Mark your calendars for women’s conference

Attend the first International Conference on Women and Infectious Diseases, scheduled for Feb. 27-28, 2004, in Atlanta. The conference is sponsored by the Atlanta-based Centers for Control and Prevention’s National Center for Infectious Diseases in partnership with other health organizations.

The conference will be held at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, which also will serve as the site of the Feb. 29-March 3, 2004, International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases.

The goal of the conference is to enhance prevention and control of infectious diseases among women worldwide. Objectives include prevention and control of infectious diseases that disproportionately impact women and identification and exploration of gender-appropriate interventions. Seminars will cover the impact of globalization, women and HIV, perinatal infectious diseases, immunizations, antimicrobial resistance, and links between infectious and chronic diseases.

Pre-registration deadline is Feb. 14. The pre-registration fee is $175, with $225 for on-site registration. Registration can be processed on-line at the conference’s web site, www.womenshealthconf.org.

Registrants also can print out the form on-line and mail it to International Conference on Women and Infectious Diseases, c/o ExpoExchange, P.O. Box 3867, Frederick, MD 21705-3867, or fax it to (301) 694-5124.