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January 2015
From the President

The apparent decline in the number of medical students choosing a career in ID has grabbed the attention of the ID community, myself included. IDSA is engaged on many levels examining the data behind the decline and through initiatives to attract the best and the brightest to our field.

IDWeek 2015 Sneak Preview of Keynote Speakers

Join us in San Diego at IDWeek and hear the recently announced Named Lectures. Lynne Mofenson, MD will discuss her work in pediatric, adolescent and maternal HIV/AIDS research and clinical trials; Alan Magill, MD, FIDSA, will tell about his work for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation towards the eradication of malaria. Read more about the Named Lecture Series.

IDSA Foundation Offers Research Awards to Young Investigators
Applications are now being accepted for the Young Investigator Award in Geriatrics and the Pfizer Young Investigator Award in Vaccine Development. Deadline: April 9.
IDSA Journal Club

Prior Urine Cultures: Does the Past Predict the Present?; Treating Pyogenic Vertebral Osteomyelitis: 6 Weeks or 12 Weeks of Antibiotics?; Recurrent SSTIs in Pediatric Patients: Persistent Colonization or Hidden Environmental Reservoirs?; Making Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Recurrent C. difficile Easier to Swallow; Antibiotics and Hypoglycemia Risk Among Older Patients Taking Sulfonylureas.

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!

New Resources Available for Accessing Guidelines
Sanford Guide Mobile App for Lab Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases
CDC Investigates U.S. Multi-State Measles Outbreak
New HIVMA Website Offers Resources for HIV Medical Providers and Clinics
CMS Publishes Final Rule for Physician Fee Schedule
Obama Requests Doubling of Funds to Combat Antibiotic Resistance
New Report, The Promise of Next Generation Diagnostics, Targets Policymakers
Progress on the Road to 10 x 20
FDA Moves to Replace Lifetime MSM Blood Donation Ban with One-Year Deferral
Science Speaks: Neglecting ID Anywhere Poses a Threat Everywhere
Members on the Move
New Members
From the President
IDWeek 2015 Sneak Preview of Keynote Speakers
IDSA Foundation Offers Research Awards to Young Investigators
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