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 2023 Experience

ID professionals from around the world gathered at the first hybrid event in three years—IDWeek 2023 will offer several scientific sessions and CME/CPE/CNE/MOC credit. Every session is available on-demand through March 31, 2024 for registered attendees.

Registration Details

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

IDWeek will be held in the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, located at 415 Summer Street, from Oct. 11-15. IDWeek events will also take 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 2023 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 2023.  Maritz Global Events is the official housing provider for IDWeek 2023 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. 11-15.  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

IDWeek Events

Participate in this year’s IDWeek events! Learn more about BugHub Stage, IDBugBowl and the Photo and Digital Art contest.


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

Masks are recommended but not required for anyone that prefers to wear one for their own personal safety and comfort but will be at each attendee’s personal discretion.  Attendees should bring their own masks. IDWeek will provide additional masks upon request at registration while supplies last. We ask all attendee to respect all participants’ personal choice on masking.

As mentioned above, our masking policy is subject to changes. We will continue to keep you updated on any adjustments as we get closer to the conference as more information becomes available.

Health & Safety Policy

Vaccination Attestation

To attend IDWeek 2023 in-person, attendees must be “up to date” on their COVID-19 vaccinations based on the CDC definition during October 9-15.  To self-attest during the online registration process select, “I have read and understand the IDWeek Health & Safety Policy.”  If an attendee does not self-attest, they will not be allowed to able to pick up a badge and attend IDWeek 2023, but rather attend the meeting virtually. *

Exceptions to the Health & Safety Policy

Exceptions are under consideration on a case by case basis for attendees with a medical condition or closely held religious belief that prevents “up to date” vaccination. These attendees must provide documentation in advance of the IDWeek 2023 as well as a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to the conference start time, as well as a negative test each day of the conference. 

Attendees with an exemption will be responsible for purchasing and administering tests.  To receive an exception, please email info@idweek.org and IDWeek will send the required documentation for completion. *

*Subject to change based on new evidence and recommendations.

Last updated April 26, 2023

Harassment includes verbal, written or physical conduct that denigrates or shows hostility toward an individual based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age (40 or older), disability, marital status, citizenship, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law, Harassment is defined as behavior that is severe or pervasive enough to create an environment that a reasonable person would consider to be intimidating, hostile, offensive or abusive. Examples include but are not limited to commenting on or making fun of a person’s religious beliefs, using racially biased epithets, stalking or deliberate intimidation.

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