Infectious Diseases Society of America

How is the Delta variant impacting COVID-19 vaccine performance? Why are only certain populations being considered for boosters? Steven Pergam, MD, FIDSA of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Walter Orenstein, MD, FIDSA of Emory University answer these questions and more.

*This episode was recorded on Oct. 5, 2021.

Direct download: Oct_23_-_Delta_and_Vaccine_Performance.mp3
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IDSA President-Elect Carlos del Rio, MD, FIDSA moderates a discussion with Lilian Abbo, MD, FIDSA, Angelica Cifuentes Kottkamp, MD, and Robert Rodriguez, MD on the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the Latinx community, cultural nuances and practices for engaging in an effective and culturally competent patient-provider relationship and the progress made in developing pathways for the next generation of Hispanic physicians.

Direct download: Hispanic_Heritage_Month.mp3
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With children across the U.S. back in school, have mitigation strategies been effective in preventing the spread of COVID-19? Dr. Jason Newland of Washington University and Noelle Ng of the School Superintendents Association give an update on infection rates among children and share their thoughts on the Delta variant, mask mandates, and testing programs in schools.

Direct download: Sept_25.mp3
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In this episode, Dr. Ricardo Franco, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Dr. Josh Barocas, Associate Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases Physician at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, examine the COVID-19 Delta variant surge, heated debates surrounding school masking guidelines, and how our nation and the world will achieve herd immunity.

Direct download: Local_herd_immunity.mp3
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In this episode moderator, Dr. David Weber, asks Dr. Marci Drees, Dr. Trini Mathew, and Dr. Sharon Wright questions surrounding the July 13th multi-society statement about COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment. Questions focus on how the societies developed this statement, why it was important to create this statement now, legal & human resources considerations, and more.
(Rebroadcast of SHEA Podcast)

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With schools set to re-open, the number of children COVID-19 hospitalizations on the rise, and vaccinations not yet authorized for children under age 12, what is the most important thing you can do to protect yourself and others? Dr. Preeti Malani, of the University of Michigan, and Dr. Tina Tan, of Northwestern University, weigh in on back-to-school and vaccination policies.

Direct download: Back_to_school.mp3
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COVID-19: the race between the variants and the vaccinations. Do desperate times call for desperate measures? HIVMA Chair Rajesh Gandhi, MD, with Harvard University, and 2020 IDSA Society Citation Awardee Adarsh Bhimraj, MD, with the Cleveland Clinic, discuss COVID-19 treatments: the knowns, unknowns, and important factors in stemming the future of the pandemic.

Direct download: July_31_-_Covid_Treatment_mixdown.mp3
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Vaccination rates are inconsistent around the U.S. and globally. Is it safe to travel for summer vacations? Trish Perl, MD, FIDSA, of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and Preeti Malani, MD, FIDSA, of the University of Michigan, join us to discuss summer vacationing, travel, and how to be safe.

Direct download: Summer_vacationing.mp3
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Is the “Fauci effect” enough to attract the number of doctors needed into the field of ID? In this episode, IDSA President Barbara Alexander, MD, FIDSA is joined by Wendy Armstrong, MD, FIDSA, of Emory University School of Medicine, and Michael Melia, MD, FIDSA, of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, to discuss the current state of the ID Match and IDSA’s efforts to address recruitment into the field as well as its mentorship and professional development efforts.

Direct download: Lets_Talk_ID_July_2021_mixdown.mp3
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In this episode, produced in partnership with the Mycoses Study Group Education and Research Consortium (MSGERC), we discuss Mucormycosis: the deadly fungal infection affecting COVID-19 patients in India with IDSA and MSGERC members, Ilan Schwartz, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Alberta, and Andrej Spec, MD, MS, Associate Director of the Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Unit, Director of the Invasive Mycoses Clinic, and Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Direct download: June_30_-_Mucormycosis.mp3
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The Infectious Diseases Society of America's Guideline Podcast provides concise summaries of the most important IDSA guidelines.

For the full version of the guidelines presented, please go to www.idsociety.org.

