Thomas File, Jr. MD, MSc, FIDSA, Named IDSA President

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) is pleased to announce Thomas M. File, Jr., MD, MSc, FIDSA, as the Society’s new president. Dr. File will be joined by dedicated, experienced board members as well as newly elected representatives who will advance IDSA’s commitment to improving the health of all people, communities, and society.

Leading Infectious Diseases Experts Honored at IDWeek 2019 for Outstanding Work in Patient Care, Research, Public Health and Education

Among the eight exceptional individuals being honored by IDSA and the IDSA Foundation  at IDWeek 2019 in Washington, DC, W. Michael Scheld, MD, FIDSA, is the recipient of the Alexander Fleming Award for lifetime achievement.

HIVMA Names Judith Feinberg, MD, FIDSA as Chair of its Board of Directors

HIVMA is pleased to announce the election of five members to its Board of Directors and to name Judith Feinberg, MD, FIDSA as its new Chair.

HIVMA Recognizes Excellence in HIV Education, Research With 2019 Awards

Recognizing preeminent contributions to the field of HIV medicine in clinical education and research, HIVMA will present its 2019 Awards for Excellence to Dr. Carlos del Rio, FIDSA, and Dr. Andrea L. Ciaranello, MPH, FIDSA, at IDWeek 2019 events in Washington, DC.

Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists Joins IDWeek

IDSA welcomes the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists as a partner in IDWeek, the premier scientific meeting for infectious diseases professionals. SIDP becomes the fifth partner in IDWeek, joining IDSA, the HIV Medicine Association, the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.

CMS Takes a Significant Step Against Antimicrobial Resistance with Hospital Stewardship Requirement

New CMS rule requiring hospital antibiotic stewardship programs will enable critical advances toward control of AMR.

UN Climate Action Summit Opens Opportunities for Action on Infectious Disease Impacts

As leaders from around the world gather in New York today for the United Nations Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit, IDSA highlights immediate threats posed by climate change to human health.

Senate Domestic, Foreign Funding Bills Recognize, but Fall Short of Needs for Critical Infectious Disease Responses

Senate spending bills show encouraging recognition of public health threats, but discouraging gaps.

HIV, Infectious Diseases Provider Organizations Call for In-patient Antiretroviral Stewardship

IDSA, HIVMA and the American Academy of HIV Medicine call for antiretroviral treatment stewardship in hospital settings to support appropriate use of the drugs, in a paper published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

IDSA Honors 105 Distinguished Physicians, Scientists with FIDSA Designation

IDSA recognizes the distinguished physicians and scientists from the United States and around the world who were elected this year to be Fellows of IDSA.

IDSA Foundation Names Stephen Peeler as Executive Director

The IDSA Foundation has named Stephen E. Peeler, CFRE, as its executive director. The IDSA Foundation is the charitable arm of The Infectious Diseases Society of America, an 11,000-member society representing ID practitioners throughout the world.

Customs and Border Patrol’s Flu Vaccine Policy Breaches Basic Public Health Tenet

The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol’s decision to withhold vaccinations against seasonal influenza from migrants in border detention facilities is a violation of the most basic principles of public health and human rights.