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October/November 2011
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From the President: Staying Focused in Challenging Times

IDSA’s commitment to serving the needs of its diverse membership remains as strong as ever. The Society will continue to pursue key priorities in the year ahead on behalf of members in a rapidly evolving environment that includes challenging fiscal realities.

IDSA 2011: Annual Meeting Reminders

Claim CME/CPE credit for attending the 49th Annual Meeting of IDSA in Boston, order audio and synchronized speaker slides of meeting sessions, and access slides from the Presidential Plenary.

EIN Update: Pertussis Immunization and Protection in an Outbreak

Members of EIN recently discussed pertussis immunization and what level of protection can limit the spread of the disease during an outbreak. 

IDSA Journal Club

This month: Studies investigating fecal transplant for recurrent C. diff infection; a novel hemoplasma species causing human fever and anemia; antibiotic resistance as an ancient phenomenon predating human use of antibiotics; when to start ART in HIV-infected adults on pulmonary TB therapy; and HIV-1 drug resistance across Africa.

Upcoming dates to remember


  • The first-ever combined meeting of IDSA,SHEA, HIVMA, and PIDS, Oct.17-21, 2012, in San Diego. Learn more online!  

HIVMA Minority Clinical Fellowship Deadline
Dec. 9, 2011

Renew Your IDSA Membership!
Due Jan. 1, 2012

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

International AIDS Society AIDS 2012
July 22-27, 2012 – Washington, D.C.

  • Abstract submission opens Dec. 1.
Patient Care and Science
MRSA Guidelines Slide Set Available
Drug Approvals, Recalls, Adverse Events Update
Global ID
Sec. Clinton Calls for “AIDS-free Generation”
Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria Halts New Grants Until 2014
Vaginal Gel Arm of HIV Prevention Study Halted
Policy and Advocacy
CDC Issues New Roadmap for Preventing ID Threats
IDSA Responds to Proposed Common Rule Reforms
FDA Influenza Antiviral Guidance for Industry Improved, But Concerns Remain
Increased Funding for NIH Vital to Nation’s Health
FDA Needs More Funding
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Education & Resources
New ID and HIV MOC Modules Available
IDSA Fellows In-Training Exam: Dec. 6 Registration Deadline
Implementing CLSI Breakpoints for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing
Top Stories
From the President: Staying Focused in Challenging Times
IDSA 2011: Annual Meeting Reminders
EIN Update: Pertussis Immunization and Protection in an Outbreak
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