Meeting Perspectives: The 2010 Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) Meeting

December 22, 2010

Neal H. Steigbigel, M.D.

The recent IDSA meeting reviewed many important and interesting findings.  Topics spanned a wide array of subjects, many of which are of importance and interest to all physicians.  These subjects included:

  • Treating severe Clostridial Difficile infection with fecal transplantation
  • Isolation for extended spectrum beta lactamase (ESBL’s) bacteremia
  • Update in multi-resistant gram negative infections
  • Update on Pneumococccal infections
  • Treatment dilemmas in immunocompromised hosts
  • Update on invasive fungal infections

This high quality meeting has many simultaneous sessions and therefore one individual cannot cover all that is presented.  Much of the material covered is information that has been available before in publications or discussions, but at the meeting such information is often placed in a more appropriate context with superb critical evaluation.

Attached is a collection of my notes and an occasional editorial comment for the interested reader.  Although my notes cannot do justice to each particular piece, I hope to give the reader a flavor of the emerging trends and ideas in the world of infectious disease.  Enjoy…

Download Dr. Steigbigel’s notes from IDSA 2010

Dr. Steigbigel is a Professor in the NYU Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology