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March 6, 2019

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Call for FIDSA Applications

Applications are now being accepted for IDSA Fellowship. FIDSA honors members who have achieved professional excellence and provided significant service to the profession in clinical practice, research, administration, or education

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2019 Society Awards Nominations Now Open

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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IDWeek Registration Now Open for Members

Member registration is now open and general registration opens April 2. Early bird registration rates last until June 28. Register and book your hotel today to take advantage of the best rates.

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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: De-escalation of Anti-MRSA Antimicrobial Therapy for Culture-Negative Pneumonia,  A Single-Tablet Antiretroviral Therapy Option in People Living with HIV and End-Stage Renal Disease, and Short-Course, High-Dose Liposomal Amphotericin B for Cryptococcal Meningoencephalitis: A Novel Induction Therapy Strategy?

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IDSA Facebook Live: “Antibiotic Resistance and the Need for New Antibiotics”

Tune into the IDSA Facebook page on March 12 at  1 p.m. ET as we premiere our discussion with IDSA Board member Helen Boucher, MD, FIDSA, on antibiotic resistance and the urgent need for new antibiotics.

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Senate Committee Holds Hearing on Vaccine Safety as Measles Outbreaks Continue

With evidence that the number of measles cases and outbreaks this year is already well on track to exceed last year’s numbers, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions held a hearing on March 5 drawing urgent attention to a central tenet of public health: vaccines save lives.

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Urge Congress to Fully Fund ID & HIV in 2020

Please take two minutes to ask your members of Congress to support robust funding in the FY2020 budget to address infectious diseases and HIV. 

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UnitedHealthcare Retools Lower-cost ARV Incentive Program

UnitedHealthcare announced last month that it would once again implement its “soft rejection” policy effective March 1 with modifications based on input from HIVMA and other provider and public health organizations.

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What’s The Big IDea?

IDSA and HIVMA are hosting The Big IDea: Infectious Diseases/HIV Education & Advocacy Day -- our first large scale day of action on Tuesday, Oct. 1 in Washington, DC. Interested in joining us? Sign up here.

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Volunteers Needed: Digital Strategy and Member Ambassadors

IDSA needs your help reaching new members through two initiatives launching this spring -- The Digital Strategy Advisory Group and the Membership Ambassador Program. 

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CDC Seeks Help from Clinicians to Spread the Message About Vaccines

When it comes to vaccinations, parents trust the expertise of their doctor more than anyone else. CDC is asking for your help to ensure that all patients are up to date on MMR vaccine.

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Science Speaks

The IDSA/HIVMA global Science Speaks blog completed its 116th Congress series with introductions to new members bringing long-held views to key House Appropriations subcommittees.

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IDSA & ID in the News

Infectious Disease News spoke with IDSA spokesperson Matthew Zahn, MD, FIDSA to get his perspective on findings from a recent study published in IDSA’s Clinical Infectious Diseases which reports that “early treatment with oseltamivir was associated with a 30% lower mortality rate compared with later treatment in patients with influenza A(H3N2) during eight recent influenza seasons in Greece.” 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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