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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; to make recommendations to the Board of Directors about how the Society can best further policy and advocacy efforts in these areas; to prioritize for government relations staff the federal funding needs; and to serve as IDSA’s primary point of contact for matters under its charge with Congress and the relevant federal agencies represented.

Chair
Vance Fowler, MD
 
Staff Contact

Amanda Jezek
Senior Vice President, 
Public Policy & Government Relations
(703) 740-4790
Fax: (866) 899-7319

Colin McGoodwin
Program Officer for Public Health Policy
(703) 299-0015
Fax: (866) 899-7319

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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.

Chair

Susan Bleasdale, MD 

Staff Contact

Kay Moyer 
Program Officer, Clinical Affairs
(703) 299-0430
Fax: (877) 229-0312

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Clinical Practice Governance Task Force

To develop recommendations for aligning the needs of IDSA clinical practice members with the governance structure of the Society in support of our strategic priorities.

 
Staff Contact

Dana Wollins
VP, Clinical Affairs and Practice Guidelines
(703) 299-5146

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CME Subcommittee

To oversee issues related to the accreditation of all IDSA CME activities, along with IDSA’s re-accreditation process; to review and evaluate all of IDSA’s CME activities to ensure compliance with ACCME regulations and criteria, to include the development of improved assessment modalities to comply with new outcomes-oriented requirements; and to assist and guide future IDSA ACCME re-accreditation processes, to include obtaining accreditation with commendation and a six year accreditation in the next re-accreditation cycle.

Chair 

Sarah Sutton, MD

Staff Contact

Kathleen Matikonis, MA
Senior Education Officer
(703) 740-4960
Fax: (866) 579-0939

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COI Ethics Committee

Advances in the field of infectious diseases depend on a collaborative relationship between IDSA members and industry. Conflicts of interest (financial and non-financial) exist in many forms. This committee updates, administers and recommends enforcement actions for the Society’s Conflict of Interest and Ethics policies. The committee reviews COI disclosure forms to determine eligibility for select Society programs and roles (practice guidelines, leadership positions, etc.).

Chair  

Dean Winslow, MD

Staff Contact

Chris Busky
Chief Executive Officer
(703) 638-1503
Fax: (703) 229-0204

Kathy Cortez 
Manager, Executive Services and Governance
(703) 299-0430
Fax: (703) 229-0204

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Diagnostic Committee

To use public policy and advocacy to advance research and development of infectious diseases diagnostics and their appropriate integration into clinical care; to provide education on new developments in diagnostics, the appropriate use and interpretation of their results, and their use in clinical care to optimize patient care outcomes; and to serve as a point of contact for diagnostics with Congress and relevant federal agencies, non-government organizations, and international entities.

Chair

Kimberly E. Hanson, MD, MHS

Staff Contact

Jaclyn Levy  
Director, Science & Research Policy
(703) 299-1216
Fax: (866) 899-7319

Colin McGoodwin
Program Officer for Public Health Policy
(703) 299-0015
Fax: (866) 899-7319

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Digital Strategy Advisory Group

To advise IDSA and its members regarding digital strategy, including the use of web, email, social media, mobile and other digital media and digital channels.

Chair

Andrej Spec, MD, MS

Staff Contact

David Moldavsky
VP, Digital and Technology Strategy
703-740-4797

Gayle Levy Hartman
Director of Digital Strategy
703-299-0008

 

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Inclusion, Diversity, Access and Equity Task Force

The IDA&E Task Force will develop a framework and recommendations to ensure the implementation and full integration of IDA&E principles throughout IDSA. The Task Force reports to the Board of Directors.

Chair

Tina Tan, MD, FIDSA

Staff Contact

Salandra Fleming 
Vice President, Talent and Organizational Development 
Phone: (703) 740-4690 
Fax: (703) 299-0204

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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.

Chair

Paul S. Pottinger, MD, FIDSA 

Staff Contact

Rachel Shnekendorf 
Director of Education
(703) 299-0879
Fax: (866) 579-0939

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Fellows Subcommittee

To serve as an advisory group responsible for providing input from a young ID professionals’ perspective to inform IDSA initiatives and committee deliberations; foster fellow, resident and medical student participation and membership in IDSA; and provide feedback on issues related to fellowship training.

Chair

Emily Abdoler, MD

Staff Contact

Ashley Cavell
Scientific Program Manager
(703) 299-0484
Fax: (866) 579-0939

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Fellows In-Training Exam Test Writing Subcommittee

Oversees the development of IDSA’s annual Fellows’ In-Training Exam. Volunteers write and review exam items, along with ensuring the exam content is up to date.

Chair

Nancy E. Madinger, MD

Staff Contact

Rachel Shnekendorf, MPH
Director of Education
(703) 299-0879
Fax: (866) 579-0939

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Investment 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.

