IDSA News - October/November 2011  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
Patient Care and Science
•  MRSA Guidelines Slide Set Available
•  Drug Approvals, Recalls, Adverse Events Update
Global ID
•  Sec. Clinton Calls for “AIDS-free Generation”
•  Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria Halts New Grants Until 2014
•  Vaginal Gel Arm of HIV Prevention Study Halted
Policy and Advocacy
•  CDC Issues New Roadmap for Preventing ID Threats
•  IDSA Responds to Proposed Common Rule Reforms
•  FDA Influenza Antiviral Guidance for Industry Improved, But Concerns Remain
•  Increased Funding for NIH Vital to Nation’s Health
•  FDA Needs More Funding
Your Colleagues
•  Check Out “My IDSA” for Latest Member News
Education & Resources
•  New ID and HIV MOC Modules Available
•  IDSA Fellows In-Training Exam: Dec. 6 Registration Deadline
•  Implementing CLSI Breakpoints for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing
Top Stories
•  From the President: Staying Focused in Challenging Times
•  IDSA 2011: Annual Meeting Reminders
•  EIN Update: Pertussis Immunization and Protection in an Outbreak
•  IDSA Journal Club


MRSA Guidelines Slide Set Available

A new slide set (PDF) created by Catherine Liu, MD, lead author of IDSA’s first-ever methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) practice guidelines, focuses on the management of MRSA in adult patients, with accompanying notes. IDSA welcomes feedback on the slides at

The slide set (PDF) is available online.