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March 2010
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From the President:
The 10 x ’20 Initiative—Ten New Antibiotics by 2020
In recognition of the imbalance between the dwindling antibacterial drug pipeline and the significant clinical need for new antibiotics to treat antibacterial-resistant infections, IDSA has launched a new advocacy campaign called the
10 x '20 initiative—an effort to mobilize key leaders and resources around a specific goal—to create an antibacterial research and development enterprise powerful enough to produce 10 new antibiotics by the year 2020.
IDSA/SHEA Release Updated Guideline for Clostridium difficile Infection

Developed by IDSA and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), an updated guideline for the diagnosis, management, and treatment of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in adults is now available. 

IDSA Journal Club

This month: Studies investigating maraviroc in the initial treatment of HIV, the low recurrence of hepatotoxicity when tuberculosis (TB) treatment is reinitiated using any of three different strategies, the effectiveness of the 7-valent pneumococcal vaccine in preventing invasive disease in adults with HIV, and the timing of HIV treatment in TB/HIV coinfection.

Upcoming dates to remember

IDSA Membership Renewal
Renew your IDSA membership now

IDSA/HIVMA Society Awards Deadline
April 1, 2010

Board of Directors Nominations Deadline
April 2, 2010

Advancement to Fellow Application Deadline
April 15, 2010

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

  • Registration Now Open
    • Early Registration Discount
      Deadline: Friday, July 23, 2010
  • Call for Abstracts Now Open
    Submission deadline: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 (5 p.m. EDT)
  • Look for further updates and announcements regarding the 48th Annual Meeting of IDSA!
Top Stories
From the President:
The 10 x ’20 Initiative—Ten New Antibiotics by 2020
IDSA/SHEA Release Updated Guideline for Clostridium difficile Infection
IDSA Journal Club
Patient Care and Science
EIN: Immunosuppressed Patients and Norovirus
Drug Approvals, Recalls, Adverse Events Update
Global ID
Fragile PEPFAR Gains Slipping Away, Ugandan Clinician Tells U.S. Lawmakers
Policy and Advocacy
Final Health Reform Bill Includes ID-Related Provisions
ID Physicians Face Challenges to Earning Federal Incentives for Electronic Health Records
Your Colleagues
Welcome, New Members!
Education & Resources
Advancement to IDSA Fellow – Application Deadline April 15
Practice Guidelines Available for iPhones and PDAs
Use Your Member Discount at the ID/HIV Career Center

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