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October 2010
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NIAID Director Highlights Need for Preparedness Against ID Threats

Anthony Fauci, MD, FIDSA, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), laid out a comprehensive plan for improving the nation’s response to a range of infectious disease threats at the 48th Annual Meeting of IDSA in Vancouver.

Even With Budget Constraints, U.S. Response to Global HIV/AIDS Is Powerful

The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has faced budget pressures in recent years, but nevertheless has made a tremendous impact on the lives of people with HIV/AIDS, according to Eric Goosby, MD, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, who spoke at the IDSA Annual Meeting.

IDSA Journal Club

This month: Studies investigating the widespread presence of NDM-1 in Enterobacteriaceae in India, Pakistan, and the UK; excessive diagnostic testing and broad antibiotic use for SSTIs; safety and immunogenicity of HPV vaccine in HIV-infected men; and the survival of hepatitis C virus in syringes.

Upcoming dates to remember

Seasonal & Pandemic Influenza 2011 Meeting
January 26–28, 2011
Arlington, VA

Fellows In-Training Exam
February 8–9, 2011

Look out for further updates and announcements regarding the 49th Annual Meeting of IDSA!

Patient Care and Science
EIN Update: Multidrug-Resistant Gram-Negative Infections
NIAID Funds Four Antimicrobial Resistance Clinical Trials
ACIP Targets Pertussis Vaccination Gaps
“Get Smart” Week Urges Appropriate Antibiotic Use
IDSA Resources for Mobile Devices Now Available for iPad
Drug Approvals, Recalls, Adverse Events Update
Clinical Practice Management
Physician Payment Cuts Again Looming
Medicare Internet Enrollment Deadline is Jan. 3, 2011
E&M Service Codes Face Higher Scrutiny, Some Claims Delayed
Global ID
Pakistan Flood Response Resources
Hearing Rebuts Myths about PEPFAR’s Impact
Science Speaks, the Center’s Blog, Has New Home
Policy and Advocacy
House Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Spur Antibiotic Development
ID Experts Outline Framework to Eliminate HAIs
Your Colleagues
New IDSA, HIVMA Board Members Take Office in Vancouver
Congratulations to the 2010 Society Award Winners!
Members on the Move
Welcome, New Members!
Education & Resources
How to Claim CME/CPE Credit from the IDSA Annual Meeting
Online Infection Control Course Recently Updated
Invasive Mycoses Online CME Activity Available
Top Stories
NIAID Director Highlights Need for Preparedness Against ID Threats
Even With Budget Constraints, U.S. Response to Global HIV/AIDS Is Powerful
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