Celebrating Black History Month

During Black History Month and year-round, the IDSA Foundation is committed to saluting the essential contributions of Black medical professionals to the field of infectious diseases. We recognize that diversity and representation are core components of delivering culturally competent care and addressing health care disparities. 

Through efforts like the George W. Counts Conference Room, the Foundation is working to ensure underrepresented medical students have access to the resources, education and mentorship needed to pursue a career in ID and to feel supported in professional development along the way.  

When you donate to the George W. Counts Conference Room during Black History Month, your contribution will be matched dollar for dollar up to $10,000 thanks to the generous support of AbbVie. Don’t miss this opportunity to uphold the empowering legacy of Dr. Counts, increase mentorship opportunities and support recruitment initiatives for Black medical professionals across the country.  
Support the ID leaders of tomorrow
Advancing Black medical professionals
to improve health equity

Health care disparities — from accessibility to culturally competent care — create challenges in the field of infectious diseases. How can we leverage past learnings and ignite new conversations to pave the way for greater equity in our field?  

Check out these three ways we can address health disparities in infectious diseases care. 

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Upcoming Events

The IDSA Foundation is excited to announce our participation in the following conferences: 

  • Cincuenta Años de Comunidad: Fostering Service, Health Equity and Leadership – The IDSA Foundation is a proud gold level member of the 2022 Latino Medical Student Association’s National & Northeast Regional Conference (NC2022) from March 2-6 in Philadelphia, PA. Make sure to stop by our table to learn more about our work!  

  • AAMC Virtual Specialty Forum – We are once again joining the Association of American Medical Colleges in its virtual forum on March 31 from 1-4 p.m. ET. This event is free to medical students and provides the opportunity for them to connect with representatives from various specialties in the medical field. Registration will open soon. If you would like to help us share information about the exciting field of infectious diseases, contact speeler@idsafoundation.org to learn more about working our booth. 

IDSAF Industry Partner Program 

In 2021, the IDSA Foundation’s industry partners provided a critical $1,143,300 in financial support to advance the future of ID medicine. This year, we look forward to expanding our Industry Partner Program and welcoming new supporters. Learn more about how to become an IDSA Foundation Industry Partner today! 

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