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 FETPs in action. Trainees and graduates (January 2013) of 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). 

The deadline for abstracts to be received via TEPHINET is Friday, January 22, 2016 at 5:00 PM EST. There will be no extensions to this deadline.

Submission of abstracts: Individuals submitting abstracts should coordinate submission with their program directors.  Program Directors should encourage and assist their fellows/ residents to submit abstracts to the program

Program Rankings: Because of limited space for presentations during International Night and a desire to maintain a broad representation of programs, a maximum of 10 abstracts can be submitted from any single program and 1 abstract per person (first authors).  Nonetheless, programs are encouraged to submit all viable abstracts.  In the case of a program submitting multiple abstracts for consideration, program directors/ resident advisors should rank them and provide those ranking to the International Night organizers.  The results of the independent peer-review will take precedence in determining abstract acceptance; however, if there are ties or minimal differences in final scores within a given program’s submissions, the director’s/Resident Advisor’s input will be considered in determining the final selection.  Priority for financial support will be given to the abstracts accepted for oral presentation.

Web-based abstract collection: Abstracts will be collected from Program Directors through a web-based system. Click here for the link to submit an abstract.