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June 26, 2019

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2019 IDSA/HIVMA Board of Directors Elections Now Underway

Elections for the IDSA and HIVMA Board of Directors are underway. This week you should have received via email an electronic ballot for both the IDSA and HIVMA elections with the subject line "2019 IDSA/HIVMA Elections."

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The New IDSA Academy Is Here

Learn about emerging issues in the field of infectious diseases in a new and improved, flexible, online environment while earning CME and MOC credits.  

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Help IDSA Drive Antibiotic Stewardship and R&D Momentum on Capitol Hill

IDSA Treasurer Helen Boucher, MD, FIDSA, testified before Congress today at a House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing on antimicrobial resistance and national security.

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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: Prolonged Use of Dalbavancin in Bone and Joint Infections

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Public Comment Period Now Open for Draft Lyme Disease Guidelines

IDSA, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), and the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) have opened a public comment period for the draft of their joint guidelines for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of Lyme disease.

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IDSA, HIVMA and PIDS Call on Presidential Candidates to Prioritize ID/HIV Needs

In advance of the first 2020 presidential election candidate debates, to be held on June 26-27, over 500 IDSA, HIVMA and PIDS members signed this petition, which the societies delivered to candidates in both parties.

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IDSA Working with Congress on Immunization Bills

Senators Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) have introduced the Protecting Seniors Through Immunization Act, a bill that IDSA, in partnership with other members of the Adult Vaccines Access Coalition, helped to develop. 

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NIAID Offers New Awards for ID Researchers

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) recently announced two new funding opportunities (FOAs) for dissemination and implementation research in health.

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HIVMA Offers New Resource on Ending HIV as an Epidemic

A new brief from HIVMA lays out key components of the administration’s End the HIV Epidemic initiative, including the 2020 federal funding requests, while also highlighting critical issues that will need to be addressed to achieve the goal of reducing new HIV infections by 90% by 2030.

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Introducing IDSA’s First Community of Practice for Medical Education

IDSA invites you to join its first Community of Practice (COP), the Medical Education COP and to volunteer for a workgroup or leadership position. 

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NAM to Hold Public Meeting on Integration of ID and Opioid Use Disorder Services

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAM) is hosting a public meeting on the integration of services for opioid use disorder and infectious disease on June 27 from 1 pm to 5 pm ET and June 28 from 8:30 am to 4:15 pm ET.

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Beginning an ID Fellowship? Ask Us Anything!

Join a panel of four current and recent ID fellows Friday June 28, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. ET for a discussion on ID Fellowship Training!

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Science Speaks covers Ebola and Global Health Security

IDSA and HIVMA’s Science Speaks blog continued its Ebola coverage with posts before and after a WHO-convened emergency committee again decided that the ongoing Democratic Republic of Congo/Uganda outbreak does not constitute a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).

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The Critical Need for Stewardship in the ICU…and more ID in the News

Infectious Disease Special Edition spoke with IDSA spokesperson Sarah Doernberg, MD, on how antibiotic stewardship in the ICU should be a critical part of a patient’s care.

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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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