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April 2016
FROM THE PRESIDENT
From the President: Christopher D. Busky, CAE Named Next CEO of IDSA
Following an extensive search process overseen by a committee appointed by the Board of Directors, Chris Busky has been selected to replace Mark Leasure upon his retirement in June. Chris has worked with organizations to harness the collective knowledge of members to drive new program development.  At IDSA, one of Chris’s top priorities will be to engage stakeholders to establish a clear value proposition for the ID professional. Learn more about IDSA’s incoming CEO.
TOP STORIES
IDSA and SHEA Release New Guideline on Antibiotic Stewardship

New guidelines on antibiotic stewardship are now available from IDSA and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA). The guidelines provide recommendations to ensure antibiotic stewardship programs are most effective in reducing the emergence of antibiotic resistance, including that they be led by ID physicians and pharmacists, who have the expertise and education to ensure the right drug is being prescribed at the right time for the right diagnosis.

IDSA Adopts All-In Match Policy
IDSA has moved to an “All-In” Match policy for the 2016 Match cycle, a policy change adopted to provide applicants the opportunity to fully evaluate all programs and to enable programs to compete equally for the available applicants. IDSA strongly believes that this is the appropriate policy for the ID specialty because it represents the fairest process for applicants and helps to ensure the integrity of the Match for the long term.
IDWeek Mentorship Program
Encourage others to join the exciting field of ID—become a mentor! The IDWeek Mentorship Program offers opportunities for mentorship and networking through one-on-one interactions between leaders in the field and fellows, residents, and medical students during IDWeek.
Journal Club
Low Numbers, Big Impact: A Look at the Effectiveness of HPV Vaccination; Using Social Norms to Reduce Unnecessary Antibiotic Prescriptions; When Is a Narrow-Spectrum Antibiotic OK? Predicting Resistance in Pediatric UTIs; Can Multiplex PCR Testing Improve the Diagnosis and Treatment of Community-Acquired Pneumonia? An Update on Dengue Vaccine Development
Upcoming dates to remember


The combined meeting of IDSA, SHEA, HIVMA, and PIDS, Oct. 26-30, 2016, in New Orleans. See you there!

  • Abstract + Case + Travel Award Deadline: May 17, 5 p.m. EDT 
  • Discounted Early Registration Deadline: July 29
PATIENT CARE AND SCIENCE
Lyme Disease Guideline Panel Responds to Public Comments
What ID Researchers Should Know About PCORI Funding
National Academies Seeks to End Transmission of Hepatitis B and C in US
CLINICAL PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
Now’s the Time to Double-Check CMS’s Data on You
Have a Question About Billing and Coding? Ask the Coder Can Help!
CMS Waives Certain Restrictions for Telehealth Services
New Resource Guide for HIV/AIDS Care Providers on Billing and Reimbursement
POLICY AND ADVOCACY
IDSA, HIVMA Advocate for Funding for Antimicrobial Resistance, HIV, Other ID Programs
Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Issues Assessment of National Action Plan
Senate Committee Advances New Antibiotic Pathway and other ID Bills
Ryan White Care Providers Take to the Hill
HIVMA Hails the First U.S. HIV+ to HIV+ Organ Transplant
GLOBAL ID
IDSA’s Continued Work on Zika Virus
Science Speaks Reports a Range of Developments in Global Infectious Diseases
EDUCATION AND RESOURCES
New ABIM Survey Indicates Physician Interest in Potential Changes to MOC Assessment
ABIM Seeks Physician Input into Open Book Assessments
YOU AND YOUR COLLEAGUES
Journal Club Seeks Additional Members
Polish-Speaking Member Needed for Translation Assistance
Members on the Move
Member Report
FROM THE PRESIDENT
From the President: Christopher D. Busky, CAE Named Next CEO of IDSA
TOP STORIES
IDSA and SHEA Release New Guideline on Antibiotic Stewardship
IDSA Adopts All-In Match Policy
IDWeek Mentorship Program
Journal Club
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