IDSA News - January 2015  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
PATIENT CARE AND SCIENCE
•  New Resources Available for Accessing Guidelines
•  Sanford Guide Mobile App for Lab Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases
•  CDC Investigates U.S. Multi-State Measles Outbreak
CLINICAL PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
•  New HIVMA Website Offers Resources for HIV Medical Providers and Clinics
•  CMS Publishes Final Rule for Physician Fee Schedule
POLICY AND ADVOCACY
•  Obama Requests Doubling of Funds to Combat Antibiotic Resistance
•  New Report, The Promise of Next Generation Diagnostics, Targets Policymakers
•  Progress on the Road to 10 x 20
•  FDA Moves to Replace Lifetime MSM Blood Donation Ban with One-Year Deferral
GLOBAL ID
•  Science Speaks: Neglecting ID Anywhere Poses a Threat Everywhere
YOU AND YOUR COLLEAGUES
•  Members on the Move
•  New Members
TOP STORIES
•  From the President
•  IDWeek 2015 Sneak Preview of Keynote Speakers
•  IDSA Foundation Offers Research Awards to Young Investigators
•  IDSA Journal Club

 

New Resources Available for Accessing Guidelines

Chronic Kidney Disease Guideline Now Available in Pocketcard

Practice guidelines developed by IDSA on the Management of Chronic Kidney Disease in Patients Infected with HIV are now available in pocketcard format. The pocketcards are available in hardcopy (4x7) and for mobile devices (iOS and Android devices).  IDSA members are eligible to receive a 35% discount when purchasing through the mobile guideline catalog via the IDSA website (discounts will be applied automatically at checkout).

New HCV Guidance Toolkit App

Check out the new, mobile optimized HCV Guidance Toolkit produced in partnership with Guideline Central based on recommendations developed by IDSA and the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD). In addition to the most current guidance, this free toolkit features a number of useful calculators and patient resources along with note-taking abilities and links to patient assistance programs. Users who create a free account will also gain access to all of the digital IDSA and AASLD pocket cards through their browser. The app is available at HCV.GuidelineCentral.com and also through the Guideline Central app in iTunes and Google Play.