Published in Blood Weekly, February 3rd, 1997
The CDC/NIH collaborative relationship for a conference with the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has damaged the reputation of these two federal agencies and has embroiled them in a major national catastrophe.
Mismanagement of the Fourth Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, directed by IDSA Executive Director Melissa A. Sordyl, led to a disaster for researchers and press alike. Artificial limitations on the size of the conference excluded thousands of interested...
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