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International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases

February 25, 2008

Contact: CDC Media Relations
(404) 639-3286

What: International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases

One of the nation’s premier infectious disease conferences, ICEID brings together public health professionals to explore issues in surveillance, research, epidemiology and prevention and control of emerging infectious diseases, both in the United States and abroad.
Who: Organized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, Association of Public Health Laboratories, World Health Organization and American Society for Microbiology.

Internationally known speakers will include:
JULIE GERBERDING, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

DAVID HEYMANN, Assistant Director-General for Health Security and Environment
World Health Organization
“Public Health Security in the 21st Century: Working Together under the International Health Regulations”

“Overcoming Poverty and Improving Global Health: Strategies that Work
When: March 16-19, 2008
Where: Hyatt Regency Atlanta
265 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303-1294
Why: The conference offers new insights and research into a broad range of topics of interest to the public and media, including antimicrobial resistance, climate change, extremely drug resistant tuberculosis, avian and novel influenza viruses, emerging infections and animals, global infectious disease issues and disparities and more.

Registration is complimentary for credentialed media. All media planning to cover a meeting and use the press facilities are strongly encouraged to pre-register. To pre-register, please visit the ICEID newsroom site at and fill out the media registration form.



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Page last modified: February 25, 2008