CDC Fiscal Year 2017 Report on Non-CDC-Hosted Scientific Meeting Spending

December 29, 2017

In compliance with the 21st Century Cures ActExternal this report includes all non-CDC-hosted scientific meetings held in FY 2017 where the expenses associated with the scientific meeting exceeded $30,000. The descriptions include:

  • The date of the scientific meeting
  • The location of the scientific meeting
  • A brief explanation of how the scientific meeting advanced the mission of the agency
  • A description of exceptional circumstances for scientific meeting where expenses exceeded $150,000
  • The total scientific meeting expenses incurred by the agency for the scientific meeting and
  • The total number of individuals whose travel expenses or other scientific meeting expenses were paid by the agency
Fiscal Year 2017 Non-CDC-Hosted Scientific Meetings
OPDIV Total Number of Scientific Meetings Total Cost Total Number of Attendees Total Number of Federal Attendees
(travel paid by CDC)
Total Number of Non-Federal Attendees
(travel paid by CDC)
CDC 60 $5,330,626 2,532 2,396 136

Center for Global Health

American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 65th Annual Meeting

Dates: November 13-17, 2016

Venue, City, State, or Country: Atlanta, GA

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: This is a critical year for CDC to participate in the ASTMH Annual Meeting as there will be discussion on redefining preparedness, response and recovery to global or regional pandemics such as Ebola and Zika, the moving target of malaria, and many other sessions focused on disease, environmental, clinical and cultural factors that are contributing to the morbidity and mortality from tropical diseases domestically and internationally.

Description of Exceptional Circumstances: This is an annual conference because of the ever-changing world of tropical medicine and hygiene, and related parasitic and other infectious diseases. In 2016, because of the emergence and spread of Zika, there has been a significant increase in the number of attendees in staff from other CIOs who would not normally attend this meeting.

Total Estimated Cost: $230,881

Total Attendees: 212

Total Feds on Travel: 212

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


47th Union World Conference on Lung Health – Confronting Resistance: Fundamentals to Innovations

Dates: October 26-29, 2016

Venue, City, State, or Country: Liverpool, United Kingdom

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (IUATLD) each year organizes an international Conference to highlight innovation, expertise, solutions and support to address global TB prevention and control. The annual IUATLD conference is the primary/premier global/international TB meeting where important and relevant new developments and research findings are presented to the over 2,500 participants, which includes health care professionals, policy-makers, clinicians, government officials, medical doctors, researchers, community activists and students.

Description of Exceptional Circumstances: CDC staff will be presenting important scientific findings and/or leading symposium to bring global partners together to discuss and develop strategic and programmatic approaches to improve global TB control and prevention. CDC has an opportunity to make tremendous impact and strengthen its leadership role, but only if present to do so. Additionally, CDC staff attending will be meeting and working with representatives of National TB and HIV programs to provide technical assistance in their efforts to strengthen and monitor infection control, surveillance, laboratory and immigrant and refugee TB/HIV prevention and control activities.

Total Estimated Cost: $205,682

Total Attendees: 54

Total Feds on Travel: 54

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


European Scientific Conference on Applied Infection Disease Epidemiology (ESCAIDE)

Dates: November 28-December 1, 2016

Venue, City, State, or Country: Stockholm, Sweden

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: Each year the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) holds the annual European Scientific Conference on Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology. The ESCAIDE conference aims at: (a) strengthening and expanding the human network of all involved in applied infectious disease epidemiology, (b) sharing scientific knowledge and experience in Europe and internationally, and (c) providing a dedicated platform for residents in training in field epidemiology to present their work. In the European Region these residents are trained in the European Program for Intervention Epidemiology Training (EPIET), other Field Epidemiology Training Programs (FETP), and European Programme for Public Health Microbiology Training (EUPHEM). The US CDC FETP program develops and supports FETPs covering eight countries in the European Region.

At ESCAIDE nine residents from eight CDC-supported FETPs have presentations of the findings of their epidemiologic investigations accepted for presentation. These final presentations are an important outcome of our investment in these important, capacity-building programs. Our FETP residents have spent many hours developing these investigations and the scientific presentations. In addition, our FETP residents will learn directly from the presentations of those in the EPIET and EUPHEM. CDC FETP staff (both county-based and headquarters) will also will need to see these presentations and the responses to questions from the audience. In so doing they can judge how our investment in these FETP residents has strengthened the residents’ command of field epidemiology and to identify any gaps that need to be filled in our FETP programs. FETP staff who attend this conference will be able to discuss with other European EPIET and EUPHEM staff improvements and innovations in FETP training methods and structure of the FETPs themselves. We have kept our FETP staff participation to only those essential and specific to developing our FETPs. The presentations at this conference for the most part will show actionable public health findings which can be used throughout our supported-FETP countries. These may improve surveillance, outbreak response, development of new public health approaches, and finally scientific communication methods.

Total Estimated Cost: $54,807

Total Attendees: 14

Total Feds on Travel: 8

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 6


African Society for Laboratory Medicine

Dates: December 3-9, 2016

Venue, City, State, or Country: Cape Town, South Africa

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: Since 2003, PEPFAR has invested over $3 billion (about $400 million per year) to strengthen laboratory health systems, mostly in Africa. Establishing sustainable, state-of-the-art laboratory systems is vital to the U.S. Government’s ongoing global health efforts and remains a key priority to build partner country ownership and health system capacity. In 2011, with substantial support from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) was established as a primary pathway to strengthen public health laboratory institutions. As a key CDC partner, ASLM’s mission continues to advance laboratory medicine and strengthen laboratory networks in Africa to ensure quality health care and diagnosis of infectious diseases including, but not limited, to HIV/AIDS. Since the establishment of the organization, ASLM has continued to make great strides toward fostering greater country capacity and ownership for laboratory systems. During the organization’s first two conferences, the group brought together laboratory scientists and experts from across the African continent and beyond to dialogue on best practices and the latest advancements in laboratory science. During both events, approximately 1200 attendees, including the United Nation Under-Secretary for HIV in Africa participated in over 500 poster presentations, over 115 abstract-driven oral presentations, over 50 roundtable discussions and over 60 satellite training sessions. As a recognized world-class public health laboratory institution, CDC’s active participation in this conference will help ensure continued U.S. Government leadership in laboratory capacity building. Because so many CDC staff are working to advance public health laboratory systems on the continent of Africa, their participation and active contribution to the meeting is critical. The 2016 conference will included key speakers such as Ambassador Deborah Birx and Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa. As was the case during the previous conference, many CDC staff will serve as moderators and speakers to facilitate exchange regarding the newest developments and initiatives in laboratory health systems strengthening, diagnostics, healthcare delivery and disease surveillance. The event provides a unique opportunity for training, development and collaboration amongst laboratory professionals working to address a variety of topics including infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, influenza, malaria, Global Health Security and non-communicable diseases.

