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GIDEON Demo at Singapore Travel Conference

Dr. Steve Berger has been invited to demonstrate Gideon at the 9th Asia Pacific Travel Health Conference, to be held in Singapore during May 2 through May 5, 2012. His session will take place during Workshop 05 (“Resources in Travel Medicine”), on May 5, between 14:00 to 15:30. All Conference attendees will be offered a free copy of the new 2012 edition of Infectious Diseases of Singapore (395 pages, 111 graphs, 1,492 references). This is one of a series of Gideon e-books which summarize the status of every disease, in every country of the world.

Further information on the conference is available at:

GIDEON at IMED 2011 in Vienna, Austria

Dr. Steve Berger will be presenting GIDEON at the International Meeting on Emerging Diseases and Surveillance (IMED 2011) in Vienna, Austria on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 7am.

See the program for the full schedule.

This will be a good chance to hear about both the GIDEON web application and the GIDEON ebook series.

As a bonus access to a free ebook ($49 value) will be provided.

GIDEON in Korea

Dr. Steve Berger will be presenting GIDEON this weekend at the BIT’s 1st World Congress of Virus and Infections 2010 (WCVI-2010)  in Busan, Korea.

He will be giving the keynote speech entitled “Informatics and Decision Support in Clinical Virology: A Global Web-based Program“.

Time: 14:10, August 1, 2010 (Sunday)

Place: Room No. 201, 2nd Floor, Convention Hall, BEXCO


A Global Web-based System for Disease Simulation and Informatics in the Field of Geographic Medicine

Stephen A. Berger, M.D.

347 generic infectious diseases are distributed haphazardly in time and space; and are challenged by 342 drugs and vaccines. Over 3,000 pathogenic bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi have been described in human disease. An ongoing project for decision support and informatics will serve as a paradigm to demonstrate an approach to web-based systems for Geographic Medicine. The first module in the program generates ranked differential diagnoses based on signs, symptoms, laboratory tests, exposure history, country of acquisition and incubation period; and can be used to diagnose or simulate any infectious disease scenario. Additional capabilities include bioterrorism simulation and syndromic surveillance. The second module follows the epidemiology of individual diseases, including their global status and occurrence in each endemic country. As of 2010, this module contains 3 million words of text in 18,500 country-specific text notes; 32,095 graphs; 5,100 images (clinical, microscopic, life cycle, etc); 345 maps; 150,000 linked references; 10,200 outbreaks and 21,101 disease prevalence and serosurveys. The third module follows the pharmacology and usage of all anti-infective drugs and vaccines. The fourth module is designed to identify and characterize all species of bacteria, mycobacteria and yeasts. Application of such systems for use in diagnosis, surveillance and education will be discussed. Since all data in the program are generated at the server level from modular sources in electronic spread sheets, a subprogram has been designed to generate entire text-books (e-books) on the diseases of individual countries and diseases. At present, 411 such books (95,000 pages) have been generated – all of which will be updated yearly.


On Monday, November 8th, GIDEON’s medical director, Steve Berger, MD will be on the Global Access to Infectious Disease Information panel at the American Public Health Association (APHA) meeting in Denver, Colorado. Following that he will demonstrate GIDEON at a session entitled: Web-based system for informatics and decision support in geographic medicine.

Links to more information:

If you’ll be there, join the session and say hi to Steve.

GIDEON presentation at University of Chicago

University of Chicago logoSteve will be presenting at the University of Chicago Medical Center this coming Monday. This would be a terrific opportunity to see a live demonstration of GIDEON. If you can’t make it, then you can always watch the online videos.

