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February 2012
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From the President:
How Is Antimicrobial Resistance Affecting Your Patients?

By sharing your front-line perspectives on how antimicrobial resistance is impacting your ability to care for patients, you can make a big difference by raising awareness about the need to address growing resistance and the lack of antimicrobial research and development.

IDSA Urges Congress, FDA to Boost Antibiotic R&D

IDSA is working to address drug resistance and the dwindling antimicrobial research and development pipeline on multiple fronts.

IDWeek 2012 Now Accepting Abstract Submissions

Submit your abstracts now for IDWeek 2012, the first-ever combined meeting of IDSA, HIVMA, the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS), Oct. 17–21, 2012, in San Diego. The deadline is May 11.

IDSA Journal Club

This month: Studies investigating linezolid versus dose-optimized vancomycin for MRSA nosocomial pneumonia; CMV infection in transplant recipients and the incidence of antiviral resistance; anti-NMDAR encephalitis and the California Encephalitis Project; reversion of positive QuantiFERON-TB results to negative in low-risk HIV-infected patients; and PFC exposure and childhood antibody response.

Upcoming dates to remember

Renew Your IDSA Membership!
Due now!

Medical Scholars Program Deadline
March 1, 2012

Joint Research Awards Deadline
March 15, 2012

IDSA Society Awards Deadline
April 2, 2012

Advancement to Fellow Deadline
April 2, 2012

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

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

Patient Care and Science
CDC Guidance for Influenza Antivirals Remains Unchanged
Medicare Website Reports Hospital CLABSI Rates
ACIP Recommends Tdap for All Adults, Including Those 65 and Older
Drug Approvals, Recalls, Adverse Events Update
Clinical Practice Management
Medicare Physician Payment Cuts Delayed for 10 Months
Global ID
Interview Series: CDC’s Role in Global HIV and TB
Experts Highlight Role of Prevention Interventions in Global AIDS Fight
PEPFAR Takes Hit in Obama’s FY2013 Budget
Policy and Advocacy
Obama’s FY2013 Budget Mixed Bag for ID, HIV/AIDS
HHS Advisory Group Recommends Voluntary Measures to Boost HCW Influenza Vaccination
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Education & Resources
CDC Lyme Disease Webinar: CME Credit Available
Adolescent Vaccination Education Materials Available
Top Stories
From the President:
How Is Antimicrobial Resistance Affecting Your Patients?
IDSA Urges Congress, FDA to Boost Antibiotic R&D
IDWeek 2012 Now Accepting Abstract Submissions
IDSA Journal Club

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