Registration is Now Open for the 10th TEPHINET Regional Scientific Conference of the Americas

Early registration is now open for the 10th TEPHINET Regional Scientific Conference of the Americas to be held in Cartagena, Colombia, from May 15-18, 2018. 

The deadline for early registration is April 6. Online registration will close on May 4. After May 4, participants may register onsite at the conference venue.

To register, and for complete conference information, please visit the conference website at

Conference Theme

The conference theme is Health Security in the Americas: The Challenges of an Interdisciplinary Approach.

Conference Overview

TEPHINET conferences provide opportunities for trainees and graduates of TEPHINET-member field epidemiology training programs (FETPs) to present their work before an international audience of public health practitioners through oral and poster presentations.

In addition, TEPHINET conferences aim to provide participants with the latest public health information through plenary sessions and pre-conference workshops.

The networking opportunities offered by TEPHINET conferences are invaluable in efforts to increase global health collaboration and build the capacity of public health systems and health surveillance in all countries.

TEPHINET hosts both global and regional conferences. Regional conferences such as this one often focus on issues relevant to their particular region. For example, in 2016, the 9th TEPHINET Regional Scientific Conference of the Americas—held in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay—featured a symposium on Zika, a critical issue at the time.

Following the success of the last regional conference in the Americas, which drew more than 250 participants, TEPHINET is partnering with the National Institute of Health of Colombia (parent organization of the Colombia FETP) and REDSUR (the South American FETP network) to host the 10th TEPHINET Regional Scientific Conference of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia in May 2018.

Conference Attendees

TEPHINET expects more than 200 participants from the Americas region including FETP trainees, graduates, staff, resident advisors, and other public health experts working for health service agencies, academic institutions, and other organizations across the region.

Benefits of Attending

FETP trainees and graduates who present their research at a TEPHINET conference benefit from:

  • Receiving direct feedback from public health experts
  • Practicing their presentation skills

In addition, presenters and all other participants benefit from:

  • Networking with attendees from around the world
  • Enhancing their knowledge of particular topics
  • Participating in a field site visit to observe health service delivery in the local context
  • Learning about what’s new and innovative in field epidemiology and public health
  • Experiencing a new city and culture in Cartagena, Colombia