IDSA Calls for Substantive Changes to ABIM’s MOC Program

IDSA is calling on the American Board of Internal Medicine to make substantive changes to its Maintenance of Certification program to make it more clinically meaningful, relevant to scope of practice, supportive of continuous learning and inclusive of all physicians practicing within the infectious diseases discipline.

IDSA Statement on 2023 ID Fellowship Match

IDSA congratulates the more than 300 physicians who have matched into an adult or pediatric infectious diseases fellowship. In addition, the number of adult ID fellowship programs continues to grow, providing more opportunities for physicians to train in this essential specialty.

14 Institutions Receive the IDSA Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence Designation

IDSA has announced the recipients of its Antimicrobial Stewardship Centers of Excellence designation. The 14 awarded institutions have created stewardship programs led by infectious diseases-trained physicians and pharmacists.

Response to Increase in Syphilis Cases in the United States

The dramatic increase in cases — 755% between 2012 and 2021 — represents missed opportunities in the health care system and the need for more resources at the local, state and federal levels.

New Recommendations to Improve Sepsis Outcomes

IDSA and a coalition of medical professional societies released recommendations for modifying the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services sepsis metrics to improve sepsis care and outcomes.

Expanded Use of Wastewater-Based Surveillance Unveils Emerging Flu and RSV Trends

Wastewater-based surveillance can accurately monitor influenza A and B and RSV at the population level, making it an objective tool to inform public response to common seasonal illnesses, according to research presented at IDWeek 2023.

Study Shows COVID-19 Intranasal Vaccine Candidate Produces Robust Immune Response

Two doses of a live-attenuated COVID-19 vaccine candidate produce a broad cellular immune response when administered intranasally, according to research presented at IDWeek 2023. 

IDSA Honors Infectious Diseases Leaders at IDWeek 2023

The Infectious Diseases Society of America is pleased to honor 11 infectious diseases leaders at IDWeek 2023 with Society Awards for their contributions to infectious diseases and public health.

HIVMA Recognizes Excellence in HIV Clinical Education and Research With 2023 Awards

The HIV Medicine Association is pleased to recognize three members during IDWeek 2023 for their contributions to advancing the field of HIV medicine.

HIVMA Names Allison Agwu Chair of its Board of Directors

The HIV Medicine Association is pleased to announce Allison Agwu, MD, ScM, FAAP, FIDSA, as its new chair. The Association also elected a new vice chair and named five new directors. HIVMA addresses health disparities and inequities in its mission to end the HIV epidemic. 

Steven K. Schmitt, MD, FIDSA, Named IDSA President

The Infectious Diseases Society of America is pleased to announce Steven K. Schmitt, MD, FIDSA as the Society’s new president beginning Oct. 16.

Antibiotics “Like Gold” for Some Patients: Personal Beliefs and Health Care Barriers Drive Inappropriate Antibiotic Use

Personal beliefs and health care system barriers drive antibiotic use without a prescription, according to a new qualitative study.