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September 2015
FROM THE PRESIDENT
From Ebola, Antibiotic Resistance and ABIM to Strategic Planning…A Year in Review
When I accepted the gavel for the IDSA Presidency nearly one year ago, we were in the midst of the Ebola outbreak in Africa and had recently dealt with our first cases in this country. I was proud, once again, to be a member of a profession and a Society that offers opportunities to save lives through direct patient care, to be involved in devising ways to successfully contain such an outbreak through public health interventions and research, and to help educate both medical professionals and the general public on the realities of infectious diseases. Today, as I am poised to hand the gavel to the next IDSA President, I am struck by all that IDSA continues to accomplish.
TOP STORIES
Bipartisan Antibiotic and Diagnostic Tax Credit Bill Introduced in Congress

The READI Act, legislation long-championed by IDSA, would provide a new 50% tax credit for phase two and three clinical trials to support the research and development of new antibiotics and antifungal drugs and also supports R&D of new rapid ID diagnostic tests. Learn how you can help advance this important legislation.

Drug Company Reverses 5,000% Increase in Drug Price
In response to concerns from IDSA and HIVMA members about a sudden increase in the pricing of a drug used to treat toxoplasmosis, IDSA President Stephen Calderwood, MD, FIDSA, and HIVMA Chair Adaora Adimora, MD, FIDSA, wrote to the drug company’s officials urging a revision in its pricing strategy.
IDSA Journal Club

Antibiotic Treatment of CAP in Children: Do We Adhere to National Guidelines? Does C. difficile Colonization Increase the Risk for C. difficile Disease? Addressing Gonorrhea: Screening for Asymptomatic Pharyngeal Infection Among MSM and Expedited Partner Therapy; Universal Glove and Gown Use Within the ICU: An Annoyance or a Benefit?

Upcoming dates to remember


The combined meeting of IDSA, SHEA, HIVMA, and PIDS, Oct. 7-11, 2015, in San Diego. See you in San Diego!

        PATIENT CARE AND SCIENCE
        CDC Investigates Multistate Outbreak of Listeriosis Linked to Soft Cheeses
        POLICY AND ADVOCACY
        IDSA Leaders Appointed to New Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria
        IDSA and HIVMA “Rally for Medical Research”
        S-FAR Holds Strategy Meeting with over 50 Partner Organizations
        GLOBAL ID
        Science Speaks Reports on New HIV and TB Resources
        EDUCATION AND RESOURCES
        IDSA Education and Research Foundation to Host Donors’ Lounge at IDWeek 2015
        Thank You—We Couldn't Have Done it Without You
        IDSA Education and Research Foundation Announces New Award in Memory of Robert C. Moellering, MD, FIDSA
        ASP Announces Accreditation Seminar
        YOU AND YOUR COLLEAGUES
        Member Report
        FROM THE PRESIDENT
        From Ebola, Antibiotic Resistance and ABIM to Strategic Planning…A Year in Review
        TOP STORIES
        Bipartisan Antibiotic and Diagnostic Tax Credit Bill Introduced in Congress
        Drug Company Reverses 5,000% Increase in Drug Price
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