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Notice to Readers Third International Conference on Nosocomial Infections

CDC and the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, in cooperation with the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), are sponsoring the Third International Conference on Nosocomial Infections July 31-August 3, 1990, in Atlanta. The first and second International Conference on Nosocomial Infections, sponsored by CDC, were held in Atlanta in 1970 and 1980, respectively.

The conference objectives are as follows: 1) to update nosocomial infection and pathogen trends, antimicrobial resistance trends, surveillance strategies for nosocomial infections, methodologies to reduce nosocomial infections, and advances in medical and laboratory technology; 2) to exchange information on the relationship between the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome epidemic and nosocomial infection trends, strategies for prevention and control of bloodborne diseases, and occupational health issues; 3) to present nosocomial infection-control strategies in regions with limited resources; 4) to discuss the influence of the prospective payment system on nosocomial infections, prevention and control programs, and population denominator trends; 5) to foster Public Health Service Year 2000 Health Objectives for the Nation in nosocomial infection control; and 6) to identify areas for future research.

Abstracts for oral and poster presentations are invited. For more information contact: ASM Meetings, 1325 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, DC 20005; telephone (202) 737-3600. A registration fee will be charged.

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