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April 2013
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From the President: Your Voice Can Make a Difference

A new program, rolling out this month, provides a great way for members to get more involved in the Society by making their voices heard on a range of important public policy issues affecting ID and HIV.

IDSA Report: Antibiotic Pipeline Progress “Alarmingly Elusive”

Despite the desperate need for new antibiotics, only one new systemic antibiotic has been approved since IDSA launched the 10 x ’20 initiative in 2010. 

“Ask the Coder” Your Tough Coding Questions

This online resource for members and their office staff recently tackled queries on coding for vaccinations and preventive medicine counseling for travel clinic services.

IDSA Journal Club

This month, studies investigating: the increasing incidence of coccidioidomycosis in the United States; daily chlorhexidine bathing and bacteremia among critically ill children; combination therapy for cryptococcal meningitis; and antibiotic prescribing and stewardship in the outpatient setting.

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

Renew Your IDSA Membership!
Due now!

ABIM Subspecialty Certification Exam Scheduling Deadline
May 1, 2013

Patient Care and Science
EIN Update: Antimicrobials, Heart Rhythm Effects, and Monitoring
Guideline-Related Tools Available from IDSA
CDC Issues H7N9 Health Advisory for Clinicians
Clinical Practice Management
Report Details ID Participation in CMS Incentive Programs
Global ID
High Court Hears Arguments in “Anti-Prostitution Pledge” Case
Report from Mozambique: Workshop to Scale Up HIV/TB Activities
Obama Budget Continues Support for Global Fund, Cuts PEPFAR Funds
Policy and Advocacy
President’s Budget Supports Some ID/HIV Priorities, Shortchanges Others
Thousands Rally to Support Medical Research in D.C.
More Data Needed on Antimicrobial Use in Animals
Redefined Scope, Additional Guidance Needed in DURC Oversight Policy for Institutions
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Education & Resources
Free IDSA Lyme Disease Online Course Offers CME Credit
Bright Minds Turn to the ID/HIV Career Center
Top Stories
From the President: Your Voice Can Make a Difference
IDSA Report: Antibiotic Pipeline Progress “Alarmingly Elusive”
“Ask the Coder” Your Tough Coding Questions
IDSA Journal Club

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