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January 2010
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Haiti Disaster Response Resources

Following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, IDSA encourages members to contribute to disaster relief efforts. As ID specialists, we are especially aware of the vital need to not only aid the disaster recovery but also prevent the spread of infectious diseases from becoming yet another terrible result of the earthquake.

IDSA Updates Guideline for Management of Cryptococcal Disease

An updated IDSA guideline on cryptococcal disease addresses cryptococcal meningoencephalitis in HIV and organ transplant patients, as well as patients who do not have these risk factors. Specific recommendations are made for other unique risk populations.

New Guideline for Intra-Abdominal Infection Released
Updated guidelines from IDSA and the Surgical Infection Society incorporate new recommendations for managing intra-abdominal infection in children and provide guidance for treating appendicitis in patients of all ages and for necrotizing enterocolitis in newborns.
IDSA Journal Club

This month: Antibiotic prophylaxis for dental procedures and prosthetic joint infection, epidemiology of bacterial colonization and infections in long-term care facilities and ICUs, adjunctive therapy in pediatric meningitis, virological outcomes and incidence of HIV-1 drug resistance, and chlorhexidine-alcohol vs. povidone-iodine for the prevention of surgical site infections.

Upcoming Dates to Remember

IDSA Membership Renewal
Renew your IDSA membership now!

Fellows In-Training Exam
February 9-10, 2010

Joint Research Awards application deadline
February 12, 2010 (5:00 EST) 

Medical Scholars Program application deadline
March 1, 2010 (5:00 EST)

Fifth Decennial International Conference on Healthcare-Associated Infections
March 18-22, 2010
Atlanta, GA
Pre-registration deadline: February 19, 2010

SHEA/CDC Fundamentals of Healthcare Epidemiology Course
May 22-25, 2010
St. Louis, MO


  • Call for Abstracts Now Open!
    Submission deadline: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 (5 p.m. EDT)
  • Look out for further updates and announcements regarding the 48th Annual Meeting of IDSA!
Top Stories
Haiti Disaster Response Resources
IDSA Updates Guideline for Management of Cryptococcal Disease
New Guideline for Intra-Abdominal Infection Released
IDSA Journal Club
Patient Care and Science
Novel Influenza Strain Raises Questions for Care of HIV Patients
Spiraling Empiricism: When in Doubt, Put on Blindfold and Shoot
Drug Approvals, Recalls, Adverse Events Update
Practice Management
Medicare Update: Payment Cuts for Consultation Codes Go Into Effect
Global ID
Collaboration Provides Training in Pediatric HIV Treatment
HIVMA, Global Center Members Decry Anti-Gay Bill in Uganda
Policy and Advocacy
Survey Reveals Adult Immunization Practices of IDSA Members
Your Colleagues
In Memoriam: Walter E. Stamm, MD, FIDSA (1945-2009)
Members on the Move
Welcome, New Members!
Education & Resources
Apply Now for the 2010 Joint Research Awards
2010 Medical Scholars Program: Application Deadline March 1
New IDSA Teaching Guidelines Emphasize Active Learning
IDSA Enters Publishing Partnership with Oxford University Press
Infections in Older Adults Website Now Available

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