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.
Let’s Talk ID: Catching up with CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, FIDSA
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.
COVID-19: Vaccinating Vulnerable Populations (May 1, 2021)
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.
COVID-19: Vaccine-induced Immune Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia (April 24, 2021)
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.
COVID-19: Lessons Learned & Future Preparedness (April 10, 2021)
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.
COVID-19: An Update on School Reopening (April 3, 2021)
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.
An Update on COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing (March 27, 2021)
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.
Separation of positive kids from parents
Parents are fearful to have their children tested for covid because they may be separated from their parents.
Useful, good format
I think the question and answer format is good. I think mentioning the strength of recommendation would be useful but these are available in the written guidelines.