69. Media, Social Media, and Open Access: Communicating the Science of Infectious Disease
Thursday, October 3, 2013: 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Room: The Moscone Center: 104 (Gateway Ballroom)
Developed in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and co-organized with the Center for Global Health Policy

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • recall benefits and steps of communicating your science with the general public through multiple means
  • identify techniques to improve communication with the media
  • list advantages of publication in open-access journals and how to encourage such publication at academic institutions

Target Audience: scientists, researchers, public health practitioners, microbiologists, infectious diseases physicians

Tracks: Pediatric ID, Investigative ID, HIV-STD-TB, Global ID, Epidemiology and Infection Control, Adult ID

Moderators:  Eli Perencevich, MD, MS, FIDSA, FSHEA, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and Diana Olson, Infectious Diseases Society of America

CME Credits: Maximum of 1.5 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM

ACPE Credits: No CPE credit is offered for this session.

ACPE Number:


E. Perencevich, None

D. Olson, None

T. Smith, None

M. Mckenna, None

J. Eisen, None

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