The Infectious Diseases Society of America’s podcast features discussions with experts on a range of topics related to infectious diseases including antimicrobial resistance, ID diagnostics and outbreaks such as COVID-19, Ebola and measles. Episodes on IDSA’s guidelines are also available.
IDSA Guidelines on Infection Prevention for Healthcare Personnel Caring for Patients with Suspected or Known COVID-19
Moderator Neil Skolnik, MD and IDSA COVID-19 Guidelines co-author John Lynch, MD, FIDSA discuss the new IDSA guidance on infection prevention for healthcare personnel caring for patients with suspected or known COVID-19.
Recognizing Native American Heritage Month and the Impact of COVID-19 on Native Communities
In honor of Native American Heritage Month, a panel of health care experts discuss the importance of visibility of native people, historic and modern reasons for mistrust of the health care system, strategies for providing culturally inclusive care and the impact COVID-19 has had on native communities.
Let’s Talk ID: Strengthening the ID Workforce Through the BIO Act
IDSA President Daniel McQuillen, MD, FIDSA is joined by Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA) and IDSA Advocacy Liaison Kinna Thakarar, DO to discuss the Bolstering Infectious Outbreaks (BIO) Preparedness Workforce Act, new bipartisan legislation that would provide loan repayment for medical professionals who work in bio-preparedness or provide infectious diseases care in underserved areas or clinics and facilities that receive federal funding.
Will employer vaccine mandates help bring the COVID-19 pandemic to an end?
Are current vaccination rates in the U.S. enough to bring an end to the pandemic? Keipp Talbot, MD, FIDSA of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Amber Clayton of the Society for Human Resource Management join us to provide an update on COVID-19 vaccination and employer vaccine mandates.
COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters Versus the Delta Variant (Oct. 23, 2021)
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.
Recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month
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.