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Since 1998, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has hosted the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases (ICEID). Held every 2-3 years, the conference brings together more than 1500 public health professionals from around the world to encourage the exchange of the latest information on issues affecting the emergence, spread, and control of infectious diseases. With scientific input from more than 30 national and global partners, ICEID 2018 will mark the 10th occurrence of this premier infectious disease conference.
The program includes plenary and panel sessions with invited speakers, oral abstract and poster presentations, and multiple scientific and public health exhibitors—all focusing on emerging and re-emerging infections. Major topics for ICEID 2018 include surveillance and outbreak response, laboratory diagnostics and systems, factors affecting disease emergence and control, and public health preparedness. Specific subjects focus on issues such as antimicrobial resistance, genomic and molecular epidemiology, foodborne and waterborne illnesses, vector-borne and zoonotic diseases, healthcare-associated infections, respiratory infections, and global health.