Presented by:

Neil Skolnik, M.D., Professor of Family and Community Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Associate Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, Abington Jefferson Health

Stuart Johnson, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Loyola University Medical Center; Clinician Researcher, Departments of Research and Medicine, Edward Hines Jr. Veterans Administration Hospital

Direct download: CDI_IDSA__Podcast_rev.mp3
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IDSA Board members Dr. Angela Caliendo, MD, PhD, FIDSA, Professor and Executive Vice Chair of Medicine at Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and Dr. Kimberly Hanson, MD, Professor at the University of Utah School of Medicine discuss Antigen Testing: What it is, what role testing will play from a screening perspective, and testing effectiveness.

Direct download: June_19_-_Antigen_Guidelines_-_Spotify.mp3
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In this episode, we discuss the CDC’s new masking guidance, the recommendations, surrounding challenges, and a return to the abnormal with IDSA Board Member and Fellow Dr. Jeanne Marrazzo, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Dr. Joshua Barocas, member of IDSA’s Public Health Committee and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine and Infectious Diseases physician at Boston Medical Center.
Direct download: June_12_-_Masking_Guidance_mixdown.mp3
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IDSA members Krutika Kuppali, MD, of the Medical University of South Carolina, and Dawd Siraj, MD, of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, discuss the rapid rise in COVID-19 cases in India and whether the African continent will face a similar wave soon.

Direct download: June_5_-_Africa_and_India.mp3
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IDSA members Susan Kline, MD, of the University of Minnesota, Monica Gandhi, MD, of UC-San Francisco, and Jason Newland, MD, of Washington University, share thoughts about gatherings, mask protocol, and the trajectory of COVID-19 over the summer.

Direct download: How_to_Summer_Safely.mp3
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IDSA members Amesh Adalja, MD, of Johns Hopkins University, and Ali Mokdad, MD, of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, discuss the Covid-19 forecast for the months ahead and what we can do to prevent future surges in cases.

Direct download: Preventing_Surges_5-22.mp3
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IDSA members Adarsh Bhimraj, MD, of the Cleveland Clinic, and Rajesh Gandhi, MD, of the Massachusetts General Hospital, discuss what we've learned about COVID-19 treatments as the pandemic has progressed.

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IDSA members Anna Person, MD of Vanderbilt University and Kristin Englund, MD of the Cleveland Clinic discuss COVID-19 recovery and the special rehabilitation considerations and resources needed to treat patients.

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IDSA President Barbara Alexander, MD, FIDSA sits down with IDSA/HIVMA member and CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, FIDSA to talk about what it has been like to take over the helm of the nation’s top public health agency in the midst of a global pandemic and how her career in infectious diseases helped prepare her for this moment. The two also discuss Dr. Walensky’s priorities beyond the pandemic, her thoughts on the ID workforce and how IDSA, HIVMA and CDC might work together on common goals.

Direct download: Lets_Talk_ID_with_Dr_Walensky.mp3
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In this episode, produced in partnership with the American Geriatrics Society, we discuss issues surrounding vaccinating vulnerable populations with IDSA member Dr. Joshua Barocas and American Geriatrics Society members, Drs. Timothy Farrell and Melissa Dattalo.

Direct download: Vaccinating_Hard_to_Reach_Populations.mp3
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On April 13, 2021, the FDA and CDC recommended a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine after cases of a rare form of blood clotting were reported. In this episode, produced in partnership with the American Society of Hematology, we explore the topic of vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia with hematologists Dr. Jean Connors of Harvard Medical School and Dr. Lisa Baumann Kreuziger of the Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin.

Direct download: 4-24-21_VTT.mp3
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What have we learned from COVID-19 and how we can be better prepared for future pandemics? IDSA Treasurer Dr. Helen Boucher of Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Angelica Kottkamp of New York University and Dr. Dial Hewlett of the Westchester Department of Health discuss key takeaways. 

Direct download: April_10_Lessons_Learned_-_ad_with_music.mp3
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What are the most important considerations for full-time in-person learning? When can we expect to see widespread vaccination initiatives for children under the age of 16? Preeti Malani, MD, FIDSA and Tina Tan, MD, FIDSA discuss updates and challenges with in-person learning.

Direct download: April_3_Reopening_Schools_mixdown.mp3
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With the accelerated distribution of vaccines, does COVID-19 testing still matter? How reliable are the new, home test kits? IDSA members Mary Hayden, MD, FIDSA of Rush Medical College and Romney Humphries, MD of Vanderbilt University Medical Center share updated considerations for COVID-19 diagnostic testing.

