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September 18, 2019

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IDWeek Focus Groups Will Help Assess Barriers and Facilitators to Academic Advancement for Women in ID

In the last year, a study presented at IDWeek 2018 and subsequently published in Clinical Infectious Diseases describing gender disparities in academic advancement within the field of infectious diseases joined a growing body of literature demonstrating an achievement gap between male and female faculty in academic medicine.

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Participate in IDWeek’s Twitterstorm on Vaccines

Advocacy efforts promoting the importance of vaccines have never been more important, and our voices make a difference.

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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. 

Serious Bacterial Infections in Neonates: Is a Single Fever Enough? and Short-Course Primaquine Non-Inferior to Standard Treatment for P. vivax Malaria

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Build Stewardship, Infection Control, Healthcare Epidemiology Skills Online

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America is offering an online training course for students, trainees, physicians and other healthcare professionals in infectious diseases to build their understanding of healthcare epidemiology, infection control and antimicrobial stewardship.

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Michelson Prizes Support Young Investigators in Innovative Vaccine, Immune Therapy Discovery

The Human Vaccines Project and Michelson Medical Research Foundation are accepting applications now through Oct. 31 for 2020 Michelson Prizes supporting innovative immunology research.

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Presidential Election 2020 Toolkit Provides Resources for Action

IDSA, HIVMA and PIDS have created a 2020 presidential election Toolkit for Action to help members make the most of opportunities during the campaign season to highlight infectious diseases and HIV funding and policies as national priorities.

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Are You a Ryan White Medical Provider?

Please join us at IDWeek 2019 for the annual Ryan White Medical Providers Coalition luncheon from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct 3.

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HIVMA and IDSA Issue Call for In-patient Antiretroviral Stewardship

In a policy paper published online in Clinical Infectious Diseases, HIVMA, IDSA and the American Academy of HIV Medicine have called for the adoption of strategies as part of existing hospital antibiotic stewardship programs to ensure oversight of antiretroviral treatments for patients with HIV.

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Physicians Counter Truvada Safety Concerns

Responding to safety concerns that stemmed from an advertising campaign seeking lawsuit plaintiffs among people reporting serious side effects related to taking Truvada, the chairs of the HIV Medicine Association and the American Academy of HIV Medicine wrote this POZ opinion piece, encouraging people living with HIV to discuss their treatment options with their providers, and reinforcing the United States Preventive Services Task Force Grade A recommendation for Truvada for PrEP.

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Advances in Global Health Can be Complicated, Science Speaks Reports

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval of pretomanid, a new tuberculosis treatment that is part of a three-drug regimen effective against extensively drug-resistant disease, represented a significant stride against the world’s leading infectious disease killer.

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“Bacteria Don’t Care if You’re a Democrat or a Republican” This and More ID in the News

Contingencies Magazine spoke with IDSA Senior Vice President, Public Policy and Government Relations Amanda Jezek on drug resistant pathogens and antibiotics and the race against the clock to develop treatment options.

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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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