Registration is Now Open for the 65th Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service Conference!
Dear Colleagues and Friends of EIS,
Please plan to attend the 65th Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Conference, May 2–5, 2016, at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia, in Atlanta, Georgia! Online registration opens Monday, March 28 and closes Tuesday, April 19. We encourage all conference attendees to register online.
The Scientific Program Committee has put together an exciting agenda. This year, the EIS Conference theme is, Data for Action. The work to be presented showcases that EIS officers continue to apply “tried and true” epidemiologic methods to protect our national, and indeed global, population on a routine basis while simultaneously surging to meet emerging threats in this modern context.
We’re also excited to announce the Langmuir Lecturer for the 65th Annual EIS Conference, Dr. Margaret Hamburg. Dr. Hamburg is an internationally-recognized leader in public health and medicine. Most recently, as Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, she was known for advancing regulatory science, modernizing regulatory pathways, and globalization of the agency. Before this, Dr. Hamburg was founding vice president and senior scientist at the Nuclear Threat Initiative, a foundation dedicated to reducing nuclear, chemical and biological threats. Some other positions Dr. Hamburg has held include Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (HHS), Health Commissioner for New York City, and Assistant Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease.
Visit the EIS website to learn more about the EIS program and read news reports of EIS officers’ current work.
Join us this May to reconnect with your colleagues, meet new friends, and welcome the new class of EIS officers. Feel free to share this announcement with your members and other interested parties. We look forward to seeing you at the 65th Annual EIS Conference!
Joshua A. Mott, PhD, MA, EMT-P
CAPT, U.S. Public Health Service
Chief, Epidemiology Workforce Branch
Division of Scientific Education and Professional Development