As the summer kicks off and vacation plans are made, there are also some important changes in the works within the NFID leadership.
Susan J. Rehm, MD will be stepping down as NFID Medical Director after serving in the role since 2004. I’d like to personally thank Susan for her many years of service. During her tenure, she worked closely with NFID staff and leadership to further the reach and impact of the organization in raising awareness about infectious diseases among the healthcare community and the public at-large. While we will certainly miss Susan’s ongoing involvement, I am pleased to announce that NFID Past-President, William Schaffner, MD, will take over as NFID Medical Director beginning next month. I’d also like to welcome Joseph A. Bocchini, Jr., MD, as incoming Vice President, who will assume the role of NFID President-Elect in July 2016.
Lastly, I’d like to thank the Directors rotating off the NFID Board for their valued contributions: Eliot Godofsky, MD, Donna Mazyck, RN, George A. Pankey, MD, Vincent H. Tam, PharmD, and Lucy E. Wilson, MD.In keeping with its mission, NFID recently launched a series of complimentary webinars to educate healthcare professionals about important infectious disease issues. The initial webinar, Causes, Burden, and Prevention of Clostridium difficle Infection (CDI), held on 6/17, focused on the important role all healthcare professionals play in the prevention of CDI across practice settings, as well as best practices for preventing CDI. For those unable to attend the webinar, I encourage you to
view the online archiveand register for the next CDI webinar scheduled for 7/15 on theClinical Management of CDI.On 7/1, the NFID webinar, Adult Immunization and ACIP Updates, will focus on the importance of immunization for adults, the latest ACIP updates (including the updated pneumococcal and meningococcal B immunization recommendations), and best practices for increasing adult vaccination rates. Visit theNFID websitefor updates and registration information, as additional webinars are scheduled.
Lastly, I encourage you to consider making a donation to NFID, to support the mission of providing high-quality education to healthcare professionals and the public on the causes, treatment, and prevention of infectious diseases across the lifespan. Visitwww.nfid.org/donate today to make your contribution.
Thank you for your continued support. I look forward to seeing you at an NFID event this fall.
William Schaffner, MD, NFID Medical Director and liaison to ACIP, will discuss the importance of immunization for adults, latest ACIP updates and recommendations for adult vaccination, and best practices for increasing adult vaccination rates.
At the conclusion of the webinar, participants will be able to:
Discuss the impact of vaccine-preventable diseases on US adults
Describe the current ACIP recommendations for adult immunization
List the core Standards for Adult Immunization Practice for all healthcare professionals
The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. NFID designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
#FightFlu with NFID: Flu Awareness with MLS and MLB
4th Annual Flu Awareness Night with the Washington Nationals Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 7:05 PM Watch the Washington Nationals take on division rivals, the New York Mets, for the 4th Annual Flu Awareness Night at Nationals Park. Special discounted tickets are available and a portion of all ticket sales will be donated to NFID. Tickets in the Outfield Reserved section on the field level are available for $28 each. Purchase tickets2nd Annual Flu Awareness Night with DC United Friday, October 2, 2015 at 7:00 PM Watch DC United take on the New York City Football Club at RFK Stadium. The Flu Bugs will make a special appearance during the coin toss and halftime mini game. Special discounted tickets in the Sideline section will be available for $25 each and a portion of all ticket sales will be donated to NFID. Purchase tickets
Webinar: Clinical Management of Clostridium difficile Infection
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 12:00 PM ET
L. Clifford McDonald, MD with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Dale N. Gerding, MD with Hines Veterans Affairs Hospital will discuss the burden of Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) and present best practices for the management of CDI, from diagnosis to treatment.At the conclusion of the webinar, participants will be able to:
Recognize the warning signs and symptoms of CDI
Identify the strengths and weaknesses of recommended test to confirm a diagnosis of CDI
List the best practices for treatment of patients with CDI
Discuss the use of fecal transplant in the treatment of recurring CDI
For those unable to attend the 6/17 webinar on the Causes, Burden, and Prevention of Clostridium difficile Infection, the archive is available online at no cost. CME credit will be available until 12/17/15.
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The Oscars of Infectious Diseases The stars came out to celebrate and honor three outstanding leaders at the 2015 NFID Awards Dinner. Samuel L. Katz, MD was presented with the 2015 Maxwell Finland Award for Scientific Achievement, F. Marc LaForce, MD with the 2015 Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Humanitarian Award, and Richard J. Duma, MD, PhD with the 2015 John P. Utz Leadership Award.More…
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