The ASLM biennial conference: 1) provides participants opportunities to share and learn about innovative approaches and technologies; 2) provides an opportunity to maintain the momentum on activities and initiatives which are outlined in the previous meeting and; 3) provides a critical forum for updating activities and ensure collaboration among agencies and participants to streamline activities to address topics such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, influenza, malaria, Global Health Security and non-communicable diseases.

Description of Exceptional Circumstances: As a recognized world-class public health laboratory institution, CDC’s active participation in this conference will help ensure continued U.S. Government leadership in laboratory capacity building. Because so many CDC staff are working to advance public health laboratory systems on the continent of Africa, their participation and active contribution to the meeting is critical. The 2016 conference included key speakers such as Ambassador Deborah Birx and Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa. As was the case during the previous conference, many CDC staff serve as moderators and speakers to facilitate exchange regarding the newest developments and initiatives in laboratory health systems strengthening, diagnostics, healthcare delivery and disease surveillance. The event provides a unique opportunity for training, development and collaboration amongst laboratory professionals working to address a variety of topics including infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, influenza, malaria, Global Health Security and non-communicable diseases.

The ASLM biennial conference: 1) provides participants opportunities to share and learn about innovative approaches and technologies; 2) provides an opportunity to maintain the momentum on activities and initiatives which are outlined in the previous meeting and; 3) provides a critical forum for updating activities and ensure collaboration among agencies and participants to streamline activities to address topics such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, influenza, malaria, Global Health Security and non-communicable diseases.

Total Estimated Cost: $419,923

Total Attendees: 71

Total Feds on Travel: 71

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


19th Bangkok International Symposium of HIV Medicine

Dates: January 18-21, 2017

Venue, City, State, or Country: Bangkok, Thailand

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: Attending to obtain the latest info on HIV medicine, focused particularly in the region. Attendance at this conference is much cost effective than sending staff to any other country. Moreover, there are new staff that must attend to obtain information that would help them to best perform in their jobs.

Total Estimated Cost: $57,580

Total Attendees: 61

Total Feds on Travel: 61

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


50th Annual Meeting of the Society for Epidemiologic Research

Dates: June 20-23, 2017

Venue, City, State, or Country: Seattle, WA

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: CDC staff will make presentations at the conference of their work on immunization programs, data on influenza pandemics, and forecasting. Their participation is critical to the success of the event. This furthers CDC’s mission of health promotion and disease prevention and is valuable in public health research, decision-making, priority setting, program evaluation, and resource allocation by providing the public with access to specific and detailed information from CDC.

Total Estimated Cost: $74,640

Total Attendees: 27

Total Feds on Travel: 27

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


9th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science

Dates: July 23-27, 2017

Venue, City, State, or Country: Paris, France

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: Attendees will learn the newest scientific findings and development regarding the science of HIV, submit two abstracts, and present “On-Demand PrEP: Insights from Macaque Models”.

Total Estimated Cost: $97,437

Total Attendees: 18

Total Feds on Travel: 18

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Service

American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2016 Annual Symposium

Dates: November 12-16, 2016

Venue, City, State, or Country: Chicago, IL

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: AMIA is the world’s premier scientific meeting for biomedical and health informatics using information to improve individual health, health care, public health, and biomedical research. In addition to the educational sessions and latest developments in informatics technology, sessions on policy and new trends will be conducted with the leaders in the field. CDC must be representative in forums like AMIA to develop workforce training programs; create a process to certify HER technology, so providers can be assured that the HER technology they acquire will perform as needed identifying the ‘meaningful use’ objectives that providers must demonstrate to qualify for incentive payments. The output of this conference will be the growing trends of a research agenda and considerations for the translation of research into practice in the area of public health and consumer health informatics.

Total Estimated Cost: $56,222

Total Attendees: 17

Total Feds on Travel: 17

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


2016 International Society for Disease Surveillance Conference

Dates: December 6-8, 2016

Venue, City, State, or Country: Atlanta, GA

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: It is an important time to be working in the field of disease surveillance. To build skills, learn the latest in research, and share best practices and innovative approaches. (ISDS) is a nonprofit organization founded in 2005 and dedicated to the improvement of population health by advancing the science and practice of disease surveillance. ISDS represents professional and academic subject matter experts in the fields of public health surveillance, clinical practice, health informatics, health policy, and other areas related to national and global health surveillance. ISDS works toward a vision of timely, effective, and coordinated disease prevention and response among a skilled public health workforce through programs that position us at the vanguard of the disease surveillance field. Ongoing ISDS activities include building and sustaining a surveillance Community of Practice (CoP). Fostering innovations in surveillance research and practice. Increasing public health capacity by providing support and technical expertise to local, regional, and federal public health practitioners in the United States and around the world. Developing targeted resources to inform and expand the dialogue on timely topics of interest to the surveillance community. Hosting surveillance education and training activities that build workforce competencies.

Total Estimated Cost: $36,735

Total Attendees: 56

Total Feds on Travel: 56

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


2017 HiMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition

Dates: February 19-23, 2017

Venue, City, State, or Country: Orlando, FL

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: To explore and learn current and emerging health science, policy and practice issues to share experiences, enhance knowledge, and generate new ideas for improved healthcare through educational topics like interoperability, meaningful use, patient engagement, and value of Health IT which advance the science and practice of public health surveillance and informatics. As the nation’s prevention agency, CDC has always developed, endorsed, and disseminated guidance to improve preventive health care programs and exercising leadership in public health policy development and implementation. Our participants will have access to educational sessions and the opportunity to learn about the latest developments in health care technology to transform patient care; experience cutting-edge healthcare IT products that transform health information exchange at the Interoperability Showcase; network with thousands of physicians, nurses, HIT executives, payers, clinical engineers, public Health professionals, pharmacists, and others; register for one of the many targeted symposia like Nursing Informatics, Physicians IT, Clinical Engineering and IT Leadership, Payers, Pharmacy IT, Supply Chain Technology, and other relevant sessions on the healthcare IT solutions and issues.

Total Estimated Cost: $110,035

Total Attendees: 40

Total Feds on Travel: 40

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


Preventive Medicine 2017: Achieving Health Equity through Prevention

Dates: May 23-26, 2017

Venue, City, State, or Country: Portland, OR

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: ACPM and CDC share similar missions in addressing the areas of population health practice, clinical preventive medicine and lifestyle medicine practice, informatics, and quality medical care. The annual conference consists of a full range of clinical practice areas within population medicine, and provides practitioners with opportunities to increase public health and policy skills and relevant clinical knowledge. CDC sets many standards for general clinical care, leadership, and core preventive medicine to measure epidemiological impact and cost-effectiveness, assess and respond to occupational and environmental health disorders, and collaboration between state and local public health partners. Having CDC attendees at this conference will allow the agency to connect with others within these practices, and increase our knowledge in these areas to allow the agency to put out the best guidelines and standards.

