Infectious Diseases Society of America

Last fall, the IDSA Board of Directors took a fresh look at IDSA’s strategic plan, understanding that now is the time to seize the moment as the important contributions of the ID workforce during the pandemic are front and center. In this episode, IDSA President Daniel McQuillen, MD, FIDSA, IDSA Vice President Steven Schmitt, MD, FIDSA of the Cleveland Clinic, IDSA Treasurer Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, FIDSA of the University of Alabama at Birmingham and IDSA AMR Committee Chair Emily Spivak, MD, FIDSA of the University of Utah discuss three initiatives in which the Board approved significant investments and how they will positively impact the field of ID.

Direct download: Lets_Talk_ID_Feb_2022.mp3
Category:medicine -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

In this rebroadcast of the COVID-19 Real-Time Learning Network’s Cultural Awareness series and in honor of Black History Month, Associate Editor and St. Louis Medical Director Dr. Mati Hlatshwayo Davis speaks with Dr. Taison Bell of the University of Virginia and Dr. Stella Safo of Mount Sinai on the impact that historical medical mistrust among Black communities has had on vaccine uptake. The panelists share examples of trusted messengers effectively engaging in conversations about COVID-19 vaccines within their communities.   
Direct download: BHM_2022.mp3
Category:medicine -- posted at: 9:30pm PST

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought health disparities to the forefront of public health. In this episode, Emily Spivak, MD, FIDSA of the University of Utah, and HIVMA Vice Chair Allison Agwu, MD, FIDSA of Johns Hopkins University discuss what’s currently being done to reduce the disparate impact of COVID-19 on certain populations and the changes that need to be made in order to achieve health equity.

Direct download: Health_Disparities.mp3
Category:medicine -- posted at: 10:00pm PST