Abstract Submission Now Open for the 9th TEPHINET Global Scientific Conference

Abstract submission is now open for the 9th TEPHINET Global Scientific Conference. TEPHINET invites eligible applicants to submit their abstracts online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 (this deadline will not be extended).

Submission link: https://tephinetglobal2017.exordo.com

Visitors to this site will be prompted to create an account and log in; this is necessary to submit an abstract. For technical assistance with the submission process, please contact Clare Sigelko, TEPHINET Project Coordinator, at csigelko [at] tephinet [dot] org.

Eligibility: Current trainees/fellows and graduates from basic, advanced, intermediate and frontline level field-based training programs in applied epidemiology, laboratory, and public health practice are invited to submit abstracts (in English only) for consideration (see details below). Priority will be given to current FETP trainees/fellows. 

Abstracts should cover investigations or projects undertaken and completed during training and within the past two years (i.e. no earlier than January 2015). We are interested in abstracts describing outbreak investigations, implementation and evaluation of public health programs or surveillance activities, and other areas in applied epidemiology or public health practice. In particular, abstracts and presentations should emphasize how the results of the investigation or an analysis were used to direct public health actions (for example, the current activities of the FETPs in Zika and Ebola response), and also describe or estimate the public health impact. 

Abstracts submitted for consideration should be original. In particular, the abstract should not represent work already published in peer-reviewed journals or previously presented at an international conference, including FETP International Night 2017. If an abstract is accepted for FETP International Night 2017 after it has been submitted again, it will not be considered for presentation at the 9th TEPHINET Global Conference.

Additional information: The following information is available to download at (link now closed):

  • Call for abstracts
  • Abstract submission instructions and guidelines
  • Scoring guidelines for FETP abstracts
  • Sample abstract