Total Estimated Cost: $38,248

Total Attendees: 15

Total Feds on Travel: 15

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


2017 APHL Annual Meeting & Eleventh Government Environmental Laboratory Conference

Dates: June 11-14, 2017

Venue, City, State, or Country: Providence, RI

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: This governmental health system partner organization directly supports CDC and HHS’s public health vision and mission with evolving issues that affect health laboratories, environmental issues, emerging infectious diseases and informatics. Several CDC staff are subject matter experts and provide recommendations to state, local, clinical and public health laboratorians on best practices. CDC has an active leadership role at the conference’s sub-committees and inter-agency meetings.

Description of Exceptional Circumstances: This governmental health system partner organization directly supports CDC and HHS’s public health vision and mission with evolving issues that affect health laboratories, environmental issues, emerging infectious diseases and informatics. Several CDC staff are subject matter experts and provide recommendations to state, local, clinical and public health laboratorians on best practices. CDC has an active leadership role at the conference’s sub-committees and inter-agency meetings.

Since 2016, the number of projects funded under the APHL Cooperative Agreement managed by CSELS has increased from 39 in FY16 to 51 in FY17. Several new projects have been added and many existing projects have expanded significantly in scope, including but not limited to work in Public Health Informatics, Public Health Workforce Development, Zika, AR (regional labs), and AMB implementation to additional states with the next generation of PulseNet pilots. These projects promote quality public health laboratory practice, improve public health laboratory infrastructure, and strengthen the public health laboratory workforce domestically and globally. As a result, it is imperative that we increase SME attendance and participation at the annual APHL conference as it will allow CDC attendees the opportunity to address public health lab systems and practices with a wide audience.

Total Estimated Cost: $153,232

Total Attendees: 64

Total Feds on Travel: 64

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


2017 Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) Annual Conference

Dates: June 4-8, 2017

Venue, City, State, or Country: Boise, ID

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: CDC and CSTE work together in partnership to improve the public’s health by supporting the efforts of epidemiologists working at the state and local level and by promoting the effective use of epidemiologic data to guide public health practice and improve health. Public health surveillance and epidemiologic practice remains a high priority of HHS and CDC. Non-federal attendees include state, county, and city epidemiologists specializing in the areas of chronic disease, environmental health, infectious disease, injury, maternal and child health, and occupational health. Other attendees include veterinarians and other public health professionals interested in epidemiology and surveillance issues. In order to continue to encourage the CDC and CSTE partnership, the work with state, county and city public health departments, and achieve the HHS and CDC epidemiological priorities it is necessary for CDC staff to attend the 2017 CSTE conference. These staff will either present on various epidemiological topics or are key leaders from the agency who will attend to foster the CDC and CSTE partnership.

Description of Exceptional Circumstances:CDC and CSTE work together in partnership to improve the public’s health by supporting the efforts of epidemiologists working at the state and local level and by promoting the effective use of epidemiologic data to guide public health practice and improve health. Public health surveillance and epidemiologic practice remains a high priority of HHS and CDC. Non-federal attendees include state, county, and city epidemiologists specializing in the areas of chronic disease, environmental health, infectious disease, injury, maternal and child health, and occupational health. Other attendees include veterinarians and other public health professionals interested in epidemiology and surveillance issues. In order to continue to encourage the CDC and CSTE partnership, the work with state, county and city public health departments, and achieve the HHS and CDC epidemiological priorities it is necessary for CDC staff to attend the 2017 CSTE conference. These staff will either present on various epidemiological topics or are key leaders from the agency who will attend to foster the CDC and CSTE partnership.

This past year CDC awarded CSTE $3.2 million, which was an increase from the previous year for the Reportable Conditions Knowledge Management System that directly supports the CDC national surveillance strategy. Due to the increase in project deliverables, more staff have been engaged to help support the partner. The conference will allow key CDC leaders to continue negotiations with CSTE on the allocation of $1.4 million base funding. In addition, the conference will allow in-person dialogue between CDC and CSTE leadership to discuss FY 2017 funding strategy and planning.

Total Estimated Cost: $551,347

Total Attendees: 213

Total Feds on Travel: 213

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


33rd Clinical Virology Symposium CVS/ASM

Dates: May 7-10, 2017

Venue, City, State, or Country: Savannah, GA

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: This symposium will provide an unmatched forum for the meaningful exchange of ideas dealing with viral infections and the latest development in clinical and diagnostic virology.

Total Estimated Cost: $66,129

Total Attendees: 47

Total Feds on Travel: 47

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities

Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Management of Zika Virus Infection in Pregnant Women and Infants

Dates: August 30-31, 2017

Venue, City, State, or Country: Atlanta, GA

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: The purpose of this meeting is to allow experts to engage in a technical discussion about Zika outcomes for pregnant women and their infants.

Total Estimated Cost: $53,281

Total Attendees: 72

Total Feds on Travel: 23

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 49


National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

World Cancer Congress

Dates: October 31-November 3, 2016

Venue, City, State, or Country: Paris, France

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: Travelers had a large choice of sessions, interactive debates, workshops, capacity building schemes within the five cancer control tracks providing continuing education, staying abreast of current policies, procedures and capacity building. The capacity building objective was to increase NGOs’ effectiveness and performance and enable them to successfully respond to fast changing economic conditions, new stakeholders behaviors, political and regulatory challenges and technological trends; and (6) Travelers/members of the UICC and CDC had a role in two presentations—one on Latin America and another related to FETP program. Attendance gave travelers a unique opportunity to meet with several collaborators on key projects related to cancer; AND (5) Travelers were presenters and gave various presentations (i.e., comparison of treatment cost and resource use between colon and rectal cancers; Colorectal Cancer Screening; and Reducing Tobacco Use through Hard-Hitting Health Consequences Campaigns and Potential Applications for Other Public Health Issues). Travelers also participated as facilitators at this conference event.

Total Estimated Cost: $57,730

Total Attendees: 11

Total Feds on Travel: 10

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 1


2016 GSA Annual Scientific Meeting

Dates: November 16-20, 2016

Venue, City, State, or Country: New Orleans, LA

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) is the premier society of gerontologists in the US. CDC’s Healthy Aging Program attended and participated in numerous sessions. In conjunction with the science conference, CDC’s Healthy Aging Program held their annual meeting of Healthy Brain Research Network Grantees.