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What drug therapies are producing the best outcomes in patients hospitalized with COVID-19? What are the differences in treating patients suffering from severe COVID in the ICU setting versus those receiving non-critical treatment? Dr. Adarsh Bhimraj of the Cleveland Clinic and Dr. Laura Evans, Director of Critical Care at the University of Washington Medical Center, join us to discuss treating hospitalized patients with COVID-19, including the challenges clinicians are facing.

This episode is produced in partnership with the Society of Critical Care Medicine. 

Direct download: March_20_Hospitalizing_mixdown.mp3
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What strategies have been the most successful in boosting vaccine distribution and administration, and what key hurdles remain? When can low-risk populations expect to receive the vaccine? Dr. Saad Omer of Yale University and Dr. Matthew Zahn of Orange County Health Care Agency discuss the latest challenges, milestones and issues surrounding COVID-19 vaccine distribution. 

Direct download: Vaccine_Distribution_March_13_mixdown.mp3
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How can ID physicians advocate for improved physician value and compensation? In this episode, IDSA President Barbara Alexander, MD, FIDSA is joined by IDSA President-Elect Daniel McQuillen, MD, FIDSA of Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and Steven Schmitt, MD, FIDSA of the Cleveland Clinic to discuss increasing awareness, public support and compensation for ID professionals.

Direct download: Lets_Talk_ID_Mar_2021.mp3
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Should expectant mothers get the COVID-19 vaccine? What do we know about the effectiveness and safety of the vaccine in people with HIV? In this episode, we discuss the COVID-19 vaccine and its possible effect on special populations, such as people living with HIV, pregnant people, and the transplant community with Dr. Rachel Bender Ignacio of the University of Washington, Dr. Denise Jamieson of Emory University and Dr. Aruna Subramanian of Stanford University.

This episode is produced in partnership with the American Society of Transplantation and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. 

Direct download: March_6_Vaccines_and_Special_Populations_mixdown.mp3
Category:medicine -- posted at: 11:00pm PDT

Guideline Update: 2020 Guideline on Diagnosis and Management of Babesiosis

The Infectious Diseases Society of America's Guideline Podcast provides concise summaries of the most important IDSA guidelines.

For the full version of the guidelines presented, please go to idsociety.org or see the full article in Clinical Infectious Diseases Volume 72, Issue 2, 15 January 2021, Pages e49–e64, https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciaa1216

Presented by:
Neil Skolnik, M.D., Professor of Family and Community Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Associate Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, Abington Jefferson Health

Peter Krause, M.D., Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Public Health and Yale School of Medicine, in New Haven, CT

Direct download: Babesiosis.mp3
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Can masks be removed in crowds or at gatherings if everyone has received the vaccine? What's currently known about effectiveness of the vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 variants and how will it influence recommendations on mask wearing and social distancing? Dr. Joshua Barocas of Boston University School of Medicine and Dr. Ricardo Franco of the University of Alabama at Birmingham answer these questions and more. 

Direct download: Masking_After_Vaccine.mp3
Category:medicine -- posted at: 11:00pm PDT

The Infectious Diseases Society of America's Guideline Podcast provides concise summaries of the most important IDSA guidelines.

For the full version of the guidelines presented, please go to www.idsociety.org or see the full article in Clinical Infectious Diseases, ciaa1215, https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciaa1215 Published: 30 November 2020    

Presented by:

Neil Skolnik, M.D., Professor of Family and Community Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Associate Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, Abington Jefferson Health

Paul Auwaerter, M.D. is a professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and serves as the clinical director of the Division of Infectious Diseases.

Direct download: Lyme.mp3
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Should individuals who have already had COVID-19 be vaccinated? In this episode, Rajesh Gandhi, MD, FIDSA of Massachusetts General Hospital and Hana El Sahly, MD, FIDSA of Baylor College of Medicine discuss considerations when administering the COVID-19 vaccine to those with prior COVID-19 infection. 

Direct download: Feb_20_-_Prior_Covid.mp3
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IDSA President Barbara Alexander, M.D., FIDSA is joined by Luciana Borio, MD, a member of the COVID-19 Advisory Board that convened during the Biden-Harris transition, to discuss the Administration’s COVID-19 strategy, vaccine production and distribution, EUA guidance for COVID-19 therapies and the importance of masking policies.

