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June 2011
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From the President: Improving Communication With Members
Later this summer, IDSA and HIVMA will launch redesigned websites, part of our broader commitment to improve communication with members and provide the valuable services that members expect. The main goals are to improve the sites’ functionality, make them easier to use, and allow members to more easily access the content that is most relevant to them and to customize their online experience.
Changes Needed to Allow Reimbursement for ID Physicians’ Systems-Level Activities, IDSA Says

IDSA continues to advocate for changes to assist ID physicians in receiving adequate reimbursement for providing infection prevention, antimicrobial stewardship, and other services that may not involve direct patient care but that avoid complications and their associated health care costs.

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This months, studies investigating: molecular assays to detect congenital cytomegalovirus infection, changes in the epidemiology of bacterial meningitis, the effect of corticosteroids on the clinical course of community acquired-pneumonia, and intraventricular antibiotics for post-neurosurgical meningitis or ventriculitis.

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
IDSA Practice Guideline Translations Now Online
EIN Update: Syphilitic Scleritis and Screening Dilemmas for Syphilis
Drug Approvals, Recalls, Adverse Events Update
Clinical Practice Management
Report Details Participation and Payment Amounts for CMS Incentive Programs
Global ID
UN AIDS Declaration Sets Ambitious Goals, Falls Short in Some Areas
Drs. John G. Bartlett, Wafaa El-Sadr, Eric Goosby, and Others Reflect on 30 Years of AIDS
Policy and Advocacy
IDSA Addresses Adult Vaccination
HHS Seeks Input on HIPAA’s Regulatory Burden on Research
New Bills Focus on Incentives for Antibiotic Development and Home Infusion Therapy Coverage
Your Colleagues
Members on the Move
Welcome, New Members!
Education & Resources
ID and HIV Maintenance of Certification Modules Available
ID/HIV Career Center Helps You Meet Your Match
Top Stories
From the President: Improving Communication With Members
Changes Needed to Allow Reimbursement for ID Physicians’ Systems-Level Activities, IDSA Says
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