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September 2010
Policy and Advocacy
Policy and Advocacy Sessions at the IDSA Annual Meeting

The 48th Annual Meeting of IDSA, Oct. 21-24 in Vancouver, is just around the corner. Visit the meeting website to register and to find more information. You won’t want to miss these great policy-related sessions and presenters:

  • Special Plenary Session: Thursday, Oct. 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m., West Ballroom ABCD
    Research and Development of Countermeasures for ID Threats to Global Health: The Way Forward
    Anthony Fauci, MD, FIDSA

    HIV/AIDS: Response to an Epidemic, Implications for Global Health
    Eric Goosby, MD
  • Meet-the-Professor Session: Health Care Reform: How Do ID Specialists Fare?, Friday, Oct. 22, 7-8:15 a.m., Room 11-12
    Lawrence Martinelli, MD, FIDSA
  • Symposium: Influenza Vaccination of Health Care Personnel: Should Vaccination Be Mandatory?, Friday, Oct. 22, 2-4 p.m., East Ballroom ABC
    Arguments for Mandatory Influenza Vaccination of Health Care Personnel
    Edward Septimus, MD, FIDSA
    Employment Law Issues in Influenza Management
    Mark E. Edwards, JD
    Medical Issues
    Bill Borwegen, MPH
    Legal Issues Involved in Mandatory and Other Vaccination Programs in the Work Place
    Gene Mechanic, JD
  • Meet-the-Professor Session: What the ID Clinician Needs to Know about Public Reporting of Health Care-Associated Infections and Multidrug-Resistant Organisms, Saturday, Oct. 23, 7-8:15 a.m., Room 223-224
    Experience and Future Directions of Public Reporting in the U.S
    Stephen Ostroff, MD, FIDSA
    U.K. Success in Reducing MRSA Infections Through Public Reporting
    Gavin Barlow, MBChB, MD, FRCP, DTM&H
  • Edward H. Kass Lecture:  Saturday, Oct. 23, 9:15-10 a.m., West Ballroom ABCD
    The Co-Evolution of Infection Control and Antibiotic-Resistant Pathogens
    Richard Wenzel, MD, FIDSA
  • Symposium: Susceptibility Breakpoints – Controversies and Consensus, Saturday, Oct. 23, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Parkview Terrace / 1-3
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
    Katherine Laessig, MD
    The Role of the CLSI in Establishing and Revising Breakpoints
    James H. Jorgensen, PhD
    Industry
    Glenn Tillotson, PhD, FIDSA
  • Symposium: Anti-Infective Drug Development: Promises and Pitfalls, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2-4 p.m., Room 211-214
    Drug Development: Industry Hurdles
    Paul G. Ambrose, PharmD, FIDSA
    Drug Development: FDA Perspective
    Edward Cox, MD
    Novel Drugs and Targets in the Pipeline
    Paul Miller, PhD
    History of Antimicrobial Development
    George Eliopoulos, MD, FIDSA

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