|Antimicrobial Resistance: Persistence Pays Off With This Strategic Priority|
For over a decade, IDSA has mobilized key
leaders and resources around the issue of antimicrobial resistance. Through
legislative, regulatory, advocacy, and public awareness efforts, we have
brought together like-minded organizations and agencies to join in the fight. The recent discovery of colistin-resistant
bacteria in a Pennsylvania woman is a reminder that there is still much work to
be done. Here’s a brief look back (with an eye toward the future).
|New IDSA Guideline on Diagnosis and Treatment of Aspergillosis|
An updated IDSA guideline on the diagnosis and
treatment of aspergillosis has been published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. The
updated guideline focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of the major forms of
aspergillosis: allergic, chronic and invasive, the latter which kills 40
percent to 80 percent of those with widespread infection. According to the guideline, new
therapies are improving care, but early diagnosis remains critical in the
effective treatment of the potentially deadly fungal infection.
|OPAT Handbook Now Available in Interactive, Digital Format|
IDSA and CRG Publishing, a division of The
Curry Rockefeller Group, LLC, have released the third edition of Handbook of
Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy for Infectious Diseases, which
provides ID specialists the tools they need to set up and provide OPAT. For the
first time, the resource is available as an eHandbook that
allows for easy updates, access and review. The eHandbook covers topics
including: infections amenable to OPAT, OPAT use in pediatrics, legal and
reimbursement issues, and OPAT and health care reform.
|Donít Miss the Meeting Everyone Will be Talking About at IDWeek 2016!|
Join a lively discussion with colleagues, learn
about what IDSA and HIVMA are doing to promote the field of infectious diseases
to medical students, residents, payers and policymakers, and contribute your
opinions and ideas about the future of ID. We want to hear from YOU. Town Hall Meeting: Securing the Future
of ID will be held on Friday, October 28 during IDWeek
in New Orleans.
Upcoming dates to remember
The combined meeting of IDSA, SHEA, HIVMA, and PIDS, Oct. 26-30, 2016, in New Orleans. See you there!
- Discounted Early Registration Deadline: July 29