Charting the Path Forward: Development, Goals and Initiatives of the 2019 Infectious Diseases of America Strategic Plan

Cynthia L. Sears, Thomas M. File, Barbara D. Alexander, Daniel P. McQuillen, Ann T. MacIntyre, Upton D. Allen, Jonathan A. Colasanti, Javeed Siddiqui, Kelly R. Reveles, Chris Busky

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Abstract

In October 2018, the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Board of Directors (BOD) decided to develop a 2019 IDSA Strategic Plan. The IDSA BOD has invested in strategic planning at regular intervals as part of an ongoing process to review and to renew the vision and direction of IDSA. Herein, the 2018-2019 strategic planning process and outcomes are described. The 2019 IDSA Strategic Plan presents 4 key initiatives: (1) optimize the development, dissemination, and adoption of timely and relevant ID guidance and guidelines that improve the outcomes of clinical care; (2) quantify, communicate, and advocate for the value of ID physicians to increase professional fulfillment and compensation; (3) facilitate the growth and development of the ID workforce to meet emerging scientific, clinical, and leadership needs; and (4) develop and position a new tool to serve as the leading US benchmark to measure and drive national progress on antimicrobial resistance. The BOD looks forward to developing, implementing, assessing, and advancing the 2019 IDSA Strategic Plan working with member volunteers, Society partners, and IDSA staff.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e1-e7
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume69
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 27 2019

Keywords

  • ID workforce
  • IDSA
  • antimicrobial resistance
  • guidelines
  • strategic plan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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