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Wednesday


What’s Hot in ID + HIV  

Speakers will be Stan Deresinki, MD, FIDSA of the Stanford University School of Medicine, Liise-Anne Pirofski, MD, FIDSA of Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, Melanie Thompson, MD of the AIDS Research Consortium of Atlanta, and Olaf Kutsch, PhD, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.  

1:30 – 3:15 p.m. Moscone North Hall D

Special Opening Plenary: Reaching for the Stars, Improving Science on Earth: Microbiome Research in Space

3:45 – 5:15 p.m., Moscone North Hall D

Featuring Astronaut Kathleen Rubins, PhD of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Opening Reception and Posters in the Park

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Moscone North Hall D Opening Reception and Posters in the Park Area

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Thursday


John F. Enders Lecture

The Cost of Our Drugs: Branded, Generics and Why We Should Care

Featuring Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH, FIDSA of Massachusetts General Hospital.

3:30 – 3:55 p.m., Moscone North Hall D 

Awards Session

3:55 – 4:05 p.m., Moscone North Hall D

Featured Oral Abstract

Sex differences in academic achievement and faculty rank in academic infectious diseases 

4:05 – 4:20 p.m., Moscone North Hall D

Maxwell Finland Lecture

Antibiotic Stewardship: Looking Back and Moving Forward 

Featuring Arjun Srinivasan, MD of the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, CDC.

4:20 – 4:45 p.m., Moscone North Hall D

IDea Incubator

Three finalists in IDWeek’s newest competition, compete for the grand prize of $10,000 in front of  live audience. Watch to find out which innovative solution for infectious diseases care will win. 

5:00 – 6:00 p.m., Moscone South Poster Hall 

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Friday


Advancing ID and HIV Priorities: Making the Case to Policymakers 

7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., Moscone South 155 

PIDS Caroline B. Hall Lectureship

Summer outbreak of severe RSV-B disease, Minnesota, 2017 

RSV Vaccines: Where Do We Go From Here?

10:30 – 11:45 a.m., Moscone South 214-216

SHEA Lecture

A Wrinkle in Time: Reflections on Advances and Unmet Needs in Healthcare Epidemiology

Featuring Jan E. Patterson, MD, MS, FIDSA, FSHEA of the University of Texas Health Sciences Center.

3:30 – 3:55 p.m., Moscone North Hall D

Stanley A. Plotkin Lectureship in Vaccinology

3:30 – 4:45 p.m., Moscone North 25

Awards Session

4:10 – 4:20 p.m., Moscone North Hall D

Cocktails and Conversation with CDC Director, Robert Redfield, MD, along with an IDSA and HIVMA update, “Reflecting the New Face of ID”

5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Moscone North Hall D

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Saturday


Joseph E Smadel Lectureship

Academic Partnership with Public Health: Infectious Diseases at the Population-Level

Featuring Monica M. Farley, MD, FIDSA of Emory University School of Medicine and Atlanta VA Medical Center.

3:30 – 3:55 p.m., Moscone North Hall D

Awards Session

3:55 – 4:05 p.m., Moscone North Hall D

Featured Oral Abstract

Preemptive therapy (PET) versus prophylaxis for prevention of cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease in high-risk donor seropositive/recipient seronegative (D+R-) liver transplant recipients (LTR): A NIH-sponsored, randomized, controlled, multicenter trial 

4:05 – 4:20 p.m., Moscone North Hall D

Edward H. Kass Lecture

How an Obscure, Mischaracterized Fungus Became the Lead Indicator for a Pandemic 

Featuring Henry Masur, MD, FIDSA of the National Institutes of Health.

4:20 – 4:45 p.m., Moscone North Hall D

IDBugBowl

Come match your ID Trivia knowledge, with contestants from Stanford University School of Medicine, University of California School of Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, and Wake Forest School of Medicine! From Anaplasmosis to Zika, any topic is fair game. Watch the battle and see who comes out on top, in the 2018 IDBugBowl.

5:00 – 6:00 p.m., Moscone North Hall D

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Sunday


Mini Symposiums:

Does Detection Equal Infection: Application of the IDSA Diarrhea Infectious Disease Guidelines in an Era of Changing Diagnostics

8 – 9 a.m., Moscone West 2001-2003

Red Book Update

8 – 9 a.m. Moscone West 2006-2008

Tele-Antimicrobial Stewardship

8 – 9 a.m., Moscone West 2014-2016

Closing Plenary: From Science Fiction to Clinical Trial: The Use of Phage to Treat Antibiotic Resistant Infections

9:15 – 10:45 a.m., Moscone West 2005-2024

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