Direct download: Lets_Talk_ID_Feb_2021_mixdown.mp3
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Preliminary reports indicate some COVID-19 patients may develop a so-called “post-acute COVID-19 syndrome,” in which they experience persistent symptoms after recovering from their initial illness. The syndrome appears to affect those with mild as well as moderate-to-severe disease.

In this episode, we're joined by American Thoracic Society member, Dr. Vinay Gupta and Society of Critical Care Medicine member, Dr. Meghan Lane-Fall to discuss what's currently known about the syndrome, also known as Long COVID, and the challenges it presents to both patients and clinicians.

For more information on Long COVID, visit the COVID-19 Real-Time Learning Network

This episode is in partnership with the American Thoracic Society and the Society of Critical Care Medicine.

Direct download: Long_Covid_mixdown.mp3
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We discuss the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 variants in the U.S. and the impact they'll have on COVID-19 vaccines and treatments with Kathryn Edwards, MD, FIDSA of Vanderbilt University and Mirella Salvatore, MD, FIDSA with Weill Cornell Medicine. 

Direct download: Feb_6_-_Variants_mixdown.mp3
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In this episode, we explore the Theater of War production and learn how it’s being used as a tool to help frontline healthcare workers cope with the dire realities of the COVID-19 pandemic and focus on better mental health. To discuss are Theater of War Productions Artistic Director, Bryan Doerries and American College of Emergency Physician members, Dr. Diane Birnbaumer of UCLA and Dr. Jay Kaplan of Louisiana State University.

This episode is in partnership with the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Direct download: Theatre_of_War_mixdown.mp3
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IDSA President Barbara Alexander, M.D., FIDSA speaks with IDSA Senior Vice President Amanda Jezek about how ID physicians can help shape policy on issues such as AMR and physician compensation. Dr. Alexander explains that, even in the midst of COVID, it’s important to continue promoting the value of ID.

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IDSA member Dr. Javeed Siddiqui of TeleMed2U and Dr. Tamaan Osbourne-Roberts with the American Academy of Family Physicians Commission on Quality and Practice join us discuss the rise of telehealth and how it can utilized to treat and care for those battling COVID-19.

This episode is in partnership with the American Academy of Family Physicians. 

Direct download: Jan_23_-_Telehealth.mp3
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COVID-19 Testing Guideline Panel members Angela Caliendo, M.D., FIDSA of Brown University and Cesar Arias, M.D., FIDSA of the University of Texas discuss recent changes made to IDSA's COVID-19 Diagnostic Guidelines. 

Direct download: Jan_16_Diagnostic_Guidelines.mp3
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IDSA Board member John Lynch, M.D., FIDSA, & SHEA/IDSA member Erica Shenoy, M.D., FIDSA discuss how to create safe environments across medical facility departments while treating COVID-19 patients. This episode was produced in partnership with the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.

Direct download: Jan_9_-_Creating_Safer_Environments.mp3
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How do monoclonal antibody treatments help combat COVID-19? In this episode, we discuss the latest information on monoclonal antibodies with Dr. Eric Daar of UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Alyssa Letourneau of Massachusetts General Hospital and Dr. Roger Bedimo of the VA North Texas Health Care System.

Direct download: Dec_19_-_Monoclonal_Antibodies_mixdown.mp3
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How safe and efficient are the current COVID-19 vaccine candidates? How are public health systems and health care providers preparing for vaccine administration? Buddy Creech, M.D. and Kathryn Edwards, M.D., FIDSA of Vanderbilt University and Dial Hewlett, M.D., FIDSA of the Westchester County Department of Health answer those questions and more. 

Direct download: Vaccine_update_mixdown.mp3
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Dr. Tom Fekete of Temple University, Dr. Eric Wei of Elmhurst Hospital and Dr. Mark Rudolph of Sound Physicians discuss the toll COVID-19 has taken on the mental health of frontline healthcare professionals and why mental health resources and support services are more important than ever. 

The episode is in partnership with the Society of Hospital Medicine. 

Direct download: Dec_5_-_Frontline_Mental_Health.mp3
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ABC Chief Medical Correspondent Jennifer Ashton, M.D. joins us to discuss mask mandates, how to reenergize the public's focus on COVID-19 precautions, tips for staying safe this holiday season & why self-care is more important than ever.

