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September 2014
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Presidentís Message: With the Spotlight on Drug Resistance, Itís Time for the ID Specialistís Role in Stewardship to Shine
So much has happened in the realm of antimicrobial resistance since the start of my term as president of IDSA a year ago including a seminal report from the CDC and increasing support from the President and Congress. Central to the fight against antimicrobial resistance is stewardship, and as ID specialists we are uniquely qualified to provide leadership to a multi-disciplinary team of healthcare professionals that will effectively engage physicians, nurses, and administrators in a systematic manner.
IDSA Provides Ebola Resources for ID Clinicians

With the increasing numbers of those stricken by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and increasing concern here in the U.S., IDSA has compiled several resources for our members including guidance from the CDC. Special sessions have also been added to the upcoming IDWeek schedule.

Countdown to IDWeek 2014
ID Week is just weeks away! Learn about recently added sessions addressing the Ebola outbreak, several satellite symposia, and an inaugural Donors’ Lounge for supporters of the IDSA Education and Research Foundation.
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The Era of Interferon-Free Therapy Arrives for HIV-infected Patients with Chronic HCV; Impact of Time to Antibiotic Administration on Mortality in Patients with Febrile Neutropenia;The Good (Reduced Mortality), the Bad (One More Metric), and the Timely: Antibiotic Timing and Severe Sepsis; Cefazolin: A More Tolerable Option than Nafcillin for Outpatient Parenteral Therapy for S. aureus Disease?; Patience Matters: Reduction in Mortality with Delayed ART in Treatment-Naive AIDS Patients with Cryptococcal Meningitis; Double the Risk of Suicidality with Efavirenz-Containing ART
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.

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Patient Care and Science
Sanford Guide Releases Mobile App for Lab Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases
NVAC Standards for Adult Immunization: What Do They Mean for the ID Specialist?
HCV Treatment Guidance Now Includes Information on Prioritizing Patients
Clinical Practice Management
New Resources on Co-management Agreements and Antimicrobial Stewardship Now Available
IDSA, HIVMA Appeal Medicaid Restrictions on Who Treats HCV
Policy and Advocacy
IDSA Convenes New National Stakeholder Group on Antimicrobial Resistance
Federal Funding Process Stalled Just Weeks Ahead of New Fiscal Year
Health Groups Share Federal Funding Experiences with Congress
Advocacy on New Antibacterial Drug Pathway Continues in the House
IDSA Submits Comments to FDA on Draft Guidance on Diagnostics
Global ID
Highlights from 20th International AIDS Conference
Education and Resources
Concerns Regarding Changes to MOC Requirements Shared with ABIM
IDSA Education and Research Foundation Launches New Website
Sign Up for OFID Table of Contents Alerts
You and Your Colleagues
In Memoriam: Gene H. Stollerman, MD, FIDSA (1920-2014)
IDSA Announces 2014 Fellows
Members on the Move
New Members
Top Stories
Presidentís Message: With the Spotlight on Drug Resistance, Itís Time for the ID Specialistís Role in Stewardship to Shine
IDSA Provides Ebola Resources for ID Clinicians
Countdown to IDWeek 2014
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