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May 2011
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From the President: Valuing, Enhancing, and Leveraging IDSA’s Diverse Membership

The training, experience, and career paths of infectious diseases specialists cover a unique cross-section of medicine. It’s not surprising, then, that IDSA’s membership includes a diverse group of professionals performing an impressive range of clinical and public health work, research, scholarship, and teaching.

Register Now for IDSA 2011

Don’t miss the pre-eminent meeting in infectious diseases—IDSA’s 49th Annual Meeting, Oct. 20-23, 2011, in Boston.

A Visual Tour of the Annual Meeting Website

IDSA’s new Annual Meeting website gives IDSA and HIVMA members quick and easy access to all the features of the Annual Meeting in Boston.

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This month, studies investigating: the impact of vancomycin exposure on patients with MRSA bacteremia, antibiotic resistance in the environment, the prevention of health care-associated MRSA infections, and alternate hepatitis B vaccine strategies for HIV-infected patients.
Upcoming dates to remember

Renew your IDSA Membership!
Due Now

  • Register and secure hotel reservations early to ensure the best deals! The early registration discount deadline is July 29.
  • The Preliminary Program and the Interactive Program Planner are now online. Download the program or access the current speaker line-up!
  • The deadline for late breaker abstract submission is Aug. 12.
  • Applications for Affiliated Events, such as alumni receptions, are now being accepted online.
Patient Care and Science
Drug Shortages Remain a Serious Problem
EIN Update: Highly Resistant M. abscessus Bacteremia
Drug Approvals, Recalls, Adverse Events Update
Clinical Practice Management
Medicare Data Suggests Changes in ID Physicians’ Coding Practices
June 30 Deadline for E-Prescribing Incentive Program
Coding for Outpatient Infusion Therapy with Portable Pumps
Global ID
Reflecting on 30 Years of HIV/AIDS: Drs. Anthony Fauci, John G. Bartlett, and Others
Major Study Finds Early HIV Treatment Prevents New Infections, Preserves Health
Doctors Urge Sen. Scott Brown to Champion Global Health
Policy and Advocacy
IDSA Promotes Science-Based Approach to Lyme Disease
Pew Campaign Focuses on Moms to Highlight Antibiotic Use on the Farm
FY2012 Budget: IDSA, HIVMA, and Global Center Highlight Funding Priorities
Your Colleagues
Members on the Move
Welcome, New Members!
Education & Resources
IDSA’s Social Networking Tools
“Ask the Coder” Answers CPT Questions
Top Stories
From the President: Valuing, Enhancing, and Leveraging IDSA’s Diverse Membership
Register Now for IDSA 2011
A Visual Tour of the Annual Meeting Website
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