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  • Interest Groups (IG) Discussion Lists

    IDSA is committed to facilitating the professional development and supporting the interests of all our members. To forward this goal IDSA is developing "Interest Groups" (IGs) – forums for members with similar interests to:

    • discuss issues, exchange ideas and network
    • suggest educational topics for the Annual Meeting
    • suggest other issues/activities the Society should address/undertake

    An IG can be formed around virtually any type of interest, as long as it represents a significant area of interest in terms of number of members involved or relevance to the field of infectious diseases. Current IGs are:

    Gay and Lesbian
    Infections in Cancer
    Infections in Older Adults
    International ID
    Minorities in ID
    Transplant Infectious Disease and Compromised Host
    Tuberculosis  

    Each IG has a discussion list to facilitate communication between members. By subscribing to one or more of these discussion lists you are also signing up as a member of the IG(s) you have selected. 

    Already a list member? Access IDSA forums here. (Log-in required)

     

    Gay and Lesbian

    The Gay and Lesbian Interest Group is committed to representing and supporting the needs of gay and lesbian IDSA members. IDSA wishes to foster a professional climate in which all of our diverse members can achieve their full potential and where our gay and lesbian members may serve openly without fear of discrimination or hostility. The IG will serve as a venue for networking as well as a forum to discuss  unique challenges our gay and lesbian colleagues face in today's society. The IG will explore how best to combat homophobia within the field of infectious diseases and how IDSA may support members challenged by discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The IG will recommend solutions/actions to IDSA's leadership as needed and appropriate.
    To join the Gay and Lesbian Interest Group and subscribe to the discussion list. (Log-in required)   

    Infections in Cancer

    The Infections in Cancer Interest Group is a forum for infectious disease clinicians and investigators working in major cancer centers. Topics of discussion may include ways to enhance educational opportunities related to the prevention/management of infections in oncology patients; collaboration on clinical studies/trials; and ways to work with CDC to establish evidenced based surveillance programs. The IG will suggest ways for IDSA to help support educational activities, including possible symposia at the annual meeting.
    To join the Infections in Cancer Interest Group and subscribe to the discussion list. (Log-in required)

    Infections in Older Adults

    The Infections in Older Adults Interest Group is a very active cohort of ID physicians and researchers with a focused interest in aging and ID care of older adults. We keep in touch through list-serve and email alerts, and have held a dinner meeting annually concurrent with the IDSA Annual Meeting since 2001. Our group has sponsored multiple symposia, meet-the-professor sessions, and other activities at IDSA with the goal of acting as a network facilitating junior faculty development (e.g. T. Franklin Williams Award), clinical care (see IDSA clinical guidelines on evalutaion of fever and infection in LTC), and research, including multi-site research in ID issues in older adults such as: vaccine responses in seniors, infections in long-term care, functional status and risk of infection/antibiotic resistance, and common clinical syndromes in older adults (e.g. prosthetic device infection, viral pneumonia). With the integration of "ID Week" in 2012, we are working with the SHEA LTC Interest Group to facilitate activities in the coming years.
    To join the Infections in Older Adults Interest Group and subscribe to the discussion list. (Log-in required)  

    International ID

    The charge of the International ID Interest Group is to stimulate international activities for the Society. Topics of discussion may include the global importance of infectious diseases, cultivation of international participation and membership, collaboration and exchanges via the development of international centers and training activities and by providing information on network regarding U.S. and non-U.S. programs with specific interest in receiving international fellows. The International ID Interest Group may suggest activites, Annual Meeting session and policy positions to forward the goals of the Interest Group.
    To join the International ID Interest Group and subscribe to the discussion list. (Log-in required)  

    Minorities in ID

    The Minorities in ID Interest Group is committed to representing and supporting minority members. Topics for discussion may include ways to further the goals of the IG, challenges that minorities face in medicine or the subspecialty of infectious diseases, and public policy aimed at supporting medical education for minorities. The interest group may suggest ways that the Society can better serve its diverse membership, ways to recruit minority infectious diseases physicians to IDSA, sessions or networking events to be held at the Annual Meetings, public policy positions that the Society should take, and ways to ensure that the IDSA leadership reflects the diversity of the membership.
    To join the Minorities in ID Interest Group and subscribe to the discussion list. (Log-in required

    Transplant Infectious Disease and Compromised Host

    The Transplant Infectious Disease and Compromised Host Interest Group identifies and makes recommendations on issues relevant to education, clinical care, and research in the field and has a central role in the promotion of these topics within IDSA. This group has organized workshops on related topics, cosponsored symposia at the annual meeting, and has developed a curriculum for the training of clinical fellows in the care of immunocompromised hosts. The interest group has held a networking reception at the IDSA annual meeting open to trainees as well as established clinicians and investigators. This group also coordinates with other committees of IDSA and other societies to coordinate joint activities (guideline development, courses) as appropriate to advance this growing specialty area within Infectious Diseases. This group will also serve to identify and suggest clinicians to serve on other committees, task forces, and working groups at IDSA.
    To join the Transplant Infectious Disease and Compromised Host Interest Group and subscribe to the discussion list. (Log-in required

    Tuberculosis

    The Tuberculosis Interest Group is concerned with reducing the morbidity and mortality caused by tuberculosis. Topics of discussion may include treatment, research, prevention, and public policy. The Tuberculosis IG may suggest activities that group members have discussed, including: disseminating new information about the treatment or prevention to the full IDSA membership; developing Tuberculosis-related sessions for the Annual Meeting; official policy positions that the Society should take; and collaboration with other professional societies and governmental organizations in actions to control tuberculosis.
    To join the Tuberculosis Interest Group and subscribe to the discussion list. (Log-in required)

      

 

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