Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Report on CDC-Hosted Scientific Meetings

About the Report

This report is submitted as required by the 21st Century Cures Act, which requires federal agencies to report publicly on all scientific meetings [1] where expenses exceed $30,000. This report includes all CDC-hosted scientific meetings held in FY 2023 where the expenses associated with the conference exceeded $30,000.

Fiscal Year 2023 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 spending). 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 2023 where costs exceeded $30,000.

  • Total number of scientific meetings: 3
  • Total cost of the scientific meetings: $2,274,098
  • Total number of attendees: 4,110
  • Average cost per attendee: $553
  • Percent of conferences held locally near CDC headquarters in Atlanta, GA: 100%
  • Percent of attendees traveling at CDC expense: 42%

Learn more in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Report on CDC-Hosted Scientific Meeting Spending.

[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.” logo