Direct download: Nov_23_-_Jennifer_Ashton.mp3
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From an upbringing in rural North Carolina to becoming the Director of Transplant Infectious Diseases Service at Duke University, get to know IDSA's newest president, Barbara Alexander, M.D., FIDSA, including her plans for the society. IDSA CEO Chris Busky guest moderates.

Direct download: Nov_21_-_IDSA_President_mixdown.mp3
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What does COVID-19 data modeling tell us to expect over the next six months? Amesh Adalja, M.D., FIDSA of Johns Hopkins University and Ali Mokdad, PhD of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation join us to share the forecast.

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"In this pandemic, we’re not only fighting a virus, we’re also fighting an 'infodemic.'" IDSA Board members Wendy Armstrong, M.D., FIDSA, and Carlos del Rio, M.D., FIDSA of Emory University discuss the ongoing spread of COVID-19 misinformation and ways to combat it. 

Direct download: Misinformation.mp3
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IDSA Board members Jeanne Marrazzo, M.D., FIDSA & John Lynch, M.D. discuss where we are seven months into the COVID-19 pandemic and the lessons we’ve learned thus far.

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We discuss how to navigate the upcoming holiday season and family gatherings amid the COVID-19 pandemic with Dr. Jason Newland of Washington University and Dr. Susan Kline of the University of Minnesota.

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IDWeek Chair Inger Damon, M.D., Ph.D., FIDSA shares what to expect during the year’s premier infectious diseases event. 

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Is in-person learning now considered safe? How can schools prepare for the upcoming winter months? IDSA Board member Tina Tan, M.D., FIDSA of Northwestern University and Preeti Malani, M.D., FIDSA of the University of Michigan join us to share an update on COVID-19 and schools.

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"There’s only one enemy here and that enemy is a virus...the more we stick together, learn with each other, support each other, the more we can gain the upper hand."

Former CDC director and President & CEO of Resolve to Save Lives, Tom Frieden, M.D., joins us to discuss the biggest obstacles the U.S. is facing amid the COVID-19 pandemic, including vaccine distribution, testing & guidance changes.

Direct download: Frieden_mixdown.mp3
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What special type of preparations should long-term care facilities deploy in order to keep their residents, staff and visitors from contracting or spreading COVID-19? Dr. Alice Kim of the Cleveland Clinic and Dr. Sean Cannone (D.O.), a geriatric specialist at Summa Western Reserve Hospital, join us to discuss issues surrounding COVID-19 in long-term care facilities.

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What do we know about the genetic diversity of SARS-CoV-2 and does an increase in mutations mean COVID-19 is getting more harmful over time? Dr. Adam Lauring of the University of Michigan and Dr. Stanley Perlman of the University of Iowa join us to discuss mutations of the COVID-19 virus.

Direct download: Mutations.mp3
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ER physicians Sandy Schneider, M.D. of the American College of Emergency Physicians & Edward Michelson, M.D. of Texas Tech University Health Services Center discuss issues surrounding COVID-19 and influenza, treatment of each, their effects on medical facilities and how health care professionals can deal with the added challenge. 

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What are the benefits and trade-offs of saliva testing compared to other COVID-19 testing methods? IDSA Diagnostics Committee member Dr. Francesca Lee of the University of Texas and Dr. Nathan Grubaugh of Yale School of Public Health join us to discuss the latest on saliva testing. 

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CDC global health experts Dr. Barbara Marston & Dr. Nancy Knight join us to discuss the agency’s role in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic globally.

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Monica Gandhi, M.D. of the University of California, San Francisco and Chip Schooley, M.D., FIDSA of the University of California, San Diego discuss COVID-19 prevention and why widespread and continued mask use is critical in the fight against the pandemic. 

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Drs. Robin Trotman of Cox Health and Inessa Gendlina of Montefiore Medical Center discuss the long-term effects of COVID-19 and how to manage recovered patients.

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What are the advantages & limitations of COVID-19 antibody testing? Kim Hanson, M.D. of the University of Utah & IDSA Secretary Angela Caliendo, M.D., FIDSA of Brown University shares key takeaways from IDSA’s new serology guidelines

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"We know from experience now that we cannot lost our corporate memory. We must be prepared for the next outbreak as we struggle through this one." NIAID Director and IDSA member Anthony Fauci, M.D., FIDSA shares ID insights on the COVID-19 pandemic with guest moderator Carlos del Rio, M.D., FIDSA and answers questions submitted by IDSA members. 

