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This award-winning blog supplements the articles in Hospital Infection Control & Prevention.

Look for our coverage from IDWeek 2013 Oct.2-6 in San Francisco

January 12th, 2015

Look for our news alerts and tweets from the second annual IDWeek meeting Oct. 2-6 in San Francisco, which will bring together members of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS).

Look for our full coverage of this event, as we blog, tweet, and send out news alerts on site, providing you with the latest news in prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and epidemiology of infectious diseases.

The sessions will include a pro/con debate on the controversial question of whether health care workers with hepatitis C virus and other bloodborne infections should disclose their status to patients before invasive procedures.

Other sessions include:

Protecting Healthcare Workers from Viral Respiratory Infections

Advancing Public Reporting and Surveillance of Health Care Associated infections (HAIs)

Infections in Transplantations and Immunocompromised

HAI Outbreaks Crossing Healthcare Settings

Improving Healthcare Worker Hand Hygiene Adherence

Identifying and Overcoming Challenges in Preventing Transmission of MDRO GNR Bacterial Infections in Health Care Settings