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IMED 2009 • Vienna, Austria • February 13–16, 2009

Emerging infectious diseases are at the center of the world’s attention. The threats of
pandemic influenza and bioterrorism, and the realization that new infectious diseases may
be recognized at any time, in any place, have dramatically raised our awareness. What
are the most important emerging disease threats? How can we quickly detect their
occurrences in order to respond in a timely and appropriate way?

ProMED, the Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases, is pleased to invite you to the
International Meeting on Emerging Diseases and Surveillance 2009. Along with our cosponsors,
the European Centers for Disease Control, the World Organization for Animal
Health, the European Commission, and the Wildlife Conservation Society, we are developing
a conference that will bring together the public health community, scientists, health
care workers and other leaders in the field of emerging infectious diseases.The meeting
will embrace the ‘One Medicine, One Health’ concept recognizing that, just as diseases
reach across national boundaries, so do they transcend species barriers. We therefore
welcome the full participation of both the human and animal health communities.

Centrally located in Europe, the beautiful host city of Vienna is rich in history and culture.
IMED 2009 will be organized by the International Society for Infectious Diseases, which has
over 20 years experience in planning and implementing international biomedical meetings.

Because of the enthusiastic response to the inaugural meeting, IMED 2007, which attracted
over 600 participants from 65 countries, IMED 2009 will expand to 3 full days of
sessions and include more opportunities for oral presentations of submitted abstracts.
With outstanding plenary speakers, symposia by expert panels, and both oral and poster
presentations of submitted abstracts, IMED 2009 is certain to be the year’s major conference
for those involved in the detection, monitoring and study of emerging pathogens and
to those in the front lines of response.We look forward to seeing you in Vienna.


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