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October-November 2013
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From the President
IDSA’s new president outlines the Society’s priorities for 2014, including targeting antimicrobial resistance, fostering new diagnostics, and promoting the value of the ID specialist. Also to come—new practice guidelines and a new, open access journal.
Better Diagnostic Tests Needed, Says New IDSA Policy Paper

A new IDSA policy paper provides recommendations to help foster the development of improved diagnostics tests that can better identify the cause of infectious diseases and provide faster results.

Updated HIV Primary Care Guidelines Now Available
Updated guidelines reflect the fact that people with HIV are now living normal life spans, and their physicians need to focus on preventive care, including screening for high cholesterol, diabetes and osteoporosis.
Open Forum Infectious Diseases (OFID): IDSA’s New Open Access Journal

IDSA’s new, online publication will begin publishing in early 2014 under the leadership of editor-in-chief, Dr. Paul Sax. Published by Oxford University Press, the journal will provide a global forum for the rapid publication of clinical, translational and basic research findings in a fully open access, online journal environment.

IDWeek 2013 Digital Library Now Available
The majority of presentations missed due to the unexpected power outage are now available through IDSA’s digital library, free to all conference attendees.
Upcoming dates to remember 


  • The combined meeting of IDSA, SHEA, HIVMA, and PIDS, Oct. 8-12, 2014, in San Francisco. Stay tuned for more information at

Renew Your IDSA Membership!
Due now!

HIVMA Minority Clinical Fellowship Deadline
Dec. 13, 2013

Medical Scholars Program Deadline
Feb. 3, 2014

6th Annual IDSA Fellows In-Training Exam
Feb. 4-5, 2014

  • Registration closes Dec. 3

Joint Research Awards Application Deadline
Mar. 17, 2014

Society Awards Nomination Deadline
Apr. 1, 2014

HIVMA Leadership Awards Nomination Deadline
Apr. 15, 2014

Patient Care and Science
IDSA Journal Club
EIN Update: FDA Warning and Restrictions on Tigecycline
ACIP: Shingles Vaccine Best for Patients in 60s; HPV and Meningococcal Vaccines also Reviewed
CDC Resources on Serogroup B Meningococcal Vaccine and Princeton Meningococcal Disease Outbreak
Policy and Advocacy
President Obama Signs HOPE (HIV Organ Policy Equity) Act Into Law
Passage of PEPFAR Stewardship and Oversight Act Reaffirms U.S. Commitment to Landmark Global Health Response
Clinical Practice Management
Toolkit Helps ID Specialists Make Their Case to Payers, Employers
Mobile App Provides Access to IDSA Guidelines at Point of Care
Important Updates to Pediatric Opportunistic Infection Guidelines
Global ID
Divided in Washington, Congressional Staffers Share Common Ground in Africa
Science Speaks Blog
Round-up of International Conferences on HIV/AIDS
You and Your Colleagues
New IDSA, HIVMA Board Members Take Office
Congratulations to the 2013 Society Award Winners!
Members on the Move
New Members
Education and Resources
Medical Scholars Program Applications Due Feb. 3
New Hepatitis C MOC Module Now Available
Fellows In-Training Exam Registration Now Open
HCV Services & Resources for IDSA Members
2013 Clinical Issues in HIV Medicine Now Available Online
Top Story
From the President
Better Diagnostic Tests Needed, Says New IDSA Policy Paper
Updated HIV Primary Care Guidelines Now Available
Open Forum Infectious Diseases (OFID): IDSA’s New Open Access Journal
IDWeek 2013 Digital Library Now Available

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