IDSA’s funding comes from a variety of sources, including membership dues, journal royalties, IDWeek fees, and grants from government agencies, private foundations, and industry.
To advance IDSA’s mission, the Society accepts outside support and engages in collaborative efforts with industry, most notably pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies. The Society strives to maintain a mutually beneficial relationship with industry to enhance the educational benefits for members and to improve health care for the public. To ensure the establishment of relationships with industry entities without compromising accepted ethical and educational standards, the Society endorses and conforms to the following statements and opinions that have been issued on this subject:
- “Standards for Commercial Support, Standards to Ensure Independence in CME Activities,” Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.
- “Gifts to Physicians from Industry,” American Medical Association Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs.
- “Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals,” Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.
To ensure every interaction with industry meets high ethical standards, the IDSA Board of Directors adopted the Code for Interactions with Companies.
Revised, Board of Directors, 10/2019