CDC Becomes Annual Antimicrobial Resistance Conference Sponsor

CDC announced yesterday that it, along with 10 other national agencies and organizations, will collaborate with the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases in sponsoring the Annual Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance (including basic science, prevention, and control), June 23--25, 2008, at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda hotel in Bethesda, Md.

Topics for the seven symposiums offered will include Clostridium difficile, the growing clinical challenges associated with antimicrobial resistance, innovative practices for prevention of resistance, risk-benefit analysis of antibiotic use, and the role of ecology in the spread of resistant pathogens.

Oral and poster presentations will be selected through peer review of submitted abstracts. Deadline for submission of abstracts is March 2, 2008. Information regarding the preliminary program, abstract submission, registration, and hotel accommodations is available at www.nfid.org/conferences/resistance08 and by e-mail (resistance@nfid.org), fax (301-907-0878), and telephone (301-656-0003, ext. 19).

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