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Division of Bacterial Diseases (DBD) News Bulletin

In This Issue
A Year in Review

Winter 2011

2012 Events

Mark your 2012 Calendar

Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Meetings in 2012: February 22-23, June 20-21 & October 24-25 in Atlanta, GA.

Clinical Vaccinology Course, March 9-11, 2012 in Chicago, IL.

International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases (ICEID), March 11-14, 2012 in Atlanta, GA.

National Immunization Conference Online (NICO), March 26-28, 2012 (virtual).

Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Conference, April 16-20, 2012 in Atlanta, GA.

World Meningitis Day, April 24, 2012.

Annual Conference on Vaccine Research, May 7-9, 2012 in Baltimore, MD.

Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) Annual Meeting, May 20-23, 2012 in Seattle, WA.

American Society for Microbiology (ASM) General Meeting, June 16-19, 2012 in San Francisco, CA.

Group B Strep Awareness Month, July, 2012

Joint Statistical Meetings, July 29-August 2, 2012 in San Diego, CA

Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC), September 9-12, 2012 in San Francisco, CA.

ID Week, a Joint Meeting of IDSA, SHEA, HIVMA, and PIDS, October 17-21, 2012 in San Diego, CA.

World Pneumonia Day, November 12, 2012.

Get Smart About Antibiotics Week, November 12-18, 2012.

Major Event in 2011

The GAVI Alliance announced it will provide funding for 16 more developing countries to introduce rotavirus vaccines and 18 more countries to introduce pneumococcal vaccines. GAVI CEO Seth Berkley, MD said, “The death toll of rotavirus and pneumococcal infections in Africa is particularly devastating, and this is where these vaccines will make the most significant impact, not only in lives saved, but also in terms of healthy lives lived.”

Reminders for 2012

Save posters presented at meetings and conferences to display during a DBD All-Hands Meeting.

Take photos of work activities here and in the field. Action shots are always great!

Submit articles accepted for publication to NCIRD’s Advance Media Report. Send to Alison Patti prior to online
or print publication.

Make sure DBD OD knows about any awards you receive. Please forward these items to Alison Patti.

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