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July 3, 2018

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2018 IDSA/HIVMA Board Elections Deadline Approaching

Remember to take the opportunity to influence the future direction of IDSA and HIVMA by participating in the board elections.

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IDSA Board Paves Way for Diverse and Sustainable Future

Exciting changes are on the horizon with the IDSA Board of Directors’ recent approval of recommendations from the Governance Task Force.

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IDSA/ASM Release Updated Lab Guide

IDSA and the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) have published an updated “Guide to Utilization of the Microbiology Laboratory for Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases” in Clinical Infectious Diseases

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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: Septic Shock Caused by Multidrug-Resistant A. baumannii Versus Carbapenemase-Producing K. pneumoniae; A Bacterial Cancer Clue: Blood Culture Isolates Associated with Colorectal Cancer

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“Zero-tolerance” Border Policy Poses Individual and Public Health Threats

In a recent joint statement, the leaders of IDSA, HIVMA, SHEA and PIDS warned of the consequences to individual and public health of continuing “zero-tolerance” border policies and of large scale detention of thousands of weakened and vulnerable individuals.

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FDA and CMS Pursue New Antibiotic Payment Models

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, announced that FDA is working with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to develop new payment models for urgently needed new antibiotics that would help stimulate research and development as well as promote judicious use.

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IDSA Pushes U.S. for U.N. Leadership on TB

In a letter to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, IDSA urged the U.S. U.N. mission to push for strong targets on detecting, preventing and treating tuberculosis.

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HIVMA and IDSA Foundation Announce Medical Students Program Awardees

Fifteen medical students from across the U.S. have been selected by HIVMA and the IDSA Foundation to receive funding for clinical learning and research projects through the HIVMA Medical Students Program.

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IDWeek Premeeting Workshop: Research Career Development and Grant Writing Strategies for ID Physician-Scientists

Join IDSA and the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) for an IDWeek premeeting workshop on research training programs, career development, and grant writing strategies for ID physician-scientists on Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 1:00-5: 00 PM PDT.

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Science Speaks

IDSA’s global Science Speaks blog covered developments in congressional funding for disease responses, and some of the stakes of evidence-based public health programming overseas and in the United States.

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AHRQ Seeks Nominations to National Advisory Council

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is seeking nominations for seven new members of its National Advisory Council.

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Take Your Advocacy to the Next Level

Advocating for the ID and HIV policies that matter to you is vital.

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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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