Online Registration Opens for the 10th TEPHINET Global Scientific Conference

Tina Rezvani, Communications Manager

The TEPHINET Secretariat invites you to register for the 10th TEPHINET Global Scientific Conference being held from October 28 through November 1, 2019, at the Evergreen Marriott Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. Online registration will close after October 18, 2019. Please visit to register.

About the Conference

For the past 20 years, TEPHINET scientific conferences have provided participants with cutting-edge information on global disease detection, prevention and response activities undertaken by our network of 71 field epidemiology training programs (FETPs) across more than 100 countries. The 14,000+ 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 working as epidemiologists, veterinarians, laboratory scientists, environmentalists and more. Each year, we are joined by public health leaders from ministries of health, national health institutes, NGOs, academic institutions, the World Health Organization and other key players. 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.

This is an especially exciting time to be working in applied epidemiology capacity development, as FETPs are increasingly being recognized as essential to important global initiatives by the World Health Organization. For example, the work of FETPs is clearly complementary to WHO’s Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health. To promote global health security and assure rapid response capacity for epidemic control, field epidemiologists are expanding their skills sets and developing strong collaborations with partners like GOARN. And there is a clear increase in commitment across the world to the One Health paradigm, leading to improved cross-sectoral coordination and collaboration among epidemiologists, veterinarians, and environmentalists.

This conference is a can’t-miss event that will give attendees an opportunity to engage with key players at the forefront of these various efforts, as we work together to shape our way forward.

Join us and learn about what’s new and innovative in field epidemiology, health surveillance and rapid response. Observe how health service delivery in the local context strengthens health security worldwide. Enhance your knowledge, and network with people from all over the world.

Registration Dates

August 1-October 18: Online registration is open at the conference website. After October 18, participants may register in person at the conference registration desk from October 26-November 1.

Special Registration Options

  • October 27-28: Participants are invited to attend Interactive Learning Sessions (one per day; registration required), or pre-conference workshops, on a wide variety of topics related to surveillance; outbreak response; data collection, analysis and presentation; and more! Select your desired session(s) during online registration. (Free; limited capacity for each session)
  • October 29: FETP Alumni Night social event (Free; limited capacity)
  • October 31: Optional tourist excursions and/or Movie Night are available in the afternoon/evening. Select your desired event(s) during online registration. (Additional fees apply; some options have limited capacities)

All daytime conference sessions (October 29-November 1), Opening Ceremony/Welcome Dinner (October 28), and International Night (October 30) are included with regular conference registration.

NEW: Book your hotel room directly online! After completing online registration, you will receive a confirmation page. Scroll down to the section for "Housing Information" and click on the link to "Book Your Accommodations."


Should you have any questions, please contact We will be happy to assist you!