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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 any Medical Doctor practicing in California. Associate Membership is available to any Physician outside of California, Pharmacists, Ph.D.s, Infection Preventionists, Nurses, and Microbiologists. 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.

What's New:

2018 IDAC Winter Symposium -- March 3 in Oakland

Future Symposia Schedule

  • May 5-6 -- Emerging Clinical Issues in Infectious Diseases 2018 -- Irvine, CA
  • Nov. 2 -- Practical Antimicrobial Stewardship 2018 -- Garden Grove, CA
  • Nov. 3 -- 2017 IDAC Fall Symposium -- Garden Grove, CA
Programs: To Be Announced

2018 Memberships -- Time to Renew Available

I.D. Job Opportunities in California & Nevada
-- updated 9/15/2017

Meningococcal Outbreak in So. California
IDAC Issues Press Release

-- updated 7/6/16

EBOLA FACTS Powerpoint Presentation
-- updated 10/21/14
For additional information:


IDSA Update from 2015 IDAC Spring Symposium

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