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TIPSHEET
2011 Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America


WHAT:
The 49th Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) brings together a variety of health care professionals involved in research, patient care, public health, disease prevention and education relating to infectious diseases.

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 the IDSA Annual Meeting. For more than 60 years, NIAID has supported infectious diseases research at U.S. and international institutions and conducted studies within its own laboratories to improve the health of millions of people.

WHEN:
October 20-23, 2011

WHERE:
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston, Mass.

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: Pathogenesis of Central Nervous System Infection
When: Thursday, October 20, 2011, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Where: Room 253ABC

Symposium: Systems Biology Approaches to Infectious Diseases
When: Thursday, October 20, 2011, 2:45-4:45 p.m. Eastern Time
Where: Room 104ABC

Symposium: Parasites that Challenge
When: Friday, October 21, 2011, 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Eastern Time
Where: Room 205ABC

Symposium: ID Genomics: Out of the Basic Science Isolation Room and Into the ID Clinic
When: Friday, October 21, 2011, 2:15-4:15 p.m. Eastern Time
Where: Room 104ABC

Meet-the-Professor Session: Not Turning the Corner: What Happens When Treated Patients Don’t Get Better?
Professors: Robert S. Munford, M.D., NIAID Laboratory of Clinical Infectious Diseases; and Richard Wenzel, M.D., Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
When: Saturday, October 22, 2011, 7:00-8:00 a.m. Eastern Time
Where: Room 252AB

Oral Abstract Session: Innate and Adaptive Immunity to Infections 
When: Saturday, October 22, 2011, 8:15-9:45 a.m. Eastern Time
Where: Room 156ABC

HIV/AIDS

Symposium: Research Highlights from the NIH AIDS Networks and Observational Cohorts  
When: Thursday, October 20, 2011, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Where: Room 210ABC

Symposium: Global HIV Update: Focus on Prevention 
When: Saturday, October 22, 2011, 1:45-3:15 p.m. Eastern Time
Where: Room 205ABC

Non-HIV/AIDS Infectious Diseases

Symposium: Update on TB Diagnostics and Treatment of Complex, Multidrug-Resistant TB  
When: Friday, October 21, 2011, 8:45-10:15 a.m. Eastern Time
Where: Room 253ABC

Meet-the-Professor Session: Prevention Varicella-Zoster Virus Infections: A Fresh Look at Zoster and Varicella Vaccines in Clinical Practice  
Professors: Michael N. Oxman, M.D., University of California-San Diego; and Anne Gershon, M.D., Columbia University Medical Center
When: Saturday, October 22, 2011, 7:00-8:00 a.m. Eastern Time
Where: Room 156ABC

Symposium: Immunity in Tuberculosis  
When: Saturday, October 22, 2011, 1:45-3:15 p.m. Eastern Time
Where: Room 204AB

Symposium: From Pathogenesis to Clinical Aspects of Infections Caused by Non-Tuberculosis Mycobacteria 
When: Saturday, October 22, 2011, 5:15- 6:45 p.m. Eastern Time
Where: Room 205ABC

Presidential Plenary Session: Cholera—A Recurring Menace 
Presenters: James Hughes, M.D., Emory University; and Thomas G. Slama, M.D., Indiana University School of Medicine
When: Sunday, October 23, 2011, 9:15-11:45 a.m. Eastern Time
Where: Grand Ballroom (East-West)

Clinical Research Results

Oral Abstract Session: Incidence of Intrapartum Hepatitis E Virus Infections in Two Large Prospective Cohorts of Pregnant Bangladeshi Women Between 2001 and 2010  
Presenter: Alain Labrique, Ph.D., M.H.S., Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
When: Friday, October 21, 2011, 8:45-9:00 a.m. Eastern Time
Where: Room 156ABC

Oral Abstract Session: Daily Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG) Bathing Reduces Bacteremia in Critically Ill Children: Result from a Multicenter, Cluster Randomized, Controlled, Crossover Trial  
Presenter: Aaron Milstone, M.D., M.H.S., Johns Hopkins University
When: Saturday, October 22, 2011, 6:45-7:00 p.m.
Where: 156ABC

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

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


NIAID conducts and supports research—at NIH, throughout the United States, and worldwide—to study the causes of infectious and immune-mediated diseases, and to develop better means of preventing, diagnosing and treating these illnesses. News releases, fact sheets and other NIAID-related materials are available on the NIAID Web site at www.niaid.nih.gov.

About the National Institutes of Health (NIH): NIH, the nation's medical research agency, includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and is investigating the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit www.nih.gov.

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