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Welcome to IDAC!

Founded in 1985, the Infectious Disease Association of California (IDAC) is a non-profit corporation providing continuous medical education to medical doctors and healthcare professionals in California with and 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

Upcoming events

    • November 03, 2023
    • 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Crowne Plaza Hotel, Palo Alto

    IDAC Antibiotic Stewardship - Addressing Issues Beyond the Basics

    Friday November 3rd, 2023

    The Infectious Disease Association of California, (IDAC), is pleased to present: Antimicrobial Stewardship - Beyond the Basics on Friday, November 3rd, 2023. This CME activity is designed to assist health care facilities, pharmacists, physicians, and infection prevention practitioners to develop and grow their Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. Successful completion of this course will demonstrate knowledge of antibiotic stewardship for the attendee as required. 

    California legislation (SB 1311) mandates “general acute care hospitals to adopt and implement, by July 1, 2015, an antimicrobial stewardship policy…that includes a process to evaluate the judicious use of antibiotics.” The bill also requires general acute care hospitals to develop a multidisciplinary antimicrobial stewardship committee, headed by a physician or pharmacist who is knowledgeable about antimicrobial stewardship through prior training or attendance at continuing education programs.” Further California Legislation (SB 361) further mandates similar requirements for Skilled Nursing Facilities on or before January 1, 2017.

    • November 04, 2023
    • 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Crowne Plaza Hotel, Palo Alto

    IDAC Northern California California Fall Symposium

    Saturday, November 4th, 2023

    0830 - Symposium Welcome 

    0840 -  Vaccine Updates:   David Jay Weber, MD, MPH, FIDSA, FSHEA, FRSM (London), Charles Addison and Elizabeth Ann Sanders Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Epidemiology, UNC School of Medicine and UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health; Associate Chief Medical Officer, UNC Medical Center; Medical Director, Department of Infection Prevention, UNC Medical Center, Chair, Institutional Review Board, UNC Chapel Hill

    0940 - Morning Break - Industry Exhibits

    1000 - Review of Top Publications/AI  Stan Derezinski, MD , Clinical Professor, Medicine - Infectious Diseases, Stanford

    1100 - One Health: Francisco A. Uzal, DVM, MSc, PhD, Dipl. ACVP - Distinguished Professor of Veterinary Diagnostic Pathology; Branch Chief California Animal Health and Food Safety Lab; School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis

    1200 - Lunch Buffett - Industry Exhibits

    1230 - Breakout Sessions

    1315 - Tickborne Diseases:  Anne Kjemtrup, DVM, MPVM, PhD; Research Scientist III, Vector-Borne Disease Section, CDPH

    1415 - Afternoon Break, Industry Exhibits

    1430 - HAI/AR Issues in California: Juliet Stoltey, MD, Assistant Chief and Investigations Team Lead, Healthcare-Associated Infections Program, CDPH

     1530 - IDSA Special Presentation: Physician Compensation

    1630 - Symposium Ends

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