Title: GIDEON: A Global Web-based Program for Decision Support and Informatics in Infectious Diseases
Presenter: Dr. Steve Berger, Chief Medical Advisor, GIDEON Informatics
Date: Monday, May 19, 2008
Time: 2pm to 3pm
Location: Room W-632, University of Chicago Medical Center (6th floor)
5812 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637
Enter from the Surgery – Brain Research Pavilion
Maps are available near each elevator
Host: Dr. Younghee Lee

GIDEON @ MLA 08 in Chicago

GIDEON will have a technology showcase at the 2008 Medical Library Association meeting in Chicago, IL on May 18. Dr. Steve Berger will be presenting. GIDEON demonstrations will also take place at the EBSCO booth.

Medical librarians, please mark your calendars:
Technology Showcase: GIDEON (aka How to compete with Dr. House)
Date: Sun, May 18, 2008
Time: 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Location: Hyatt Regency Chicago, Exhibit Hall (Riverside Center)

And if you haven’t yet, book your hotel now. Rooms are going quickly.

GIDEON exhibits with EBSCO

GIDEON will be demonstrated with EBSCO at:

  • Apr 19 – 21, 2007 – ACP (American College of Physicians), San Diego, CA
  • Apr 25 – 29, 2007 – STFM (Soc of Teachers of Family Med) Annual Spring Conference, Chicago, IL
  • May 19 – 22, 2007 – MLA (Medical Library Association), Philadelphia, PA
  • May 28 – Jun 1, 2007 – CHLA (Canadian Health Library Association), Ottawa, ON
  • Nov 10 – 14, 2007 – AMIA (American Medical Informatics Association), Chicago, IL

Past Events and News

Past Events | Past News


GIDEON was demonstrated with EBSCO at:

Dec 13-14, 2006: Dr. Steve Berger presented a session on GIDEON at the Israeli society for Parasitology, Protozoology
and Tropical diseases annual meeting, Maale Hahamisha, Israel.

GIDEON was demonstrated with EBSCO at:

  • Sep 28 – 30, 2006 – AAFP (American Academy of Family Physicians) Scientific Assembly, Washington, DC
  • Oct 9, 2006 – MLA Midwest Chapter Annual Meeting, Louisville, KY
  • Oct 12, 2006 – MLA Midcontinental Chapter Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO
  • Oct 12, 2006 – MLA UNYOC Annual Meeting, Niagara Falls, NY
  • Oct 14-15, 2006 – MLA Southern/MAC Chapters Meeting, Atlanta, GA
  • Oct 16, 2006 – MLA Western Chapters Meeting, Seattle, WA
  • Oct 16, 2006 – NY-NJ/NAHSL MLA Chapter Meeting, Hartford, CT
  • Oct 23, 2006 – MLA South Central Chapter Meeting, College Station, TX
  • Oct 26 – 29, 2006 – SFTM (Society of Teachers of Family Medicine) Northeast Regional Meeting, Danvers, MA

April 1, 2006

Infectious Diseases Symposium, Sacramento, CA

March 23 – March 25, 2006

European Conference on Travel Medicine – Venice, Italy

December 1 – December 2, 2005

First International Symposium on Health GIS – Bangkok, Thailand

October 20 – October 24, 2005

Southern Chapter Medical Librarians Association Annual Meeting – San Juan, Puerto Rico

September 25 – September 27, 2005
NAHSL ’05 North Atlantic Health Sciences Library Annual Meeting – Providence, Rhode Island

September 28 – September 30, 2005
New York, New Jersey Medical Librarians Association Annual Meeting – Lake Placid, New York

October 6 – October 9, 2005
Infectious Disease Society of America Annual Meeting – San Francisco, California

October 15 – October 19, 2005

Pacific Northwest Medical Librarians Association Annual Meeting – Portland, Oregon

June 2 – June 4, 2005

The American College of Emergency Physicians 2005 Scientific Assembly in La Quinta, California

May 14 – May 19, 2005
GIDEON will exhibit at the national MLA (Medical Library Association) ’05 Meeting in San Antonio, Texas.

February 2 – February 5, 2005
IDEON will exhibit at the MLGSCA/NCNMLG (Medical Library Group of Southern California & Arizona / Northern California and Nevada Medical Library Group) Joint Meeting 2005 in Long Beach, California.

