TEPHINET organizes numerous events, including scientific conferences, that create connections among field epidemiologists and provide them with up-to-date public health information.

For the past 22 years, TEPHINET scientific conferences have provided participants with cutting-edge information on global disease detection, prevention and response activities undertaken by our network of 76 field epidemiology training programs (FETPs) across more than 100 countries. The more than 20,000 FETP graduates in our network play a critical role in increasing global health security by improving country capacity to detect and respond to disease outbreaks and other public health threats. Our conferences serve as the premier global venue for FETP trainees and graduates, the "boots on the ground" in the fight against diseases, to share their work with international public health experts.

Our participants are passionate, dynamic disease detectives at the forefront of strengthening public health systems in their countries. TEPHINET conference attendees include FETP trainees, graduates, mentors, staff and resident advisors, and other public health professionals. The networking opportunities we offer are invaluable in efforts to increase global health collaboration and build the capacity of public health systems and health surveillance in all countries.

A Brief History

The first TEPHINET Global Scientific Conference took place in Ottawa, Canada, in 2000.

Since then, TEPHINET has held nine global conferences and nineteen regional conferences (the latter in the Americas and Southeast Asia and Western Pacific regions) and has supported more than fifteen conferences in other regions.

Other Events

TEPHINET and the CDC co-organize FETP International Nights during the annual EIS Conference.

Every two years, TEPHINET convenes the leadership of its member programs for the TEPHINET Program Directors Meeting, in which participants discuss issues of strategic importance to the network.

Finally, TEPHINET organizes several training workshops and other events each year in accordance with our project objectives.


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