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Deadline Extended for AFENET Abstract Submission
The deadline for abstract submission for the 6th AFENET Scientific Conference has been extended to April 22, 2016No submissions will be accepted beyond this date.
The conference will be held from August 8-12, 2016, at the Sheraton Hotel & Towers in Abuja, Nigeria.
To submit an abstract, please visit the conference website
 and submit your abstract under...
Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 09:52
2016 Binational Immunization Schedule Now Available for Download

(Reposted from CDC newsletter)

2016 Binational Immunization Tool is now available for download

The 2016 Binational Immunization Schedule for children from birth through 18 years is now available for you to view and download. The binational immunization schedule provides a side-by-side presentation of recommended vaccines in Mexico and the United States, and helps healthcare professionals identify vaccines needed by children now in the U.S. who received some vaccines in Mexico.

Looking for Spanish-language posters about...

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 09:51
TEPHINET Leads Inaugural Meeting of the Global Accrediting Body for FETP Accreditation

Accreditation is an opportunity for field epidemiology training programs (FETPs) to align with common standards that assess program capacity and increase training quality and recognition of their value in supporting country public health priorities.

In March 2016, the TEPHINET Global Accrediting Body convened, for the first time, to decide whether to confer accreditation status to four FETPs:

  • Canada Field Epidemiology Program
  • Colombia Field Epidemiology Training Program
  • United Kingdom Field Epidemiology Training Program
  • United States Epidemic Intelligence Service

Their decisions will be announced to the network in...

Friday, April 1, 2016 - 09:29
Register Now for EIS 2016

Registration is Now Open for the 65th Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service Conference!
May 2-5, 2016

Dear Colleagues and Friends of EIS,

Please plan to attend the 65th Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Conference, May 2–5, 2016, at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia, in Atlanta, Georgia! Online registration opens Monday, March 28 and closes Tuesday, April 19. We encourage all conference attendees to register online.

The Scientific Program Committee has...

Monday, March 28, 2016 - 13:56
Register Now for the 6th AFENET Scientific Conference!

Registration is now open for the 6th AFENET Scientific Conference in Abuja, Nigeria from August 8-12, 2016.

To register, visit the conference website at and click "Register."

Early registration closes on June 30, 2016.

Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 10:59
GBD Technical Training Workshop Scholarships

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) seeks applicants for scholarships to a limited number of participants who wish to attend the Global Burden of Disease Technical Training Workshop. Applications are due Friday, March 11, at 5:00 PM (PST).

Please visit this link to learn more.

Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 10:46
Yemen FETP Conference Book Available for Download

Congratulations to the Yemen Field Epidemiology Program (YFETP) for hosting its second national conference, "Facing Yemen Public Health Challenges through Strengthening Field Epidemiology." YFETP also graduated its second cohort of FETP trainees.

The conference took place in Sana'a on February 29, 2016. The full conference book can be downloaded as a PDF file by clicking here.

Click here to visit the new YFETP website (currently in Arabic only; an English version is...

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 13:45
The Second National Conference for the Iraq Field Epidemiology Training Program "Applied Epidemiology, Today's Challenges and Tomorrow's Horizons"

The Eastern Mediterranean Public Health Network (EMPHNET) has launched its Second National Conference for the Iraqi Field Epidemiology Training Program (Iraq FETP). The conference will be held from March 23-March 24, 2016, in Baghdad, Iraq.

This conference presents a valuable opportunity for field epidemiologists and public health professionals to share knowledge and experiences. It is an important platform for maximizing skills among field epidemiologists working to serve Iraq. It brings the work of many Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) residents and graduates into the spotlight, which is often valuable payback for the hard work and dedication of the valued FETPs in...

Monday, February 8, 2016 - 15:23
2015 Task Force/TEPHINET Annual Report Now Available

The 2015 Task Force for Global Health annual report and the TEPHINET 2015 program summary are now available for download.

Click below to access the 2015 Task Force for Global Health annual report.

TFGH annual report cover


Click below to access the 2015 TEPHINET program summary.


Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 18:44
New Mini-Grant Opportunity: Timeliness of Outbreak Detection

In cooperation with the Skoll Global Threats Fund, we are pleased to announce the opportunity to submit mini grant proposals for a study to measure the time required for detection and control of infectious disease outbreaks. Up to five mini grants will be awarded, with a maximum of one submission allowed per country. We encourage program coordinators, resident advisors and staff to work with residents and graduates to develop a proposal that will feature contributions from multiple participants.

Purpose & Background

Modern air travel creates the possibility for infectious diseases to spread from one side of the world to another in less than twenty-four...

Friday, January 8, 2016 - 10:59
Iraq FETP Holds Emergency Response Training Workshop



With support from organizations including TEPHINET, the Iraq FETP held a five-day Response to Outbreak Training Workshop in December 2015. The specific topic was Emergency Response to Internally Displaced People.

The workshop was held in Najaf Province, Iraq, and included 25 participants, four facilitators, and one secretary. All current (Cohort 5) Iraq FETP residents participated, along with some graduates. Other participants were employees of the Iraq Ministry of Health. The workshop facilitators came from the FETP team and included the FETP Resident...

Friday, January 8, 2016 - 10:51
Call for Abstracts: 2016 EIS International Night

Abstract submission for the 2016 CDC-TEPHINET International Night is now open.

The Division of Global Health Protection, Center for Global Health (CGH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Training Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Interventions Network (TEPHINET) are co-sponsoring International Night at the 64rd Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Conference. The 2016 EIS Conference is scheduled for May 2–5, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. International Night is planned for the evening of Wednesday, May 4.

We are gearing up for yet another exceptional event featuring scientific oral and poster presentations and photos that capture...

Monday, December 28, 2015 - 10:56
Call for Papers: 6th International Conference on Digital Health

The 6th International Conference on Digital Health will take place in Montreal, Canada in April 2016. The conference is currently accepting paper submissions until January 11, 2016. For more information and to submit, please visit the conference website here.

Monday, December 28, 2015 - 10:32
New Upcoming E-Learning Course on Abstract Writing from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has a new e-learning course on Abstract Writing coming in January 2016. The first edition begins on January 14, 2016, taught by lecturer Yvan J. Hutin MD, PH expert.

Follow this link to access the course:

Course at a Glance

  • Language: English
  • Duration: 6 weeks, 2-3 hours per week
  • 1 writing assignment:
    • Write and submit one abstract:To write your abstract, use a project of your own or, if you do not have one, use the scenario reported in the...
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 15:10
Apply to be an EpiCore Member

(Reposted from

The EpiCore project is now officially launched. This is a project that draws on the knowledge and skills of trained health professionals around the world to verify outbreaks of emerging infectious diseases using innovative surveillance methods that can help find outbreaks faster than traditional methods.

The project is the product of a partnership between the Skoll Global Threats Fund, ...

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 15:41
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