Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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How many in-person meetings does SHEA
host each year?

SHEA sponsors two major meetings each year:

  • IDWeek (October 26 – 30, 2017)
  • SHEA Spring 2017 Conference (March 29 – 31, 2017; St. Louis, MO)

What are the dates for SHEA Spring 2018?

SHEA Spring 2018 will be held April 18-20, 2018 in Portland, Oregon. More details will be available after SHEA Spring 2017. 

Will there be an exhibit hall at SHEA Spring 2017?

There will NOT be a traditional exhibit hall at this meeting. However, we have marketing sponsorship opportunities. For more information, contact Kristy Weinshel at

Will SHEA Spring 2017 accept abstract submissions?

Yes! Abstract submission open October 3, 2016. More information will be available then. 

Will SHEA Spring 2017 have any scholarships?

SHEA will award scholarships for young investigators,  infection preventionists, and research scholars.  Applications will be accepted until November 30, 2016.