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December 11, 2019

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Please Vote to Modernize IDSA’s Bylaws

Last week, all voting members of IDSA received a ballot via email from Election Services on a  proposed change to our bylaws that will allow the Board of Directors to be more responsive to the changing needs of the society.

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IDSA Antimicrobial Stewardship Podcast: Updates that Impact You

Tune in to this 60-min podcast with IDSA member experts who define and develop stewardship programs in a variety of practice settings as they discuss changes on the national level to antimicrobial stewardship including CMS’s new Condition of Participation requirement and the CDC’s revised Core Elements.

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HCV Guidance Updates Recommendations for Identification and Management of Chronic Hep C — the website developed by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and IDSA to provide up-to-date guidance on the management of hepatitis C — was recently revised to reflect important developments in the identification and management of chronic hepatitis C.

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Journal Club

In this feature, a panel of IDSA members identifies and critiques important new studies in the current literature that have a significant impact on the practice of infectious diseases medicine.

Predictors of Weight Change with Antiretroviral Therapy, Outpatient Prescribing: Antimicrobial Stewardship’s Wild West, Managing the Urban HIV Epidemic in the United States: More Than the Status Quo Needed, and Should We Add Daptomycin to β-Lactams in the Initial Treatment of Methicillin-susceptible aureus Bacteremia?

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G.E.R.M. Program Now Accepting Applications

The G.E.R.M (Grants for Emerging Researchers/Clinicians Mentorship) Program is accepting applications for the 2020-2021 cycle.

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IDSA Fighting Flu on Several Fronts

IDSA is working with Congress and the administration on policy approaches to strengthen influenza preparedness and response.   

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Revised Medicare Diagnostics Coverage Policies Incorporate IDSA Recommendations

Medicare Administrative Contractors First Coast and Novitas Solutions, whose jurisdictions cover 12 states, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia, have finalized identical payment policies for Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panels Utilizing Multiplex Nucleic Acid Amplification Techniques, effective Dec. 30.

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Take Action on LGBTQ Protections Rollback

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is proposing to remove from its program requirements non-discrimination protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity that the Obama Administration implemented through regulation in 2016.

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Science Speaks: A Pivotal World AIDS Day Brings News, Updates and Analysis at Home and Abroad

The first World AIDS Day following the announcement of a plan to end HIV as an epidemic in the United States, and before the 2020 goalpost for UNAIDS testing and treatment targets, saw news on both progress and challenges.

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Measles is “Everyone’s Issue.” This and More ID in the News

Healio spoke with IDSA spokesperson Aaron Glatt, M.D., FIDSA, on why measles is now “everyone’s issue” after the deaths of 140,000 people from the disease.

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