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  • Posted in: IDea Exchange

    Dear Colleagues, In my state, we have taken an aggressive posture in antimicrobial stewardship that I thought prudent to share with the group. My background is general pediatrics, however I have been involved in operational medical intelligence for ...

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    Stewardship is a listed item for my contract. I also provide services to an LTACH, 8 nursing homes, and 2 non-affiliated small community hospitals. I have a contract (posted on the SHEA website member forum) and I get paid by the hour. ...

  • Posted in: IDea Exchange

    I want to encourage you to nominate a colleague for HIVMAs Clinical Educator and/or Research Award. The awards recognize HIVMA members who have changed the way we think about HIV disease or our approach to patient care. The awards are presented at IDWeek, ...

New Guidelines Update

Healthcare-Associated Ventriculitis and Meningitis

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Member Spotlight

Amesh Adalja, MD FIDSA and Pranavi Sreeramoju, MD have been selected to serve on The National Quality Forum’s (NQF’s) Standing Committee for the Infectious Disease Endorsement Maintenance Project. This multi-stakeholder committee, funded by the U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services, will evaluate measures that address infectious diseases, such as HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, sexually transmitted infections, adult and pediatric respiratory infections and sepsis, and make recommendations for measure endorsement.

Dr. Adalja is with UPMC Center for Health Security, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and is a former member of IDSA’s Public Health Committee. Dr. Sreeramoju is with UT Southwestern Medical Center and currently serves on the Public Health Committee.

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  • What happens when health care is scarce and TB rates are high

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  • CDC: Domestic TB data shows need to expand screening, testing, treatment reach

    With a drop in the numbers of new tuberculosis patients between 2015 and 2016, TB incidence in the U.S. is once again going in the right direction, ...

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    Monday, April 3 - Tuesday, April 4, 2017
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    Infectious Diseases in Adults 2017

    Sunday, April 23 - Friday, April 28, 2017
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IDSA has been important in my career in infectious disease. IDSA also plays a big role in advocacy and drawing attention to key issues. It's exciting to be a part of that and feel that I have an avenue for my voice to be heard.
Ingrid Bassett, MD, MPH, FIDSA
The idea that I could link epidemiology with my fundamental knowledge of how microorganisms work, along with diagnostic microbiology...this is an amazing way to put the pieces of the puzzles together about how infectious diseases work in human beings.
Lucy Tompkins, MD, PhD, FIDSA
I always like mystery stories growing up and you have to be very astute...You have to look at the symptoms, the geography, the home and social situation to solve the mystery of their problem.
Susan Bleasdale, MD
You can take a patient in front of you, and within a short amount of time with your clinical care, have an enormous impact.
John Lynch, MD, MPH
Understanding the pathogenesis of infectious diseases requires a knowledge of pathology, immunology, especially microbiology. The discipline allows practitioners to combine all of those, and there's never a dull moment.
Philip Polgreen, MD, MPH
I just became a member of IDSA this year, and I find it amazing how supportive IDSA has been to me so far.
Noah Kojima, MD