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The Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response is comprised of experts and professionals from highly respected Texas institutions. The task force exists to provide critical information and recommendations regarding the risks of infectious diseases to Texas citizens.

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Understanding proper procedure and best practices can make all the difference in a variety of medical scenarios. To help protect you and the health of those around you, TexasIDR provides free training materials, online courses, opportunities to engage with the healthcare community, and free continuing education credits for medical professionals and first responders.

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A statewide work group of health professionals that will gather, review, and post educational resources for multiple audiences on preparedness and response to emerging and important infectious diseases, such as Ebola.


To help prevent the spread of infectious diseases, check out the informative and instructional courses available through TexasIDR. Courses are open and free to anybody and CE, CME, and CNE credit is offered upon completion of each module. Please click on the modules below to join the TXIDR community and get started.

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Featured Courses

New Antifungal Agents
This online enduring material will provide vital information on new antifungal agents and their toxicities and limitations as well as gaps in antifungal therapy which require new antifungal agents.
   36 minutes
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Infections Associated with the Use of Novel Cancer Therapies
This online enduring material will provide vital information on infections associated with the use of novel cancer therapies.
   37 minutes
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