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September 2012
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From the President: Volunteers Are Critical to IDSA’s Work

Member volunteers play a crucial role in the Society’s work, in a variety of ways. IDSA’s accomplishments would not be possible without the hard work of these volunteers.

Updated Guideline on Group A Streptococcal Pharyngitis Now Online

IDSA’s updated guideline for the diagnosis and management of group A streptococcal pharyngitis is now available, along with an audio podcast featuring Stanford T. Shulman, MD, the lead guideline author.

EIN Update: West Nile Cases Underscore Lack of Treatment Data
A recent discussion highlighted the recent increase in West Nile virus encephalitis cases and the lack of data on treatment.
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This month, studies investigating: doxycycline’s effect on Clostridium difficile in patients with community-acquired pneumonia; sinus irrigation with tap water via neti pots and fatal Naegleria meningoencephalitis; and human papillomavirus vaccination and herd immunity.

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 FAQs section!
  • Don’t miss the IDSA Presidential Forum, 6 to 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19, in Ballroom 20 ABCD in the San Diego Convention Center. 
  • The lineup of keynote speakers, including bios, is online.
  • Plan which sessions to attend by using the Interactive Program Planner.
Patient Care and Science
Hospitals Required to Report HCW Influenza Vaccination Data in 2013
C. difficile Updates, Related Sessions at IDWeek
Drug Approvals, Recalls, Adverse Events Update
Clinical Practice Management
CMS to Include Maintenance of Certification in Incentive Program
Global ID
Thai HIV Vaccine Trial Yields More News
The Role of HIV-Related Stigma in Maternal Care in Kenya
HIV’s Impact on Men Who Have Sex with Men
Policy and Advocacy
IDSA Issues Updated Influenza Principles for U.S. Action
IDSA, HIVMA Urge Congress to Protect Public Health Funding
IDSA Offers Recommendations for Antibiotic Clinical Trial Designs
Action Needed to Address Resistance, Spur R&D, Expand Immunizations
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EIN Update: West Nile Cases Underscore Lack of Treatment Data
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