IDSA News - January 2010  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
Top Stories
•  Haiti Disaster Response Resources
•  IDSA Updates Guideline for Management of Cryptococcal Disease
•  New Guideline for Intra-Abdominal Infection Released
•  IDSA Journal Club
Patient Care and Science
•  Novel Influenza Strain Raises Questions for Care of HIV Patients
•  Spiraling Empiricism: When in Doubt, Put on Blindfold and Shoot
•  Drug Approvals, Recalls, Adverse Events Update
Practice Management
•  Medicare Update: Payment Cuts for Consultation Codes Go Into Effect
Global ID
•  Collaboration Provides Training in Pediatric HIV Treatment
•  HIVMA, Global Center Members Decry Anti-Gay Bill in Uganda
Policy and Advocacy
•  Survey Reveals Adult Immunization Practices of IDSA Members
Your Colleagues
•  In Memoriam: Walter E. Stamm, MD, FIDSA (1945-2009)
•  Members on the Move
•  Welcome, New Members!
Education & Resources
•  Apply Now for the 2010 Joint Research Awards
•  2010 Medical Scholars Program: Application Deadline March 1
•  New IDSA Teaching Guidelines Emphasize Active Learning
•  IDSA Enters Publishing Partnership with Oxford University Press
•  Infections in Older Adults Website Now Available

 

Haiti Disaster Response Resources

Following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, IDSA encourages members to contribute to disaster relief efforts. As ID specialists, we are especially aware of the vital need to not only aid the disaster recovery but also prevent the spread of infectious diseases from becoming yet another terrible result of the earthquake.

Following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, IDSA encourages members to contribute to disaster relief efforts. Please check the Society’s website for links to global relief and response resources. Our thoughts and prayers continue to go to the victims in Haiti.

As ID specialists, we are especially aware of the vital need to not only aid the disaster recovery but also prevent the spread of infectious diseases from becoming yet another terrible result of the earthquake. Several members have generously expressed a desire to help and encouraged the Society to be involved. IDSA will continue to monitor opportunities for members to volunteer their services and update our website as these arise.

To date, however, calls for immediate help have targeted primarily those with experience in responding to disasters, including those with trauma and surgical experience. As these needs change during the recovery effort, IDSA will alert members to opportunities to volunteer their service and expertise that complement the experienced relief organizations already on the ground in Haiti.

If you are aware of venues for relief or aid that you think would be useful to IDSA members, please e-mail us.