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November 27, 2019

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IDSA is Thankful for You, Our Members

IDSA is not a building. It’s not a subscription service. It’s not a card you carry in your wallet. IDSA is our membership. You are IDSA, and we thank you for your support that has helped us accomplish great things together this year.

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New Guideline on Treatment of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

The American Thoracic Society, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, European Respiratory Society and IDSA have published an official clinical guideline on the treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis in the Nov. 15 American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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November 30 Deadline For $500,000 in Research Grants

Through partnership with Alzheimer’s Quest, Inc., and The Benter Foundation, the IDSA Foundation is offering up to five one-time, $100,000 grants to researchers working to identify a microbial link to Alzheimer’s disease.

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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.

Does Switching from Protease Inhibitors to Dolutegravir Reduce the HIV Reservoir or Host Immune Activation?, AmpC β-lactamases: What the ID Clinician Needs to Know in 2019, and Antimicrobial Stewardship and Sepsis: A Great Debate

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Your Input Needed on Proposed Bylaws Change

IDSA needs your input on a proposed change to our bylaws that will allow the Board of Directors to be more responsive to the changing needs of the society. All voting members will receive a ballot via email from Election Services on Wednesday, Dec. 4. The deadline for casting your ballot is 5:00 p.m. EST, Jan. 31, 2020.

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Coming Soon: IDSA Guidelines App

Based on feedback from our membership, IDSA has developed an IDSA Guidelines App to be launched on Dec. 5. This new app includes all IDSA guidelines and five interactive clinical diagnostic tools that provide decision-making support.

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New General ID MOC Module Now Available

The IDSA General Infectious Diseases MOC Module 2019, available through the IDSA Academy, is a tool for self-evaluation of medical knowledge in general infectious diseases medicine.

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HIVMA Clinical Fellowship Program Now Accepting Applications

The HIVMA Clinical Fellowship Program is accepting applications for the 2020-2021 cycle. The program awards grants to support one year of HIV clinical training for up to two fellows per year.

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PrEP Updates from HIVMA

The Department of Health and Human Services is aiming for a December start for its program to provide free PrEP to uninsured individuals at substantial risk for HIV across the United States.

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Nominations Sought for ABMS Board of Directors and Committees

The Governance Committee of the American Board of Medical Specialties is seeking nominations for several public member positions on the ABMS Board of Directors and committees. Nomination materials for these positions are to be submitted no later than Monday, Dec. 2.

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CDC AMR Threat Report Just the Tip of the Iceberg. This and More ID in the News

IDSA spokespersons were tapped extensively for comment on the recently released CDC Antibiotic Threat Report showing a staggering number of deadly antibiotic-resistant infections. 

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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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