Total Estimated Cost: $44,246

Total Attendees: 20

Total Feds on Travel: 20

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference & Exhibition 2016

Dates: October 22-25, 2016

Venue, City, State, or Country: San Francisco, CA

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2016 National Conference & Exhibition offered 350 educational sessions including practical hands on learning and networking in addition to the largest pediatric technical exhibit of its kind.

Total Estimated Cost: $83,062

Total Attendees: 31

Total Feds on Travel: 30

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 1


National Conference on Tobacco or Health

Dates: March 22-24, 2017

Venue, City, State, or Country: Austin, TX

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: This conference convened representatives from a wide constituency of local, state, territorial, federal, academic, national, and community-based tobacco prevention and control programs to apply strategies to expand and improve the role of public health agencies and practitioners in tobacco prevention, early detection, treatment, rehabilitation, and palliation. The conference was an opportunity for translating research to practice and improving public health.

Description of exceptional circumstances: Spending in excess of $150,000 on the National Conference on Tobacco or Health (NCTOH) is the most cost-effective option to achieve the purpose of working collaboratively with local, state, territorial, federal, academic, national, and community-based tobacco prevention and control programs to apply strategies to expand and improve the role of public health agencies and practitioners in tobacco prevention. The total cost of this event was $201,850, which is a cost savings of 34% less than the projected amount ($305,950). The actual travel cost of $101,850 includes $77,602 for attendee travel expense, $1,113 for airport ground transportation (carrier: Super Shuttle), and $23,135 for traveler registration. Fifty-three (53) Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) employees traveled to attend the event. The $100,000 Cooperative Agreement (Co-Ag) contributed to conference support costs for partial sponsorship and providing access to Workshops/Courses, and Ancillary Meetings for attendees. NCTOH is a conference that occurs on a biennial basis.

Total Estimated Cost: $201,850

Total Attendees: 53

Total Feds on Travel: 53

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE)

Dates: March 30-April 1, 2017

Venue, City, State, or Country: Denver, CO

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: The SOPHE 68th annual meeting provided an opportunity to share research findings, program impacts, policy changes, perspectives, and expertise with the health education and health promotion professional community.

Total Estimated Cost: $36,581

Total Attendees: 22

Total Feds on Travel: 22

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


Society for Prevention Research (SPR) 25th Annual Meeting ‘Prevention and Public Systems of Care: Research, Policy and Practice’

Dates: May 30-June 2, 2017

Venue, City, State, or Country: Washington, D.C.

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: Travelers gave presentations on programmatic work that contributes to improving health prevention and promotion practice, reducing health disparities and achieve health equity within and across populations around the world through public systems of care.

Total Estimated Cost: $37,008

Total Attendees: 19

Total Feds on Travel: 19

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


National Oral Health Conference

Dates: April 24-26, 2017

Venue, City, State, or Country: Albuquerque, NM

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: The National Oral Health Conference is the main national oral public health (dental public health) conference held annually in the U.S. Approximately 700 participants attended from state and local oral public health programs, academia, Federal programs, and non-governmental organizations active in oral public health programs. Topics covered by the conference included public health research, epidemiology, surveillance, and evaluation, as well as preventive programs development, implementation, and evaluation.

Total Estimated Cost: $31,206

Total Attendees: 18

Total Feds on Travel: 17

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 1


American Diabetes Association

Dates: June 9-13, 2017

Venue, City, State, or Country: San Diego, CA

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: The program offered a great opportunity to researchers and health care professionals to share ideas and learn about the significant advances in diabetes research, treatment, and care fields. Attendees had access to more than 3,000 original research presentations and got to engage and exchange innovations or knowledge with the leading diabetes experts and professionals.

Total Estimated Cost: $49,227

Total Attendees: 22

Total Feds on Travel: 22

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


American College of Sports Medicine: A World Congress on Exercise is Medicine® and World Congress on The Basic Science of Exercise and the Brain ACSM Annual Meeting

Dates: May 30-June 3, 2017

Venue, City, State, or Country: Denver, CO

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: During the Annual College of Sport’s Medicine’s (ACSM’s) Annual Meeting, World Congress on Exercise is Medicine® and World Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise and the Brain included sessions covering virtually every aspect of sports medicine, exercise science and the benefits of physical activity. Internationally recognized as the place to hear leading experts and learn about the latest research, this conference bought science and practice together. More than 6,000 industry professionals from around the globe made the ACSM Annual Meeting their priority conference. Attendees learned about networking opportunities and engaged with others in the field that were passionate about exercise science and sports medicine.

Total Estimated Cost: $30,625

Total Attendees: 15

Total Feds on Travel: 15

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


American College of Epidemiology Annual Conference

Dates: September 24-26, 2017

Venue, City, State, or Country: New Orleans, LA

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: The American College of Epidemiology is the professional organization dedicated to continued education and advocacy for epidemiologists in their efforts to promote good science and the public health. Participants in this conference gained valuable information relative to the methods of translation, dissemination and implementation research in health. Additionally, valuable insight was gained in learning about more effective ways to communicate research findings for public consumption.

Total Estimated Cost: $41,363

Total Attendees: 23

Total Feds on Travel: 23

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases

ID Week 2016

Dates: October 26-30, 2016

Venue, City, State, or Country: New Orleans, LA

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: ID Week is the combined annual meeting of the IDSA, SHEA, HIVMA, and PIDS, where infectious diseases professionals can meet, share experiences, and develop collaborations. With so many common issues and challenges cutting across four disciplines, ID Week provides an opportunity to learn from each other’s knowledge, experience and expertise, for the improvement of patient care and public health.

Description of Exceptional Circumstances: ID Week is geared toward healthcare professionals in infectious diseases and healthcare epidemiology and prevention, including researchers, clinicians, quality and patient safety practitioners, epidemiologists, and public health officials, including those who see HIV and pediatric patients. The 2016 event had a total of 117 CDC participants at the estimated cost of $237,228. CDC continues to manage the cost of this event by only permitting oral presenters and exhibitors to attend. All attendees and poster presenters are wait listed.

Total Estimated Cost: $375,295

Total Attendees: 141

Total Feds on Travel: 141

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


Rabies In The Americas XXVII Conference RITA

Dates: October 23-28, 2016

Venue, City, State, or Country: Belem, Brazil

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: The meeting provides an opportunity for researchers, health professionals, international, national and local managers of rabies programs, wildlife biologists, laboratory personnel and other people interested in advancing knowledge of rabies surveillance, prevention and control, to meet each other, to share their successes and also to discuss the challenges to be met.

Total Estimated Cost: $47,108

Total Attendees: 10

Total Feds on Travel: 9

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 1


Association for Professionals in Infection Control (APIC) Annual Conference 2017

Dates: June 14-16, 2017

Venue, City, State, or Country: Portland, OR

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: APIC’s 44th Annual Conference will join nearly 5,000 attendees dedicated to creating a safer world through the prevention of infection. Attendees will hear from leading experts of government agencies, international organizations, research facilities, and other healthcare settings who are working on the front lines of the profession.

