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January 2011
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From the President: The Intersection of Human and Animal Health

Recognizing the importance of the fundamental linkages between human and animal health, and their relevance to public health, concerned members of both disciplines are urging greater interdisciplinary collaboration and communication, under an approach known as “One Health.”

IDSA Releases Guideline for Treatment of MRSA Infections

IDSA’s first-ever practice guideline for the treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections in adults and children is now available.

Updated IDSA Guideline on Fever and Neutropenia

An updated IDSA guideline provides guidance for treating cancer patients who develop either fever of unknown etiology or documented infections during chemotherapy-induced neutropenia.

IDSA Journal Club

This month, studies investigating: the efficacy of two doses of varicella vaccine, the use of rifaximin for irritable bowel syndrome, pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention, an update on the impact of foodborne illnesses, and short- versus long-term antimicrobial treatment for acute hematogenous osteomyelitis in children.

Upcoming dates to remember

Renew Your IDSA Membership!
Due Now

Fellows In-Training Exam
February 8-9, 2011

Medical Scholars Program Deadline
March 1, 2011

Joint Research Awards Deadline
March 15, 2011

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

Patient Care and Science
CLSI Publishes New Breakpoints for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing
CDC Issues Guidance on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV Prevention
Additional Practice Guidelines Now Available as Pocketcards
Drug Approvals, Recalls, Adverse Events Update
Clinical Practice Management
PQRS and E-Prescribing Resources for ID Physicians
Physicians Excluded from FTC’s Identity Theft Rule
Global ID
New Report Calls for Expanded Use of Male Circumcision to Prevent HIV
Policy and Advocacy
FDA Releases Data on Antibiotic Use on the Farm
IDSA Continues to Weigh In on Consultation Codes
Your Colleagues
Members on the Move
Welcome, New Members!
Education & Resources
IDSA Influenza Conference Available Online, with CME Credit
New Fellowship in Transplant ID Available: 2011 Joint Research Awards
Online CME Available: Antimicrobial Stewardship in a Community Hospital
ABIM Foundation Grants Available for Medical Professionalism Efforts
Top Stories
From the President: The Intersection of Human and Animal Health
IDSA Releases Guideline for Treatment of MRSA Infections
Updated IDSA Guideline on Fever and Neutropenia
IDSA Journal Club

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