10th TEPHINET Global Scientific Conference

Summary of the 10th TEPHINET Global Scientific Conference

Overview

From October 28 through November 1, 2019, TEPHINET held the 10th TEPHINET Global Scientific Conference with the theme of, “The Global FETP Enterprise: Applied Epidemiology in the 21st Century.” The conference took place at the Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort and drew 582 participants from 82 countries.

During the conference, trainees and graduates of Field Epidemiology Training Programs (FETPs) gave 104 oral presentations and 93 poster presentations across three tiers (see “Presentations of Scientific Abstracts” below).

The conference also featured seven keynote speakers, seven plenary and parallel sessions, 12 pre-conference Interactive Learning Sessions, and evening social events including TEPHINET’s traditional International Night cultural celebration and an evening reception for FETP alumni.

Organizers

The conference planning committee consisted of representatives from the TEPHINET Secretariat and The Task Force for Global Health, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Health Organization.

Planning committee members:

  • Miriam Alderman, TEPHINET, The Task Force for Global Health
  • Kip Baggett, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Khurram Butt, TEPHINET, The Task Force for Global Health
  • Amber Ellithorpe, TEPHINET, The Task Force for Global Health
  • Karen Fain, TEPHINET, The Task Force for Global Health
  • Jessica Gourdet-Murray, TEPHINET, The Task Force for Global Health
  • Angela Hilmers, TEPHINET, The Task Force for Global Health
  • Patrick O'Carroll, The Task Force for Global Health
  • Babatunde Olowokure, World Health Organization
  • Eric Pevzner, Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Carl Reddy, TEPHINET, The Task Force for Global Health
  • Tina Rezvani, TEPHINET, The Task Force for Global Health

The conference scientific committee consisted of representatives from the TEPHINET Secretariat and field epidemiology training programs around the world.

TEPHINET Advisory Scientific Committee (TASC) members:

  • Laura-Lee Boodram, Caribbean Regional Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program, Caribbean Public Health Agency
  • Sahar El Shourbagy, Egypt Field Epidemiology Training Program, Ministry of Health and Population of Egypt
  • Angela Hilmers, TEPHINET, The Task Force for Global Health
  • Eric Pevzner, Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • David Rodriguez, Central American Regional Field Epidemiology Training Program, Executive Secretary of the Council of Health Ministers of Central America and the Dominican Republic
  • Cynthia Semá Baltazar, Mozambique Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program, National Institute of Health of Mozambique
  • Carmen Varela Santos, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

Ad hoc TASC members:

  • Reina Turcios-Ruiz, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Seymour Williams, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Oral and Poster Presentations by FETP Trainees and Graduates

The conference accepted 213 of the 525 abstracts submitted by FETP trainees and graduates, who could submit abstracts to one of three tiers:

1) General: Current trainees and recent (within two years) graduates of intermediate and advanced FETPs

2) Frontline: Current trainees and recent (within two years) graduates of basic- or Frontline-level FETPs

3) Alumni: FETP graduates who graduated more than two years ago

The last two tiers were new additions to the TEPHINET Global Scientific Conference this year.

Overall, the conference featured 104 FETP oral presentations and 93 poster presentations in the following topic areas:

  • Infections Transmitted through Food and Water
  • Vector-borne Diseases
  • Public Health Surveillance
  • Animal Health
  • Anti-microbial Resistance and Healthcare-related Topics
  • Chronic Disease and Injury
  • Vaccine-preventable Diseases
  • Viral hepatitis and HIV
  • Occupational and Environmental Health
  • Maternal and Child Health

For the first time at a TEPHINET scientific conference, experienced FETP alumni (who graduated more than two years ago) had the opportunity to present during a dedicated oral presentation session for FETP alumni. In addition, for the first time at a TEPHINET global scientific conference, an oral presentation session was dedicated to trainees and graduates of FETP Frontline, or basic-level, programs. For the presentation schedule, please see the book of abstracts (link below).

