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The 39th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Moscone Center, San Francisco, California

September 26-29, 1999

The Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC), an annual meeting of American Society for Microbiology, is the major international meeting on antimicrobial agents and infectious diseases. ICAAC programs encourage the exchange of new information among healthcare professionals, particularly physicians, researchers, microbiologists, pharmacists and others specializing in infectious diseases.

In addition to its scientific symposia, the conference includes special lectures, slide sessions, poster presentations, minilectures, meet-the-experts roundtables, interactive sessions and will this year include an opening session on AIDS. Complementing the invited sessions are an increased number of abstract sessions, which allow for the presentation of new and significant developments in therapy, prevention, pathogenesis, epidemiology, immunology and diagnosis of both established and emerging infectious diseases.

This is the Centennial of American Society for Microbiology, the oldest and largest single life science membership organization in the world. The Society represents 24 disciplines of microbiological specialization plus a division for microbiology educators.

The following selected conference summaries are reported exclusively for The Body by:

  • Cal Cohen, MD, research director of the Community Research Initiative of New England and teacher at Harvard Medical School. He is also an HIV clinical management consultant and internist at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA.

  • Mark Holodniy, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at Stanford University, Stanford, CA. He is Director of the HIV Clinical Program and AIDS Research Center at Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Palo Alto.

  • Rick Stryker, MD, MPH, a principal investigator for clinical trials at Pacific Oaks Research. He is a Clinical Instructor at the UCLA School of Medicine, and practices medicine with the Pacific Medical Group in Beverly Hills, California.

  • Howard Grossman, MD, a widely known specialist in HIV medicine. He is an Assistant Attending Physician at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center in Manhattan, and is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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

Conference Summaries:

Sunday, September 26, 1999

Monday, September 27, 1999

Tuesday, September 28, 1999

Wednesday, September 29, 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.