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September 2017
Countdown to IDWeek 2017

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Abstracts will be available through the Interactive Program planner, the IDWeek Mobile App, and a special online supplement to Open Forum Infectious Diseases (OFID), the open access journal from IDSA and HIVMA.

IDWeek Town Hall 2.0 – Join the Conversation
What matters most to you about the field of ID? Do you have ideas you want to share? Questions you want to ask? Join IDSA President Bill Powderly, MD, FIDSA and HIVMA Chair, Wendy Armstrong, MD, FIDSA in a lively discussion at Town Hall 2.0 on Friday, October 6, 6 – 7:30 p.m. in 06DE. Plan to ask your question during the event, or submit one ahead of time at: Be sure to attend.

We Love Our Trainees!
IDWeek offers several sessions and events designed especially for medical students, residents, and fellows—from the ID365 Lounge, which features ID MedTalks offering career advice, to a Career Networking Event with employers from around the country. All of this can be found at

Women in Infectious Diseases
Don’t miss this early morning Meet-the-Professor session about the issues women face as ID physicians. There will be a presentation from HIVMA Board Chair Wendy Armstrong, MD, FIDSA, on IDSA’s Gender Disparities Task Force report as well as a panel discussion. The session takes place Saturday, October 7, 7 – 8:15 a.m. in the Marriott Marquis Grand Ballroom 1+2. Come early for the complimentary continental breakfast!

IDBugBowl 2017
Come match your knowledge of ID Trivia with contestants from three San Diego ID programs! The teams will battle it out to see who comes out on top in the IDBugBowl. This fun session takes place Saturday, October 7, 2 – 3:30 p.m. in 6AB.

Affiliated Events
IDWeek 2017 will play host to a number of affiliated events in San Diego. This year’s meeting will feature six accredited satellite symposia offering CME that is supplemental to credits offered by the official IDWeek Program. The IDExpo Hall will also feature Learning Lounges for attendees to view 45-minute presentations from various exhibiting companies during exhibition hours (Thursday—Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.). Presentation Theaters and an Open Education Gallery are also planned. Watch your email for the complete affiliated event schedule available in September at

IDSA Opening Reception and Posters in the Park
Be sure to attend the Opening Reception and Posters in the Park (Wednesday, October 4, 6 – 7:30 p.m. in the Poster Hall). The wine and cheese reception will feature poster presentations that have been specially selected by the respective societies.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program
American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
In addition to CME and CPE credit, IDWeek attendees can earn up to 29.75 MOC points for sessions at IDWeek. All CME-accredited sessions are also available for ABIM MOC points. To earn points, visit the CME/CPE/MOC pavilion or go online after the meeting to complete an evaluation, which requires your ABIM number and date of birth. Deadline: November 27, 2017.

American Board of Pediatrics (ABP)
Pediatricians may earn a total of 8 MOC points by attending 4 out of the 13 interactive sessions available for ABP MOC. To earn points, visit the CME/CPE/MOC pavilion or go online after the meeting to complete an evaluation, which requires your ABP number and date of birth. Deadline: November 27, 2017.

Visit the IDWeek website for the list of sessions, the Interactive Program Planner and the meeting app for session details, and look for the CME/MOC logo next to session titles in the Final Program book. Additional MOC points can be earned through participating in select pre-meeting workshops.

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