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April 2010
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From the President: Working with our Federal Partners to Address Antibiotic Resistance

IDSA supports a broad strategic framework to address antibiotic resistance—one that encompasses drug development, surveillance, prevention and control, research, appropriate antibiotic use in food animals, and effective antimicrobial stewardship programs for human patients.

Health Reform Will Affect How ID Physicians Are Paid

The health reform bill that passed in March will affect ID clinicians and their patients in many different ways in the coming years. Several provisions will link quality measures and physician payments, while others will test new payment models. 

IDSA Journal Club

This month: Studies investigating ivermectin therapy for recalcitrant head lice, protease inhibitors and pre-term birth, the use of commonly prescribed cephalosporins, invasive fungal infections (IFIs) in solid organ transplant recipients, and bacterial meningitis and spinal procedures.

Upcoming dates to remember

  • Call for Abstracts Now Open!
    Submission deadline: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 (5 p.m. EDT)
  • Registration Now Open!
    • Early Registration Discount
      Deadline: Friday, July 23, 2010
  • Look for further updates and announcements regarding the 48th Annual Meeting of IDSA

IDSA Membership Renewal
Renew your IDSA membership now to take advantage of member rates on the Annual Meeting. 

IDSA Committee Application Deadline
May 21, 2010

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

Top Stories
From the President: Working with our Federal Partners to Address Antibiotic Resistance
Health Reform Will Affect How ID Physicians Are Paid
IDSA Journal Club
Patient Care and Science
Special Review Panel Upholds IDSA’s 2006 Lyme Disease Guidelines
EIN Update: Invasive Group A Streptococcal (GAS) Infections
Drug Approvals, Recalls, Adverse Events Update
Practice Management
Medicare Again Postpones Physician Payment Cuts
New Medicare ID Utilization Data Now Available
Global ID
New MDR-TB Treatment Program Has Early Success
Policy & Advocacy
FDA Advisory Committees Seek New Members
Your Colleagues
Welcome, New Members!
Education & Resources
Redesigned ID/HIV Career Center Offers New Features
Revised CPT Coding Resources Coming Soon
Slides from Billing and Coding Webinar Now Available

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