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EIS Conference

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.

2016 EIS Conference
65th Annual EIS Conference
will be held May 2–5, 2016

EIS conference participants hear scientific presentations from EIS officers.

Langmuir Lecture

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.

Jeff Dean, PhDJeff Dean, PhD, a Google Senior Fellow, presented the 2015 Langmuir Lecture. Dr. Dean helped develop Epi Info as a high school and college student. He spoke on “Large-Scale Machine Learning and Its Application to Public Health.” See Epi Info™ Museum for key events in the history of Epi Info™ statistical software.

CE Statements

Continuing Education (CE) for the 2015 EIS Conference is no longer available.

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
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