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July 24, 2019

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It’s Time to Talk Money! Complete the 2019 ID Physician Compensation Survey Today

IDSA has kicked off the 2019 ID Physician Compensation Survey, a survey created by members for members. Take a listen to a podcast with Clinical Affairs Committee (CAC) Chair, Susan Bleasdale, MD, and former CAC member Robin Trotman, DO, FIDSA, discussing what’s in the survey and how the results will help IDSA advocate for fair compensation and help you in your individual practice.

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IDWeek Mentorship Program Seeking Participants

The IDSA Foundation is welcoming rising leaders to participate in this year’s IDWeek Mentorship Program. The deadline to apply has been extended to Aug. 7 for mentors and mentees!

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IDSA News Correction on ACIP PCV13 Vote

In the last edition of IDSA News, the article about the June CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) meeting and the Committee’s decision on PCV13 was incorrect. Find the corrected vaccination update here.

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Declaration of PHEIC in DRC Should Spur Support, Not Fear

The World Health Organization’s recent declaration that the year-long Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern aims to raise much-needed awareness and resources for preparedness and control efforts across the region.

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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: Integrated Stepped Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder in People Living with HIV and Atypically Manifested Bacteremia and Mortality in the Elderly

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LAB Act Would Correct Diagnostics Reimbursement Cuts

A bipartisan group in the House of Representatives has introduced the Laboratory Access for Beneficiaries (LAB) Act, an important first step in correcting steep cuts to Medicare reimbursement for infectious diseases (ID) diagnostics.

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Share Your Input on the Importance of Non-Discrimination Protections

Changes proposed by the Trump administration to the Affordable Care Act’s Section 1557 non-discrimination provisions would eliminate the prohibition of discrimination based on gender identity and eliminate health insurance coverage protections for transgender individuals and people living with HIV, in addition to rolling back other protections.

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Calling all HIV Providers

Are you an HIV provider? Then, be sure to join HIVMA’s HIV Provider Directory, a searchable database that will be available to the public from the HIVMA website.

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HHS Panel Updates Cryptosporidiosis Guidelines

The HHS panel on the Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in Adults and Adolescents with HIV has updated the Cryptosporidiosis section to reflect the availability of new diagnostic tests and data on the efficacy of available therapeutic agents.

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Science Speaks Ebola Coverage Continues

The IDSA/HIVMA global Science Speaks blog continued its coverage of the ongoing spread of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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The Dangers of Ideologically-Driven Bans on Research…and more ID in the News

Infection Diseases Special Edition spoke with IDSA President Cynthia Sears, MD, FIDSA, and HIVMA Chair, W. David Hardy, MD on the Societies’ recent statement condemning the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ decision to end funding for medical research using human fetal tissue.

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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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