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Fifth Annual IDWeek brings together internationally-recognized infectious disease experts

Measles, HIV therapy, dental care among news highlights from the meeting

Infectious Diseases Society of America

WHAT: Infectious disease experts nationwide will gather in New Orleans for the 5th annual IDWeek Oct. 26-30. A combined meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS), IDWeek features the latest in prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and epidemiology of infectious diseases, including HIV. Reporters who attend the meeting will have unparalleled access to the latest scientific advances in the field of infectious diseases -- and the internationally recognized experts who will be presenting them.

This year's press conference schedule includes:

Wednesday, October 26

  • Noon CT Overview

Thursday, October 27

  • 9 a.m. CT HCP clothing and "bad bug" transmission
  • 10 a.m. CT Dental care and risk of pneumonia

Friday, October 28

  • 9 a.m. CT First-of-its-kind HIV therapy
  • 11 a.m. CT Always-deadly measles complication

Press conferences will be available via telephone for reporters who cannot attend in person. Email rtaylor@pcipr.com for details about the press conferences and receive the dial-in numbers.

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WHEN: October 26-30, 2016

WHERE: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans 900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130

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