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Dr. Jason Newland of Washington University and Dr. Elisa Choi of Harvard University join us to discuss the impact COVID-19 has had on routine medical care, and the dangers of delaying health care and necessary medical procedures.

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Is pooled testing the answer to the current testing challenges? What are its limitations? Dr. Romney Humphries of Vanderbilt University and Dr. Melissa Miller of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill join us to discuss the benefits and questions surrounding COVID-19 pooled testing practices. 

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Are high school, college & professional sports safe to play right now? Dr. John Swartzberg of UC Berkley and Dr. Colleen Kraft of Emory University explain how COVID-19 will impact the world of sports.

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Is air travel actually safe right now? Dr. Trish Perl of UT Southwestern Medical Center and Tori Barnes, Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy with the U.S. Travel Association join us to address concerns and questions surrounding travel amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Dr. Jonathan Iralu of Indian Health Service and Dr. Donald Warne, director of Indians into Medicine, of the University of North Dakota join us to discuss the disparities COVID-19 has brought to light within the Native American population.

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From the importance of monitoring community spread to best practices for screening, Wendy Armstrong, M.D., FIDSA of Emory University, Tina Tan, M.D., FIDSA of Northwestern University & Noelle Ellerson Ng, Associate Executive Director, Advocacy and Governance of the Schools Superintendents Association, share how schools and parents should navigate reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Will re-opening plans be undone by off-campus social life? Preeti Malani, M.D., FIDSA of the University of Michigan and Carlos del Rio, M.D., FIDSA of Emory University discuss the obstacles colleges and universities will face amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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We discuss how health care organizations have been impacted financially by COVID-19, how they're responding and what the plans are for recovery with Russ Petrak, M.D., FIDSA of Metro ID Consultants, Steven Gordon, M.D., FIDSA of the Cleveland Clinic and William Schpero of Cornell Medical College.

*This podcast episode was funded by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (grant number 6 NU50CK000477-04-01). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this podcast do not necessarily represent the policy of CDC or HHS, and should not be considered an endorsement by the Federal Government.

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Guest moderator Dr. Jasmine Marcelin is joined by Drs. Magdala Chery, Jacinda Abdul & Jessica Queen to discuss the systemic barriers that COVID-19 has brought to light & how health care providers can take action.

*This podcast episode was funded by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (grant number 6 NU50CK000477-04-01). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this podcast do not necessarily represent the policy of CDC or HHS, and should not be considered an endorsement by the Federal Government.

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How quickly will a COVID-19 vaccine be available, and will it be safe and effective? Dr. Kathryn Edwards of Vanderbilt University and Dr. Walter Orenstein of Emory University join us to discuss the status of a COVID-19 vaccine and the steps necessary to distribute an effective one.

*This podcast episode was funded by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (grant number 6 NU50CK000477-04-01). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this podcast do not necessarily represent the policy of CDC or HHS, and should not be considered an endorsement by the Federal Government.

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IDSA Global Health Committee Chair Dr. Judith Wasserheit of the University of Washington and Dr. Charles Holmes of Georgetown University join us to discuss the critical role of the World Health Organization in COVID-19 response efforts & how its defunding could impact our ability to prevent, detect & respond to future pandemics.

*This episode was recorded prior to the White House’s announcement on July 7th that the U.S. is officially terminating relations with the WHO.

Direct download: WHO_mixdown.mp3
Category:medicine -- posted at: 6:22am PDT

We're joined by Drs. Liise-Anne Pirofski of Albert Einstein College of Medicine & Shmuel Shoham of Johns Hopkins University to examine convalescent plasma and its role in the treatment of COVID-19.

Direct download: Convalescent_plasma_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:16am PDT

We’re joined by Drs. Adarsh Bhimraj of the Cleveland Clinic & Rajesh Gandhi of Massachusetts General Hospital to discuss all things remdesivir, including how the antiviral combats COVID-19, what will happen if supplies are depleted & the latest clinical trial information.

Direct download: Remdesivir_mixdown.mp3
Category:medicine -- posted at: 7:14am PDT

“This is a long game and we’re maybe in the second inning." Dr. Anurag Malani of St. Joseph Mercy Health System & Dr. Dial Hewlett of Westchester County Department of Health-Disease Control discuss future waves of COVID-19 and how to lessen risks and severity. 

