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September 2011
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From the President: A Year in Review

Although we certainly live in challenging times, the Society’s commitment to work for the good of patients, public health, and our diverse membership remains incredibly strong. Some highlights from the past year illustrate the progress IDSA is making in high priority areas.

IDSA, PIDS Release Guidelines for Treating CAP in Children

The first national guidelines for the management of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in infants and children are now available.

Quick Guide to the New IDSA Website

While the newly redesigned IDSA website has a new look, the real change is in the overall user experience. You can browse and engage our website in whole new ways.

IDSA Journal Club

This month, studies investigating: outcomes of C. difficile-associated diarrhea in patients using concomitant antibiotics; a possible new broad-spectrum antiviral; daily azithromycin for the prevention of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations; and exposure to varicella zoster virus and risk of herpes zoster.

Upcoming dates to remember


  • The Preliminary Program and the Interactive Program Planner are online. Download the program or access the current speaker line-up!

HIVMA Minority Clinical Fellowship Deadline
Dec. 9, 2011

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

July 22-27, 2012 – Washington, D.C.

  • Abstract submission opens Dec. 1.
Patient Care and Science
CDC Makes New Recommendations for Influenza Immunization
EIN Update: CBC Monitoring for ID-Related Diseases
Drug Approvals, Recalls, Adverse Events Update
Global ID
Armed with Research on Early HIV Treatment, HIVMA and Global Center Make Case for More Funding
Congressional Staff Tours U.S.-funded HIV and TB programs in Kenya with Global Center
Science Speaks Interviews Key PEPFAR Staff
Policy and Advocacy
Policy Conference Addresses Lack of New Antibiotics
FDA Rolls Out New Foodborne Illness Response Network
Input Due Oct. 26 on Changes to Rules Protecting Human Research Subjects
IDSA Urges Fix to Flawed Medicare Physician Payment Formula
Your Colleagues
IDSA Congratulates the 2011 Joint Research Award Winners
Congratulations to the 2011 Medical Scholars Program Recipients
In Memoriam: Richard B. Hornick, MD, FIDSA (1929-2011)
Members on the Move
Welcome, New Members!
Education & Resources
New Toolkit Aims to Increase Pneumococcal Immunization in Adults
HIVMA Minority Clinical Fellowship Program: December 9 Application Deadline
Top Stories
From the President: A Year in Review
IDSA, PIDS Release Guidelines for Treating CAP in Children
Quick Guide to the New IDSA Website
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