NIAID/IDSA Infectious Diseases Research Careers Meeting 2019: Application for Participation

About the Meeting

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) are pleased to announce this year's program designed to help foster the next generation of infectious diseases physician scientists. This two-and-a-half-day meeting for U.S. ID fellows and medical students will feature keynote speaker Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, NIAID Director and will take place at the Bethesda Marriott and the campus of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD from June 6-8, 2019.  Travel costs will be provided for meeting participants.  Attendance at this meeting is limited to U.S. fellows, residents, and medical students who are also IDSA members in good standing. Non-members can join now by visiting

Participants will have the opportunity to hear from leading ID physician scientists about frontiers in medical research. There will be presentations and discussions on the practical aspects of developing a successful career in research, (e.g., funding, mentoring and publishing). Attendees will visit the NIH and have the opportunity to present their own research in a poster session. In addition, our outstanding faculty will be available for both formal and informal interaction over the course of the meeting.

The meeting attendance is limited.  Please submit your application to attend below.

About the Application Process

Applicants must...
  • currently be a U.S. fellow in infectious diseases, a medical or MD/PhD student, or resident
  • currently be a member of IDSA - nonmembers may become a member by clicking here
  • upload your current curriculum vitae or resume
  • upload a 500-word statement of recommendation from your mentor or program director, which covers the following: 
    • your aptitude for and interest in a research career,
    • why you would benefit from attending this meeting, and
    • what plans (if any) are in place for funding your research (e.g., your program has training grant or history of successful funding of fellows)
  • submit a 4,000 character essay outlining why you would like to attend

Deadline to submit - Friday, March 15, 2019

Applicants will be notified regarding their acceptance on Tuesday, April 9.

Attendees must confirm their attendance by Friday, April 26.

  • Where

  • Bethesda Marriott & NIH Campus
    5151 Pooks Hill Road
    Bethesda, Maryland 20814

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