Who should attend IDWeek?

IDWeek is geared toward healthcare professionals in infectious diseases and healthcare epidemiology and prevention, including researchers, clinicians, quality and patient safety practitioners, epidemiologists, pharmacists and public health officials, including those who see HIV and pediatric patients. It is a must-attend meeting for professionals who want to stay current, apply state-of-the art science to clinical care and excel in their own careers.

The IDWeek 2022 Experience

ID professionals from around the world gathered at the first hybrid event in three years—IDWeek 2022 offered 140 scientific sessions and CME/CPE/CNE/MOC credit. Every session is available on-demand through March 31 for registered attendees.

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Registration Details

Register for On-Demand Access to IDWeek 2021 by Dec. 31.

IDWeek was held in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, located at 801 Mount Vernon Place NW, from Oct. 19-23. IDWeek events also took place in some nearby hotels.

Only Member and Nonmember registration categories are eligible to claim CME/CPE/CNE/MOC credit. No other registration category is eligible to claim credit. 

View more information on claiming CE Credits.

Complimentary COVID-19 Track

IDWeek will offer all sessions in the COVID-19 track complimentary for virtual attendees. Registrants attending the entire IDWeek event will also have access to the COVID-19 track.

IDWeek gratefully acknowledges the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention and the IDSA Foundation for providing funding for this program that makes it possible to offer all COVID-19 programming at no charge to everyone virtually.

Access begins Oct. 4, the COVID-19 track will be livestreamed Oct. 19-23 and available on-demand through March 31.

Register now and select virtual conference attendance for access to the latest information on COVID-19 at no charge.

Housing & Travel

You must register for IDWeek 2022 to make a reservation in one of the official hotels.

Please be aware that www.idweek.org is the only official site for registering for IDWeek 2022.  Maritz Global Events is the official housing provider for IDWeek 2022 and their site can only be accessed through www.idweek.org. International groups can also use www.idweekinternational.com for housing and travel assistance.

Fraudulent websites have been reported, so it is critical that you use only the official IDWeek websites mentioned above to register for the meeting and for booking a hotel reservation through IDWeek. We do not ask for member identification numbers during registration, and no one will email you to ask for your membership password. Please do not provide this information if requested, and be aware that you are using an illegitimate website.

IDWeek cannot guarantee your registration or housing if you purchase using an illegitimate website.  

IDWeek staff make every effort to shut down illegitimate websites as soon as we are made aware of them; however, new attempts to create fraudulent sites occur regularly. If you are concerned about your registration, please contact IDWeek staff at info@idweek.org.

Need Childcare?

Childcare is available for registered IDWeek attendees from Oct. 19-23.  Services will be provided by Tots on the Spot, and parents and guardians will directly coordinate Tots on the Spot.  View additional details and register online.

Tots on the Spot will provide the following services:

  • Fun and appropriate arts and crafts for children ages 6wks – 12yrs.
  • Toys for all ages.  Story times told with flair!
  • Games of all kinds and age levels (Candyland, Chutes and Ladders, Uno, Old Maid, Bingo, Jumpin Monkeys and many more).
  • Age-appropriate movies, no more than 1 per day, per room.

Deadline to sign up for childcare is Oct. 5.

Health, Safety & Tourism in Washington, D.C.

IDWeek 2022 is pleased to share the health and safety rating of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The IDWeek 2022 venue has achieved a WELL Health-Safety Rating. The rating provides a centralized source and governing body to validate efforts made by owners and operators. It leverages insights drawn from the IWBI Task Force on COVID-19, in addition to guidance on the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections developed by the World Health Organization (WHO), U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), global disease control and prevention centers and emergency management agencies, as well as recognized standard-making associations such as ASTM International and ASHRAE, and leading academic and research institutions, as well as core principles already established by IWBI’s
WELL Building Standard, the premier framework for advancing health in buildings and spaces of all kinds.

The best source for all things Washington, D.C. is this page with attractions, restaurants, shopping, tours, entertainment and deals to take advantage of while you’re visiting.

See a listing of COVID Testing Locations in Washington, D.C.

Mentorship Program

Created in 2014, the IDWeek Mentorship Program was developed to provide a platform for more ID mentorship opportunities. The program provides mentees with access to both leaders in the field of ID and the academic support they need to create their imprint on the ID community. The impact of this program will have long-lasting benefits.

