So there are now two new meetings to choose from if you're interested in infection prevention. Dan and I are involved with the planning of both meetings, so as more information becomes available, I'm sure we will provide it to you, our dear readers and accidental web surfers looking for Snicker's pictures.
SHEA 2012: Advancing Healthcare Epidemiology & Antimicrobial Stewardship, April 13 - 16, 2012 in Jacksonville, FL
SHEA 2012 is not the same old SHEA. The old scientific meeting with podium and poster presentations has merged with IDSA (see below). This new spring meeting is newly designed for 2012 and offers both the traditional basic SHEA/CDC training course as well as a parallel advanced epidemiological methods track that focuses on designing, analyzing and presenting infection prevention research. The conference also includes meetings addressing antimicrobial stewardship.
More information when available will be posted on SHEA's website Inaugural IDWeek 2012: October 17-21, 2012, in San Diego, CA A Joint Meeting of IDSA, SHEA, HIVMA, and PIDS
IDWEEK 2012 is where to go if you want to see the latest science surrounding infection prevention. The SHEA podium, symposium and abstract presentations are expected to run parallel to the traditional IDSA-infectious disease presentations so that attendees can choose what is best for them.