APIC 2017 will feature three packed days of more than 100 educational sessions—keynote speakers, in-depth workshops, exhibitor satellite symposia, and ask-the-expert sessions.

Total Estimated Cost: $48,242

Total Attendees: 34

Total Feds on Travel: 30

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 4


Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of American (SHEA)

Dates: March 29-31, 2017

Venue, City, State, or Country: St. Louis, MO

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: The annual meeting of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America is the largest scientific meeting in the country devoted exclusively to healthcare epidemiology. The core content of the meeting includes healthcare associated infections and antibiotic stewardship, which are two of the primary focus areas for the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion and are top priorities for CDC. Healthcare Associated Infections remain a Winnable Battle for CDC and Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria is the focus of a major government wide effort. The meeting is a key forum for CDC experts to present information to a national audience and a key opportunity for CDC staff to learn about leading edge developments. Participation onsite by carefully chosen CDC staff in the meeting is essential, as there are no options to access the scientific content of the meeting through teleconference or internet. Another important benefit of onsite participation by CDC staff is dialogue with SHEA attendees (clinical/hospital epidemiologists, infectious disease specialist, infection control professionals, and microbiologists) to better understand current national and regional needs and to assess the success of CDC activities in the field. The meeting provides updates on the latest science in preventing healthcare associated infections and improving antibiotic use that can be shared with other CDC staff and can inform and improve CDC efforts in these areas.

Total Estimated Cost: $55,936

Total Attendees: 41

Total Feds on Travel: 37

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 4


MICROBE 2017 ASM/ICAAC

Dates: June 1-5, 2017

Venue, City, State, or Country: New Orleans, LA

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: Integrating ASM’s two most popular events, ASM General Meeting and ICAAC, MICROBE 2017 showcases the best microbial sciences in the world and provides a one-of-a-kind forum to explore the complete spectrum of microbiology from basic science to translation and application.

Total Estimated Cost: $126,634

Total Attendees: 63

Total Feds on Travel: 58

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 5


15th Conference of the International Society of Travel Medicine (CISTM)

Dates: May 14-18, 2017

Venue, City, State, or Country: Barcelona, Spain

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: The International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM) is committed to the promotion of healthy and safe travel. In cooperation with health care providers, academic centers, the travel industry and the media, ISTM advocates and facilitates education, service, and research activities in the field of travel medicine. This includes preventive and curative medicine within many specialties such as tropical medicine, infectious diseases, high altitude physiology, travel related obstetrics, psychiatry, occupational health, military and migration medicine, and environmental health.

ISTM’s specific goals are to:

  • promote travel health
  • develop guidelines for travel medicine practice
  • educate health care professionals, public health professionals, and the travel industry
  • provide a scientific focus for travel medicine
  • stimulate the professional advancement of travel medicine practice
  • promote distribution of rapid information exchange related to travel medicine issues
  • facilitate international contacts between practitioners of travel medicine
  • promote development and evaluation of safe, effective, preventive and curative interventions
  • foster research in travel medicine, including the promotion of international collaborative studies

Total Estimated Cost: $74,753

Total Attendees: 19

Total Feds on Travel: 19

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


2017 Intergovernmental Training Summit IIRHWG IPPA

Dates: March 27-31, 2017

Venue, City, State, or Country: Panama City, Panama

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: The primary goal of this Summit is to provide training to Panel Physicians who perform medical exams on immigrants and refugees, a function that CDC regulates. Besides panel physicians, Department of State Consular Officers, and Canadian and Australian immigration health officials will also be attending and have contributed to the development of the Summit. The Summit is an intergovernmental summit, falling under the Intergovernmental Immigrant and Refugee Health Working Group (IIRHWG), which itself falls under the 5 Countries Conference (5CC) umbrella. Intergovernmental partners and IPPA have asked CDC to give certain presentations and facilitate some of the breakout sessions where CDC has unique subject matter expertise.

Total Estimated Cost: $72,784

Total Attendees: 18

Total Feds on Travel: 15

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 3


SAS Global Forum 2017

Dates: April 2-5, 2017

Venue, City, State, or Country: Orlando, FL

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: SAS Global Forum is an education-focused conference featuring the brightest SAS users and experts from all over the world.

The conference provides hands-on training through courses and tutorials, that are taught by recognized experts. This ensures our users get practical knowledge and experience.

Total Estimated Cost: $45,001

Total Attendees: 19

Total Feds on Travel: 19

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


27th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) 2017

Dates: April 22-25, 2017

Venue, City, State, or Country: Vienna, Austria

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: Combatting antibiotic resistance is a top CDC priority and the focus of a recent Executive Order. Improving antibiotic prescribing and use (i.e., stewardship) is a core strategy to address this issue. Since 1999, The Transatlantic Taskforce on Antimicrobial Resistance (TATFAR) has focused on improving cooperation between the U.S. and the EU in appropriate therapeutic use of antimicrobial drugs. This presentation will highlight a CDC-led multi-national project and the achievement of the first TATFAR recommendation: common antimicrobial stewardship indicators for hospitals.

Total Estimated Cost: $39,250

Total Attendees: 11

Total Feds on Travel: 9

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 2


American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Conference 2017

Dates: July 21-25, 2017

Venue, City, State, or Country: Indianapolis, IN

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: CDC travelers are required to stay aware of best practices in applied epidemiology and public health including veterinary public health. In addition, they are required to participate in presenting, planning, developing, implementing, analyzing, and evaluating public health surveillance systems for communicable diseases and other illnesses, including those that are zoonotic.

Total Estimated Cost: $36,242

Total Attendees: 21

Total Feds on Travel: 21

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


International Union of Microbiological Societies 2017 IUMS Congresses

Dates: July 17-21, 2017

Venue, City, State, or Country: Singapore, Singapore

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: The congresses will deal with all aspects of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology and is a platform for the exchange of knowledge and opinions of professionals from academia, industry, government and for fostering international collaborations. This congress has a broad appeal for all scientists, clinicians and allied health professionals with an interest in any aspect of Microbiology.

The IUMS 2017 Congress incorporates three major congresses: the 15th International Congress of Bacteriology and Applied Microbiology, 15th International Congress of Mycology and Eukaryotic Microbiology and 17th International Congress of Virology. The congresses will deal with all aspects of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology and is a platform for the exchange of knowledge and opinions of professionals from academia, industry, government and for fostering international collaborations. With that in mind, IUMS 2017 will be held concurrently in Singapore in a spirit of international sharing and to favor cross-discipline collaboration.

