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May 29, 2019

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IDSA at the World Health Assembly

IDSA advanced global health priorities at the 72nd World Health Assembly, May 20-28, in Geneva. IDSA presented statements during floor debate on the issues of public health emergency preparedness response, climate change and health, and follow up on United Nations high level meetings on antimicrobial resistance and eliminating tuberculosis. 

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NIAID Sets Final FY2019 K Award Paylines

The National Institutes for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has set final K award paylines for fiscal year (FY) 2019 at a 20 overall impact score. These career development awards are critical to entering the extramural NIH biomedical research pipeline and have been decreasing as costs rise over the past several years.

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Ask Presidential Candidates to Prioritize ID & HIV

As 2020 presidential campaigns gather speed, IDSA, HIVMA, and PIDS are asking all candidates to commit to policies that will address serious infectious diseases threats and accelerate progress in responding to infectious diseases in the U.S. and globally.

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A Journey Toward Inclusion, Diversity, Access & Equity at IDSA

Learn about the progress IDSA has made in its ongoing efforts to achieve and maintain inclusion, diversity, access and equity in the Society, as well as the work that is still to come, in this article by Drs. Jasmine Marcelin and Ravina Kullar.

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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: A Treatment Option for PML? , HIV PrEP Use and Incident STI Risk, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Can We Predict Its Development?

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Join the HIV Provider Directory

HIVMA is beginning the relaunch of its HIV Provider Directory, a searchable database that will be available to the public from the HIVMA website. If you are accepting new patients, please join the directory here.

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Bringing the Value of Diagnostics to Life on Capitol Hill

During a recent congressional briefing, “The Essential Role of Diagnostics in Outbreak Detection and Response,” IDSA Diagnostics Committee Chair Kimberly Hanson, MD, shared her laboratory’s case of a Zika index patient and how various types of diagnostic testing contributed to diagnosis and treatment.

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IDSA Headquarters Location Change Will Address Needs of Growing Staff, Membership

As the Infectious Diseases Society of America makes strategic changes within its governance structure to help ensure a sustainable future for the Society and improve member engagement, it is also making a location change to ensure its infrastructure and technology facilitate this bold transformation. 

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Science Speaks Goes to Geneva

When international health leaders gathered in Geneva from May 20 – 28, IDSA’s Senior Vice President for Public Policy and Government Relations Amanda Jezek and Senior Global Health Policy Specialist Rabita Aziz were there participating in meetings and providing Science Speaks coverage.

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Dangerously Close to a Post-Antibiotic Era

Modern Healthcare spoke with IDSA Board Member Helen Boucher, MD, FIDSA on the rate at which pathogens are growing progressively resistant to antibiotics, bringing the world dangerously close to a “post-antibiotic” era.

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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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