Christophe Longuet to speak at ICEID, Atlanta, 26th-29th August 2018

Christophe Longuet to speak at ICEID, Atlanta, USA, 26th-29th August 2018

The International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases is taking place in Atlanta, USA from the 26th to the 29th of August 2018. Since 1998, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has hosted the conference. Held every two to three years, the event brings together more than 1500 public health professionals from around the world to encourage exchange of the latest information on issues affecting the emergence, spread and control of infectious diseases. Major topics for ICEID 2018 include surveillance and outbreak response, laboratory diagnostics and systems, factors affecting disease emergence and control, and public health preparedness.

There will also be a 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. Chair of the Board, Amin Soebandrio, will present on ‘Connecting Organizations for Regional Disease Surveillance” (CORDS): Building a Safer World for Communities in Underserved Regions’. CORDS next Board meeting will also take place in Atlanta before the conference on the 24th and 25th of August. To find out more about the conference visit
www.iceid.org