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June 2010
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IDSA Annual Meeting Update

The premier event in the ID field is fast approaching. The 48th Annual Meeting of IDSA, Oct. 21-24, 2010 in Vancouver, will offer cutting-edge, up-to-the-minute clinical and research information that you won’t want to miss.

The deadline for discounted registration is July 23.

IDSA, FDA, and NIAID to Hold Antibacterial Resistance Research Workshop, July 26-27

Next month, this joint workshop will bring together key researchers, physicians, regulators, and government officials to discuss the science around antibacterial resistance and new antibacterial drug and related rapid diagnostics development. Register now to view a live webcast of the workshop. 

Physicians Forced to Make Cutbacks as Medicare Eliminates Payment for Consultation Codes

Medicare’s decision to eliminate payment for consultation codes is forcing physicians to reduce services to Medicare patients, eliminate staff, and defer purchase of new equipment, according to a recent survey of several medical societies, including IDSA.

IDSA Journal Club

This month: Studies investigating safety and efficacy of childhood vaccines, antiretroviral therapy and rates of HIV transmission, the sensitivity of detecting catheter-related bloodstream infections, antibiotic therapy and treatment failure in patients hospitalized for acute exacerbations of COPD, geoclimatic influences on invasive aspergillosis after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), and long-term daptomycin use and the risk of CPK elevation.

Upcoming dates to remember

IDSA Membership Renewal
Renew your IDSA membership now to continue receiving your journals and discounts on the Annual Meeting. The deadline is June 30!

FDA/NIAID/IDSA Public Workshop: Antibacterial Resistance and Diagnostic Device and Drug Development Research for Bacterial Diseases
July 26-27, 2010
Silver Spring, MD
Register to view a free webcast of the workshop

Patient Care and Science
ACIP Adjusts Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Recommendation for Children
Influenza and Intra-Abdominal Infections Guidelines Available as Pocketcards
Drug Approvals, Recalls, Adverse Events Update
Clinical Practice Management
Physicians Narrowly Dodge 21 Percent Cuts in Medicare Payments
Medicare Internet Enrollment Deadline is July 6
GAO Report Calls for Study of Medicare Coverage of Home Infusion Therapy
Another Delay on FTC’s ‘Red Flag’ Rule on Identity Theft
Global ID
Preparing for the Future of Global HIV/AIDS Funding
Policy and Advocacy
IDSA Urges Action on Antibiotic Development at Congressional Hearing
AMA Endorses 10 x ’20 Initiative
Your Colleagues
Members on the Move
Welcome, New Members!
Education & Resources
Revised CPT Coding Resources Available
Top Stories
IDSA Annual Meeting Update
IDSA, FDA, and NIAID to Hold Antibacterial Resistance Research Workshop, July 26-27
Physicians Forced to Make Cutbacks as Medicare Eliminates Payment for Consultation Codes
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