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IDWeek 2012: See you in San Diego!

There’s still time to register for this year’s must-attend event for infectious diseases and other health professionals—IDWeek 2012, Oct. 17-21, in San Diego. Learn more about the first-ever joint meeting of IDSA, the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA), the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS) at

The comprehensive program features the latest science and a diverse range of bench-to-bedside advances to help IDSA members who want to meet their educational needs, stay current, apply state-of-the-art science to clinical care, and excel in their own careers. For a complete listing of current speakers and topics, check out the interactive program planner.

A complete list of keynote speakers and bios is available online. Keynote speakers include:


Special Opening Plenary Session
Martin J. Blaser, MD, FIDSA, New York University School of Medicine
The Menace of Antibiotics

Special Opening Plenary Session
Robert Massie, M DIV, DBA, JFK School of Government, Harvard University
A Song in the Night: Reflections on Surviving Hemophilia, HIV, and Hepatitis C

Maxwell Finland Lecture
George H. McCracken, Jr., MD, FIDSA, University of Texas Southwestern
Progression of Clinical Research: A Personal Experience

Edward H. Kass Lecture
Elaine Larson, PhD, RN, FIDSA, FSHEA, Columbia University School of Nursing
Infection Prevention and Social Change

SHEA Lectureship
William A. Rutala, PhD, MPH, FSHEA, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Safer Healthcare Environments for Infection Prevention

John F. Enders Lecture
David L. Thomas, MD, MPH, FIDSA, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Hepatitis C: Drugs, Diversity, and Opportunity

Joseph E. Smadel Lecture
Diane V. Havlir, MD, FIDSA, University of California, San Francisco
Ending AIDS—View of a Scientific Realist

Several premeeting sessions are available to help you get even more out of IDWeek, including a session on Tuesday afternoon featuring IDSA’s maintenance of certification modules—one on general ID and the other on HIV—and a session on Wednesday morning on hepatitis C virus treatment options and opportunities for the ID practice. Space is limited, so act now to add a workshop to your registration.

Be sure to stay for Sunday morning’s Closing Plenary Session, focused on the reemergence of vaccine preventable diseases, featuring Janet A. Englund, MD, FIDSA, of Seattle Children’s Research Institute; Walter Orenstein, MD, FIDSA, of Emory University; and Michael N. Oxman, MD, FIDSA, of the VA Medical Center in San Diego.

If you haven’t already, register for IDWeek now to take advantage of the best deals on registration and housing. The regular registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 14, 2012. After this date higher on-site registration rates apply. We look forward to seeing you in San Diego!
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