International Night – A Highlight of the Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Conference
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.
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.
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 2013 was held on Wednesday, April 24th from 5:30 – 10 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia in Atlanta, Georgia. To see the International Night Program, click here. Additional information can also be found on TEPHINET’s website.