Acknowledgement of Oral Presentations Moderators

TEPHINET expresses gratitude to our colleagues who served as oral presentation moderators during this conference:

  • Henry “Kip” Baggett, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Arun Balajee, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Germain Bukassa, Department of Indigenous Services of Canada
  • Dianna Carroll, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • David Castellan, Texas A&M University Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases
  • Ann Dellinger, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Alex De Voux, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Navneet Dhand, University of Sydney
  • Tim Doyle, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Sahar El Shourbagy, Ministry of Health of Egypt
  • Michael Gronostaj, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Lindsey Hiebert, Coalition for Global Hepatitis Elimination, The Task Force for Global Health
  • Latifat Ibisomi, University of the Witwatersrand/Nigerian Institute of Medical Research
  • Kashef Ijaz, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Marina Kamaruddin, Ministry of Health of Malaysia
  • Martyn Kirk, Australian National University
  • Augusto Lopez, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Sara Lowther, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Brian McCarthy, Emory University/University of Notre Dame
  • Matt Mikoleit, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Eric Mintz, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Matt Moore, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Chima Ohuabunwo, Morehouse University School of Medicine
  • Julio Pinto, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Linda Quick, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Conky Quizon, South Asia Field Epidemiology and Technology Network
  • Carl Reddy, TEPHINET
  • Innocent Rwego, University of Minnesota
  • Carmen Sanchez Vargas, Independent Consultant
  • David Sugerman, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Mufuta Tshimanga, University of Zimbabwe
  • Thomas Waite, Public Health England
  • Bao-Ping Zhu, National Association of Chronic Disease Directors

Interactive Learning Sessions

Participants had the option of attending pre-conference Interactive Learning Sessions on October 27 and 28. These are facilitated sessions with clear learning objectives and opportunities for learner engagement with the material being presented. In early 2019, the TEPHINET Advisory Scientific Committee solicited and reviewed concept notes from partners interested in hosting Interactive Learning Sessions.

The Interactive Learning Sessions offered before the 10th TEPHINET Global Scientific Conference were as follows:

  • Introduction to Outbreak Analytics Using R (facilitated by Amrish Baidjoe, Amy Dighe, Amy Gimma, Zhian Kamvar, and Jillian Murray of the R Epidemics Consortium)
  • Ethics in the Practice of Epidemiology and Field Investigations (facilitated by David Addiss of The Task Force for Global Health Focus Area for Compassion and Ethics and James Lavery of Emory University)
  • Finding Outbreaks Faster: Implementing Outbreak Timeliness Metrics for Disease Surveillance (facilitated by Adam Crawley of Ending Pandemics)
  • Go.Data: Field Data Collection, Chains of Transmission, and Contact Follow-Up (facilitated by Renee Christensen of the World Health Organization and Paul Effler of Pathwest Australia)
  • GOARN Orientation Training for International Outbreak Response (facilitated by Renee Christensen of the World Health Organization and Paul Effler of Pathwest Australia)
  • Making Maps from Public Health Data Using Free and Open Source Software (QGIS) (facilitated by Sophie Dunkley and Andy South of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine)
  • Outbreak Investigations in Healthcare Settings (facilitated by Danica Gomes, Sheri Kardooni, and Amber Vasquez of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Presenting Data Effectively (facilitated by Stephanie Evergreen of Evergreen Data)
  • Qualitative Methods for Field Investigations (facilitated by Lisa Jensen of the Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Road Traffic Injury Surveillance Training Course (facilitated by Ann Dellinger and Merissa Yellman of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Strengthen Your Skills in Proposal Development: A Focus on Cardiovascular Health Field Projects (facilitated by Alden Henderson and Bassam Jarrar of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Epidemic Intelligence: Changing Landscape and a Possible New Role for Health Professionals: EpiCore (facilitated by Jaś Mantero of Ending Pandemics)

Plenary and Concurrent Sessions and Keynote Speakers

Monday, October 28

The conference opened with remarks by TEPHINET Director Carl Reddy followed by a keynote address by Jeffrey P. Koplan, current Vice President for Global Health at Emory University. Koplan’s address was followed by video remarks by World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

