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Notice to Readers International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases

CDC, the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, the American Society for Microbiology, the National Foundation for CDC, and other organizations will cosponsor the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases March 8-11, 1998, in Atlanta. The conference will explore the most current research, surveillance, and prevention and control programs addressing all aspects of emerging infectious diseases. Attendance is limited to 2500 participants.

The conference will consist of general and plenary sessions, symposia, and roundtables with invited speakers, presentations on emerging infections activities, oral and poster presentations based on submission of an accepted abstract, and exhibits. The deadline for abstract submission is October 31, 1997. Information about later submission of abstracts for consideration as late-breakers is included in the program materials. Abstracts should address new, reemerging, and drug-resistant infectious diseases that affect human health. A listing of specific categories for submission is included in the registration information.

Additional information is available from four sources: the home page for the Emerging Infectious Diseases journal (, from the home page for CDC's National Center for Infectious Diseases ( ncidod/whatsnew.htm), by sending an e-mail to, or by calling (202) 942-9248. Proceedings of the conference will be published in Emerging Infectious Diseases.

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