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EIS Conference

2016 EIS Conference
65th Annual EIS Conference
will be held May 1–6, 2016

Annual Scientific Forum

Following a tradition that began in 1952, EIS hosts an annual scientific conference. National and international participants represent a strong network of current EIS officers, their mentors, EIS alumni, and other EIS supporters.

The EIS Conference is a primary forum for EIS officers to present their epidemiologic activities. They gain training and expertise in effective delivery of scientific information.

Along with scientific sessions, the EIS Conference includes a keynote address, awards, an international night, and opportunities for EIS officers to network with and learn from EIS alumni and leaders in epidemiology and public health.

The conference highlights CDC’s epidemiologic activities, welcomes the new EIS class, and allows CDC programs and partner organizations to select their new EIS officers. See EIS in the News for stories from the 2015 and 2014 EIS Conferences.



Continuing Education

Scroll down for instructions for continuing education for the 
64th Annual EIS Conference (April 20 – 23, 2015).


  1. Discuss the public health importance of the investigations presented.
  2. Describe the EIS Officers’ role in the development of investigational studies presented.
  3. Describe the epidemiologic methods used during the EIS officer’s investigations.
  4. Identify the limits on conclusions from available data.
  5. Discuss any unresolved issues related to the EIS officer’s investigation.
  6. Describe control and prevention recommendations based on investigation results.

Accreditation Statements (CM2527)

CME: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this live activity for a 27.3 maximum of 27.3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides 26 contact hours.

IACET CEU: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 2.6 CEU's for this program.

CECH: Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 28 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 0. CDC provider number GA0082.

AAVSB RACE: This program has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 26.5 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval; however participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Call William Knoll (, 404-498-6462) for further information.

Certified Public Health Professionals (CPH): The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a pre-approved provider of Certified in Public Health (CPH) recertification credits and is authorized to offer 33 CPH recertification credits for this program.

CDC is an approved provider of CPH Recertification Credits by the National Board of Public Health Examiners. Effective October 1, 2013, the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) accepts continuing education units (CEU) for CPH recertification credits from CDC. Please select CEU as your choice for continuing education when registering for a course on TCEOnline. Learners seeking CPH should use the guidelines provided by the NBPHE for calculating recertification credits. For assistance please contact NBPHE at

DISCLOSURE: In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use.

CDC, our planners, presenters, and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.

The Scientific Planning Committee (SPC) reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.

Content will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.

CDC did not accept commercial support for this continuing education activity.

Receive Continuing Education (CE)

To receive CE, complete the activity then fill-out the online TCEO evaluation by May 26, 2015.

  1. Go to TCEO (
  2. If you have a TCEO account, click Participant Login.
    If you are new to TCEO, click New Participant to create a user ID and password.
  3. Once logged on to TCEO, you will see the Participant Services page. Click Search and Register.
  4. You will see the “Online Search” page. Carefully look for the CDC Courses link on the right side of the page.
  5. Enter the Center/Course Code EISCONF15 and click View
  6. Click 64th Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Conference - Atlanta, GA - April 20–23, 2015.  
  7. Scroll down to Register Here. Select the type of CE that you would like to receive and click Submit
  8. Complete the demographic information and click Submit.
  9. Select Click Here to see the list of conference sessions.
  10. Select the sessions you attended. Click Add Sessions.
  11. Confirm your selection and click Next.
  12. The Participant Services page will display. Select Evaluations and Tests.
  13. Select Conferences. The conference will be listed with the sessions you selected. You may Add/Edit Sessions until you have all your sessions listed.  
  14. Click Take Evaluation and complete the evaluation for each session you attended.
  15. Once you complete the evaluation for each session you attended, you will complete the Final Conference Evaluation.
  16. To receive your CE certificate, go to the Participant Services page. Select Transcript and Certificate.
  17. From the Transcript - All Courses screen, click Certificate next to the conference title. You may print (Ctrl + P) or save (Ctrl + S) the certificate.

If you have questions or problems contact:

CDC/ATSDR Training and Continuing Education Online

FEES: There are no fees for CE.

EIS Conference Program Archive

Langmuir Lecture

Jeff Dean, PhDJeff Dean, PhD, a Google Senior Fellow, will present this year’s Langmuir Lecture. Dr. Dean helped develop Epi Info as a high school and college student. He will speak on “Large-Scale Machine Learning and Its Application to Public Health.” See the abstract.

The Langmuir Lecture is the preeminent public health lecture in the United States. The first lecture was given in 1972, and it has been a highlight of the annual EIS Conference each year since then. The lecture is named for Alexander D. Langmuir, MD, MPH (1910–1993), a public health visionary and leader who established the Epidemiology Program at what was then called the Communicable Disease Center in 1949; he remained as CDC’s chief epidemiologist until his retirement in 1970. Notably, Dr. Langmuir founded the EIS, established national disease surveillance for the United States, and brought the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report to CDC. Langmuir Lecture speakers have included Abraham Lilienfeld, Sir Richard Doll, Geoffrey Rose, Jonas Salk, and many other prominent public health thinkers and researchers. See more about Dr. Langmuir and Epidemiology at CDC in MMWR.

The Alexander D. Langmuir Prize Manuscript Award, established in 1966 by the EIS Alumni Association, is given during the lecture session. Each year, the award recognizes a current EIS officer or recent alumnus (within 1 year) for excellence in a written report or an epidemiological investigation or study.

See Epi Info™ Museum for key events in the history of Epi Info™ statistical software.

Conference Accessibility

For information on conference accessibility, contact the EIS office.

  • Phone: 404-498-6110
  • TTY (U.S.): 1-800-877-8339
  • TTY (International): 605-331-4923
  • E-mail: