CDC Fiscal Year 2019 Report on Non-CDC-Hosted Scientific Meeting Spending

December 31, 2019

In compliance with the 21st Century Cures Actexternal icon this report includes all non-CDC-hosted scientific meetings held in FY 2019 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 63 $6,099,987 2,508 2,326 182

Center for Global Health

10th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science 2019

Dates: July 21-24, 2019

Venue, City, State, or Country: Mexico City, Mexico

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: This conference will provide insight into new HIV research and its applications in relation to CDC’s mission and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) at a global scale. This conference will also provide strategies about key epidemiology, clinical and program updates about HIV and opportunistic infections. Additionally, several CDC attendees will participate and present in an IAS satellite session on regency assays.

Total Estimated Cost: $92,456

Total Attendees: 22

Total Feds on Travel: 22

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


2018 Open Medical Records System

Dates: December 4-9, 2018

Venue, City, State, or Country: Nairobi, Kenya

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: The request aims to include CDC staff from 10 key countries that implement the OpenMRS system. We aim for one person per country, except for Kenya, which is hosting the meeting and has a zero travel and per diem expense. The request for CDC ATL participation includes the lead of the health informatics team (HIT) and team members who are directly involved in supporting country implementation of OpenMRS, including all the national level efforts. All proposed CDC staff have active involvement with the OpenMRS community and have expert level knowledge of the system. One team member also serves on the OpenMRS advisory council. This meeting provides a single annual opportunity for in-person communication with like experts. Please note that there is some overlap in the ATL staff request with a separate ICAP request for the Conference on Health Informatics in Africa (HELINA). Joint meeting planning allowed the HELINA conference and OpenMRS meeting to be organized in the same location, and with connected timelines. This allows for attending both meetings with minimal additional cost. For those individuals, the budget request is adjusted accordingly to ensure that it reflects actual expected expense. Please note that the HELINA conference is a scientific conference, whereas the OpenMRS meeting is primarily of programmatic importance.

Total Estimated Cost: $35,345

Total Attendees: 11

Total Feds on Travel: 11

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


27th International Workshop on HIV Drug Resistance and Treatment Strategies

Dates: October 22-24, 2018

Venue, City, State, or Country: Johannesburg, South Africa

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: To review scientific data on HIV drug resistance and treatment strategies with focus on resource-limited settings. Travelers are on the organizing committee and will be speaking at several panels, along with helping to facilitate the meeting during the conference.

Total Estimated Cost: $74,564

Total Attendees: 12

Total Feds on Travel: 12

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


49th Union World Congress on Lung Health- Declaring our Rights: Social and Political Solutions

Dates: October 24 – 27, 2018

Venue, City, State, or Country: The Hague, Netherlands

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: The 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health brings together researchers, global advocates, scientists, healthcare professionals, students and community members working on all aspects of lung health. The conference theme Declaring Our Rights: Social and Political Solutions, highlights that to eliminate tuberculosis (TB) and achieve the health-related Sustainable Development Goals requires a coordinated public health response driven by the human rights of each individual. This conference provides a unique environment to link science, human rights and policy in the design of public health responses and will provide a platform for the latest science and for policy discussions that inform public health measures grounded in human rights. The conference also provides a forum for CDC staff to discuss and develop strategic and programmatic approaches to improve global TB control and prevention as well the opportunity to provide targeted technical assistance to National TB and TB/HIV programs.

Description of Exceptional Circumstances: There are 50 FTEs attending this conference in The Hague, Netherlands at a cost of $213,679 Last year’s conference was held in Guadalajara, Mexico with 41 attendees at a cost of $203,606. The cost increase is due to a higher amount in airfare and more attendees this year.

Total Estimated Cost: $213,679

Total Attendees: 50

Total Feds on Travel: 50

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


67th American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Meeting

Dates: October 28-November 1, 2018

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

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: A world free of tropical infectious diseases. The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, founded in 1903, is the largest international scientific organization of experts dedicated to reducing the worldwide burden of tropical infectious diseases and improving global health. We accomplish this through generating and sharing scientific evidence, informing health policies and practices, fostering career development, recognizing excellence, and advocating for investment in tropical medicine/global health research.

Description of Exceptional Circumstances: The ASTMH Annual Meeting remains a critical meeting for participation by many Centers at CDC. There are and will be on-going 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. Without attendance at this conference, CDC would be unable to disseminate key public health information that can be used by decision-makers domestically and internationally.

Total Estimated Cost: $496,370

Total Attendees: 197

Total Feds on Travel: 192

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 5


7th AFENET Scientific Conference

Dates: November 12-16, 2018

Venue, City, State, or Country: Maputo, Mozambique

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: The 7th African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) Scientific Conference is jointly organized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) under the Mozambique Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Mozambique Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programs (FELTP). The theme of the Conference “Building resilient and sustainable public health systems in Africa through Field Epidemiology Training” with topics that will strengthen the need for collaboration amongst public health experts with vast professional backgrounds. The Mozambique FELTP is among 16 FELTPs in over 31 African countries. The biennial AFENET is a platform for FELTP residents and graduates to share and advance public health through sharing their field experiences and research during their two year, intermediate as well as frontline training in applied epidemiology. The Conference draws over 600 participants from Africa. Our highly interactive plenary sessions and workshops give you an insight into the work that is being done by FELTPs in Africa. We also will host a Ministerial Round Table with Ministers of Health and representatives from over 10 African Countries to discuss the declarations of the Abuja Declaration and set new targets for the next period. The conference will provide a wonderful forum to refresh knowledge base and explore the innovations in public health. The Conference will strive to offer plenty of networking opportunities.

