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July/August 2011
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From the President: Setting Priorities for IDSA’s Future

When living in challenging times, it’s wise to periodically reassess the path we are on. The IDSA Board of Directors met in June for a strategic planning session to identify the Society’s top priorities for the next two to three years.

IDSA 2011: See You in Boston!

It’s not too late to register for the pre-eminent meeting in infectious diseases—IDSA’s 49th Annual Meeting, Oct. 20-23, 2011, in Boston.

As Anti-Infective Shortages Continue, GAO to Study Problem
Drug shortages, including those of key antibiotics, continue to cause concerns among health care providers and, increasingly, some policymakers in Washington. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is now studying the problem, at the request of Congress.
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This month, studies investigating: the effects of surgical vs. N-95 masks and evidence for transocular entry of seasonal influenza; antibiotic overuse and acute pediatric visits for asthma; the E. coli outbreak in Germany; and dexamethasone in community-acquired pneumonia and the length of hospital stays.

Upcoming dates to remember

  • Register and secure hotel reservations early to ensure the best deals! Online registration closes Sept. 23.
  • 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.
  • Registration is open for a premeeting workshop featuring IDSA’s new MOC Self-Evaluation Modules in General ID and HIV, which will be held Thursday, Oct. 20, 8 a.m.-noon.
  • Applications for Affiliated Events, such as alumni receptions, are now being accepted online.

5th Annual IDSA Fellows In-Training Exam
Feb. 7-8, 2012

Patient Care and Science
CDC Offers Guide on Infection Control for Outpatient Settings
Gonorrhea Susceptibility to Cephalosporins May Be Declining, CDC Reports
EIN Update: GNR Bacteremia Following Urologic Surgery
Drug Approvals, Recalls, Adverse Events Update
Clinical Practice Management
Income for ID Physicians Up in 2010
Medicare Payment Cuts Again Looming for 2012
Physicians Must Start EHR Reporting Soon to Earn 2011 Incentive Payments
Global ID
Research Highlights from the International AIDS Conference
Hill Staff to Tour HIV and TB Programs in Kenya with Global Center
Illinois Health Providers Urge Support for Domestic and Global AIDS Programs
Restriction on AIDS Funding Violates First Amendment, Court Rules
Policy and Advocacy
HHS Seeks Input on Major Changes to Rules Protecting Human Research Subjects
IDSA, HIVMA Urge Balanced Approach to Reducing Deficit that Protects Health
Your Colleagues
Vote for the IDSA and HIVMA Boards of Directors
Congratulations, New IDSA Fellows!
Members on the Move
Welcome, New Members!
Top Stories
From the President: Setting Priorities for IDSA’s Future
IDSA 2011: See You in Boston!
As Anti-Infective Shortages Continue, GAO to Study Problem
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