26 February 2002

More than 1,000 scientists, researchers, and program and policy analysts will gather in San Diego from March 4 to 7 for the National STD Prevention Conference, the leading U.S. conference focusing on sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). The conference will feature the latest data on national STD trends – including data analyses for cities and states most affected by STDs – and presentations and posters on efforts to control and prevent STDs through behavioral and biomedical interventions.

The National STD Prevention Conference is co-sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Social Health Association (ASHA).

At the conference, CDC will release updated surveillance data on the magnitude of STD epidemics in the United States, including data on infections by city and state. In addition, CDC will highlight important challenges that require urgent attention in order to make further progress against STDs.

Press Briefing

Tuesday, March 5, 2002, 9:45 a.m., PST (12:45 p.m., EST): CDC will release updated data on STDs in the United States at the conference’s press briefing. The briefing will highlight trends and data for a number of STDs, including gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia.

Location: The Town and Country Hotel & Conference Center, Terrace Salon 2


Ronald O. Valdiserri, M.D., M.P.H.
Deputy Director of CDC’s National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention (NCHSTP) – biography

Stuart Berman, M.D.
Chief, Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch, Division of STD Prevention, NCHSTP – biography

Susan DeLisle, A.N.R.P, M.P.H
Chief, Program Development and Support Branch, Division of STD Prevention, NCHSTP – biography

Off-site Resources: Reporters unable to attend the meeting will be able to participate in the conference’s press briefing via a toll-free telephone number. Call 1-866-584-5030 to register for the telephone briefing. Embargoed press materials will be available to accredited media a few days prior to the conference.

Media Registration and Embargo Policy

Registration: To register for the conference, please call 1-866-584-5030. Only credentialed journalists will be permitted to register as media. Reporters will be responsible for making their own hotel arrangements for the conference. 

Conference Location:
The Town and Country Hotel & Conference Center
500 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA 92108
Phone: (619) 291-7131
Fax: (619) 291-3584

Embargo Policy: All research highlighted in the press briefing is embargoed until the date and time of scientific presentation or the start of the press briefing, whichever is earlier. All other research presented at the conference is embargoed until the date and time of presentation.