The International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases was first convened in 1998; ICEID 2006 marks its fifth occurrence. The conference brings together public health professional to encourage the exchange of scientific and public health information on global emerging infectious disease issues. The program will include plenary and panel sessions with invited speakers as well as oral and poster presentations on emerging infections. Major topics include current work on surveillance, epidemiology, research, communication and training, bioterrorism, and preventions and control of emerging infectious diseases, both in the United States and abroad. The conference will begin with an opening session at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 19 and conclude at noon on Wednesday, March 22.
Of Special Note: The conference will be immediate preceded by the International Conference on Women and Infectious Diseases (March 16-18) and followed by the International Conference on Emerging Zoonoses (March 22-24).
Comprehensive media facilities will be available for the ICEID. The press center will be located in the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Programs, abstracts, news releases and information about daily press activities will be available. A limited number of complimentary press registrations will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Preliminary press materials including registration, program and hotel information and links to satellite meetings referenced above are currently availa
Contact: Jim Sliwa
American Society for Microbiology