This conference constitutes a critical gathering of top research scientists working on rare but highly pathogenic viral hemorrhagic fevers, with more interest in these pathogens since the Ebola Outbreak. Presenting and attending this conference is an important activity for the viral special pathogens branch researchers and allow them to present their research findings, get feedback and promote CDC’s role and work. It also allows them to stay on top of the scientific knowledge and research topic in their field.

Total Estimated Cost: $44,798

Total Attendees: 7

Total Feds on Travel: 7

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) Annual Meeting

Dates: July 9-12, 2017

Venue, City, State, or Country: Tampa, FL

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: Each year, the International Association for Food Protection hosts an Annual Meeting, providing attendees with information on current and emerging food safety issues, the latest science, innovative solutions to new and recurring problems, and the opportunity to network with thousands of food safety professionals from around the globe. Held in various locations throughout North America, this meeting has grown over the years to become the leading food safety conference worldwide.

More than 2,800 of the top industry, academic and governmental food safety professionals attend the IAFP Annual Meeting from six continents. This renowned event owes its reputation and success to the quantity, quality and diversity of each year’s program; the quality and relevance of exhibits sharing the latest in available technologies; leading experts speaking on a variety of timely topics; and special recognition of outstanding professionals and students for their contributions in the food safety field.

Foodborne diseases affect tens of millions of people and kill thousands in the United States each year. They also cause billions of dollars in healthcare-related and industry costs annually. CDC has identified reducing foodborne diseases as a winnable battle. With additional effort and support for evidence-based, cost-effective strategies that we can implement now, we will have a significant impact on our nation’s health. CDC is working to meet national goals to decrease the burden of bacterial and diarrheal illness by the year 2020. We are also working to meet CDC’s responsibilities under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which was largely driven by CDC data and investigative findings.

Total Estimated Cost: $37,646

Total Attendees: 22

Total Feds on Travel: 22

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


2017 36th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Virology (ASV)

Dates: June 24-28, 2017

Venue, City, State, or Country: Madison, WI

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: The American Society for Virology provides a forum for investigators of human, animal, insect, plant, fungal, and bacterial viruses, whether the research involves clinical, ecological, biological, or biochemical approaches. The stated aim of the Society is to promote the exchange of information and stimulate discussion and collaboration among scientists active in all aspects of virology. These goals are achieved by means of meetings organized or sponsored by the Society, obtaining for the members reduced subscription rates for virological journals, soliciting travel grants to attend national and international meetings and representation on national and international councils.

Total Estimated Cost: $61,422

Total Attendees: 30

Total Feds on Travel: 29

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 1


International Congress on Rickettsia and other Intracellular Bacteria ESCCAR 2017

Dates: June 19-21, 2017

Venue, City, State, or Country: Marseille, France

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: The “ESCCAR international congress on Rickettsia and other intracellular bacteria” will take place from June 19th to 21st, 2017 in Marseille, France. ESCCAR and ASR are the organizers of the triennial International meeting on Rickettsiae and Rickettsial diseases. ESCCAR has currently about 300 members (medical doctors, veterinarians, and microbiologists) from many different countries. Bacterial diseases studied include chlamydiosis, rickettsiosis, bartonellosis, ehrlichosis, and coxiellosis as well as emerging infectious diseases due to novel intracellular bacteria (i.e. Chlamydia-related bacteria and Neoehrlichia).

Total Estimated Cost: $33,089

Total Attendees: 9

Total Feds on Travel: 9

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


9th International Symposium on Filoviruses FILO 2017

Dates: September 13-16, 2017

Venue, City, State, or Country: Marburg, Germany

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: Attending this conference will enable to access unique, high-quality content and learn about the latest developments in Ebola virus epidemiology and ecology, patient care and management, new diagnostics, vaccines and treatments from experts in the field, present latest research to peers and network with an interdisciplinary group from around the world, including academics and researchers, as well as health and industry professionals.

This leading conference on Filoviruses will offer a broad overview of the history and achievements in the field of Ebola virus research. World-renowned experts will look at the past and the present to help shape the future of Ebola virus research.

Total Estimated Cost: $38,797

Total Attendees: 8

Total Feds on Travel: 8

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


International Health Economics Association (IHEA) 2017 World Congress

Dates: July 7-11, 2017

Venue, City, State, or Country: Boston, MA

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: Health Economists meet to discuss various cost benefit analyses used in public health. IHEA has focused a lot this year on the governance of iHEA: getting Board members – elected from the iHEA membership – fully involved in scientific and organizational issues. An important part of these governance initiatives is to improve transparency for members; you can find information on the composition and activities of the Board and Board committees in the various webpages, as well as reports on the finances and general activities of the association.

The congress is, of course, the major activity of any academic association. Attendance in Boston, promises to have high quality presentations selected by a high-powered Scientific Committee comprising experts from the various subfields of health economics. Successful associations are not just about congresses, they also provide services to members in between their congresses. The event website continues to be a work in progress; we’re constantly thinking about what content iHEA might create or curate to disseminate via the website and other social media.

Total Estimated Cost: $60,358

Total Attendees: 19

Total Feds on Travel: 19

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


Advanced Molecular Detection (AMD) Day 2017

Dates: September 25-27, 2017

Venue, City, State, or Country: Atlanta, GA

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: Advanced Molecular Detection (AMD) is a significant CDC initiative: AMD combines the latest pathogen identification technologies with enhanced capabilities in bioinformatics and advanced epidemiology to be more effective in understanding, preventing, and controlling infectious diseases. This event, as a one-day event, brings together CDC employees working on different AMD-related projects and people who want to learn more about AMD in a way that would not happen otherwise.

Total Estimated Cost: $73,903

Total Attendees: 108

Total Feds on Travel: 50

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 58


19th International Workshop on Campylobacter, Helicobacter and Related Organisms CHRO2017

Dates: September 10-14, 2017

Venue, City, State, or Country: Nantes, France

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: Exchange information with other experts on Campylobacter, Helicobacter and related organisms. The 19th International Conference on Campylobacter, Helicobacter and Related Organisms (CHRO) happens once every two years and is attended by professionals and students with an interest in Campylobacter, Helicobacter and related organisms from a broad range of sectors including government, industry, university, human health, animal health and environmental health. The workshop will serve as a venue for discussing the status of research on the food and environmental sources of Campylobacter, where representatives from several countries will exchange ideas and foster collaborations for surveillance and research projects on this field. CDC has been a regular attendee at previous CHRO meetings and is a sought out and respected contributor to CHRO-related science, surveillance, and research. CDC is scheduled to provide four oral presentations on cutting edge research on Campylobacter epidemiology as well as organize, moderate and present at a Workshop in Campylobacter Source Attribution. If CDC does not attend this year’s CHRO meeting after the conference organizers have accepted CDC presentations and finalized conference programs, it may result in CDC’s not being invited to participate in future CHRO-related meetings.

