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November 26, 2003

International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases

JAMA. 2003;290(20):2658. doi:10.1001/jama.290.20.2658

MMWR. 2003;52:1025

CDC's National Center for Infectious Diseases, the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, the American Society for Microbiology, and the World Health Organization will cosponsor the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases February 29–March 3, 2004, at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. The conference will explore the most current research, surveillance, and prevention and control programs addressing all aspects of emerging infectious diseases. Attendance is limited to 2500 participants.

The conference will include general and plenary sessions, symposia, panels of speakers, presentations on emerging infections activities, oral and poster presentations, and exhibits. The deadline for abstract submission for presentations is November 14, 2003. Information about submitting abstracts is available at Abstracts should address new, reemerging, or drug-resistant infectious diseases that affect human health. The deadline for late-breaker abstracts is January 16, 2004.

Registration information is available at and at and by e-mail at or at