Information for Attendees of the IDSA 2010 Annual Meeting

Scheduling, event, exhibit hall, CME, and other information for attendees of the 48th Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

WHAT: 48th Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America

WHERE: Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

WHEN: October 20-24

According to the event organizers, the IDSA 2010 Annual Meeting “brings together physicians, scientists, and other health care professionals involved in research, patient care, public health, disease prevention, and education in the field of infectious diseases. There are no prerequisites for attendance. This meeting provides three and a half days of broad continuing educational courses and comprehensive educational experiences in the major facets of infectious diseases: pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. The courses combine expert reviews of the traditional field of infectious diseases with emphasis on the most contemporary trends, including emerging infections, new diagnostics, vaccines, and therapeutics.”


Although advanced registration is closed, click here to learn more about onsite registration, fees and payment options, badges and tickets, and more.


There’s so much to do and see at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, so plan your time accordingly with the Schedule at a Glance.

You can also access an Interactive Program Planner at the IDSA website. Browse the conference schedule by day (Wednesday, Oct 20; Thursday, Oct 21; Friday, Oct 22; Saturday, Oct 23; Sunday, Oct 24) or by program/content category:


Interactive Sessions

Late-breaking Abstracts

Late-breaking Oral Abstract Session

Meet-the-Professor Session

Plenary Session

Poster Session

A PDF of the final IDSA 2010 Annual Meeting program is available for download.

You can also download a PDF of the IDSA 2010 Annual Meeting Satellite Symposia and Open Educational Gallery Schedule.


Visit the IDSA 2010 Call for Abstracts page to view a “Call for Abstracts flipbook," the 2010 Poster guidelines, and other information.

IDSA 2010 Annual Meeting Exhibit Hall

Exhibit hall hours for the IDSA 2010 Annual Meeting are:

Thursday, October 21: 7:30pm — 9:00pm (Opening Reception)

Friday, October 22: 10:00am — 2:00pm

Saturday, October 23: 10:00am — 2:00pm

Download a copy of the exhibit hall floor plan here. Take an interactive virtual tour of the exhibit hall. Complete list of exhibitors at IDSA 2010.

Social Media at the IDSA 2010 Annual Meeting

IDSA Facebook page (New to Facebook? Check out this handy tutorial.)

Follow the IDSA meeting on Twitter for “important announcements, schedule changes, and answers to your meetings-related questions.” The hashtag for the meeting is #ID2010. (Don’t know what a hashtag is? Refer to this Twitter tutorial.)

Join the IDSA LinkedIn group.

View pictures from this year’s meeting at the IDSA Flickr page.

What to Do in Vancouver

Visit this page for information about tours of Vancouver and other fun events.