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International Night – A Highlight of the Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Conference

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Epidemiologists, scientists, academics, physicians, and other public health professionals from around the world look forward to gathering once a year for International Night, a highlight of the Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Conference held in Atlanta, Georgia.

An audience of more than 500 attended the oral presentations and awards ceremony on EIS International Night in the Ravinia Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Ravinia Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia, April 24, 2013.

An audience of more than 500 attended EIS International Night 2013. Photo courtesy of Monique Tuyisenge-Ony.

International Night  is hosted by CDC’s Division of Public Health Systems and Workforce Development and the Training Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Interventions Network (TEPHINET). The event provides a forum where Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) residents and graduates can not only give scientific presentations, but also increase their knowledge about surveillance, outbreak investigation, and recommendations that will strengthen public health systems and improve health outcomes in their respective countries.
(From left) International Night co-moderator Dr. Fadzilah Kamaludin, Head of the Office of the Deputy Director General of Health (Public Health), Malaysia, and Chair, TEPHINET Advisory Board, discusses the program with Ruth Cooke Gibbs, Health Communication Specialist, Division of Global Health Protection (proposed), CDC Center for Global Health; Dr. Mark Rosenberg, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Task Force for Global Health; and Dr. William H. Foege, former CDC Director and current Senior Fellow, Global Health Program, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Photo courtesy of Monique Tuyisenge-Ony.

International Night participants discuss the program. Photo courtesy of Monique Tuyisenge-Ony.

International Night also provides an opportunity for FETP residents and EIS officers to exchange ideas and expand the global network of epidemiologists who can be called upon in times of emergency.  By bringing FETP residents and EIS officers together to share new knowledge, International Night creates a channel for them to present and defend their research before a panel of judges, subject matter experts, scientists, academicians, and senior level officials in the global scientific arena.

International Night 2014 will be held on Wednesday, April 30th from 5:30 – 10 p.m. in Atlanta, Georgia. To view save the date, click here. Additional information can also be found on TEPHINET’s website.

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