Tuesday, October 29

Theme of the day: The Global FETP Enterprise

Keynote speakers: Rebecca Martin (Director of the Center for Global Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and Mike Ryan (Executive Director of the World Health Organization Health Emergencies Program) announced the formation of a new strategic leadership group, which they will co-chair, to lead the global “FETP enterprise,” defined as “the totality of the leaders, funders, implementing partners, government agencies, and other stakeholders engaged in this global effort, along with associated workforce competency targets, standards, agreements, technologies, etc. that undergird this work.” Ryan’s remarks were delivered over video. Following their remarks, Oliver Morgan, Director of Health Emergency Information and Risk Assessment for the World Health Organization Emergencies Program, delivered a live video address on the FETP enterprise.

Plenary session: “The Global Field Epidemiology Roadmap: Guiding the FETP Enterprise in the 21st Century”

Speakers: Carl Reddy* (TEPHINET/The Task Force for Global Health), Patrick O’Carroll (The Task Force for Global Health), Henry “Kip” Baggett (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), Natalie Mayet (National Institute for Communicable Diseases of South Africa and the International Association of National Public Health Institutes), Babatunde Olowokure (World Health Organization)

*Moderator

Description: What does the future look like for the FETP enterprise, i.e., the totality of the leaders, funders, implementing partners, government agencies, and other stakeholders engaged in the global FETP effort? The Global Field Epidemiology Roadmap outlines a set of forward-looking recommendations for strengthening countries’ applied epidemiology capacities in order to protect and promote health. Developed in June 2018 by key leaders from across the globe working to develop effective global field epidemiology capacity, the Global Field Epidemiology Roadmap is intended to guide and coordinate the work of the many partners and stakeholders engaged in the Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) enterprise worldwide, including TEPHINET. This session employed a combination of presentations, facilitated discussion, and audience participation to describe and seek input on the Global Field Epidemiology Roadmap process, conclusions, recommendations, and next steps for implementation.

Wednesday, October 30

Theme of the day: Veterinary epidemiology

Keynote speaker: David Castellan (Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases at Texas A&M University)

Plenary session: “Building Sustainable In-Service Veterinary Epidemiology Competencies and Capacities”

Speakers: Angela Hilmers* (TEPHINET/The Task Force for Global Health), Navneet Dhand (University of Sydney), Julio Pinto (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), Jean Richards (U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency), Carmen Varela Santos (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control)

*Moderator

Description: Skills and competencies in veterinary epidemiology are crucial for animal health services, but training in this area has been limited to projects and with a lack of curriculum development based on a set of minimum critical competencies for staff delivering effective animal health services in particular in developing countries. Further and sustainable in-service or postgraduate epidemiology training is required to meet the demands of Animal Health Services. Many countries already have such in-service programs, but their standards, approaches and modalities are quite varied. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has been supporting countries implementing such training programs and felt a need for establishing a global set of core competencies and guidelines for sustainable implementation of such programs. In February 2018, FAO, with the support of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID), initiated the development of core competencies, skills, and learning objectives for the In-Service Applied Veterinary Epidemiology Training (ISAVET) program, also called the Field Epidemiology Training Program for Veterinarians (FETPV) or other such derivative names since 2008 (e.g., AVET-Viet Nam, CAVET-Cambodia, etc.) for prior existing veterinary field epidemiology programs. In July 2018, FAO organized an expert technical workshop in Rome, Italy, to finalize the first set of core competencies and skills for FETPV programs following and adapting the three-tiered model of FETP programs. Participants at this workshop unanimously agreed to establish a Consultative Group of experts for ISAVET. This group will contribute to the ongoing development and implementation of high-quality standardized contents (curriculum content, guidelines, case studies, training and evaluation materials, etc.), using a harmonized approach to implement in-service and sustainable applied veterinary epidemiology programs globally and guide future improvements and updates of the relevant technical documents relevant to this program. The purpose of this session was to present the epidemiology core competencies required, guidelines, curriculum and experience of FETPV programs implemented for field veterinarians and discuss approaches for implementing a long/term and sustainable epidemiology training program for animal health practitioners using a One Health approach.

