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April 2014
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From the President: What’s Keeping Young People From Choosing ID?

http://news.idsociety.org/idsa/editor_images/Barbar_Murray_2011_webedited.jpgHardly any other field is as intellectually stimulating and rewarding as ID. Yet the number of IM residents applying to ID training programs is down. It is our job, as individuals and as a Society, to understand and address the barriers that keep young doctors from choosing to specialize in infectious disease.

 

Journal Club

Haemophilus influenzae Infection During Pregnancy and Adverse Fetal Outcomes; Hospital Readmissions for OPAT: Can We Predict Who Will Be Readmitted?; Is HPV More Commonly Transmitted from Women to Men? Implications for Prevention; Stem Cell Transplants and RSV: Factors Behind Progression to Lower Respiratory Tract Infection

Patient Access to Medicare Act: Disappointment for SGR Fix, Win for Diagnostics

It’s not a permanent fix, but the Patient Access to Medicare Act temporarily adjusts the SGR and extends the 0.5 percent update. It also seeks to improve reimbursement for diagnostics as advocated for by IDSA.

Progress Continues on Antimicrobial Resistance as New Drugs Loom on Horizon

IDSA continues to make progress advocating for new drugs and diagnostics to address drug-resistant infections, with promising signals coming from Congress, FDA, and the White House. Meanwhile, two new drugs could soon get FDA approval—potentially counting toward IDSA’s 10x'20 goal.

Upcoming dates to remember 

 

    The combined meeting of IDSA, SHEA, HIVMA, and PIDS, Oct. 8-12, 2014, in Philadelphia. Stay tuned for more information at www.idweek.org.

    • Member Registration Now Open
    • Abstract and Case Submission Deadline - May 6 at 5 p.m., EDT
    • Travel Award and Grant Application Deadline - May 6 at 5 p.m., EDT
    • Early Registration Deadline (Register early and save!) - July 25

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    Clinical Practice Management
    Pocketcards Now Available for HIV and Vaccination Guidelines
    IDSA Takes Leadership Role in Developing Quality Measures for ID
    Policy and Advocacy
    IDSA Weighs in on Fiscal Year 2015 Appropriations Process
    IDSA Joins SHEA in Commenting on Respiratory Protective Devices
    HIVMA, IDSA Members Named to Work Group as HOPE Implementation Begins
    Patient Care and Science
    NIAID/NIH Announce Antibiotic Research Funding Opportunity
    New Guidance Highlights How to Reduce Catheter - Associated UTIs
    EIN Update: EIN Links Clinicians and Researchers
    Science Speaks
    The Center for Global Health Policy’s blog, Science Speaks, covered new Hep C guidelines from WHO, the new U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, promising news in antiretroviral access, and more
    Education and Resources
    OFID Names New Associate Editors
    Share Your Feedback on IDSA’s Journals
    You and Your Colleagues
    26 Medical Students Set to Explore ID Firsthand
    Members on the Move
    New Members
    Top Stories
    From the President: What’s Keeping Young People From Choosing ID?
    Journal Club
    Patient Access to Medicare Act: Disappointment for SGR Fix, Win for Diagnostics
    Progress Continues on Antimicrobial Resistance as New Drugs Loom on Horizon
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