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September 2016
FROM THE PRESIDENT
Be Part of the Solution at IDWeek Town Hall
Be Part of the Solution at IDWeek Town Hall! You don’t want to miss this unprecedented opportunity to engage in a lively discussion about the future of ID. In place of the traditional business meetings held at IDWeek, IDSA and HIVMA will host the first-ever town hall style meeting where we will share with you the work we are doing to address concerns over compensation and the decline in ID fellowship applicants. Lend your voice and take part in the solution to securing the future of this field.
TOP STORIES
IDSA’s Long-Standing Priorities Reflected in UN Declaration for Fighting AMR
IDSA was one of the first voices to call for a comprehensive response to antimicrobial resistance over a decade ago. Last week’s UN General Assembly meeting on AMR and subsequent declaration were important steps towards galvanizing worldwide leadership and collaboration on the development and implementation of national and global action plans to address this grave global public health crisis. IDSA Vice President Paul Auerwarter, MD, MBA, FIDSA and Treasurer Helen Boucher, MD, FIDSA were among the attendees at the UN meeting.
Countdown to IDWeek 2016
IDWeek 2016 is just one month away. Here are a few resources and events you won’t want to miss. Come match your knowledge of ID trivia with contestants from three New Orleans ID programs at the IDWeek Bug Bowl! This year’s meeting features nine accredited satellite symposia. The Opening Reception and Posters in the Park are always a big draw and the IDWeek Town Hall will be the event everyone is talking about! Start planning your week now!
Journal Club
Five Days of Antibiotics for Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Good Enough? BDG Serum Testing and Invasive Fungal Infections in Stem Cell Transplant Patients; Zero HIV Transmissions with a Suppressed Viral Load: Is the Risk Zero? Procalcitonin-Guided Therapy in Critically Ill Patients
Upcoming dates to remember


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

PATIENT CARE AND SCIENCE
HCV Guidance Panel Recommends Assessment for HBV Prior to Treatment
FDA Issues Ban on Triclosan, CDC Continues to Provide Guidance Throughout Zika Outbreak
CLINICAL PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
Medicare Will Soon Require More Coding Specificity on Claims
POLICY AND ADVOCACY
Advocacy for New Antibiotics and Policies to Combat AMR Continues
Helping Lawmakers Understand the Importance of LDTs and Risks of Proposed Regs
Join HIVMA for Updates on the Ryan White Program at IDWeek 2016
GLOBAL HEALTH POLICY
AIDS, Global Antimicrobial Resistance, Zika: IDSA Global Health Covers the Latest
EDUCATION AND RESOURCES
OFID Podcast Explores Root Causes of Decline in ID Fellowship Applicants
IDSA Education and Research Foundation: Steering Medical Students Toward ID
Consumer Reports Publishes HIVMA’s Choosing Wisely Resource on CD4 Testing
Interested in Influenza Vaccine Delivery? Earn CMEs by Using a New Physician Resource from NFID and ICID
YOU AND YOUR COLLEAGUES
In Memoriam: D.A. Henderson, MD, MPH
In Memoriam: Lenae Fountain-Moss
In Memoriam: Leland F. Powers
Member Report
FROM THE PRESIDENT
Be Part of the Solution at IDWeek Town Hall
TOP STORIES
IDSA’s Long-Standing Priorities Reflected in UN Declaration for Fighting AMR
Countdown to IDWeek 2016
Journal Club
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