2019 January 9


January 9, 2019

Voted Future ID

Recruitment for Leadership Development Committee Begins After Successful Bylaws Vote

Thank you to all who voted for the recent IDSA governance changes and expressed their passion for increasing inclusion, diversity, access and equity in the Society’s governance.


Capitol Hill

Federal Government Shutdown Affecting FDA, Global Health Programs

Advocacy for robust federal funding to support domestic and global ID/HIV research and public health activities remains a critical priority for IDSA and HIVMA.

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Journal Club

In this feature, a panel of IDSA members identifies and critiques important new studies in the current literature that have a significant impact on the practice of infectious diseases medicine. 
Reviews in this issue: Perinatal Hepatitis C Virus Exposure: An Increasing Public Health Concern; Ibalizumab: A New Medicine, with a New Mechanism, to Treat HIV

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Protect Antiretrovirals from Medicare Coverage Restrictions

As part of the “six protected classes” of drugs under Medicare Part D, antiretrovirals have been exempted from prior authorization or other utilization management techniques.

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Policy Internships for Medical Students

IDSA and HIVMA are excited to offer a great internship opportunity for two medical students.

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ABIM: Registration is Now Open for 2019 MOC Assessments

If you plan to take the Traditional MOC Exam or the Knowledge Check-in in 2019, registration is now open.


Global Health

Science Speaks Wraps Up the Year with WHO TB Guidelines News and a Look Ahead

IDSA’s Science Speaks blog discussed the WHO releasing updated drug-resistant TB guidelines and stalled funding for infectious disease responses. 



IDSA and ID in the News

Contagion Live spoke with IDSA Member Andrew Pavia, MD, FIDSA, on IDSA’s new guideline for seasonal influenzaRead this and other contributions here



ICYMI: What’s Hot on MyIDSA

Here’s a glance at the latest discussions happening on MyIDSA, IDSA’s members-only online community (login required):

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