Infectious Diseases Society of America

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) is proud to partner with the Choosing Wisely® campaign to raise awareness of inappropriate, wasteful clinical actions that harm patients and lead to costly healthcare. Supporting the aims of Choosing Wisely®, IDSA is committed to evidenced-based medicine and develops clinical practice guidelines that inform the use of high-quality, truly necessary medicine. Founded in 1963, IDSA represents more than 10,000 infectious diseases physicians and scientists devoted to patient care, prevention, population health, education and research in the area of infectious disease (ID). Our members care for patients of all ages with serious infections, including meningitis, pandemic influenza, pneumonia, tuberculosis, surgical infections, immunocompromised cancer or transplant patients who have life threatening infections caused by uncommon or drug-resistant microorganisms, HIV and AIDS patients, and new and emerging infections, such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), and Ebola. For more information on infectious diseases specialists and IDSA, please visit the IDSA website.