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San Francisco Safety Tips
Walking Directions
Hotel Reservations
International Groups
General Information
Mentorship Program Student Travel Grants
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San Francisco Safety Tips

As IDWeek 2018 approaches, we would like to remind attendees that while San Francisco is a beautiful city with a great deal to experience, it is an urban area with many of the same challenges that other major metropolitan areas face. It is our goal that your IDWeek experience be educational, inspiring and career-building, and we also want you to be safe. In light of the challenges San Francisco faces currently with potentially unhealthy street behavior and safety concerns, we encourage you to be smart and be safe while walking between your hotel and the convention center and while exploring the city.

  • Remove your IDWeek badge when walking to/from the Moscone Center
  • Keep your eyes up, your ears open and your phone down while walking.
  • Make sure you know where you are going before you head out and, if possible, travel with a colleague.

Additional safety tips are provided by San Francisco Travel. Extra security within and around the Moscone Center has been arranged by IDWeek and we encourage you to report any concerns to either security or IDWeek staff at any time during the meeting.

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Hotel Reservations

IDWeek.org is the official site of the conference and Experient is the Official Housing Provider for IDWeek 2018. IDWeek has worked diligently with the hotels in San Francisco to establish room blocks for attendees and exhibitors. Improper solicitation of hotel reservations from any company or housing provider other than Experient is not approved by IDWeek. Reservations made by unaffiliated organizations may appear to be for lower rates, however they may be illegitimate, have unreasonable cancellation or change penalties, or by completely non-refundable. IDWeek cannot guarantee your housing if you purchase housing from these organizations. Please be aware of, and report any unauthorized solicitation to IDSA.

Due to the popularity of IDWeek, we have reached the room block capacity. If you are unable to find a room in the Room Search* during the online registration process, you can book rooms through Experient’s trusted hotel partner, ARES, to find available hotels in San Francisco. The link and phone number to ARES is listed on the Experient hotel reservation page during the registration process.

View the Hotel Map (PDF) to best plan your transportation. All IDWeek 2018 official hotels are within walking distance form the Moscone Center, but please remember that San Francisco has hills that may impact your travel.

*Reservations are only available to registered attendees. Additional charges may apply for 3rd and 4th persons, cribs, rollaways, or upgrade requests. Hotels may charge penalties for early departures. All room rates are subject to state, local and any occupancy taxes, and tourism assessment in effect at the time of the meeting. 

 

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International Groups

IDWeek International Groups Department, through an exclusive international partnership with official housing provider Experient, is proud to offer all-inclusive international group housing for IDWeek 2018. International Groups have priority access to preferred hotels, amenities and locations in an all-inclusive international group package.  Visit the International Groups website by clicking the box below.

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International Groups


General Information

IDWeek will be held in the Moscone Center, located at 747 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA  94103 from October 3-7, 2018.  IDWeek events will also take place in some nearby hotels.  The closest airport is the San Francisco International Airport (SFO).  It is about thirty minutes from the airport to the center and hotels.

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Mentorship Program Student Travel Grants

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE $500 TRAVEL AWARD

  • Application will be ranked by an advisory committee of infectious disease professionals. Participants are selected based on their demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in infectious diseases.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in a fully-accredited U.S. or International medical school or residents program to be eligible for this award. This includes students enrolled in MD-PhD programs and those who may have completed medical school but continue their studies in the PhD phase of the program.
  • Past participants are welcome to reapply.
  • All applicants will be notified of the award decisions in August.
  • Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Awardees are required to respond to a participant’s pre- and post-survey. If the awardee does not comply with the final requirements to close out the program, funding will be forfeited. The application deadline was August 24, 2018. The application is now closed.

Please direct all questions about applying or eligibility to IDWeekMentorship@idsociety.org.

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