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August 1, 2018

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Which Guidelines Matter Most to You?

IDSA is conducting a guideline prioritization process. Please take our short survey to help us determine which guidelines to update in 2019 or suggest new topics. The survey will be open through Tuesday, August 14. Thank you!

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ABIM Governance Openings

The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) has several openings throughout ABIM governance, including the Board of Directors, Council, Specialty Boards, and Exam Committees, as well as newer initiatives such as the Knowledge Check-In Item-Writing Task Force.

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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: Viral Suppression and Cancer Incidence among HIV-Infected U.S. Veterans; Can MRSA Nares Screening Results Be Used to Rule Out MRSA Pneumonia?; Fidaxomicin Provides Effective Prophylaxis Against CDI in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Recipients

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IDSA Weighs in as Capitol Hill Looks at MACRA Improvements and ID Compensation

The House Energy and Commerce Committee Health Subcommittee held a hearing last week on implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) and the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).

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Contribute Recommendations for Ending the HIV Epidemic

The HIV community, led by the Act Now END AIDS Coalition, is developing a national blueprint to end AIDS as an epidemic.

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IDSA Urges Strong Implementation of LPAD Pathway

FDA has issued draft guidance for implementing the Limited Population Antibacterial and Antifungal Drug (LPAD) Pathway, which is well aligned with the legislation enacted in 2016, spearheaded by IDSA, to establish this new pathway.

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Pandemic Preparedness Bill Advances with New CDC Loan Repayment Features

The House Energy and Commerce Committee has approved the Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA) reauthorization bill which includes a new provision spearheaded by IDSA to support the development of our public health workforce, including ID physicians.

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Science Speaks

IDSA’s Science Speaks blog was on-the-scene at AIDS 2018, the 22nd International AIDS Conference, covering breaking news, updates and analysis of research findings.

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HIVMA Clinical Fellows Interviewed as Part of the International AIDS Conference

Don’t miss The International Foundation for Alternative Research in AIDS (IFARA’s) Interview with HIVMA Clinical Fellows (2017-2018) Yury Parra, MD and Vanessa Rojas, MD at AIDS 2018. They talk about their work in HIV that resulted in being granted the award, funded by the IDSA Foundation, and what the fellowship means to them.

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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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