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February 2011
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From the President: Nurturing the Next Generation of ID Physicians and Scientists

We can all recall the invaluable guidance and support we received from mentors and others early in our careers. Investing in young physicians and investigators is a great way to provide vital support to those who are the future of our field. IDSA pursues this important goal in many ways.

Updated IDSA/ESCMID Guideline for Uncomplicated Cystitis

Developed by IDSA and the European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID), an updated guideline for the treatment of acute uncomplicated cystitis and pyelonephritis in women is now available online.

IDSA Journal Club

This month, studies investigating: fidaxomicin for the treatment of Clostridium difficile infection; nontuberculous mycobacterial cervicofacial lymphadenitis in children; the benefits of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination in males; and stem cell transplantation as an HIV “cure.”

Upcoming dates to remember

Renew your IDSA Membership!
Due Now

Medical Scholars Program Deadline
March 1, 2011

Joint Research Awards Deadline
March 15, 2011

Society Awards Nomination Deadline
April 1, 2011

Call for IDSA Board Nominations Deadline
April 1, 2011

Advancement to Fellow Deadline
April 1, 2011

Patient Care and Science
NIAID Seeks Input on ID Clinical Trials Network
EIN Update: Antimicrobial Prophylaxis and Neurosurgical Procedures
U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
ACIP Urges Pertussis Vaccination for Health Care Workers
Drug Approvals, Recalls, Adverse Events Update
2011 Immunization Schedules Now Online
Clinical Practice Management
Electronic Health Records and “Meaningful Use” Incentives
“Ask the Coder” Answers CPT Questions
Physician Compensation Survey Now Available
Global ID
Science Speaks Blog to Host Series on Medical Male Circumcision
What Lies Ahead for Global AIDS and TB: A Discussion with Gates Foundation Leaders
Policy and Advocacy
President’s FY 2012 Budget Strengthens ID Programs
IDSA Weighs in on Health Care Reform Provisions
Your Colleagues
Call for Nominations for the 2011 IDSA Election
Members on the Move
Welcome, New Members!
Education & Resources
IDSA Influenza Conference Available Online, with CME Credit
Antimicrobial Resistance CME Activity Available Online
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Top Stories
From the President: Nurturing the Next Generation of ID Physicians and Scientists
Updated IDSA/ESCMID Guideline for Uncomplicated Cystitis
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