Total Estimated Cost: $39,492

Total Attendees: 8

Total Feds on Travel: 8

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention

HIV Research for Prevention HIVR4P

Dates: October 17-21, 2016

Venue, City, State, or Country: Chicago, IL

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: CDC conducts clinical HIV prevention research at both domestic and international sites. Specifically, the travelers help to identify, develop, and evaluate effective behavioral, biomedical, and structural technologies, interventions, and strategies; and to prioritize this process to maximize reduction of HIV acquisition among high-incidence populations. The CDC will benefit because this conference is an important venue for CDC to present abstracts and update knowledge about the latest research on biomedical HIV Prevention. The conference is the first global conference to feature the latest research on all forms of biomedical HIV prevention. HIV R4P is the world’s first and only scientific meeting dedicated exclusively to biomedical HIV prevention research. Attendance at the conference will support cross-fertilization between research on HIV vaccines, microbicides, Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), treatment as prevention and other biomedical prevention approaches, while also providing a venue to discuss the research findings, questions and priorities that are specific to advancing each modality.

Total Estimated Cost: $41,607

Total Attendees: 17

Total Feds on Travel: 17

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


21st Conference of the Union – North America Region

Dates: February 23-25, 2017

Venue, City, State, or Country: Vancouver, Canada

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: The 21st Union Conference -North America Region is a three-day scientific meeting that brings together experts to focus on topics of importance to TB control and lung health in North America. Participants include researchers working on TB and lung diseases, health care professionals (doctors, public health nurses, clinical nurses, pharmacists, and laboratory technologists), public administrators, and pharmaceutical companies, among others.

Total Estimated Cost: $48,470

Total Attendees: 23

Total Feds on Travel: 23

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections 2017

Dates: February 13-16, 2017

Venue, City, State, or Country: Seattle, WA

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: The 2017 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections is a scientifically focused meeting of the world’s leading researchers working to understand, prevent, and treat HIV/AIDS and its complications. CROI is one of the leading biomedical conferences on HIV in the world, and particularly for the United States. The participants are select leading researchers and clinicians working in laboratory and clinical research as well as epidemiology and surveillance. Topic areas of specific interest to CROI participants and presenters include studies of antiretroviral therapy; complications of HIV infection; AIDS-related malignancies; pediatrics/adolescents; mother to child transmission; HIV in women/women’s health; HIV clinical diagnostics; epidemiology of HIV infection; and prevention studies. CDC researchers are among the leading scientists in these areas and CDC benefits greatly from the opportunity for them to present and discuss their work in this scientifically focused forum. The conference is kept to a relatively small size conducive to formal and informal scientific and collaborative exchange; this allows attendees better access to senior level, innovative, and internationally-known researchers and provide an excellent means to build and maintain collaborations. This level of interaction benefits CDC’s attendees and strengthens CDC’s future efforts. At recent conferences, groundbreaking data have been presented on pre-exposure prophylaxis, HIV diagnostics (including home HIV testing), methods for and findings from HIV surveillance (including behavioral and clinical surveillance). In addition, CROI provides a forum for up-to-date information on emerging prevention strategies such as vaccines and other biomedical interventions.

Description of Exceptional Circumstances: CROI is a non-CDC conference organized, promoted, and presented by the CROI Foundation in conjunction with the International AIDS Society-USA, which serves as the Conference Secretariat. CROI is the leading conference for HIV science. It brings together top basic, translational, and clinical researchers from around the world to share the latest studies, important developments, and best research methods in the ongoing battle against HIV/AIDS and related infectious diseases. CROI is a global model of international collaboration and the premier venue for bridging basic and clinical investigation to clinical practice in the field of HIV and related viruses. CROI provides CDC scientists the opportunity to both share and to access cutting-edge advances in outbreak detection and surveillance, diagnostics, and HIV prevention and treatment that protect the American public and improve the lives of those Americans living with the infection. CDC expenditures for CROI are in the form of travel and registration fees, and approximately 2/3 of attendees are accepted presenters or senior leaders. Presenting at and attending at CROI allows CDC scientists the opportunity to disseminate findings to peers in the larger scientific community and assess the current state of science related to HIV treatment, care, and prevention. The impact of not funding or reducing the approved funding amount would mean that CDC would not be able to present and discuss research an surveillance findings at the premier scientific meeting focused on HIV.

Total Estimated Cost: $210,086

Total Attendees: 75

Total Feds on Travel: 75

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


STI and HIV World Congress

Dates: July 9-12, 2017

Venue, City, State, or Country: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: The International Society for Sexually Transmitted Diseases Research (ISSTDR) conducts biennial scientific meetings that address the entire range of the biomedical, behavioral and social sciences related to all STDs, including HIV infection. The World STI-HIV Congress is one of the most important scientific meetings held in 2017. ISSTDR is one of the preeminent global bodies dedicated to research into STIs, HIV and sexual health, from basic science through population health. Staff attendance and representation is essential in order to remain current on trends, research, and scientific and behavioral advancements in the field of STI. Attendance will enhance the scientific and behavioral-related knowledge base of CDC staff, ensuring they are current on existing trends and research/advancements in STI prevention and control.

Total Estimated Cost: $110,466

Total Attendees: 22

Total Feds on Travel: 22

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


2017 National TB Conference

Dates: April 18-21, 2017

Venue, City, State, or Country: Atlanta, GA

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: The theme for the 2017 National TB Conference is “Culture of Collaboration.” This conference recognizes that our day-to-day work in the U.S. is influenced by, and challenged by, the global TB rates and cultural beliefs about the disease that influence our ability to identify and effectively treat the disease. It also acknowledges the diversity of ethnic backgrounds among U.S. residents, visitors, and the undocumented—and how this diversity affects the work that we do. Successfully managing TB in the U.S. requires those with the disease and those infected with the disease, their contacts, their beliefs about treatment, and the work we do to protect the public’s health with this recognition.

Total Estimated Cost: $46,069

Total Attendees: 31

Total Feds on Travel: 31

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


2017 HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) Annual Meeting HPTN 2017

Dates: April 9-13, 2017

Venue, City, State, or Country: Washington, D.C.

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: The HPTN is dedicated to the discovery and development of new and innovative research strategies to reduce the acquisition and transmission of HIV benefiting CDC and the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention. This meeting will focus on (1) An update on ongoing and completed HPTN studies; (2) Integrative strategies on HIV/AIDS Prevention and new pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) agents; and (3) Opportunities for discussions between representatives of HPTN protocol teams, working groups, partners and the NIH.

