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May 2014
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From the President: Nurturing Research Careers

I had the great pleasure to attend the third annual NIAID/IDSA ID Research Careers Meeting earlier this month. The variety of fields and expertise represented by the speakers, ranging from prestigious academic institutions to public health service cannot be replicated within a single institution. This meeting truly is a unique opportunity to help foster the next generation of ID physician scientists.

IDSA Call for Committee Volunteers
The success of IDSA depends on the Society’s members who volunteer their time to serve on IDSA committees. Applications for next year’s committee slots are being accepted now through June 27.
SHEA, IDSA Publish Strategies to Prevent SSIs

New evidence-based recommendations from the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and IDSA provide a framework for healthcare institutions to prioritize and implement strategies to reduce the number of infections; the latest covering SSIs.

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Asymptomatic Bacteriuria Prior to Prosthetic Joint Implantation: Higher Infection Risk, but the Bugs Don’t Match; Controlling Endemic, Drug-Resistant A. baumannii: The Role of Weekly Staff Emails in Sharing Infection Control Findings, Reducing Infections; Caspofungin for Prophylaxis: Benefits for High-Risk ICU Patients Lacking; PICC-Related Bloodstream Infections: More Lumens, More Risk?; Accelerated Loss of Vaccine Seroprotection in HIV-Infected Individuals.
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

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Patient Care and Science
MERS: What ID Specialists Need to Know
HHS Releases Updated Antiretroviral Treatment Guidelines
CDC Releases New Guidelines for PrEP
USPSTF Issues New Recommendation for Hepatitis B Screening
Clinical Practice Management
CMS to Allow Review of Sunshine Disclosures
CMS Call for Measures for Federal Reporting Programs
Policy and Advocacy
IDSA Submits Comments on Draft National Health Security Strategy
IDSA, HIVMA Support Legalization of Syringe Exchange Programs
Ryan White Advocacy Days
Global ID
amfAR Counts Down to a Cure at Capitol Hill Briefing
Uganda’s Dangerous New Criminalization Bill
Education and Resources
IDWeek 2014 Mentorship Program
You and Your Colleagues
New Members
Members on the Move
Top Stories
From the President: Nurturing Research Careers
IDSA Call for Committee Volunteers
SHEA, IDSA Publish Strategies to Prevent SSIs
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