Chair

Edward T. Ryan, MD, FIDSA 

Staff Contact

Barton Groh
Vice President, Finance & Administration
(703) 299-0108
Fax: (866) 550-0274

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Global Health Committee

To promote evidence-based, robust U. S. led policy responses to global infectious disease threats, including HIV, tuberculosis, antimicrobial resistance, emerging and resurgent infectious diseases like Ebola, Zika, Dengue, Chikungunya, globally neglected epidemics such as Hepatitis C, and global health security and public health preparedness activities. Advise policymakers about policy and funding needs related to research and development and responses for global infectious diseases that constitute public health threats, including outbreak responses.

Chair

Thomas Quinn, MD, FIDSA

Staff Contact

Rabita Aziz
Senior Global Health Policy Specialist
(703) 740-4955
Fax: (866) 536-6638

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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.

Chair

Emily A. Blumberg, MD, FIDSA

Staff Contact

Rachel Shnekendorf
Director of Education
(703) 299-0879
Fax: (866) 579-0939

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Leadership Development Committee

Purpose: Using diversity, inclusion and equity as a guiding principle, the committee recommends strategies for identifying and cultivating leaders to advance the Society's strategic priorities. Responsibilities: Ensure the Society's governance structure is reflective of the overall membership; develop and maintain a governance competency model; develop and administer the process of identifying and recruiting qualified candidates to serve as volunteer leaders; ensure transparency in the nominations process; propose a slate of qualified candidates for the Board of Directors; propose committee chairs and vice chairs for Board approval; propose committee members for Board approval; and organize and participate in Board member and committee chair orientations.

Chair

William G Powderly, MD

Staff Contact

Chris Busky
Chief Executive Officer
(703) 638-1503
Fax: (703) 229-0204

Kathy Cortez 
Manager, Executive Services and Governance
(703) 299-0430
Fax: (703) 229-0204

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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.

Chair

Matthew Zahn, MD 

Staff Contact

Colin McGoodwin
Program Officer for Public Health Policy
(703) 299-0015
Fax: (866) 899-7319

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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.

Chair

Susan L. Koletar, MD, FIDSA

Staff Contact

Felicity Clancy
VP, Marketing, Communications and Membership
(703) 299-0201
Fax: (866) 889-7614

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Quality Improvement Committee

To promote valid performance measures that IDSA members can implement to improve patient care outcomes in infectious diseases; to monitor and respond to the activities and policies of the federal agencies and key organizations involved in quality improvement and performance measurement; to investigate the feasibility of developing a registry for members to report and compare results on standard measures of patient care and outcomes; to provide both online and in-person (via IDWeek) educational resources that will inform IDSA members about quality improvement in general and applicable performance measures; and to approach quality measurement of ID clinical care in a manner that promotes the value of ID specialists to the broader health care system.

Chair

David Classen, MD

Staff Contact

Thomas Kim
Program Officer, Quality Improvement
(703) 638-1502
Fax: (877) 299-0312

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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.

Chair

Upinder Singh, MD, FIDSA

Staff Contact

Jaclyn Levy  
Director, Science & Research Policy
(703) 299-1216
Fax: (866) 899-7319

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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 awards.

Chair & Vice Chair

Thomas M. File, Jr., MD, FIDSA (Chair)
Barbara Alexander, MD (Vice-Chair) 

Staff Contact

LaToya J. Rice
Marketing and Communications Manager
703-638-1505
Fax: (703) 299-8766

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Standards & Practice Guidelines Committee

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

Chair

Suzanne Bradley, MD, FIDSA 

Staff Contact

Dana Wollins
VP, Clinical Affairs and Practice Guidelines
(703) 299-5146

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State & Regional Societies Task Force

Provide a shared vision of the roles IDSA and State & Regional Societies could play in advancing the field of infectious diseases. Responsibilities: 1) Identify the needs of the State & Regional Societies; 2) Outline IDSA resources currently available to State & Regional Societies.

Co-Chairs 

Michael L Butera, MD

Bettina C Fries, MD

Staff Contact

Chris Busky
Chief Executive Officer
(703) 638-1503
Fax: (703) 229-0204

Kathy Cortez 
Manager, Executive Services and Governance
(703) 299-0430
Fax: (703) 229-0204

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Strategic Planning Task Force

To provide strategic direction to the Board of Directors on the future of the field of infectious diseases. Responsibilities: Develop relevant questions for a comprehensive survey to the field of ID; serve as a subject matter expert to interpret survey results; present a draft strategic plan to the Board of Directors in June 2019; and present a final strategic plan to the Board of Directors in October 2019.

Chair

Cynthia Louise Sears, MD

Staff Contact

Kathy Cortez
Manager, Executive Services and Governance
1300 Wilson Blvd Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22209
Phone: 703-299-0200

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