Founded in 1985, the Infectious Disease Association of California (IDAC) is a non-profit corporation providing continuing medical education to medical doctors in California with an interest in clinical infectious diseases. IDAC is affiliated with the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the HIV Medicine Association and is a recognized specialty organization by the California Medical Association. IDAC is also an accredited CME provider.
IDAC sponsors three general symposia each year and specific-topic symposia (such as Practical Antimicrobial Stewardship), provides a Speakers' Bureau referral, conducts a Fellows-in-Training mentoring program, and operates a surveillance and information e-mail network for sharing information on emerging infectious diseases.
Full Membership is open to medical professionals practicing in California, including Physicians, Pharmacists, Ph.D.s, Infection Preventionists, Nurses, and Microbiologists. Associate Membership is available to medical professionals from outside of California. Membership dues are $125 per calendar year. Associate Membership is also available to Fellows in Infectious Disease training programs, at no charge.
IDAC offers a brochure on The Value of Infectious Diseases Specialists. This brochure describes how Infectious Diseases Specialty Care is associated with better patient outcomes and lower costs.
Tentative Upcoming 2020 IDAC Symposia:
I.D. Job Opportunities in California & Nevada
-- updated 11/2/19
Meningococcal Outbreak in So. California
IDAC Issues Press Release
-- updated 7/6/16
EBOLA FACTS Powerpoint Presentation
-- updated 10/21/14
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