As 2017 draws to a close, reflecting on our infectious diseases profession and IDSA achievements over the year can help gauge where we stand and our hope to continue with progress next year. It is also a time to give thanks to the many dedicated member volunteers and hard-working Society staff. They keep our professional Society a vigorous and dynamic change agent. The IDSA commitment has never been stronger to improving both our patients’ health and public health worldwide while advocating to keep our field strong and attractive for the future.
The House and Senate have passed different versions of tax reform legislation that pose serious concerns for IDSA and HIVMA. Both societies continue to weigh in with Congress as Republican leaders seek to negotiate a final bill. You can view IDSA’s most recent letter and HIVMA’s most recent statement.
Each year, the IDSA Foundation provides hundreds of medical students; residents and fellows with highly effective mentorship and research opportunities. Don’t let this season of giving pass without making a gift to the IDSA Foundation’s Our Path Forward campaign.
Redesign of the IDSA and HIVMA websites is underway and we need your input! You should have received an email from us on December 8th with a member survey regarding your experiences with the current sites, and your thoughts on how they can better meet your needs. A follow up email will be sent to members early next week in case you missed the first one. Please participate in that survey. Your input is essential!
Upcoming dates to remember
The combined meeting of IDSA, SHEA, HIVMA, and PIDS, Oct. 3-7 in San Francisco, CA. See you there!