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February 2013
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From the President: Telling the ID Story

The future of the ID specialty depends on attracting the best and the brightest among the next generation of physicians and scientists to our field. It’s a responsibility we all share, and we have more work to do.

Urge Lawmakers to Stop Federal Funding and Medicare Cuts
You can make a difference by urging Congress to stop across-the-board cuts in funding for all federal agencies, including a 2 percent cut in Medicare physician payments.
New Guidelines: Surgical Prophylaxis, Sepsis and Septic Shock
New practice guidelines on preventing surgical-site infections and the management of severe sepsis and septic shock are available online.
IDSA Journal Club
This month, studies investigating: daily chlorhexidine bathing and reductions in hospital-acquired bloodstream infections; donor-feces infusion for the treatment of recurrent C. difficile infection; ampicillin-ceftriaxone for E. faecalis endocarditis; and early observations from the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak.
Upcoming dates to remember

  • The combined meeting of IDSA, SHEA, HIVMA, and PIDS, Oct. 2-6, 2013, in San Francisco. Stay tuned for more information at
  • Abstract submission closes May 1, 2013, at 5 p.m. EDT

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Joint Research Awards Application Deadline
March 15, 2013

Society Awards Nomination Deadline
April 1, 2013

HIVMA Leadership Awards Nomination Deadline
April 1, 2013

Advancement to Fellow Deadline
April 1, 2013

IDSA Board of Directors Nominations Deadline
April 1, 2013

Patient Care and Science
CDC Urges Additional Steps for Preventing CRE Spread
HAI Report: Progress on Some Infections, Still Work to Be Done
New Influenza Vaccines Will Be Added to ACIP Guidance for Next Season
Clinical Practice Management
IDSA Practice Management Listserve: Are You Connected?
Global ID
Health and Justice in a Haitian Prison: Making Progress
IOM Highlights PEPFAR’s Successes, Makes Recommendations
Substandard TB Drugs Widely Used, Study Suggests
Policy and Advocacy
Momentum Builds for New Antibiotic Approval Pathway
Bill Would Allow Research on HIV-Infected Organ Donation to HIV Patients
U.S. Government Updates Policies on H5N1, Dual Use Research
Your Colleagues
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Education & Resources
Prepping for the ID Board Exam? IDSA’s Practice Exam Can Help
Online Now: Infections in Older Adults Course
Top Stories
From the President: Telling the ID Story
Urge Lawmakers to Stop Federal Funding and Medicare Cuts
New Guidelines: Surgical Prophylaxis, Sepsis and Septic Shock
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