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Volume 3, Number 4—December 1997

News and Notes

International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases

March 8-11, 1988Atlanta, GeorgiaAbstract Deadline: October 31, 1997

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, the American Society for Microbiology, and the National Foundation for CDC, along with more than 50 agencies and organizations are cosponsoring the 1998 International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases. This conference will offer new opportunities for education, collaboration, and partnership with colleagues worldwide to explore the most current research, surveillance, and prevention and control programs addressing all aspects of emerging infectious diseases. Attendance is limited to 2,500 participants.

The meeting will consist of general and plenary sessions, symposia, and roundtables with invited speakers, presentations on emerging infections activities, oral and poster presentations based on submission of an accepted abstract, and exhibits. Conference topics will include work on surveillance, epidemiology, research, communication, training, and prevention and control of emerging infectious diseases, as well as emergency preparedness and response.

Abstracts should address new, reemerging, and drug-resistant infectious diseases that affect human health. Deadline for abstract submission is October 31, 1997. Information on later submission of abstracts for consideration as late breakers is included in the program materials. For additional information, access announcements at or the National Center for Infectious Diseases (, send an e-mail to, or call 202-942-9248. Proceedings of the conference will be published in the Emerging Infectious Diseases journal.

DOI: 10.3201/eid0304.970429

Table of Contents – Volume 3, Number 4—December 1997