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March 2015
From the President
Regaining Ground on Measles Eradication: The Role of the ID Specialist

While the causes are multi-faceted, the public’s misunderstanding of the safety of vaccines is undoubtedly a major contributor. As leaders in infectious diseases, we should raise our voice and lend our assistance to counter false and misleading information.  The ongoing measles outbreak presents a stark reminder of the pre-vaccine era.  It is up to all of us to ensure that children continue to enjoy protection against measles and other scourges of the past.

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Clinicians: Here’s How to Avoid a Payment Penalty in 2017
Recent changes to the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) have important implications for IDSA members in clinical practice. IDSA has provided specific guidance on what relevant measures might be reasonable for ID specialists to report in order to avoid a payment penalty.

IDWeek Advance Registration Now Open for IDSA Members

IDWeek 2015 member registration opened Tuesday, March 17. Register early to take advantage of discounts and hotel selections.


Catch a sneak peek of the schedule and session titles slated for October 7-11 in San Diego by viewing the PDF Program Primer*.

IDSA Journal Club

Screening for Incident Hepatitis C in Persons with HIV: A Call for Action; Combination Therapy for Invasive Aspergillosis: Better Than Monotherapy?; Antibiotics for Travelers’ Diarrhea Increase Risk of Colonization by ESBL-Producing Enterobacteriaceae; Thrice-Weekly Therapy for Nodular-Bronchiectatic Pulmonary MAC; Kicking the Can Down the Road: Delayed Infection and Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Transplant Recipients

Upcoming dates to remember

The combined meeting of IDSA, SHEA, HIVMA, and PIDS, Oct. 7-11, 2015, in San Diego. Register now for IDWeek!

  • FIDSA Advancement Application: April 1
  • Lyme Guideline Project Plan Public Comment Period: April 9
  • IDSA Education and Research Foundation Joint Research Awards Applications: April 9
Public Comment Period for IDSA/AAN/ACR Lyme Guideline Project Plan Closes April 9
FDA Approves New Drugs, Cresemba and Avycaz
NIH Training Opportunity: Biosafety Officer in High-Containment Facility
IDSA Joins the “Choosing Wisely” Campaign to Cut Back on Unnecessary Medical Care
New Forum for Contracting and Negotiations Information Exchange
IDSA Advances Priorities in 21st Century Cures Legislation
HIVMA Receives CAEAR Coalition Partnership Award
New Statement on Criminalization of HIV and other Communicable Diseases
ID Funding Highlighted on Capitol Hill
Laboratory Developed Tests: Regulation Should Keep Pace With ID Patient Needs
IDSA Responds to NIH on Proposed Regulatory Process for Multi-Site Research Trials
NIAID Launches ClinRegs Website on International Clinical Research Regulations
Science Speaks: Coverage of CROI 2015
Education and Resources
ABIM MOC Changes
Free IDSA Hepatitis C MOC Module
IDSA to Offer Infection Control MOC Pre-Meeting Workshop at SHEA Spring Meeting
OFID is Now Indexed in PMC
Apply Now for IDSA Fellow Advancement
IDSA Begins Search for CID Editor-in-Chief
Members on the Move
New Members
From the President
Regaining Ground on Measles Eradication: The Role of the ID Specialist
Top Stories
Clinicians: Here’s How to Avoid a Payment Penalty in 2017
IDWeek Advance Registration Now Open for IDSA Members
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