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February 5, 2020

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

IDSA’s success depends on its members who volunteer their time to serve in leadership roles. Toward this end, we are seeking applications for several open positions on the IDSA Board of Directors.

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The IDSA Guidelines App is Here!

Get point-of-care guidelines at your fingertips with the new IDSA Guidelines App. Developed with feedback from our membership in mind, the new app includes all IDSA clinical practice guidelines and five interactive clinical diagnostic tools that provide decision-making support.

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2019 Novel Coronavirus Updates: IDSA Provides Resources

As the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) continues to spread, and experts deepen their understanding of the virus, IDSA is following the outbreak and updating information on its resource page Novel Coronavirus 2019 (2019-nCoV): What You Need to Know.

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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.

  • ID and OB: Encouraging Our Colleagues to Do What’s Right on HCV Testing
  • ID Consultation and Outcomes of Patients with Candida Bloodstream Infections
  • Shorter Is Better, Except When Maybe It Isn’t
  • Don’t Forget Syphilis Screening for Cisgender Women with HIV

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Medicare, Joint Commission Update Antimicrobial Stewardship Requirements

IDSA provides comments on the updated Medicare Conditions of Participation, and The Joint Commission creates standards for antimicrobial stewardship in the ambulatory health care setting. Here’s what ID clinicians need to know.

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Applications Open for 9th Annual ID Research Careers Meeting

Applications are now being accepted for IDSA's and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’ ninth annual ID Research Careers Meeting, an exciting program designed to help foster the next generation of infectious diseases physician-scientists.

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NASEM Releases Report on Opioid Use Disorder, Infectious Diseases

A report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine identifies barriers to responding to the dual opioid and infectious disease epidemic that include workforce limitations, counter-productive policies, and funding gaps that pose challenges to providing integrated opioid use disorder and infectious disease services.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection Fails to Deliver on Vaccination Programs

HIVMA and IDSA continue to push Trump administration officials to provide vaccinations against potentially life-threatening illnesses, including influenza, to individuals in U.S. Customs and Border Protection detention facilities.

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2019-nCoV: IDSA’s Science Speaks Blog Provides Breaking Updates

Since Jan. 7, in more than 20 posts, the IDSA/HIVMA global Science Speaks blog has kept its readers informed on data, policies, research and responses surrounding the new coronavirus – 2019-nCoV – providing posts with up-to-date breaking news and developments, questions and answers.

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IDSA Fields Non-Stop Media Inquiries as Coronavirus Outbreak Continues

To date, the international outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus 2019 has killed at least 494 people and infected more than 24,600 globally, according to the Chinese health authorities. IDSA’s spokespersons continue to respond to numerous additional interviews for stories currently in the works. 

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