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IDSA 2011: See You in Boston!

It’s not too late to register for the pre-eminent meeting in infectious diseases—IDSA’s 49th Annual Meeting, Oct. 20-23, 2011, in Boston. Learn more at Keynote speakers include:

Opening Plenary
Michael S. Saag, MD, FIDSA, University of Alabama
Thirty Years of HIV/AIDS: Where Have We Been...Where Are We Going?

Opening Plenary
Keiji Fukuda, MD, MPH, World Health Organization
Global Emerging Infectious Disease Issue

Maxwell Finland Lecture
Julie Parsonnet, MD, FIDSA, Stanford University
Infectious Diseases Epidemiology and Chronic Disease

John F. Enders Lecture
Angela Caliendo, MD, PhD, FIDSA, Emory University Hospital
Molecular Diagnostics: Promises Realized and Lessons Learned

Joseph E. Smadel Lecture
William Schaffner, MD, FIDSA, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
The Media and Infectious Diseases

Edward H. Kass Lecture
Larry Pickering, MD, FIDSA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Science of Vaccines: Research, Subjectivity or Speculation

Embedded between the two named lectures on Friday will be a featured oral abstract presentation that was specially selected by the Program Committee as the top abstract submitted to IDSA 2011:

Mahmoud Ghannoum, PhD, Case Western Reserve University
Oral Mycobiome and Bacteriome Analysis of HIV-Infected Patients and Healthy Individuals: Identification of Pichia as a Candida Antagonist

Several other promising investigators will discuss their research during special “mini-lectures” at Friday’s and Saturday’s oral abstract sessions:

MRSA Screening and Prevention—Where We Stand
Frank Lowy, MD, Columbia University
88. Staph aureus: Screening and Prevention
Oct. 21, 2:15-4:15 p.m.

Title TBD
Michael Glickman, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
112. Innate and Adaptive Immunity to Infections
Oct. 22, 8:15-9:45 a.m.

Emergence and Evolution of KPC
Barry Kreiswirth, PhD, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
175. The Menace of Klebsiella pneumoniae Carbapenemase (KPC)-Producing Organisms
Oct. 22, 1:45-3:15 p.m.

Pediatric Respiratory Infections in the Current Vaccine Era
Krow Ampofo, MD, University of Utah
174. Respirator Infections in Children
Oct. 22, 1:45-3:15 p.m.

If you’re preparing for recertification by the American Board of Internal Medicine, you won’t want to miss the pre-meeting session on Thursday morning that will feature two new IDSA maintenance of certification modules—one on general ID and the other on HIV.

Be sure to stay for Sunday morning’s special Presidential Plenary Session, which will feature IDSA President James M. Hughes, MD, FIDSA, giving an IDSA update and three lectures on cholera by Stephen J. Calderwood, MD, FIDSA, of Massachusetts General Hospital; Jean Pape, MD, of GHESKIO; and Scott F. Dowell, MD, MPH, of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

For a complete listing of current speakers and topics, check out the Interactive Program Planner.  Abstracts will be online in the fall. 

Register now to take advantage of the best deals on registration and housing.

Important Dates

 Deadline for Late Breaker Abstracts

 Friday, Aug. 12*

 *5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time

 Regular Registration Deadline

 Friday, Sept. 23

 49th Annual Meeting of IDSA

 Thursday, Oct. 20 – Sunday, Oct. 23

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