FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 21, 2002
Date: Monday, June 3, 2002
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
2660 Woodley Road, NW
Pre-register for the briefing by Wednesday, May 29th at (301) 402-1663 or email@example.com
Convening for the first time in 10 years, the 4th World Congress on Tuberculosis will meet in Washington, DC, June 3-5 to evaluate progress and define unmet needs in global TB prevention and treatment. The June 3rd media briefing will provide an overview of the disease, highlight current research, and describe the fruitful partnerships forged between private and public sectors in the battle against TB.
Reporters are welcome to attend any part of the meeting (agenda below) subject to space availability. Those planning to attend the media briefing must pre-register by May 29th with Anne Oplinger, NIAID, at (301) 402-1663 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org. Media may register on-site at no charge to attend other portions of the meeting.
NOTE: The Marriott Wardman Park Hotel is easily reached on Metro's Red Line, Woodley Park-Zoo stop.
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Last Updated May 21, 2002