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NIAID tip sheet: IDWeek 2012

WHAT:
IDWeek 2012, a joint meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology (SHEA), the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA), and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS), will feature the latest science and approaches in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and epidemiology of infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, across the lifespan.

WHO:
Scientists working at, collaborating with or supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), are among those presenting their latest research at IDWeek 2012. For more than 60 years, NIAID has supported infectious disease research at U.S. and international institutions and conducted studies within its own laboratories to improve the health of millions of people.

WHEN:
October 17-21, 2012

WHERE:
San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, Calif.

Presentation Highlights

The following are selected scheduled symposia and presentations that will include research updates by scientists working at, partnering with or funded by NIAID.

General Infectious Disease Topics

Symposium: Your Genome and Infections: What Has the Genomic Revolution Provided for the ID Clinician?
Moderators: Thomas Hawn, M.D., Ph.D., University of Washington; Eric Pamer, M.D., Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
When: Thursday, October 18, 2012, 8:30-10:00 a.m. Pacific Time
Where: SDCC 28 ABCDE

Symposium Session: Hot Topics in Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Speaker: Andi L. Shane, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc., Emory University School of Medicine
When: Thursday, October 18, 2012, 2:20-2:40 p.m. Pacific Time
Where: SDCC 25 ABC

Symposium Session: Tension between Risks in Science and Needs in Public Health
Presenter: Michael Osterholm, Ph.D., M.P.H., University of Minnesota
When: Friday, October 19, 2012, 8:50-9:10 a.m. Pacific Time
Where: SDCC 31 ABC

Symposium Session: Infection Control
Presenter: Keith Kaye, M.D., M.P.H., Wayne State University
When: Saturday, October 20, 2012, 11:00-11:30 a.m. Pacific Time
Where: SDCC 25 ABC

Viral Diseases, Including HIV/AIDS

Symposium Session: What’s Hot in HIV Clinical Science
Presenter: Judith Aberg, M.D., New York University and Bellevue Hospital Center
When: Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 2:30-3:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Where: Ballroom 20 ABCD

Interactive Session: Direct Acting Antivirals for HCV: State-of-the-Art
Presenters: Raymond T. Chung, M.D., Massachusetts General Hospital; Debika Bhattacharya, M.D., University of California, Los Angeles; and David Wyles, M.D., University of California, San Diego
When: Friday, October 19, 2012, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Pacific Time
Where: Ballroom 20 ABCD

Symposium Session: Prevention of Transmission of HIV-1: Finally, Glimmers of Success
Presenter: Myron S. Cohen, M.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
When: Friday, October 19, 2012, 3:00-3:30 p.m. Pacific Time
Where: SDCC 24 ABC

Symposium Session: Correlates of Protection from Influenza
Presenter: Robert B. Belshe, M.D., St. Louis University School of Medicine
When: Saturday, October 20, 2012, 3:00-3:30 p.m. Pacific Time
Where: SDCC 25 ABC

Bacterial, Fungal, and Parasitic Diseases

Symposium Session: Colistin and Aminoglycosides
Presenter: George Drusano, M.D., Ordway Research Institute
When: Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 1:30-2:10 p.m. Pacific Time
Where: SDCC 28 ABCDE

Symposium Session: Antifungal Agents in Children
Presenter: William Steinbach, M.D., Duke University Medical Center
When: Thursday, October 18, 2012, 9:15-9:35 a.m. Pacific Time
Where: SDCC 33 ABC

Symposium Session: Staphylococcus aureus Vaccines
Presenter: Michael Otto, Ph.D., NIAID Laboratory of Human Bacterial Pathogenesis
When: Friday, October 19, 2012, 2:00-2:30 p.m. Pacific Time
Where: SDCC 29 ABCD

Meet-the-Professor Session: Beyond Bugs: The Microbiota and Human Susceptibility to Infection
Presenters: William Petri, M.D., Ph.D., University of Virginia; and Cynthia Sears, M.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
When: Saturday, October 20, 2012, 7:00-8:15 a.m. Pacific Time
Where: SDCC 26 AB

Symposium Session: Bacterial Meningitis in Adults
Presenter: Vincent Quagliarello, M.D., Yale University School of Medicine
When: Saturday, October 20, 2012, 2:00-2:30 p.m. Pacific Time
Where: SDCC 30 ABCDE

Oral Abstract Session: A Novel Multi-Parallel Real-time PCR Approach for 8 Gastrointestinal Parasites Provides Improved Diagnostic Capabilities to Resource-Limited “At Risk” Populations
Presenters: Rojelio Mejia, M.D., and Thomas Nutman, M.D., NIAID Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases; Yosselin Vicuña and Philip Cooper, FEPIS, Quito, Ecuador
When: Saturday, October 20, 2012, 3:15-3:30 p.m. Pacific Time
Where: SDCC 23ABC

Immune System Topics

Meet-the-Professor Session: Genetic Immunodeficiency in Adults and Children, and Update on Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases Affecting T and B Cells
Presenter: Steven Holland, M.D., NIAID Laboratory of Clinical Infectious Diseases
When: Friday, October 19, 2012, 7:00-8:15 a.m. Pacific Time
Where: SDCC 32 AB

Symposium Session: The Immune Compromised Host’s Ability to Respond to Vaccines
Presenter: Steven Holland, M.D., NIAID Laboratory of Clinical Infectious Diseases
When: Friday, October 19, 2012, 10:30-11:00 a.m. Pacific Time
Where: SDCC 33 ABC

Symposium Session: PFAPA Syndrome: Natural History and Biological Profile
Presenter: Kathryn Edwards, M.D., Vanderbilt University Medical Center
When: Saturday, October 20, 2012, 8:50-9:10 a.m. Pacific Time
Where: SDCC 25 ABC

Information for members of the media about IDWeek 2012 may be found on the Press page. More information on the many sessions and presenters may be found on the meeting website.

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CONTACT:
For more information about NIAID research that is being presented at IDWeek, please contact the NIAID Office of Communications at (301) 402-1663 or niaidnews@niaid.nih.gov.

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