IDWeek 2016 promises to be a great educational
opportunity for professionals to hear first-hand accounts from experts managing
current infectious diseases outbreaks, with a special emphasis this year on the
ongoing Zika epidemic. Learn about the newest diagnostic and treatment
modalities; apply state-of-the-art science to clinical care; and network with
colleagues from around the world.
sessions will focus on the effects of Zika and what clinicians need to know to
help their patients:
Zymposium I: Epidemiology, Virology, and Countermeasures will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 1:30 to 2:30
p.m. and will feature presentations from Lyle Petersen, MD, MPH, with the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Helen Lazear, PhD, from the
University of North Carolina School of Medicine; and Mark Mulligan, MD, FIDSA,
with the Hope Clinic at Emory University.
same day, during the Opening Plenary from 3:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., there will be a presentation from the
front lines titled “Zika Virus: New Lessons and Future Challenges from an Area
of Endemicity” from Mauro Schecter, MD, PhD, with the Projeto Praça Onze in Rio
de Janeiro, Brazil.
Zymposium II: Post-Infectious Sequelae and Clinical Guidance will take place on Friday, Oct. 28 from 2:00 to 3:30
now to attend any or all of these invigorating sessions.
session information, view the Interactive
And be sure
to attend the Town Hall: Securing the Future of ID on Friday, Oct. 28, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Full Abstract Text Available*
*Findings in the abstracts are embargoed until 12:01 a.m. CDT, Wednesday Oct. 26th with the exception of research findings presented at the IDWeek press conferences.
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