Total Estimated Cost: $49,166

Total Attendees: 16

Total Feds on Travel: 16

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

2017 Safe States Annual Meeting

Dates: September 11-15, 2017

Venue, City, State, or Country: Denver, CO

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: The purpose of this meeting is to highlight the latest research and science at a conference that convenes the largest collection of injury and violence prevention researchers and public health practitioners. This meeting provides CDC with an opportunity to advance the NCIPC priorities for prescription drug outbreak, child abuse and neglect, intimate partner sexual violence, and motor vehicle injury prevention.

Total Estimated Cost: $32,910

Total Attendees: 19

Total Feds on Travel: 19

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

2017 Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration Annual Conference (SME) and Expo and CMA 119th National Western Mining Conference

Dates: February 19-22, 2017

Venue, City, State, or Country: Denver, CO

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: The SME Annual Meeting is the preeminent mining conference of the year and the one with a program most closely tied to the NIOSH Mining Program’s mission of improving mine safety and health through research and education. This is one of the key meetings of people who influence areas related to mine worker health and safety. As such, CDC employees’ participation is directly related to our mission.

Total Estimated Cost: $78,593

Total Attendees: 32

Total Feds on Travel: 32

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


Experimental Biology 2017

Dates: April 22-26, 2017

Venue, City, State, or Country: Chicago, IL

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: Travelers are presenting their research findings and attending oral and poster sessions at the conference. Dissemination of research results and expert review of studies is critical to the CDC Mission. Participants will share, learn, and update information and methods with scientists and researchers in their fields. Presentations will be based on current research findings of CDC investigators and will allow this information to be shared with others in the same field, as well as the public. This will improve both individual and team research at CDC, and improve its timeliness.

Total Estimated Cost: $30,246

Total Attendees: 12

Total Feds on Travel: 12

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


2017 American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) American Occupational Health Conference (AOHC)

Dates: April 23-26, 2017

Venue, City, State, or Country: Denver, CO

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: Three attendees will moderate, present and demonstrate during a session (which has been accepted) titled “Monitoring Longitudinal Lung Function Measurements using SPIROLA”. SPRIOLA is a software program designed, built, and maintained by NIOSH to assist clinicians with longitudinal monitoring of workers’ lung function; two attendees will staff a booth on Lyme disease; one will present on “NIOSH Occupation Health Safety” Network” and recruit for OHSN; and others to present on and/or attend session(s) on occupational health.

Total Estimated Cost: $34,652

Total Attendees: 15

Total Feds on Travel: 15

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Expo AIHce

Dates: June 4-7, 2017

Venue, City, State, or Country: Seattle, WA

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: This conference provides an important source of information on occupational safety and health covering a wide variety of topic areas, including those representing the specific programmatic categories in the NIOSH Program Portfolio (agriculture, construction, trade, transportation, public and private services, healthcare and manufacturing).

Total Estimated Cost: $92,856

Total Attendees: 26

Total Feds on Travel: 26

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2017

Dates: May 19-24, 2017

Venue, City, State, or Country: Washington, DC

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: The American Thoracic Society is one of the most influential academic organizations in the US and globally on matters relevant to preventing respiratory disease. Thus, it is a very important venue for disseminating CDC scientific findings related to respiratory disease and for building partnerships needed to carry out CDC’s public health mission. Participating in ATS groups generating authoritative recommendations for the nation and other high profile engagement in this conference is necessary for many parts of CDC to optimize their public health impact.

Total Estimated Cost: $61,949

Total Attendees: 24

Total Feds on Travel: 24

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


12th International Conference on Occupational Stress and Health, “Work, Stress and Health 2017: Contemporary Challenges and Opportunities” WSH2017

Dates: June 7-10, 2017

Venue, City, State, or Country: Minneapolis, MN

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: The Work, Stress and Health Conference addresses the ever-changing nature of work and the implications of these changes for the health, safety and well-being of workers. The conference covers numerous topics of interest to labor, management, practitioners and researchers, such as work and family issues, new formats of work organization, shifting worker demographics, best practices for preventing stress and improving the health of workers and their organizations.

The 2017 conference will give special attention to contemporary workplace challenges that present new research and intervention opportunities. The workplaces continue to change at a rapid pace. Workplaces and their employees face a host of new challenges.

Total Estimated Cost: $51,013

Total Attendees: 27

Total Feds on Travel: 27

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


Office of the Associate Director for Communication

National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing and Media (NCHCMM)

Dates: August 15-17, 2017

Venue, City, State, or Country: Atlanta, GA

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: The pace of change in the science and technology of health communication is quickly accelerating. Technology is rapidly expanding and neurocognitive findings reveal new knowledge about how people make decisions as the channels of communication become more mobile, immediate and horizontal. To reach national health and risk communication goals, health communication professionals must make CDC’s science recommendations easily available, understood and compelling for the public and at-risk populations. Mistakes in communication or using outdated resources and methods wastes tax dollars, and a lack of timely and credible health information can cause harm, especially in emerging response situations. This national conference supports health communication professionals across the nation to assimilate science, health, emergency and risk communication, and technological information, and apply appropriate theories and practices to achieve health goals.

Total Estimated Cost: $148,959

Total Attendees: 249

Total Feds on Travel: 249

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


Office of the Associate Director for Science

2016 Advancing Ethical Research (AER) Conference (PRIM&R)

Dates: November 14-16, 2016

Venue, City, State, or Country: Chicago, IL

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: The Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIMR) educational Conference provides a safe and respectful environment for attendees to increase their knowledge of human subjects regulations and understanding of ethical and regulatory requirements, learn best practices, grapple with both late-breaking and longstanding challenges, and confer with peers and experts in the research ethics field in a constructive way.

Total Estimated Cost: $72,466

Total Attendees: 32

Total Feds on Travel: 32

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response

2016 ASTHO Annual Directors of Public Health Preparedness Meeting

Dates: October 25-27, 2016

Venue, City, State, or Country: New York, NY

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: This year’s meeting will provide a forum for the DPHPs and federal partners to exchange dialogue on timely public health preparedness policy issues including funding and sustainability of the ASPR and CDC Cooperative Agreement Programs, cooperative agreement planning, adjusting to the “new normal” of managing frequent activations with decreased funding, and public health’s response to Ebola, Zika, and other recent emergencies.

Total Estimated Cost: $49,646

Total Attendees: 22

Total Feds on Travel: 22

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


2017 Preparedness Summit NACCHO

Dates: April 25-28, 2017

Venue, City, State, or Country: Atlanta, GA

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: Joining discussions to identify current priority areas in public health and healthcare preparedness; to discuss emerging practices and theories that can be applied to improve community preparedness and community resilience, and to identify opportunities to engage with national stakeholders on federal guidance and policy issues that will impact state and local preparedness.

Total Estimated Cost: $41,645

Total Attendees: 87

Total Feds on Travel: 87

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


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