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April 17, 2019

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New IDSA Patient Fact Sheet, Social Graphics Debunk Measles Vaccine Myths

As the number of reported measles cases in the United States steadily increases, you can help IDSA counter anti-vaccine propaganda with these new tools.

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Challenges to Antibiotic Pipeline Make News: IDSA Weighs In

As news stories about the challenges facing research and development of new infection fighting drugs gained traction this past week, IDSA and our leaders were part of the dialogue with a letter to the New York Times, op-ed columns in The Hill and STAT, interviews with the media, and a news release on the need for swift federal action.

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Take Action to Fully Fund ID/HIV Programs in FY 2020

HIVMA and the broader HIV community are requesting that Congress provides new funding for the “Ending the HIV Epidemic” Initiative, in addition to increased funding to strengthen our public health system and ability to respond to the growing opioids, viral hepatitis and STD syndemics.

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Apply to Serve: Call for Committee Volunteers Deadline Approaching

You have one more week to apply to serve as a volunteer for an IDSA or HIVMA committee. Don’t miss this opportunity to lend your talents and expertise to shape the future of the Society. The deadline to apply is April 24.

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Science Speaks: From an Innovative HIV Response to Ebola, the Blog Covers Challenges at Home and Abroad

More than eight months into the Ebola epidemic in a conflict torn region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a WHO emergency committee determined the outbreak still does not constitute a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

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Add the Latest IDSA/MedPage Today Collaboration to Your Reading List

IDSA and MedPage Today have teamed up to bring you a new Reading Room, featuring relevant and timely news, resources, and journal articles for the practicing ID physician, clinicians/researchers and specialists interested in the world of infectious diseases. Visit the Reading Room today

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Journal Club

In this feature, a panel of IDSA members identifies and critiques important new studies in the current literature that have a significant impact on the practice of infectious diseases medicine. 
Reviews in this issue: Developing a Risk Prediction Model for Hospital-onset C. difficile Infection and Lessons Learned from a Second HIV “Cure” Case

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Inaugural G.E.R.M. Awards Support the Future of ID

Last month, 61 medical students from across the U.S. were selected to receive the inaugural G.E.R.M. (Grants for Emerging Researchers/Clinicians Mentorship) Program awards from the IDSA Foundation and HIVMA.

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Less Than a Week Left to Apply for IDSA Fellowship

Applications for IDSA Fellowship close April 22. FIDSA honors members who have achieved professional excellence and provided significant service to the profession in clinical practice, research, administration, or education.  

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ICYMI: What’s Hot on MyIDSA

Here’s a glance at the latest discussions happening on MyIDSA, IDSA’s members-only online community (login required).

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