Thursday, October 31
Parallel session I: “Achieving a One Health Approach for the Frontline ISAVET in 14 African Countries”

Speakers: David Castellan* (Texas A&M University Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases), Alden Henderson (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), Innocent Rwego (University of Minnesota), Caryl Lockhart (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - video remarks)

*Moderator

Description: Strengthening field epidemiology capacity for the animal health sector is a goal of the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA). It is a key part of: (i) the GHSA action packages; (ii) the World Health Organization (WHO) Joint External Evaluation; and the (iii) WHO International Health Regulations. In 2009, the Field Epidemiology Training Program for Veterinarians (FETPV) was initiated in Asia.

Following the success of FETPV in Asia, in 2018, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), Texas A&M University, and universities in Africa launched the Frontline in Service Veterinary Epidemiology Training (ISAVET). This training addresses emerging infectious diseases and transboundary animal diseases in 14 GHSA countries of East, Central and West Africa. This training aims to develop transferable, critical thinking skills under a One Health approach for frontline veterinarians dealing with zoonoses and animal diseases.

Previous needs assessments conducted in African and Asian countries indicate that institutional barriers prevent greater linkage among animal, human and wildlife health sectors. Nevertheless, a One Health based curriculum has progressively developed among One Health partners that includes joint training of veterinarians, physicians, laboratory scientists, environmental health and wildlife experts based on the situation of each country. Frontline ISAVET has adopted a progressive path including: One Health based curriculum; multi-disciplinary trainers and mentors with animal health, public health, laboratory, environmental and wildlife expertise; and joint field training and exercises.

Panelists gave individual presentations followed by facilitated discussion with the audience. This included a review of incremental Asian and African experiences to integrate animal health, human health and wildlife health joint training as a model for future development of One Health approach for capacity development.

Attendees were able to: describe best practices for joint training under a One Health approach; explain challenges, gaps and successes; and explain the need for a progressive approach for sustainable joint training of Frontline ISAVET with the Frontline Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) in Africa.

Parallel session II: “Applied NCD Epidemiology in Low- to Middle-Income Countries: Experiences from the Field”

Speakers: Laura Cobb* (Resolve to Save Lives), Ganesh Kumar (National Institute of Epidemiology of India), David Sugerman (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), Phanthanee Thitichai (Ministry of Public Health of Thailand), Rajesh Yadav (CDC India country office)

*Moderator

Description: Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are a growing public health threat in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). In 2016, more than three quarters of NCD deaths and 85 percent of premature NCD deaths (those happening before the age of 70) occurred in LMICs. FETP residents can address this crisis by strengthening their capacity in NCD epidemiology and surveillance. While historically focused on infectious diseases, country FETPs have begun systematically integrating NCD training into their programs. The purpose of this session is to introduce strategies for creating and strengthening the NCD epidemiology capacity and highlight successes and lessons learned from India and Thailand. FETP coordinators, mentors, and graduates will share their own experiences in developing NCD workforce, implementing effective programs and strategies to address the burden of NCDs. Attendees will learn about keys to successful implementation, challenges, and lessons learned from a panel of LMIC FETP residents.

Parallel session III: “CareerConnect at the 10th TEPHINET Global Scientific Conference”

Speakers: Amrish Baidjoe* (EPIET Alumni Network), Romella Abovyan (Ministry of Health of the Republic of Armenia), Maame Amo-Addae (Ministry of Health of Liberia), Elizabeth David Dos Santos (Ministry of Health of Brazil)

*Moderator

Description: CareerConnect was an informal, open Q&A session with five established public health professionals sharing their career paths. All attendees may benefit from their perspectives and experiences, but early career public health professionals in particular were encouraged to attend.

