IDWeek has recently added two exciting late breaker sessions. “Emerging Outbreaks in the News” will feature talks on dengue, chikungunya and Ebola. Robert Fowler, MD, MDCM, MSc of the University of Toronto, who is currently on the ground in Sierra Leone working in some of the areas hardest hit by Ebola, will provide a brief overview of Ebola and a summary of the current outbreak, with insights on the challenges of patient management and disease control in resource-limited settings. A second late breaker, entitled “Ebola – the US Experience,” will take place immediately following the opening Special Plenary Session on Resource-Limited Health Care Issues. Please check the Interactive Program planner for updates at www.idweek.org and the Final Program Addendum (available at registration) for further details.
Abstracts will be available through the Interactive Program planner and the IDWeek Mobile App. New this year, abstracts will also be published in a special online supplement to Open Forum Infectious Diseases (OFID), the new open access journal from IDSA and HIVMA.
IDWeek 2014 will play host to a number of affiliated events in Philadelphia. This year’s meeting will feature five accredited satellite symposia. These programs offer CME that is supplemental to credits offered by the Official IDWeek Program. New this year, the IDExpo Hall will feature a Learning Lounge for attendees to view 45-minute presentations from various exhibiting companies during exhibition hours (10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Thurs-Sat). Further details for these and all affiliated events will be available in early September at www.idweek.org.
IDSA Foundation Donors’ Lounge
The IDSA Education and Research Foundation is excited to launch its inaugural Donors’ Lounge at this year’s IDWeek. The lounge will provide a quiet space to relax throughout IDWeek, providing donors the opportunity to get online with a local Wi-Fi hotspot, enjoy complimentary continental breakfast, coffee and snacks, and recharge devices. Access to the donors lounge is limited to qualifying donors (a total of $500 or more given from Oct 2, 2013 to present). Only those individuals with a Donors’ Lounge Access Pass will be granted entry. Donations will be accepted at the Donors’ Lounge, room 117, or online at www.idsafoundation.org. Official invitations will be sent in early September.
IDSA Business Meeting/Posters in the Park Reception
Be sure to attend the IDSA Business Meeting and Posters in the Park Reception (6 – 8 p.m., Fri., in the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom) for a “State of the Society” speech from IDSA President Barbara Murray, MD, FIDSA, as well as presentations by the leaders of each of the other IDWeek partnering societies—HIVMA, the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. The wine and cheese reception will feature poster presentations that have been specially selected by the respective societies.Register now to take advantage of the best travel rates. Information about housing and travel discounts can be found at http://www.idweek.org/attendees/housing-and-travel/.
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