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The Body Covers:
The 37th Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

November 17-21, 1999

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) is an organization of physicians, scientists, and other health care professionals dedicated to the promotion and recognition of excellence in research, patient care, public health, disease prevention, and education in the field of infectious diseases. The Society pursues and represents the concerns of its membership by its organizational structure, journals, meetings, and additional activities.

IDSA's 37th annual meeting will be held November 18-21, 1999 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. This meeting features invited scientific presentations of twenty symposia, four plenary sessions, twenty meet-the-professor sessions (over a period of three days), three interactive case-based sessions, original slide and poster presentations of new data, and late breakers which consist of important preliminary research findings.

Funding for this conference coverage at The Body is provided, in part, through an unrestricted educational grant by Bristol-Myers Squibb Immunology and Glaxo Wellcome.

Following are selected conference summaries reported exclusively for The Body by Ian Frank, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Antiretroviral Clinical Research at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dan Kuritzkes, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine and Microbiology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and Kent Sepkowitz, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Cornell University Medical College, New York, and Assistant Physician and Associate Chairman Clinical Affairs, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York.

Conference Summaries:

Friday, November 19, 1999

Please note: Knowledge about HIV changes rapidly. Note the date of this summary's publication, and before treating patients or employing any therapies described in these materials, verify all information independently. If you are a patient, please consult a doctor or other medical professional before acting on any of the information presented in this summary. For a complete listing of our most recent conference coverage, click here.