Parallel session IV: “New Strategic Directions in Learning for the Global FETP Community”

Presenters: Claire Jennings (TEPHINET/The Task Force for Global Health), Lisa Jensen (Public Health Agency of Canada), Richard Dicker (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), Nissaf Bouafif ep Ben Alaya (Ministry of Health of Tunisia), Kabwebwe Honore Mitonga (University of Namibia), Boris Pavlin (World Health Organization), Maria Concepcion (Conchy) Roces (South Asia Field Epidemiology and Technology Network), Carmen Varela Santos (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control)

Description: Within the context of TEPHINET’s current strategic plan, and the emerging landscape being formed by the Global Field Epidemiology Roadmap, TEPHINET is advancing a strategic focus on learning at the global level, by creating a program at the Secretariat and establishing a FETP Learning Advisory Council (FLAC) to assess and advise on learning initiatives within the FETP community. The first major goal of this group is to guide the development of a learning strategy that identifies gaps, challenges, and needs and defines approaches for addressing those needs. The types of learning include, but are not limited to, FET program curriculum, both didactic and experiential/field related, continuous learning for FETP faculty, and professional development and lifelong learning for graduates in both government career paths and emergency pre-deployment. The aim of the session was to raise awareness and receive participant feedback on global level initiatives, specifically learning strategy development. Through presentations and facilitated small group discussions, participants gained understanding of the global context, provided feedback on how global learning initiatives translate to the individual experience at the regional or national level, and where to go in the future to learn more, find resources, and collaborate on future learning objectives.

Friday, November 1

Theme of the day: Public health emergency response

Keynote speaker: Babatunde Olowokure (World Health Organization)

Plenary session: “Emergency Response Initiatives to Address Natural Disasters and Cross-border Connectivity”

Speakers: Rebecca Merrill* and Sadie Ward* (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), Anita Samuel (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), Lydia Nakiire (Infectious Diseases Institute of Uganda), Jadher Percio (Ministry of Health of Brazil), Cynthia Sema Baltazar (National Institute of Health of Mozambique)

*Moderators

Description: In our increasingly connected world, border health strategies must remain innovative in order to effectively mitigate the cross-border spread of communicable diseases, in support of the International Health Regulations (IHR). These innovations address strategically identifying and prioritizing crossing points along porous, international borders for improved integration with national public health systems; better understanding the dynamics of and creatively integrating mobile populations in public health surveillance, preparedness, and response efforts; and improving cross-border public health collaboration to more rapidly respond to the risk of international importation or exportation of public health events. Speakers, many of whom represent or are graduates of FETPs, presented response efforts for Cyclones Idai and Kenneth in Mozambique and border health system strengthening initiatives by country or public health organization to address measles in Brazil and the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo and in Uganda. The session concluded with a panel discussion about a vision for what lies ahead to advance best practices in the growing field of border health. This session: 1) Provided an opportunity for an exchange of ideas and lessons learned for responding to natural disasters and incorporating border health initiatives into public health preparedness and response systems; 2) Described the importance of tasks involved in coordinating public health response during natural disasters or complex cross-border contexts; 3) Described the process for gathering information on population mobility and using the data gathered to inform public health interventions; and 4) Discussed integration of social science techniques into border health system strengthening.


Evaluations and Awards

TEPHINET presented the following awards during the Awards and Closing Ceremony on Friday, November 1, 2019, after closing addresses from Kashef Ijaz and Eric Pevzner (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). (Note: For complete awards selection procedures and criteria, please refer to the book of abstracts. “Recent graduate” refers to an FETP graduate who graduated after January 1, 2017. “Alumnus/alumna” refers to a non-recent FETP graduate, one who graduated before January 1, 2017.)

