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    In addition to summer reading for teenagers interested in medicine and/or ID, I highly recommend "Outbreak," a 1995 film starring Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey, Donald Sutherland and Cuba Gooding, Jr., in addition to a young ...

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    I suggest you edit The reference to Dr. Bryan as "medical history author." Thanks, Jo

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    I suggest "The Quotable Osler", published in 2008 by the ACP. The principal editor was the late Dr. Mark E. Silverman, who was a Professor Emeritus at Emory University and Chief of Cardiology at Piedmont Hospital here in Atlanta, and a beloved physician, ...

New Guidelines Update

Healthcare-Associated Ventriculitis and Meningitis

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Practice Guidelines

Member Spotlight

Sophia Koo, MD, SM, FIDSA has been selected as a semifinalist in the first round of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Antimicrobial Resistance Diagnostic Challenge, a $20 million federal prize competition seeking innovative, rapid point-of-care laboratory diagnostic tests to combat the development and spread of drug resistant bacteria. Dr. Koo will receive $50,000 to develop her concept, “Breath volatile metabolites for the rapid identification of pneumonia etiology,” into a prototype. The proposal outlines a novel approach to community acquired pneumonia (CAP) diagnosis based on distinct differences in the breath volatile metabolite profiles of patients with bacterial vs. viral pneumonia.

Dr. Koo is with Harvard Medical and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and is a member of IDSA’s Diagnostics Committee.


  • “The impact of Fogarty training has been extraordinary, and we really need to continue”

    On a day when partisan rancor over domestic health policy escalated with the release of the Senate version of a plan to replace the Affordable ...

  • Study: First Zika microcephaly wave in Brazil was outlier

    About 70% of all Zika-related microcephaly cases in Brazil resulted from the first wave of infections in 2015, according to a study yesterday ...

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Upcoming Events

  • Sunday

    35th Annual Pediatric Infectious Diseases Conference

    Sunday, July 30 - Friday, August 4, 2017
    This conference presents topics of interest to pediatric, family practice and infectious diseases clinicians, as well as other health professionals. Speakers cover the most recent information on diagnosis, management and prevention of infections in pediatrics. Discussion of controversial issues and questions follow each presentation.

    Contact Information

    Vail, CO

  • Thursday

    7th International Coccidioidomycosis Symposium

    Thursday, August 10 - Sunday, August 13, 2017
    The meeting, which takes place only approximately once a decade, will bring together experts from the Americas and will present state of the art knowledge about this fascinating disease.

    Contact Information

    Stanford, CA

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