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IDSA COMMITTEE DESCRIPTIONS

IDWEEK PROGRAM COMMITTEE

To plan and implement IDWeek, the joint annual scientific meeting of IDSA,  ; to review its effectiveness in terms of meeting the educational needs of the members and educational objectives of the Society; and to make recommendations to the Board of Directors for any significant changes it deems necessary to maintain or enhance the quality of the meeting.

CLINICAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

To monitor, develop and make recommendations to address issues related to infectious disease clinical practice; to monitor and make recommendations to address issues relating to the practice of hospital epidemiology and infection control; to monitor and advocate with Medicare and other third party payers appropriate coverage and reimbursement for infectious disease services; to develop and make recommendations on providing products and services to improve the practice efficiency of infectious disease clinicians; to identify and suggest clinicians to serve on other committees, task forces, work groups and panels convened to develop practice guidelines; and to make recommendations on activities/issues under its purview that involve federal legislation or regulation.

EDUCATION COMMITTEE

To develop and make recommendations on the development of any new educational meeting, program, or services for members; to establish an ongoing process to get feedback from the membership on their educational needs; to oversee the Society’s efforts to maintain ACCME accreditation; to monitor developments with respect to post-graduate education in infectious diseases; to monitor developments with respect to certification and recertification in infectious diseases; and to make recommendations for activities/issues under its purview that involve federal legislation or regulation.

FINANCE COMMITTEE

To oversee the management of Society’s financial reserves and investments; to review operating budget trends; and to make recommendations to the Board of Directors on investment policies and broad financial policies relating to the maintenance of appropriate financial reserves.

ID TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTORS COMMITTEE

To establish and maintain communication with all infectious diseases academic units with accredited training programs in infectious diseases; to assist training directors, in a manner that is mutually beneficial, with any or all facets of the training program curriculum. Such activities may include, but are not limited to, recruitment to the field of infectious diseases, logistics of candidate selection, curriculum requirements and interaction with organizations responsible for curriculum accreditation requirements and board certification.

NATIONAL AND GLOBAL PUBLIC HEALTH COMMITTEE

To monitor and make recommendations regarding federal support for domestic and global infectious disease issues; to monitor developments and make recommendations related to childhood and adult immunizations; to monitor and make recommendations related to federal support for the public health infrastructure; to monitor developments related to emerging pathogens and to establish ongoing methods to keep members informed in a timely fashion about important developments; to monitor developments and make recommendations to address antimicrobial resistance; and to make recommendations on activities/issues under its purview that involve federal legislation and regulations.

NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE

To oversee the process to solicit candidates for elected offices and director positions; to present a candidate slate to the Board of Directors for approval with the objective of having the elected leadership generally reflect the diversity of the membership; and to make recommendations to the Board of Directors on the nominations and election process.

PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE

To oversee the publication of the Society's scientific journals; to report to the Board of Directors, at least annually, regarding the editorial and financial status of the journals; and to make recommendations to the Board of Directors on substantive editorial policy issues and financial matters.

RESEARCH COMMITTEE

To make recommendations to promote research and new advancements in infectious diseases; to monitor developments and make recommendations related to federal support for biomedical research; and to make recommendations on activities/issues under its purview that involve federal legislation and regulation.

JOINT RESEARCH AWARDS COMMITTEE

To oversee the fellowship and young investigator research awards program, including working with staff to identify funding sources for new awards and solicit award applications; and to recommend recipients to the Board of Directors (program is operated jointly with National Foundation for Infectious Diseases).

SOCIETY AWARDS COMMITTEE

To oversee the Society’s recognition awards program, including working with staff to solicit Society award nominees from the membership; and to recommend to the Board of Directors recipients for the Alexander Fleming Award, Oswald Avery Award, Watanakunakorn Clinician Award, Clinical Teacher Award, Walter E. Stamm Mentor Award, and Society Citation.

STANDARDS & PRACTICE GUIDELINES COMMITTEE

To monitor, develop and make recommendations to establish scientific policy on infectious diseases related issues; and to make recommendations and oversee the development of practice guidelines or any other standard setting documents including those done in collaboration with other groups.

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