Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Report on CDC-Hosted Scientific Meetings

December 28, 2020

About the Report

This report is submitted as required by the 21st Century Cures Actpdf iconexternal icon, dated December 13, 2016, which requires federal agencies to report publicly on all scientific meetings[1] where the expenses exceed $30,000.

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic response efforts and the associated moratorium on travel activities, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) did not host scientific meetings in FY 2020 that met the reporting requirements of the 21st Century Cures Act.

FY 2020 Summary

CDC continues to take positive steps in support of the agency’s initiatives to gain efficiencies in the use of appropriated funds for scientific meetings and conferences (as found in HHS’s policy on promoting efficient spendingexternal icon). At the forefront of these efforts is CDC’s work to implement improvements to event management practices through the release of updated training materials and resources.

The following summarizes information about CDC hosted scientific meetings in FY 2019 where costs exceeded $30,000 [2]:

  • Total number of scientific meetings: 0
  • Total cost of the scientific meetings: $0
  • Total number of attendees: 0
  • Average cost per attendee: $0
  • Percent of conferences held locally near CDC headquarters in Atlanta, GA: 0%
  • Percent of attendees traveling at CDC expense: 0%

[1] HHS defines a scientific meeting as “a meeting that is attended by scientific or medical personnel, or other professionals, of the Department of Health and Human Services, to advance the knowledge of science through the presentation and discussions of the results of scientific research and potential directions for further scientific research.”

[2] Total estimated costs are based on readily identifiable and known costs for contractor support, venue, and audio-visual related expenses, as well as registration fees, travel, and other miscellaneous costs.

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