April 25, 2018
Welcome to the redesigned IDSA News. In response to member feedback, we’ve made the newsletter easier to navigate, allowing you to scan for articles of most interest to you. In addition, IDSA News will now be delivered every other Wednesday, bringing you the latest news from the Society on a more frequent schedule you can rely on. The monthly message from the IDSA President will now be delivered on MyIDSA, allowing you to comment and discuss important issues with your president and your colleagues. We hope you find these changes useful and welcome your feedback.
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: Taking the Pulse of Pulse-Dose Fidaxomicin and Is Dual ART the Future of HIV Treatment?
The IDSA Antimicrobial Stewardship Curriculum for Fellows Workgroup has authored the recent CID article, Antimicrobial Stewardship Training for Infectious Diseases Fellows: Program Directors Identify a Curriculum Need, which describes the identified gap in educational resources available to train ID fellows in antimicrobial stewardship, and the core curriculum that was developed in response to provide foundational training in stewardship.Read More
IDSA led sign-on letters through our Stakeholder Forum on Antimicrobial Resistance (S-FAR) this month to three new administration officials urging a robust response to antimicrobial resistance.Read More
IDSA members had a record number of meetings with their members of Congress last year, with many occurring in the local offices of Senators and Representatives during the summer recesses. This summer, you can get more involved in advocacy by participating in your very own Hill Day without leaving home.Read More
Members of HIVMA’s Ryan White Medical Providers Coalition took to Capitol Hill earlier this month to educate policymakers on the importance of sustaining the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program and the need to increase funding for the program to meet the growing demand for HIV care.Read More
A new and exciting event has been added to the program for IDWeek 2018 sponsored by the IDSA Telehealth and Emerging Technology Work Group.Read More
The IDSA Telehealth and Emerging Technology Work Group has prepared a survey for our members to gain a better understanding of how telehealth technology is being used in the clinical practice of infectious diseases.Read More
CDC is looking for new ways to identify and evaluate strategies to combat antibiotic resistance (AR). The agency collaborates with multiple researchers to improve understanding of AR in healthcare facilities, in the food supply, across communities, and in the environment (surface water and soil) to determine the potential impact on human health and identify ways to protect human health.Read More
The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine has released Breaking Through: The Next Generation of Biomedical and Behavioral Sciences Researchers, a report containing recommendations to ensure that the US has the scientific workforce needed to face 21st-century infectious disease challenges.Read More
The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief released its 14th Annual Report to Congress this month, highlighting the progress the flagship US global HIV program has made toward achieving HIV epidemic control. IDSA and HIVMA released this statement on the report release, emphasizing the need for Congress to provide robust funding for this important program.Read More
With news from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and coverage of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci on getting ahead of the next outbreak, IDSA’s Science Speaks blog published a series of posts on global health security challenges.Read More
DSA has developed a physician and researcher sign-on letter to US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, urging for strong US leadership in the UN High Level Meeting on Ending Tuberculosis, to take place during the UN General Assembly on September 26.Read More