Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities Available for the 10th TEPHINET Global Scientific Conference

TEPHINET, a program of The Task Force for Global Health, is seeking sponsors and exhibitors for the 10th TEPHINET Global Scientific Conference to be held from October 28 through November 1, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. 

Across the globe, new and deadly infectious disease epidemics seem to occur with increasing frequency, like the outbreaks of Ebola virus in Africa or Zika virus in Latin America. As a result, there is growing awareness that, if not quickly identified and controlled, outbreaks of infectious disease can spread rapidly and threaten health security globally. But there is good news as well: First responders are being trained and engaged all over the world to be “disease detectives”, through Field Epidemiology Training Programs (FETPs).

Thirty-eight years ago, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) along with other partner organizations like the World Health Organization (WHO), understood the need to institute FETPs in countries throughout the world, to assure the global development of well-trained and experienced field epidemiologists for disease detection and control. But they also understood the need to maximize these programs’ effectiveness and quality, through formal mentorship and technical support, shared learning, standards development, cross-program communication, and systematic quality improvement efforts.

Recognition of the importance of these network-level elements led to the development of the Training Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Interventions Network (TEPHINET) organization, which was established in 1997. Today, TEPHINET has 73 member programs actively training field epidemiologists and providing critical epidemiologic services in more than 100 countries.

One of the most important ways TEPHINET helps build and strengthen the global FETP enterprise is through our biannual global scientific conferences. Since 2000, TEPHINET scientific conferences have featured groundbreaking discussions on global disease detection, prevention, and response through keynote speeches, breakout sessions, side meetings, and interactive learning sessions. Trainees and graduates from FETPs worldwide, many from low- to middle-income countries, showcase their epidemiological investigations through oral and poster presentations. This year, for the first time, we are bringing our global conference to Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Atlanta is increasingly recognized as the U.S. hub for global health because of the many critical global health organizations that are based here, including the CDC, Emory University, The Task Force for Global Health, The Carter Center, and CARE.

TEPHINET - a non-profit, non-governmental program - relies on the generosity of sponsors, in addition to conference registration fees, to support this critically important learning opportunity for FETP trainees and their mentors. On behalf of the Conference Planning Committee, we would like to invite you to attend and support the 10th TEPHINET Global Scientific Conference in Atlanta from October 28 through November 2, 2019, at the Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Hotel and Conference Center.

Our commitment deadline is July 31, 2019. We would love to have you partner with us.


The 10th TEPHINET Global Scientific Conference will convene a unique global audience of 400+ public health professionals including field epidemiology trainees (who are medical doctors, epidemiologists and/or health care professionals), leadership from national ministries of health, university professors, and others to explore science, policy, education, and planning issues related to global health systems and emergency response.


Sponsoring will not only put you in front of our participants who are at the forefront of strengthening public health systems in their countries but will also help to fund new training opportunities for FETP trainees and graduates. The trainees and graduates (many of whom are from low- to middle-income countries) are professionals from ministries of health to universities uniquely trained to improve their country’s ability to detect and respond to public health emergencies, such as disease outbreaks, at the national, regional and global level.

Our trainees and graduates have been deeply involved, responding to high profile events, such as the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in which many FETP trainees and graduates are participating.


Connect with key decision-makers in the global health field and ensure that your company or organization name is at the forefront of epidemiological discussions.


Don’t miss this opportunity to gain cutting-edge knowledge on public health emergency response.

As a sponsor, your organization will receive recognition for supporting the professional development of field epidemiologists and the creation of stronger public health systems worldwide. You will have the opportunity to increase your brand visibility among an audience of epidemiologists, physicians, nurses, veterinarians, and other public health workers from around the world. Our events draw the participation of officials from country ministries of health and related areas such as national defense and social services.

Events are about starting quality relationships, and TEPHINET conferences are no different. As a network, TEPHINET strives to make our conferences spaces that are as much about quality interaction as they are about information, because we know that bringing together professionals from different backgrounds often leads to groundbreaking solutions. A TEPHINET conference might just be the place your organization finds its next great partnership.

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