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IDSA Annual Meeting Update

The premier meeting in the infectious diseases field is almost here. If you attend only one ID event this year, make it the 48th Annual Meeting of IDSA.

The in-depth program is filled with the latest, cutting-edge updates on influenza, antibiotic resistance, emerging infections, HIV/AIDS clinical advances, global health issues, and more. The meeting will bring together physicians, scientists, and other health care professionals involved in research, patient care, public health, disease prevention, and education in the field of ID in Vancouver, Oct. 21-24. Register online here

Use IDSA’s Interactive Program Planner to search for specific sessions and speakers you don’t want to miss, creating your own day-by-day, personalized itinerary for the meeting. You can download these itineraries to your mobile device as well. It’s a great way to make the most of your time at the meeting.

Space is still available for all premeeting workshops at the Annual Meeting. Avoid lines in Vancouver by registering now for these workshops (additional costs may apply):

Wednesday, Oct. 20, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Implementing Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs: A Workshop on Development, Maintenance, and Measuring Success
  • Vincent T. Andriole ID Board Review Course

Thursday, Oct. 21, 7 a.m.-11 a.m.

  • Billing and Coding Workshop
  • Fellows' Day Workshop
  • Infectious Diseases ABIM Recertification: Self-Evaluation of Medical Knowledge Modules — IDSA General Infectious Diseases and HIV Modules
  • Pediatric Fellows’ Day 2010
  • STD Management in the HIV Care Setting: New Guidelines and Challenging Cases

Thursday, Oct. 21, 8 a.m.-11 a.m.

  • Update on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Tuberculosis
  • How to Talk to the Media

To register for a premeeting workshop, go to the IDSA 2010 registration page and enter your last name and customer ID number from your confirmation. Once you land on the Booking Summary page, click the VIEW/MODIFY button next to your name. This will bring you to the Registration Summary page. Scroll down and click the ADD ITEMS button in the Pending Purchases box.

IDSA has developed a set of social networking tools to help members and attendees collaborate and interact with IDSA and each other in Vancouver. See this IDSA News article for details on how to take advantage of the new resources. Job seekers and employers can also make the most of the Vancouver meeting using ID/HIV Career Center’s Conference Connection™ tool to help them find that perfect position and qualified candidates. Click here for more information.

Thinking about next year’s Annual Meeting already? Submit session suggestions for the 2011 Annual Meeting in Boston via the IDSA website. The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. EST, Friday, Oct. 29.
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