Direct download: Second_wave.mp3
Category:medicine -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

We discuss how COVID-19 is affecting the Latinx community and steps to alleviate disparities with Dr. Vincent Guilamo-Ramos of New York University and the director of the Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health and Dr. Raul Macias Gil with Brown University.

Direct download: Latinx_-_June_20.mp3
Category:medicine -- posted at: 11:00pm PDT

"There was no sense of what was coming next." Drs. Buddy Creech & Anna Person of Vanderbilt University & Michael Saag of the University of Alabama share their unique experiences as physicians infected with COVID-19.

Direct download: Survivors_mixdown.mp3
Category:medicine -- posted at: 11:00pm PDT

Pediatric infectious disease physicians Dr. Tina Tan, FIDSA of Northwestern University & Dr. Jason Newland of Washington University join us to discuss how COVID-19 is affecting the pediatric population, including Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome & if children should be wearing face masks.

Direct download: June_5_Pediatrics_mixdown.mp3
Category:medicine -- posted at: 11:00pm PDT

Dr. Paul Volberding of The University of California San Francisco and Dr. Fay Hlubocky, a clinical health psychologist from The University of Chicago, join us for a discussion on mental health. We talk about the toll the COVID-19 pandemic has taken on the mental health of healthcare professionals and what can be done to reverse this, while increasing resiliency.

Direct download: May_31_Mental_Health.mp3
Category:medicine -- posted at: 6:02am PDT

We discuss clinical trials and registries as they relate to the COVID-19 pandemic and their importance in combating the virus with Dr. Gabriela Maron of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Dr. Jeanne Triant with Mass General.

Direct download: IDSA_May_24.mp3
Category:medicine -- posted at: 8:59am PDT

ID medical educators and students share how they’re adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic. This episode includes guest moderator Dr. Anna Person of Vanderbilt School of Medicine, and panelists Dr. Brian Schwartz of the University of California San Francisco, medical student Cassandra Thanh, & Drs. Vera Luther and Kelsie Peirre of Wake Forest University.

Direct download: May_22_episode.mp3
Category:medicine -- posted at: 12:30am PDT

We discuss strategies for safely reopening the country with Drs. Carlos del Rio, FIDSA of Emory University and Dr. Preeti Malani, FIDSA of the University of Michigan.

Direct download: May_14_Re-opening.mp3
Category:medicine -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

We discuss secondary infections as they relate to COVID-19 and the ways to prevent and treat them successfully with IDSA Board Member, Dr. Helen Boucher of Tufts University & Dr. Neil Clancy of The University of Pittsburgh. 

Direct download: IDSA_May_12.mp3
Category:medicine -- posted at: 11:00pm PDT

We discuss the disparate impact of COVID-19 by racial, socioeconomic and geographical factors with Drs. Jasmine Marcelin of the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Damani Piggott of Johns Hopkins.

Direct download: IDSA_May_10_episode.mp3
Category:medicine -- posted at: 3:00am PDT

Guest moderator Dr. Neil Skolnik discusses IDSA's new COVID-19 Diagnostic Guidelines (bit.ly/2zp7Tdz) with guideline panelists & IDSA Board Members Angie Caliendo of Brown Medicine & Dr. Kim Hanson of the University of Utah.

Direct download: May_8_Guideline.mp3
Category:medicine -- posted at: 3:00am PDT

Guest moderator Dr. Neil Skolnik discusses IDSA’s new Guidelines on Infection Prevention for Health Care Personnel Caring for Patients with Suspected or Known COVID-19 with guideline panelist Dr. John Lynch, FIDSA. 

Direct download: IDSA_Whats_Happening_Now_April_30.mp3
Category:medicine -- posted at: 3:00am PDT

IDSA Leadership Institute faculty member Dr. Joshua Hartzell discusses the unique challenges presented by the pandemic for those leading teams in times of crisis with Dr. Wendy Armstrong of Emory University & Constance Benson of University of California, San Diego.

