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September 2010
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From the President: Looking Back, Looking Ahead
As my term as IDSA president nears its end, I want to tell each of you what an honor it has been to serve as your president during this year of important milestones for the Society. I am happy to report that IDSA’s commitment to work for the greater good of our patients, public health, and our members remains strong and continues to grow.
IDSA Annual Meeting Update
The premier meeting in the infectious diseases field is almost here. If you attend only one ID event this year, make it the 48th Annual Meeting of IDSA. The in-depth program is filled with the latest, cutting-edge updates on influenza, antibiotic resistance, emerging infections, HIV/AIDS clinical advances, global health issues, and more.
IDSA Journal Club
This month: Studies investigating cellulitis in the time of MRSA; ceftaroline versus vancomycin plus aztreonam in the treatment of cSSSI; rapid detection of tuberculosis and rifampin resistance; and associations between exposure to acyclovir, valacyclovir, and famciclovir in the first trimester of pregnancy and risk of major birth defects.

Upcoming dates to remember

 

Seasonal & Pandemic Influenza 2011 Meeting

  • January 26 – 28, 2011
    Arlington, VA
Patient Care and Science
EIN Update: Varicella-Zoster Virus and Acyclovir Resistance
Drug Approvals, Recalls, Adverse Events Update
Additional Practice Guidelines Now Available for Mobile Devices
Clinical Practice Management
Clinical Practice Management Sessions at the IDSA Annual Meeting
Income for ID Physicians Dropped in 2009
Updated Infection Control Reimbursement Resources Now Online
Global ID
Global Health Sessions at the IDSA Annual Meeting
Center Gives Hill Staff First-Hand View of HIV/AIDS in Africa
Film Screening, Panel Highlight Integrating Health Systems
Clinical Research Fellows Educate Lawmakers on Value of Global HIV/TB Programs
Policy and Advocacy
Policy and Advocacy Sessions at the IDSA Annual Meeting
IDSA, SHEA Strengthen HCW Influenza Immunization Policies
FDA’s Guidance Doesn’t Go Far Enough to Limit Antibiotic Use on the Farm, IDSA Says
IDSA Urges Better Payments and Coverage for ID Services
IDSA Weighs in on Medicare’s Plans for Value-Based Payments
Your Colleagues
IDSA Congratulates the 2010 Joint Research Award Winners
Congratulations to the 2010 Medical Scholars Program Recipients
Welcome, New Members!
Education and Resources
IDSA Offers Social Networking Tools
ID/HIV Career Center at the 2010 Annual Meeting
Top Stories
From the President: Looking Back, Looking Ahead
IDSA Annual Meeting Update
IDSA Journal Club

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