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Special Opening Plenary

Special Opening Plenary Session:  Evolution and Revolution: Infectious Disease Promise and Challenges in the 21st Century

3:45 – 5:45 p.m. Room 20ABCD

Opening Reception + Posters in the Park

6 – 7 p.m. Poster Hall




Edward H. Kass Lectureship

Reflections on Emerging Microbial Threats: Relevance of the One Health Concept 

James M. Hughes, MD, FIDSA

3:45 – 4:30 p.m. Room 20ABCD


Awards Session

4:30 – 4:45 p.m. Room 20ABCD


John F. Enders Lectureship

HIV Prevention:  It’s All About People, Products, and Choices 

Connie Celum, MD, MPH, FIDSA

5 – 5:45 p.m. Room 20ABCD



PIDS Caroline B. Hall Lectureship

Respiratory Viral Infections in the High Risk Patient 

Janet Englund, MD, FIDSA

11 a.m. – noon Room 15AB


SHEA Lectureship

My Worlds Collide: Infectious Diseases and High Reliability in Healthcare 

Neil O. Fishman, MD, FSHEA

3:45 – 4:15 p.m. Room 20ABCD


Awards Session

4:30 – 4:45 p.m. Room 20ABCD


IDWeek TownHall 2.0

The IDWeek Town Hall 2.0 is every attendee’s opportunity to join the conversation and address leadership of all the societies.  We provide an open microphone and cocktails and you provide the content.  This is the opportunity of the conference to set the stage and voice what matters to you.

6 – 7:30 p.m. Room 06DE






Come match your ID Trivia knowledge, with contestants from three Southern California programs! From Anaplasmosis to Zika, any topic is fair game. Watch the battle and see who comes out on top, in the 2017 IDBugBowl.

2 – 3:30 p.m. San Diego Convention Center 06AB


Joseph E Smadel Lectureship

Human Activity and Infectious Disease Outbreaks: Can Insight Impact the Trajectory? 

Ruth Lynfield, MD, FIDSA

3:45 – 4:30 p.m. Room 06AB


Awards Session

4:30 – 4:45 p.m. Room 20ABCD


Maxwell Finland Lectureship

Understanding Nontuberculous Mycobacteria in the Human Context 

Steven M. Holland, MD, FIDSA

5 – 5:45 p.m. Room 06AB




Mini Symposiums:

Controversies in Prosthetic Join Infections

8 – 9 a.m. Room 11AB


Global Eradication of Hepatitis C

8 – 9 a.m. Room 01AB


Maternal-Child Infections: Antimicrobial Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics

8 – 9 a.m.  Room 05AB



Closing Plenary:

Closing Plenary: 21st Century Cures in Infectious Disease

9:15 – 10:45 a.m. Room 06AB