February 2008
Volume 18, Issue 2

Third Seasonal and Pandemic Influenza Meeting: May 18-20

IDSA is organizing the third annual meeting of top researchers, public health officials, and policymakers to discuss pandemic and seasonal influenza, May 18-20 in Arlington, Va.
Petition to attend and join other invited colleagues in health care, government, and professional associations to discuss:

  • The international impact of pandemic and seasonal influenza
  • New pandemic and seasonal influenza planning strategies — including the role of state and public health officials
  • The improvement of public-private sector coordination efforts — particularly related to vaccine developments

As in the past two years, the meeting will identify domestic scientific and policy developments. It  will also include a day to discuss specific needs of resource-poor countries. The meeting will result in recommendations for future research and intervention for unmet needs, including how the developing world can address pandemic priorities.

Community mitigation, mainly designed for industrialized nations that are able to afford pharmaceutical interventions, will also be discussed for possible implementation in resource-limited countries. Global attendees and speakers will include members of the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), state and local health officials, policymakers and other stakeholders.

Attendance at Seasonal and Pandemic Influenza 2008 is limited to 500 attendees, and those wishing to participate must receive a formal invitation via e-mail.  Individuals interested in attending may petition online beginning Feb. 21  at www.idsociety.org.  For more information, contact Danielle Stiffler at dstiffler@idsociety.org or (703) 299-5738.

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Dates to Remember

Oct. 25-29, 2008
IDSA/ICAAC Joint Meeting
Washington, DC
Abstract submission deadline: May 19, 2008

June 3-4, 2008
Fellows' In-Training Exam

Oct. 29-Nov. 1, 2009
47th Annual Meeting of IDSA
Philadelphia, PA


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