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February 2010
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From the President: Moving the Needle on Adult Immunization

Despite high rates of childhood immunization, millions of American adults go without routine and recommended vaccinations each year. A new report from IDSA and Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) highlights the troubling statistics and underscores the need for all of us to be supportive of adult vaccination, including with our colleagues in other medical specialties.

IDSA Releases Guideline For Catheter-Associated UTIs
A new IDSA guideline addresses the diagnosis, prevention, and management of adults with catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CA-UTIs), both symptomatic and asymptomatic.
Help IDSA Find Patients with Gram-Negative Resistant Infections and MRSA
IDSA needs your help in putting a human face on the problem of antimicrobial resistance and in advancing the Society’s 10 x ‘20 initiative, which calls for a global commitment to develop 10 new antibiotics by 2020.
IDSA Journal Club

This month: Studies investigate longer durations of antibiotic therapy for Lyme disease, acid suppressing drugs and recurrent pneumonia, monoclonal antibodies against recurrent Clostridium difficile disease, virologic outcomes when switching from lopinavir-ritonavir to raltegravir-based antiretroviral therapy, and Rickettsia 364D, a newly recognized cause of eschar-associated illness.

Upcoming dates to remember

IDSA Membership Renewal
Renew your IDSA membership now!

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

IDSA/HIVMA Society Awards deadline
April 1, 2010

Call for Nominations deadline
April 2, 2010

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

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
From the President: Moving the Needle on Adult Immunization
IDSA Releases Guideline For Catheter-Associated UTIs
Help IDSA Find Patients with Gram-Negative Resistant Infections and MRSA
IDSA Journal Club
Patient Care and Science
EIN: Preoperative Screening for MRSA
ACIP Recommends Annual Influenza Vaccination for Nearly Everyone
Comments Sought for Guidelines on Antimicrobial Prophylaxis in Surgery
Drug Approvals, Recalls, Adverse Events Update
Practice Management
Congress Fails to Avert Steep Physician Payment Cuts
Global ID
Global Center Responds to Administrationís Global Health Initiative Plan
Policy and Advocacy
IDSA Highlights Concerns About Antimicrobial Use in Animals
Presidentís FY 2011 Budget Falls Short on ID Programs
Your Colleagues
Members on the Move
Welcome, New Members!
Education & Resources
2010 Society Awards: Application Deadline April 1
How to Manage Information Overload
ďAsk the CoderĒ Answers CPT Questions

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