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SOTU Debrief: ID Docs Critical for Biden's 2023 Health Priorities

Physicians who specialize in infectious diseases are an essential part of President Biden’s vision for seeking cancer cures and beating the opioid epidemic.

IDSA Joins HHS We Can Do This COVID-19 Treatment Campaign

A U.S. Department of Health and Human Service COVID-19 Public Education Campaign to explain who is at increased risk for severe illness from COVID, the availability of COVID treatments, and the importance of early treatment.

IDSA Announces Next Editor-in-Chief of Open Forum Infectious Diseases

IDSA is pleased to announce that Roger J. Bedimo, MD, FIDSA, has been selected as the next editor-in-chief of Open Forum Infectious Diseases. Dr. Bedimo will succeed interim co-editors-in-chief John Baddley, MD, MSPH, and Andrej Spec, MD, MSCI, FIDSA, who have led OFID throughout the search process.

IDSA Welcomes New Journal of Infectious Diseases Editors

IDSA welcomes the new editorial board members of The Journal of Infectious Diseases, who officially took office with Editor-in-Chief Cynthia L. Sears, MD, FIDSA, on Jan. 1.

U.S. Must Consider Broader Measures to Mitigate COVID-19 Transmission

The U.S. government’s new policy of requiring pre-flight COVID-19 testing for all travelers from China will likely have limited impact on transmission and will not provide the necessary data to fully assess the increasing number of cases globally.

IDSA Applauds Passage Of 2023 Funding Bill

IDSA applauds President Biden for signing the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 into law. The law authorizes a loan repayment program that will help strengthen the infectious diseases workforce and provides needed funding to better prepare the nation for future pandemics – top priorities IDSA has been working with the Administration and Congress to address.

IDSA Applauds Inclusion of PREVENT in Congressional Funding Bill

IDSA successfully led a significant advocacy effort to include the BIO Preparedness Workforce Pilot Program in PREVENT as part of a comprehensive effort to address the nation’s infectious diseases workforce shortage.

Two-Thirds of U.S. Adults Support Forgiving Student Loans to Boost Number of Infectious Diseases Physicians

National poll reveals widespread support for measures to prepare America for future pandemics. Congress must take immediate action on the PREVENT Pandemics Act.

IDSA Thanks Retiring Journal of Infectious Diseases Editors

As the term of Martin S. Hirsch, MD, FIDSA, as editor-in-chief of The Journal of Infectious Diseases ends, IDSA wishes to thank him and his editorial board for their extraordinary term of service as journal and Society leaders.

IDSA Statement on ID Fellowship Match Rates

The United States will continue to face a shortage of physicians who specialize in preventing, diagnosing and treating infectious diseases, which will further compromise the nation’s ability to defend against public health emergencies. 

IDSA to Congress: Pass the PREVENT Pandemics Act

IDSA calls on Congress to pass the PREVENT Pandemics Act this year to ensure the nation is better equipped to mount robust, equitable and cost-effective responses to future outbreaks.

Nation’s Health Care Organizations Urge COVID-19 and Influenza Vaccination and Treatment

Given the anticipated increase in COVID-19 and influenza cases this fall and winter, America’s healthcare professional organizations are coming together to remind the public of the importance of vaccinations and early treatment.

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