Welcome to IDWeek 2017! There is an abundance of great sessions throughout the week. Here are a few reminders and highlights:
Abstracts are 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.
Visit the IDSA/HIVMA Society Booth
What are our strategic priorities for the year ahead? How do you become a Fellow of IDSA (FIDSA)? How can your colleague who is not yet a member of IDSA join the Society? Visit the Society booth outside the registration area to talk with our helpful staff.
Stop By the Advocacy Pod—Your Direct Line to Capitol Hill
Our featured activity at the Society booth this year is Advocacy. Stop by to talk with policy staff who advocate on your behalf on Capitol Hill – share your concerns, tell us your story, and participate in advocacy yourself.
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 IDSA, HIVMA, SHEA and PIDS.
Late Breaker Session on Hep A
The Surprising Return of Hepatitis A: Ongoing Outbreaks Among Homeless and IDU Populations will feature Monique Foster, MD, MPH of the Division of Viral Hepatitis at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Eric McDonald, MD, MPH, from the Epidemiology and Immunization Services Branch at the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency. Join us Wednesday, October 4, 1:30-3:30 p.m. in Room 6AB.
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 other leaders and peers 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: IDWeektownhall@IDWeek.org. 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 www.IDWeek.org/trainee.
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!
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.
IDSA Society Awards
Join us as we celebrate the achievements of IDSA’s Society Award winners:
- Alexander Fleming Award for Lifetime Achievement—Barbara E. Murray, MD, FIDSA; Wednesday, October 4, 3:45 p.m. in 20ABCD
- Society Citation Award—Wendy Armstrong, MD, FIDSA; Patrick Joseph, MD, FIDSA, FSHEA; Dean L. Winslow, MD, FIDSA; Thursday, October 5, 4:30 p.m. in 20ABCD
- Watanakunakorn Clinician Award—Douglas R. Osmon, MD, MPH, FIDSA; Thursday, October 5, 4:30 p.m. in 20ABCD
- Clinical Teacher Award—Michael J. Barza, MD, FIDSA; Saturday, October 7, 4:30 p.m. in 6AB
- Oswald Avery Award for Early Achievement—William J. Steinbach, MD, FIDSA, FPIDS; Saturday, October 7, 4:30 p.m. in 6AB
- Walter E. Stamm Mentor Award—Stephen B. Calderwood, MD, FIDSA; Saturday, October 7, 4:30 p.m. in 6AB
- Clinical Practice Innovation Award—Kavita P. Bhavan, MD, FIDSA; Saturday, October 7, 4:30 p.m. in 6AB
- D.A. Henderson Award for Outstanding Contributions to Public Health—F. Marc LaForce, MD, FIDSA; Saturday, October 7, 4:30 p.m. in 6AB
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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