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Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: February 25, 2008
Contact: Division of News & Electronic Media, Office of Communication
(404) 639-3286

International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases


International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases

One of the nation's premier infectious disease conferences, ICEID brings together public health professionals to explore issues in surveillance, research, epidemiology and prevention and control of emerging infectious diseases, both in the United States and abroad.


Organized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, Association of Public Health Laboratories, World Health Organization and American Society for Microbiology.

Internationally known speakers will include:
JULIE GERBERDING, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

DAVID HEYMANN, Assistant Director-General for Health Security and Environment
World Health Organization
"Public Health Security in the 21st Century: Working Together under the International Health Regulations"

"Overcoming Poverty and Improving Global Health: Strategies that Work"


March 16-19, 2008


Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 265 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303-1294


The conference offers new insights and research into a broad range of topics of interest to the public and media, including antimicrobial resistance, climate change, extremely drug resistant tuberculosis, avian and novel influenza viruses, emerging infections and animals, global infectious disease issues and disparities and more.

Registration is complimentary for credentialed media. All media planning to cover a meeting and use the press facilities are strongly encouraged to pre-register. To pre-register, please visit the ICEID newsroom site at and fill out the media registration form.


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