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IDWeek Call for Abstracts

Why Submit

Submitting an abstract to IDWeek will provide numerous opportunities to have your research reviewed by colleagues and leaders in the field. It also provides an excellent opportunity for fellows in training to showcase their research. Selected poster presentations will be featured in the popular Poster Discussion Round sessions, and selected abstracts will be awarded commendations. Several of the most highly rated abstracts will also be slated for oral plenary presentation.

Types of Abstract Presentations

Poster Presentations

Poster sessions are abstracts that have been selected and grouped together by category/topics. Poster presentations give authors an opportunity to acquaint attendees and experts in the field with the fundamentals of their abstracts and research. Presenting authors are required to be present at their poster boards for one and a half hours on assigned dates.

Oral Presentations

The presenting author is expected to discuss his or her scientific research and summarize the data into a comprehensive 10-minute presentation, with five minutes designated for questions and answers. Presenting authors are required to use PowerPoint slides to accompany their oral presentations.


Authors do not have to be a member of one of the four sponsoring societies (IDSA, SHEA, PIDS, and HIVMA) to submit an abstract.


The dates below are tentative and subject to change.

May 6 at 5 p.m. EDT Abstract and award submission deadline
late May Late Breaker Abstract submission site opens
July 18 at 5 p.m. EDT Late Breaker Abstract deadline
 July 18 Disposition notices sent to the presenting author (May 6 deadline only)
 August 15 Late breaker disposition notices sent to the presenting author