|NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
||National Institute of|
Allergy and Infectious Diseases
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 21, 2002
Anne A. Oplinger
Reporters are welcome to attend any part of the meeting (agenda below) subject to space availability. Those planning to attend the media briefing must pre-register by May 29th with Anne Oplinger, NIAID, at (301) 402-1663 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org. Media may register on-site at no charge to attend other portions of the meeting.
Note: The Marriott Wardman Park Hotel is easily reached on Metro's Red Line, Woodley Park-Zoo stop.
The Agenda for the 4th World Congress on Tuberculosis is available at http://www.niaid.nih.gov/dmid/tuberculosis/tbcongress/agenda.htm.
The 4th World Congress on Tuberculosis is sponsored and organized by:
American Lung Association * American Thoracic Society * Global Alliance for TB Drug Development Infectious Diseases Society of America * IUATLD * KNCV * Sequella Global TB Foundation * STOP TB The Coalition for TB R&D * The Rockefeller Foundation * The UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases * The Wellcome Trust * US Agency for International Development * U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention * U.S. National Institutes of Health: Fogarty International Center, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation * Open Society Institute * Pittsfield Anti-TB Association
NIAID is a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIAID supports basic and applied research to prevent, diagnose, and treat infectious and immune-mediated illnesses, including HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, illness from potential agents of bioterrorism, tuberculosis, malaria, autoimmune disorders, asthma and allergies.
More information about the 4th World Congress on Tuberculosis home page is viewable at http://www.niaid.nih.gov/dmid/tuberculosis/tbcongress/.
Press releases, fact sheets and other NIAID-related materials are available on the NIAID Web site at http://www.niaid.nih.gov.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is a component of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.