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October 3, 2018

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Welcome to IDWeek 2018: Not-to-Miss Sessions & Activities

We hope you’re ready for a week of great sessions and networking opportunities. Here are just a few highlights of what’s happening at the premier infectious diseases meeting to add to your calendar for the week.

Keep track of all that’s happening using the IDWeek 2018 App. Use the Google Play Store on Android devices or the App Store on Apple devices. Just search “IDWeek” and download the app from Bravura Technologies. Login with the email address you used to register for the meeting*.

Sessions you don’t want to miss:

Opening Plenary: “Reaching for the Stars, Improving Science on Earth: Microbiome Research in Space,” NASA Astronaut Kate Rubins, PhD, the first to sequence DNA in space. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 3:45 p.m., Moscone North, Hall D

IDea Incubator:  Cash prizes will be awarded to the top individuals or teams with an early-stage product concept designed to improve ID care, including $10k for first place, as selected by the judges and audience members. Thursday, Oct. 4, 5 p.m., Exhibit Hall.

Cocktails and Conversation: Following brief Society updates from IDSA President Paul Auwaerter, MD, MBA, FIDSA and HIVMA Chair Melanie Thompson, MD, join us for a Q&A session with CDC Director Robert Redfield, MD on Friday, Oct. 5, 5-6 p.m., Moscone North, Hall D

BugBowl: Arguably the most fun event at IDWeek. Watch teams of medical students square off in a Jeopardy-style ID quiz bowl. Saturday, October 6 at 5 p.m. in Moscone North, Hall D.

Show us how you’re making the most of IDWeek 2018. Follow us on social media on Twitter @IDWeek2018Facebook and, new this year, Instagram @IDWeekMeeting, and tag your posts using the hashtag, #IDWeek2018.

Live from IDWeek! Join IDSA for a Facebook Live discussion with Dr. Tom Quinn, chair of IDSA’s Global Health Committee, as we discuss the United Nations High Level Meeting on ending tuberculosis, held last week during the UN General Assembly. Dr. Quinn and president Dr. Paul Auwaerter represented IDSA at the first UN High Level Meeting dedicated to ending the world’s biggest infectious disease killer by 2030. Dr. Quinn will discuss what it will take to eliminate TB, the outcomes of the meeting, and the U.S. role going forward. Tune in to IDSA’s Facebook page at 1 pm EST to join in the discussion.

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