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December 2014
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From the President: My Membership in IDSA is Part of My Identity as an ID Physician

IDSA is the professional society that best represents my subspecialty of medicine, its core values and the broad range of interests encompassed in that specialty, from research and education to clinical practice to ensuring that the profession many of us consider a calling, continues to thrive. Membership in IDSA is part of my identity as an Infectious Disease physician. Take the time today to renew your IDSA membership and encourage your colleagues, particularly those just beginning their career in ID, to join.

Progress Continues on Several Antimicrobial Resistance Advocacy Fronts
Senate introduces important legislation that would establish a Limited Population Antibacterial Drug (LPAD) approval mechanism for drugs to treat serious or life-threatening infections where there is an unmet medical need. IDSA and S-FAR advocate for Stewardship as a Condition of Participation in Medicare.

IDSA Ebola Grants Still Available

IDSA’s Center for Global Health Policy is offering service grants for IDSA members volunteering in West Africa to contain the spread of the Ebola outbreak. Since the November announcement of the availability of the grants, 26 IDSA members have applied for an Ebola service grant, and 10 have met all eligibility requirements for receiving a grant, leaving 30 grants still available.

Medical Scholars Program Applications Accepted Now Through February 2

The IDSA Education and Research Foundation offers scholarships to medical students in U.S. medical schools with mentorship by an IDSA member or fellow. IDSA members and fellows are encouraged to identify and solicit interested students. Each scholarship recipient receives $2,000. Applications will be accepted through February 2.

Upcoming dates to remember


The combined meeting of IDSA, SHEA, HIVMA, and PIDS, Oct. 7-11, 2015, in San Diego. Member registration will open March 2015.

Renew Your IDSA Membership!

Patient Care and Science
CDC Warns of Drifted Influenza A H3N2 Viruses
Clinical Practice Management
The Future of Telemedicine in ID
Policy and Advocacy
Fiscal Year 2015 Brings Stagnant Funding for ID, HIV
New Law to Incentivize Ebola Drug Development
Global ID
Science Speaks
Education and Resources
IDSA In-Training Exam is a Good Predicator of Performance on ID Certification Exam
IDSA Offers New MOC Modules on General ID and Infection Control
You and Your Colleagues
New Members
Top Stories
From the President: My Membership in IDSA is Part of My Identity as an ID Physician
Progress Continues on Several Antimicrobial Resistance Advocacy Fronts
IDSA Ebola Grants Still Available
Medical Scholars Program Applications Accepted Now Through February 2
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