This program focuses on effective mentor and mentee interactions by incorporating three key elements in our program: support, education and a vision of the mentee’s future career. Mentors help mentees to think strategically about their careers and provide insightful guidance for mentees during the varying stages of their career development. Through this program, mentees will apply to be matched with a mentor that works in a focus area in which the mentee has an interest.

Mentees must be medical students, residents and/or fellows or PharmD student, PharmD residents, and/or PharmD fellows from an accredited medical school, residency, or ID fellowship training program in the United States, Mexico, or Canada. Mentees must also be registered for IDWeek.

Mentors must be post-fellowship and registered for IDWeek.

Please direct all questions about the program to IDWeekMentorship@IDSociety.org


Come watch teams of fellows, medical students and residents compete in the IDBugBowl!  


IDWeek is dedicated to providing a harassment-free event experience for everyone regardless of color, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. IDWeek does not tolerate harassment or bullying of conference participants, staff clients or any affiliate.

Mask Policy

All attendees, exhibitors, vendors, speakers and staff must wear a well-fitting mask, except when eating, drinking, or presenting on stage. Attendees should bring their own masks. Cloth masks are not allowed. Masks will be available at registration and other designated locations while supplies last.

Participants are encouraged to change masks daily.

Health & Safety Policy

All IDWeek 2022 attendees will need to certify that they are vaccinated. You must have received both doses of a two-dose vaccine or one dose of a single-dose vaccine in order to be considered fully vaccinated for this event. Boosters are not required at this time. IDWeek will provide an electronic system for attendees to submit proof of vaccination before badges will be printed for live attendance. Follow the instructions below to complete the CLEAR Health Pass and upload proof of vaccination status.

I understand that if I do not provide proof of vaccination, I will not be able to pick up my badge and attend sessions. Under this policy, attendees will need to have a CDC, FDA, or WHO authorized vaccine to attend, and must upload proof of vaccination to pick up their badge at registration in Washington, D.C.

Registered International Attendees Proof of Vaccination

Registered Attendees Submit Proof of Vaccination

In order to make your experience at IDWeek 2022 seamless, we’ve partnered with CLEAR Health Pass to make your COVID-19 screening easier. As a reminder, IDSA requires all attendees to show proof of vaccination in order to enter the IDWeek 2022.

  1. Download the free CLEAR app and tap the white Health Pass button on the home screen.

  2. Select “Have a code?” and enter IDWeek2022.

  3. Create a free account by uploading a photo of a government-issued ID, such as a driver’s license, and snap a quick selfie to confirm you are you. Already a member? Simply log in and verify with a selfie.

  4. Follow prompts to confirm your proof of vaccination to complete your Health Pass. You can securely upload your CDC card, scan a SMART QR code, or link to a health provider.

    1. Need to add a booster to your existing Health Pass? Select ‘update vaccination’ to take a photo of your CDC card with the up-to-date information.

  5. Before you arrive, reopen the Health Pass button and produce your pass. Green is good to go!
  1. How to link proof of vaccination – CDC Card
    1. When prompted to add your vaccination, select ‘add your vaccination card’ to upload a photo of your CDC Vaccine Card and confirm your vaccine information
      1. Please note, the photo of your CDC card is used to generate a green Health Pass. You will not be able to access it again after it is taken.

  2. How to link proof of vaccination – Smart QR code
    1. Tap ‘SMART QR Code’ and follow the prompts to upload your QR code. Once confirmed, proceed to open your Health Pass

  3. How to link proof of vaccination – Linked Health Provider
    1. Select your vaccine provider in the menu or by searching ‘other providers’. Log-in to your patient portal and follow instructions to securely link your account with CLEAR. The CLEAR app is integrated with select healthcare providers and pharmacies.
    2. If you are unable to find your provider in search, CLEAR may not be able to link with them at this time.
    3. Check that your COVID-19 vaccine appears in your patient portal, if not we recommend you reach out to your provider directly.
    4. If found, your results will link automatically and it may take up to 1 hour to verify your results within Health Pass  – do not try to resync your results

  4. How to add a booster to an existing Health Pass
    1. When prompted, select ‘update vaccination’ to take a photo of your CDC card with the up-to-date information.

Still have questions? Please contact CLEAR’s Member Care team by calling 1-855-CLEARME (253-2763) or emailing memberservices@clearme.com

*Last updated Oct. 3, 2022. Subject to change.

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