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  • Policy Efforts 

    Antimicrobial Resistance Committee

    To advance through public policy and advocacy activities the development of new antimicrobial agents where unmet need exists and the reduction of the occurrence of antimicrobial resistance, in general, stressing in particular the recommendations contained in IDSA’s Combating Antimicrobial Resistance: Policy Recommendations to Save Lives, Policy Statement on Antimicrobial Stewardship, positions taken as part of the Bad Bugs, No Drugs/10 x ’20 Initiative, and other IDSA policy statements.

    Chair

     

    Staff Contact

     

    Henry F. Chambers, MD, FIDSA
    University of California, San Francisco
    San Francisco, CA

    Amanda Jezek
    Vice President, Public Policy & Government Relations
    (703) 740-4790
    Fax: (866) 889-7319

    John Billington, JD, MPH
    Senior Program Officer for Health Policy
    (703) 299-0015
    Fax: (866) 889-7319

    Audrey F. Jackson, PhD
    Director of Science Policy
    (703) 299-1216
    Fax: (866) 889-7319


    Diagnostics Task Force

    To evaluate current trends related to the research, development, approval, manufacture, regulation and uptake of infectious diseases diagnostics at a time of rapid evolvement in the field; to assess and prioritize unmet diagnostics needs (including for clinical, public health, and global health purposes), particularly in the area of point-of-care diagnostics, and determine the degree of misalignment with current trends; to understand the challenges to diagnostics innovation and uptake from the perspective of key stakeholders (industry, governments, health care providers and payors/funders) and consider potential policy options for overcoming these challenges; and to make recommendations to the Board of Directors on policy solutions that will improve the U.S. government’s capacity to address unmet diagnostics needs in this country as well as in resource-constrained countries.

    Chair

     

    Staff Contact

     

    Angela M. Caliendo, MD, PhD, FIDSA
    Emory University Hospital
    Atlanta, GA

    Audrey F. Jackson, PhD
    Director of Science Policy
    Phone: (703) 299-1216
    Fax: (866) 889-7319


    Public Health Committee

    To serve as the lead entity making recommendations to the Board of Directors on public health and emergency preparedness policy, including issues and policy related to increasing immunization coverage (with a particular focus on adult immunizations).

    Chair

     

    Staff Contact

     

    Jeffrey S. Duchin, MD, FIDSA
    Public Health Seattle
    Seattle, WA

    John Billington, JD, MPH
    Senior Program Officer for Health Policy
    (703) 299-0015
    Fax: (866) 889-7319


    Research  Committee

    The goal of the Research Committee is to establish IDSA as an important voice on issues related to research on infectious diseases (reports to the Board of Directors). The committee makes recommendations to promote research and new advancements in infectious diseases;monitor developments and make recommendations related to federal support for biomedical research; and make recommendations on activities/issues under its purview that involve federal legislation and regulation.

    Chair

     

    Staff Contact

     

    David M. Markovitz, MD, FIDSA
    University of Michigan
    Ann Arbor, MI 

    Audrey F. Jackson, PhD 
    Director of Science Policy
    Phone: 703-299-1216 
    Fax: 866-889-7319

     

 

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