Organizers of the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases invite the submission of abstracts for presentation Feb. 29-March 3, 2004, in Atlanta. Electronic and paper submissions must be received by Nov. 14, 2003.
First convened in 1998, the conference is being held for the fourth time. The event brings public health professionals together to encourage the exchange of scientific and public health information on global and infectious disease issues. Registration is limited to 2,500 attendees; preregistration by Feb. 14, 2004, is encouraged.
The conference organizers are the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Society for Microbiology, Association of Public Health Laboratories, Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, and World Health Organization.
The program will include plenary and panel sessions with invited speakers as well as oral and poster presentations. Topics will cover current work on surveillance, epidemiology, research, communication and training, bioterrorism, and prevention and control of emerging, infectious diseases in the United States and abroad.
Subject areas will encompass antimicrobial resistance, bioterrorism and preparedness, foodborne and waterborne illnesses, global health, molecular diagnostics and epidemiology, nosocomial infections, socioeconomic and political factors, vectorborne diseases, and zoonotic diseases.
To submit an abstract, register, or learn more about the conference, visit www.iceid.org; phone, (202) 942-9330; or e-mail, iceidasmusa [dot] org.