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December 2011/January 2012
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From the President: IDSA Needs You, More Than Ever

The year ahead will be pivotal for the infectious diseases specialty. IDSA will need your help—this year more than ever—in sharing the important perspectives of ID and HIV specialists with Congress, federal, state, and local agencies, and your local hospitals and health care organizations on key issues.

NIAID Seeks Lead Investigators for Antibacterial Resistance Clinical Research Network

The leadership group of investigators will be responsible for designing, prioritizing, implementing, and managing the new network’s clinical research agenda, including soliciting research ideas from the community. Apply now.

EIN Update: Cases of M. abscessus Continue to Pose Treatment Challenges
EIN members recently reported several cases of Mycobacterium abscessus, highlighting the range of infections this organism causes as well as the difficulty in treating it.
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This month: Studies investigating environmental factors that impact hepatitis C virus transmission; long-term follow-up of periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis, and cervical adenitis syndrome patients; short-course combination therapy for latent tuberculosis; and weekly atovaquone-proguanil for malaria prevention.

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 by reading the new FAQs section!

Renew Your IDSA Membership!
Due now!

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

Medical Scholars Program Deadline
March 1, 2012

Joint Research Awards Deadline
March 15, 2012

IDSA Society Awards Deadline
April 2, 2012

SHEA Spring 2012: Advancing Healthcare Epidemiology and Antimicrobial Stewardship
April 13-16, 2012 – Jacksonville, FL

Patient Care and Science
Drug Approvals, Recalls, Adverse Events Update
Clinical Practice Management
Help Boost ID Participation in Physician Compensation Survey
Webinar: Billing and Coding Update for 2012
Congress Should Repeal Flawed Physician Payment Formula
IDSA Comments on Medicare Conditions of Participation
Global ID
Early HIV Treatment Study Named Breakthrough of the Year
PEPFAR Takes Hit, Military HIV Research Program Survives
Level of HIV in Blood Major Factor in Sexual Transmission
“Totally” Drug Resistant TB in India
Policy and Advocacy
FDA Limits Cephalosporin Use in Food Animals
IDSA, PIDS, SHEA Urge Mandatory HCW Influenza Vaccination
Organ Transplant Guidelines Should Take Balanced Approach
IDSA Raises Alarm on Anti-Infective Drug Shortages
ID Funding Should Be Federal Budget Priority
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Education & Resources
Antimicrobial Resistance CME Activity Available Online
Discount for IDSA Members on OUP Books
Top Stories
From the President: IDSA Needs You, More Than Ever
NIAID Seeks Lead Investigators for Antibacterial Resistance Clinical Research Network
EIN Update: Cases of M. abscessus Continue to Pose Treatment Challenges
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