IDSA News - 01/01/2007  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
•  2006 Annual Meeting Information on the Website
•  CID, JID Now Offer CME for Peer Review
•  New HIVMA Collection of HIV Research Available
•  Registration for the 2007 Clinical Practice Meeting Closes Jan. 19
•  Leading by Example
•  Will Your Medicare Carrier Dip Into Your Bank Account?
•  New Fact Sheets Online: OPAT, Travel Medicine, Home Infusion Therapy
•  Mumps, HPV, Meningococcal Vaccine Top ACIP Discussions
•  Adult, Adolescent Immunization Policy Developed
•  EIN Finds Uneven Flu Vaccine Distribution
•  CDC Releases Guidance on Use of Masks and Respirators During Flu Pandemic
•  New Travel Medicine Guidelines Issued
•  New H5N1 Treatment Guidelines Published by WHO
•  ATP: Loads of Patients, Few Tools, Unbeatable Experience
•  WHO Releases Global Pandemic Flu Vaccine Action Plan
•  New Guidelines on Inpatient Antimicrobial Stewardship Released
•  IDSA Cost and Reimbursement Survey Results Online
•  From the President
•  Medicare Payments Will Increase by 9 Percent in 2007
•  New Fellowships Tackle HIV Minority Physician Shortage
•  New Law Paves Way for More Anti-infectives
•  DSA Flu Experts Return to the White House
•  In Memoriam
•  Join HIVMA— Get More from Your IDSA Membership at No Cost
•  Lack of FDA Guidance Impedes Anti-infective Drug Development
•  Locating IDSA Members Made Easy
•  IDSA Members on the Move
•  Congress Renews Major HIV/AIDS Care Act
•  Welcome, New IDSA Members!


2006 Annual Meeting Information on the Website

Whether you were able to attend the 2006 Annual Meeting this past October in Toronto or not, you can visit the 2006 Annual Meeting section of the IDSA website,, to look back at the highlights:

  • New This Year: Poster Discussion Round Podcasts
    Take a virtual tour of the antimicrobials posters with John G. Bartlett, MD, FIDSA, and the vaccines posters with John Treanor, MD, in IDSA’s first-ever poster discussion round podcasts. Click on the link to start the audio (it may take a few minutes to download), or right click on the link and choose “Save Target” to save the file to your desktop and download it to your device.
  • Order Recordings and Slides of the 2006 Annual Meeting Sessions
    The recordings are on CD-ROM and include synchronized slides. You can order the whole meeting, or pick and choose which sessions you’d like to purchase. Recordings from previous meetings can also be ordered.
  • Download Slides from the Meeting for Free
    Slide sets from many of the presentations at the Annual Meeting are available.
  • Annual Meeting CME/Certificate of Attendance/Receipt
    Meeting attendees can go to the IDSA website to claim CME, print out a certificate of attendance, and generate a receipt from the Annual Meeting.

We hope to see you at the 2007 Annual Meeting on Oct. 4-7 in San Diego!

IDSA gratefully acknowledges the Annual Meeting support of the following companies:

Platinum Patron

Pfizer Global Pharmaceuticals

Gold Patrons

Astellas Pharma US, Inc.
Cubist Pharmaceuticals

Silver Patrons

Ortho-McNeil, Inc.

Bronze Patrons

Merck Human Health