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August-September 2013
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IDSA/Avalere Study Demonstrates the Value of the ID Specialist
Study released in Clinical Infectious Diseases provides documented evidence that early intervention by an infectious disease (ID) specialist saves lives and reduces medical costs.
From the President: Year in Review

In 2000, the late Nobel laureate, Joshua Lederberg wrote in reference to the struggle to address antibiotic resistance, that it’s “our wits versus their genes.” In 2013, we used our wits and determination to anticipate and counter microbial threats to health.

CDC Report Puts Spotlight on Threat of Antibiotic Resistance

Report recommends four core actions to stop the spread of resistance that are closely aligned with the goals of IDSA, and we have been working with the CDC, congressional champions and coalition partners to build upon the momentum generated by this report and spur meaningful policy actions.

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This month studies investigating: Health Care- and Community-Acquired P. aeruginosa Infections: Differences and Implications for Outcomes; Bail After Negative BAL: Stopping Antibiotics Early After Negative BAL Cultures Not Associated With Increased Mortality; Sobering Data on Clinical Status at First Presentation for HIV Infection; CDI Characteristics in the Community and the Influence of Empiric Treatment on Diagnosis.

Upcoming dates to remember

The combined meeting of IDSA, SHEA, HIVMA, and PIDS, Oct. 2-6, 2013, in San Francisco. For more information, please visit

  • Don’t miss the IDWeek Societies’ Business Meetings and “Posters in the Park” Reception from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 4, in the San Francisco Marriott Marquis and speeches by each organization’s leader. At 6:20 p.m., IDSA President, David A. Relman, MD, FIDSA, will present a “State of the Society” speech in the Yerba Buena Ballroom Salon 8.
  • Plan which sessions to attend by using the Interactive Program Planner.

IDWeek 2014 – Oct. , 2014, in Philadelphia
Submit a Session Suggestion
Deadline: Oct. 14, 2013 by 5:00 p.m. ET

HIVMA Minority Clinical Fellowship Deadline
Dec. 13, 2013

Patient Care and Science
IDSA Joins Forces with AASLD to Develop Hepatitis C Practice Recommendations
FDA Permits Marketing of First U.S. Test Labeled for Simultaneous Detection of TB Bacteria and Resistance to the Antiobiotice Rifampin
Clinical Practice Management
AMA Toolkit Now Available on Compliance for Revised HIPPA Rules
Health Care Reform Implementation Resources for Clinicians
Global ID
Congressional Staffers See ID Strides in Africa HIV/TB Responses
Science Speaks Blog
Kasisi Children’s Home: “Because of You We Can Help the Children.”
Short-Staffed Durban Clinic Raises Question: What is the Cost of Waiting?
At Urban Crossroads, Research, Care and Community Meet
Facing Transition to “Country Ownership,” Civil Society Representatives Highlight Populations’ Diverse Needs, Common Goals
You and Your Colleagues
In Memoriam: Morton N. Swartz, MD, FIDSA (1923-2013)
IDSA Congratulates 2013 Joint Research Award Winners
Check Out “My IDSA” for Latest Member News
Education and Resources
IDSA Offering New Maintenance of Certification Modules in HIV and HCV
Top Stories
IDSA/Avalere Study Demonstrates the Value of the ID Specialist
From the President: Year in Review
CDC Report Puts Spotlight on Threat of Antibiotic Resistance
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