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February 19, 2020

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Don’t Miss Out: Renew Your IDSA Membership Today

Camaraderie. Professional Development. Collaboration. Inspiration. Those are just a few of the reasons our members love being a part of IDSA. Membership does have its benefits. See why becoming an IDSA member can enhance and enrich your career.

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Help Shape the Society’s Future: Apply for the IDSA or HIVMA Board of Directors

Members who volunteer their time to serve in leadership roles contribute to the society’s continued achievement. Toward this end, we are seeking applications for several open positions on the IDSA Board of Directors.

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Become an IDSA Fellow and Expand Your Reach

IDSA members are committed to blazing trails in the field of infectious diseases, and the society has a unique and prestigious designation to celebrate their work.

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President’s Budget Increases HIV Support, But Cuts Vital Domestic and Global Public Health Programs

President Trump’s budget proposal for 2021 proposes important investments in administration priorities that include the Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative, but also proposes spending cuts that would cause major setbacks to health, public health and biomedical research in the U.S. and around the globe.

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HELP for HIV Epidemic Loan-Repayment Introduced 

On Feb. 7, in honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) introduced legislation with co-sponsors Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) that would create a new loan repayment program for HIV clinicians and dentists working in underserved areas and clinics.

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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.

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship Bundles for the Treatment of Uncomplicated Gram-Negative Bacteremia
  • Bundles Strike Again: Non-VAP HAP Prevention

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IDSA Members Vote to Modernize Society Governance

Thanks to a recent vote to amend IDSA’s bylaws, IDSA’s governance will be more nimble and responsive to the needs of the society. IDSA members were asked to vote on the bylaws change in late 2019/early 2020, and the change passed with overwhelming support. 

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AMR Advocacy: Having an Impact

Since the start of 2020, IDSA members have persuaded an additional four congressional representatives to cosponsor the DISARM Act—legislation that would boost reimbursement for new antibiotics and require hospitals to report antibiotic use and resistance data to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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IDSA Delivers Statements on ID Priorities at WHO Executive Board Meeting

The World Health Organization’s Executive Board met Jan. 20-25 in Geneva, Switzerland. IDSA staff delivered several floor statements on priority issues, including WHO’s work in health emergencies, including the current COVID-19 outbreak, a new global immunization strategy, and tuberculosis research and development.

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Want to Showcase Your Research? Don’t Miss the IDWeek 2020 Call for Abstracts and Cases

Would you like to present your original research at the premier scientific meeting for infectious diseases? Submit your abstract now for presentation at IDWeek 2020 in Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 21-25.

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COVID-19: Member Experts Highlight Emerging Issues as Science Speaks Continues Coronavirus Outbreak Coverage

The first weeks of February saw quarantines and travel restrictions spurred by the spread of the novel coronavirus and the disease named COVID-19.

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IDSA Experts Offer Credible Information to the Public as COVID-19 Outbreak Continues

With nearly constant news coverage of the COVID-19 outbreak, the public interest and concern remains high and IDSA experts continue to answer questions and calm fears through media interviews.

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