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February 20, 2019

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Apply to Serve on IDSA Board of Directors

The success of our Society is dependent upon members who volunteer their time to serve in leadership positions. IDSA is seeking volunteers to apply to serve on the Board of Directors.

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2019 Society Awards Nominations Start Now

Help us celebrate the field of ID by nominating dedicated clinicians, promising young researchers, outstanding mentors, and those who have had a lifetime of impact on the field for an IDSA Society Award. 

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Federal Spending Bill Recognizes Global ID Priorities

The 2019 federal spending bill passed by the House and Senate late last week not only ended the prospect of another partial government shutdown but also demonstrated a promising commitment to continued U.S. leadership of the fight against the world’s most devastating infectious disease killers.

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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: Single-Dose Aminoglycoside Therapy for Urinary Tract Infections and Despite Actual Patient Harm, Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing Is Still Highly Prevalent

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IDSA Foundation Announces ALZ Grant Awardees

The IDSA Foundation partnered with Alzheimer’s Germ Quest, Inc. last summer to provide two unique $50,000 grant funding opportunities. Infectious diseases investigators from around the world shared their innovative projects to research whether an infectious agent or microbial mechanism is responsible for triggering or driving Alzheimer’s disease.

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Urge Congress to Increase U.S. Global Fund Commitment

The United States will join with other donor countries to pledge commitments to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria for the next three years during the Global Fund’s Replenishment meeting in October. 

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The IDSA-led Stakeholder Forum on Antimicrobial Resistance (S-FAR) recently held its annual Hill Day to urge Congress to increase funding for activities to address AMR in the U.S. and globally. 

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Reminder: ABIM Opportunity on ID Item-Writing Task Force

The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) launched a new public webpage last summer to raise the visibility of openings throughout ABIM governance.

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Science Speaks

The IDSA/HIVMA global Science Speaks blog continued its 116th Congress series on new leaders and members of committees influencing decisions on international health responses and research with a look at six freshman Representatives on the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights subcommittee.

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IDSA & ID in the News

Modern Healthcare spoke with HIVMA Board Chair David Hardy, MD, for its article Trump’s call to end the HIV epidemic hindered by his administration’s policies. This is just one of the several news pieces that IDSA and our member spokespersons contributed to, read others here.

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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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