November 1, 2004
Meet Dr. Steve Berger in Room 103 at 4:45 pm at ICAAC’s “The Internet and the Infectious Diseases Clinician”.

October 30 – November 1, 2004
GIDEON exhibited at the 44th ICAAC (Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial and Chemotherapy) Conference in Washington D.C. Visit us at booth 1805.

October 21 – October 25, 2004
GIDEON exhibited at the Southern Chapter/MLA 54th Annual Meeting in Biloxi, Mississippi.

October 9 – October 12, 2004
GIDEON exhibited at the Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association 55th Anniversary Meeting in Springfield, Illinois.

October 3 – October 5, 2004
GIDEON exhibited at the NAHSL (North Atlantic Health Sciences Libraries) 2004 Conference in Sebasco, Maine.

May 22-25, 2004
GIDEON exhibited at the MLA (Medical Library Association) ’04 Conference, Hilton Washington & Towers, Washington D.C.

January 28-31, 2004
GIDEON exhibited at the Joint NCNMLG (Northern California and Nevada Medical Library Group) / MLGSCA (Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona) / PNC/MLA (Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association) 2004 Annual Meeting in Sacramento, CA in January, 2004.

December 3-7, 2003
GIDEON presented at the ASTMH (American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene) 52nd Annual Meeting in Philadelphia in December, 2003. Grand Ballroom (Salons K-L), Friday, December 5 (12:15 to 13:15).

October 3-7, 2003

GIDEON exhibited at the SCC / MLA (South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association) 2003 Annual Meeting in Shreveport, LA in October, 2003.

May 18-22, 2003
GIDEON was presented at the ASM (American Society of Microbiology) 103rd General Meeting in Washington DC in May, 2003.

May 7-11, 2003
GIDEON was presented at ISTM (International Society of Travel Medicine) in New York City in May, 2003.

November 10–14, 2002
GIDEON was presented at the annual ASTMH meeting in Denver on 12 November 2002.

October 20-23, 2002
GIDEON was presented at the 4th Asia Pacific Travel Health Conference in Shanghai, China.

October 14-17, 2002
GIDEON and BioDefense was discussed on a panel at the Council of Security and Strategic Technology Organizations (COSTO) in Washington, DC.

September 12 – 14, 2002
GIDEON was presented at the 14th International Conference on Computing in Clinical Laboratories in Frankfurt, Germany.

May 19-23, 2002
GIDEON was presented at the American Society for Microbiology general meeting in Salt Lake City.

March 12, 2002

GIDEON in Singapore at the 10th International Conference on Infectious Diseases

October 26-27, 2001

GIDEON was presented at the 39th Annual IDSA in San Francisco.

April 20-22, 2001

GIDEON was presented at the University of Washington Travel Medicine Course in Seattle (PDF program)

April 1-4, 2001

GIDEON was presented at the 11th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and infectious Diseases in Istanbul, Turkey


New features: Search, First case scenario, improved Maps.

GIDEON video demonstrations – Watch the new GIDEON videos to learn how to maximize your use of GIDEON.

GIDEON and EBSCO Publishing partner to offer wider access to GIDEON.

New feature – Surveys

New feature – Outbreaks

New Feature – BioTerror Indicator

The Clinical Tab in GIDEON:
Offers a wealth of information on the signs, symptoms, laboratory abnormalities .. and much more!

Images in GIDEON
A picture is worth a thousand words. Check out the latest features:
Images and Graphs!

GIDEON Announces Plan to Empower the Tsunami Relief Effort

GIDEON diagnoses Avian Flu

GIDEON diagnoses SARS

GIDEON quoted in ProMED

for “GIDEON” to see over 400 articles mentioning GIDEON since 1995.

Read JAMA’s latest review and read other GIDEON reviews.

Bioterrorism Module
GIDEON has added a completely new module dedicated to the diseases of bioterrorism.