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Direct download: April_27_Whats_Happening_Now.mp3
Category:medicine -- posted at: 6:57am PDT

Dr. Wendy Armstrong of Emory University and Constance Benson of University of California, San Diego share the biggest challenges they're facing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Direct download: April_27_Snapshot.mp3
Category:medicine -- posted at: 6:27am PDT

We discuss the need for specialized housing for frontline medical professionals fighting the COVID-19 pandemic with Dr. Preeti Malani of the University of Michigan, Dr. Josh Barocas with Boston Medical Center and IDSA Board member Dr. John Lynch of The University of Washington.

Direct download: IDSA_April_23_Whats_Happening_Now.mp3
Category:medicine -- posted at: 6:01am PDT

Dr. Preeti Malani of the University of Michigan, Dr. Josh Barocas with Boston Medical Center and IDSA Board member Dr. John Lynch of The University of Washington sharing top challenges medical professionals are currently facing.

Direct download: IDSA_April_23_Snapshot.mp3
Category:medicine -- posted at: 6:29am PDT

Social distancing and how it can prevent the spread of COVID-19 is discussed by Sandy Kemmerly, MD, FIDSA, IDSA Board Member Tina Tan, MD, FIDSA and HIVMA Chair-Elect Rochelle Walensky, MD, FIDSA. 

Direct download: April_21_Whats_Happening_Now.mp3
Category:medicine -- posted at: 6:42am PDT

Mental health, PPE shortages, & testing are top challenges right now for front line medical professionals. Dr. Sandy Kemmerly with Ocshner Medical Center, Dr. Tina Tan of Northwestern University and Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Chair-Elect of HIVMA with Harvard University discuss. 

Direct download: April_21_Snapshot.mp3
Category:medicine -- posted at: 10:33am PDT

We discuss how to keep those living with HIV safe amid the threats of COVID-19 with Dr. Jennifer Chang of KaisePermanente Southern California, Dr. Rajesh Gandhi of Harvard University & Dr. Rachel Bender Ignacio with the University of Washington. 

Direct download: IDSA_April_16_Whats_Happening_Now.mp3
Category:medicine -- posted at: 3:00am PDT

Dr. Jennifer Chang of Kaiser Permanente Southern California & Dr. Rachel Bender Ignacio of the University of Washington share the challenges they're facing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Direct download: IDSA_April_16_-_Snapshot.mp3
Category:medicine -- posted at: 6:29am PDT

IDSA discusses the new IDSA Guidelines on the Treatment and Management of Patients with COVID-19 with guideline panelists, Dr. Adarsh Bhimraj with the Cleveland Clinic and Dr. Rajesh Gandhi of Massachusetts General Hospital.

Direct download: IDSA_April_14_-_Whats_Happening_Now.mp3
Category:medicine -- posted at: 3:00am PDT

In this episode, Dr. Adarsh Bhimraj with the Cleveland Clinic and Dr. Rajesh Gandhi of Massachusetts General Hospital share top challenges ID professionals are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Direct download: April_14_-_Snapshot.mp3
Category:medicine -- posted at: 3:00am PDT

IDSA Board Members Dr. Angie Caliendo of Brown University and Dr. Kim Hanson of the University of Utah discuss the challenges surrounding COVID-19 testing and diagnostics, and how healthcare professionals are navigating them.

Direct download: Full_episode_recorded_April_9.mp3
Category:medicine -- posted at: 3:00am PDT

IDSA Board members Drs. Angie Caliendo of Brown University & Kim Hanson of the University of Utah discuss the challenges their teams are facing, including morale and little information on the biology of COVID-19. 

Direct download: Snapshot_recorded_April_9.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:53am PDT

IDSA speaks with Dr. Mark Dougherty and ICU Nurse Leader Donita Cantrell of Baptist Health Lexington, Dr. Javeed Siddiqui of TeleMed2U & Dr. Ricardo Franco of the University of Alabama on PPE shortage, how it’s affecting medical professionals & the innovative ideas they have to deal with it.

Direct download: COVID-19_Whats_Happening_Now_April_8_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:42am PDT

Snapshot from the Frontlines is a new IDSA series that allows ID professionals to share their firsthand accounts as they fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Medical experts are given the opportunity to raise important issues and challenges affecting healthcare professionals.

Today we speak to Dr. Mark Dougherty from Baptist Health Lexington, Dr. Javeed Siddiqui of TeleMed2U, Donita Cantrell, ICU Nurse Leader from Baptist Health Lexington and Dr. Ricardo Franco of The University of Alabama.

Direct download: Snapshot_Update_4.7_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:08pm PDT