  • Dionisio Herrera Guibert Award for Best Applied Public Health Intervention: Vishal Thakur, “Do Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Reduce the Duration and Cost of Transportation for Diagnosis of Multi-drug Resistant Tuberculosis? A Feasibility Study—Chamba, Himachal Pradesh, India 2018”
  • Best Oral Presentation by an FETP Alumnus/Alumna: Mabel Aworh, “Prevalence and Risk Factors for Multi-Drug Resistant Escherichia Coli among Poultry Workers—Abuja, Nigeria, 2019”
  • Best Oral Presentation by an FETP Intermediate or Advanced Fellow or Recent Graduate: Hendrik Camphor, “A Novel, Evidence-based Methodology for Polio Risk Assessment—Australia, 2018-2019”
  • Best Oral Presentation by an FETP Frontline Fellow or Recent Graduate: Nalikwa Bonaya, “Treatment Outcomes among Drug Sensitive Tuberculosis Patients in Tana River County—Kenya, 2014–2017”
  • Best Poster Presentation by an FETP Intermediate or Advanced Fellow or Recent Graduate: Chandresh Ladva, “Lack of Influence of Early Exposure to Influenza A(H3N2) Viruses on Vaccine Effectiveness against A(H3N2)-associated Illness in U.S. Children <18 years, 2016–18”
  • Best Poster Presentation by an FETP Frontline Fellow or Recent Graduate: Amivi Mawussi Godonou, “Beta-lactam Resistance Phenotypes of Enterobacteria Strains Isolated in Urinary Tract Infections at Sylvanus Olympio Teaching Hospital—Lomé, Togo, 2018”
  • TEPHINET Travel Grant for Environmental Epidemiology for Planetary Health (awarded in memory of James Mendlein): Simon Packer (United Kingdom), “Determining the Utility of National Real-time Ambulance Syndromic Surveillance to Identify and Monitor the Adverse Health Impact of Extreme Weather Events and Seasonal Respiratory Infections in England;" and Tamuno-Wari Numbere (Nigeria): “A Comparative Study on the Influence of Industrial Air Pollution on the Prevalence and Risk Factors for Asthma among Children in Rivers State—Nigeria, May 2019”
  • Photo Contest 1st Place: Nungky Sabila Adzhani (Indonesia)
  • Photo Contest 2nd Place: Muhammad Bashir (Pakistan)
  • Photo Contest Conference Winner: Liu Boxi (China)
  • Photo Contest Facebook Winner: Rania Attia (Egypt)
Acknowledgement of Oral and Poster Presentation Judges

TEPHINET would like to thank our oral and poster presentation judges:

  • Laura-Lee Boodram, Caribbean Regional Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program, Caribbean Public Health Agency
  • Richard Dicker, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Sahar El Shourbagy, Egypt Field Epidemiology Training Program, Ministry of Health and Population of Egypt
  • Angela Hilmers, TEPHINET, The Task Force for Global Health
  • Martyn Kirk, Australian National University
  • Eric Pevzner, Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Marjorie Pollack, ProMED, International Society for Infectious Diseases
  • David Rodriguez, Central American Regional Field Epidemiology Training Program, Executive Secretary of the Council of Health Ministers of Central America and the Dominican Republic
  • Cynthia Semá Baltazar, Mozambique Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program, National Institute of Health of Mozambique
  • David Sugerman, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Reina Turcios-Ruiz, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Carmen Varela Santos, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
  • Seymour Williams, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Conference Materials 

Book of abstracts: See below.

Keynote and plenary presentations: The link will be posted soon.

Conference videos: Click here for recordings of opening, closing, keynote and plenary sessions.

Conference photos: The link will be posted soon.

Photo contest entries: Click here to view the photo contest entries.


Acknowledgements

TEPHINET would like to thank the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and The Task Force for Global Health for providing financial support for this conference. TEPHINET also thanks the following organizations for providing financial support for pre-conference Interactive Learning Sessions: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, The Task Force for Global Health, World Health Organization, Ending Pandemics, CDC Foundation, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Thank you to our exhibitors: African Field Epidemiology Network, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Coalition for Global Hepatitis Elimination, Eastern Mediterranean Public Health Network, Resolve to Save Lives, South Asia Field Epidemiology and Technology Network, Tampere University, The Task Force for Global Heath

Thank you also to the members of the conference planning committee, the TEPHINET Advisory Scientific Committee, the volunteer abstract reviewers, moderators, judges, onsite volunteers, and TEPHINET Secretariat staff for your assistance in making this event a success.


11th TEPHINET Global Scientific Conference

The next TEPHINET Global Scientific Conference will take place in 2021. The location is to be determined.