Grove, CA

IDSA/FDA Workshop:  Advancing Clinical Development of Molecular and Other Diagnostic Tests for Respiratory Tract Infections
November 12-13, 2009
Silver Spring, MD

5th Decennial International Conference on Healthcare-Associated Infections
March 18-22, 2010
Atlanta, GA
Abstract submission deadline – November 16, 2009

Top Stories
From the President: Protecting HCWs from Novel H1N1
IDSA Annual Meeting Reminders and Updates
IDSA Journal Club
Patient Care and Science
EIN: H1N1 and HCW Reassignment Questions
NIAID Funds Research on Shorter Antimicrobial Regimens
“Get Smart” Week Targets Inappropriate Antibiotic Use
Drug Approvals, Recalls, Adverse Events Update
Practice Management
Annual Meeting Features Helpful Practice Management Sessions
What ID Physicians Are Paid
Global ID
South African Clinic Successfully Integrates HIV/TB Care
New NIH Director Cites Global Health Among Top Priorities
Policy and Advocacy
IDSA Urges Changes in Adverse Event Reporting for Research
Help Us Oppose Elimination of Consultation Payments
IDSA Highlights Ways to Spur Development of New Antibiotics in FDA Meeting
HIVMA Urges Health Reformers to Remember People with HIV
HIVMA, IDSA Call for Repeal of Needle Exchange Federal Funding Ban
Your Colleagues
IDSA Recognized for Combating Antibiotic Resistance
Members on the Move
Welcome, New Members!
Education & Resources
Show Your Commitment to Influenza Vaccination
Vaccine Safety Fellowship Available

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