Description of Exceptional Circumstances: The 7th African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) Scientific Conference draws over 600 participants from Africa yearly and there will be interactive plenary sessions / workshops that will give the attendees an insight into the work that is being done by FELTPs in Africa. Also, AFENET will host a Ministerial Round Table with Ministers of Health and representatives from over 10 African Countries to discuss the declarations of the Abuja Declaration and set new targets for the next period.

There are 24 FTEs attending this conference in Maputo, Mozambique at a cost of $182,401 Last year’s conference was held in Abuja, Nigeria with 31 attendees at a cost of $218,054. The cost decrease is due to a decrease in attendees this year. Due to the importance of the conference and the large attendance from multiple centers within the agency, just as in years past CGH wants to ensure that the same number of proposed attendees from all CIOs are included in this request. This conference continues to remain a critical conference to attend for many Centers throughout CDC.

Total Estimated Cost: $182,401

Total Attendees: 24

Total Feds on Travel: 24

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


9th Southeast Asia & Western Pacific Bi-regional TEPHINET Scientific Conference

Dates: November 5-11, 2018

Venue, City, State, or Country: Vientiane, Laos

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: The 9th Southeast Asia and Western Pacific Bi-regional Training Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Interventions Network (TEPHINET) Scientific Conference is being co-organized by the Laos Ministry of Health and Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP), TEPHINET, and the South Asia Field Epidemiology and Technology Network (SAFETYNET). With conference theme, “Investing in FETP in the era of the Sustainable Development Goals,” the event will consist of pre-conference workshops on the first day, followed by the four-day conference proper. The conference provides a valuable opportunity for sharing of information among field epidemiologists in the two regions. The event also offers opportunities to showcase outbreak investigations and other public health practice/research activities done by current trainees and graduates of the FET/AET programs. It also creates a worthwhile forum for networking among healthcare professionals from the many participant countries with their counterparts, thereby forging stronger alliances and strengthening the network.

Total Estimated Cost: $58,194

Total Attendees: 10

Total Feds on Travel: 10

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


African Society for Laboratory Medicine 2018-Preventing & Controlling the Laboratory

Dates: December 10-13, 2018

Venue, City, State, or Country: Abuja, Nigeria

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: ASLM2018 aims to serve as a platform for the international laboratory medicine community to share best practices, acquire knowledge and debate innovative approaches for combatting global health threats.

There are 4 focus areas for the ASLM 2018:

  • Provide information on the laboratory medicine landscape and needs in Africa
  • Increase awareness of opportunities to invest in laboratory medicine amongst private, public and philanthropic donors
  • Facilitate networking among participants, particularly for newcomers to African healthcare settings and markets
  • Promote the creation of public-private partnerships to ensure further development of both African laboratories and African diagnostics companies

Description of Exceptional Circumstances: The ASLM biennial conference remains a critical conference for participation by many Centers at the CDC. There will be meetings to provide a critical forum for updating activities and ensuring collaboration among agencies and partners such as The Global Fund, UNICEF Unitaid, and MSF to ensure coordination implementation of activities to address topics such as HIV viral load, point-of-care for early infant diagnosis, HIV rapid test quality improvement, laboratory optimization, and TB/HIV integration. CDC’s active participation will help ensure continued U.S. Government leadership in building local laboratory capacity and ensuring quality of PEPFAR-supported activities.

There are 58 FTE’s attending this conference in Abuja, Nigeria at a cost of $401,900.00. The previous conference was held in Cape Town, South Africa at a cost of $419,932.16 with 71 attendees. The cost decrease is due to a decrease in attendees this year. Due to the importance of the conference and the large attendance from multiple centers within the agency, just as in years past CGH wants to ensure that the same number of proposed attendees from all CIOs are included in this request. This conference continues to remain a critical conference to attend for many Centers throughout CDC.

Total Estimated Cost: $401,900

Total Attendees: 58

Total Feds on Travel: 58

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


European Scientific Conference on Applied Infections Disease Epidemiology ESCAIDE

Dates: November 21-24, 2018

Venue, City, State, or Country: Malta, Malta

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: A global discourse on infectious disease prevention and control; provide a unique opportunity to listen to renowned speakers, learn about best practices, explore innovations, present research and network.

Total Estimated Cost: $38,596

Total Attendees: 5

Total Feds on Travel: 4

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 1


Center for Preparedness and Response

14th Annual Association of State and Territorial Health Officials Directors of Public Health Preparedness Meeting

Dates: October 16-18, 2018

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

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: This meeting will provide a forum for the Directors of Public Health Preparedness (DPHP) and federal partners to exchange dialogue on timely public health preparedness policy issues including funding and sustainability of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (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 new threats.

Total Estimated Cost: $51,208

Total Attendees: 22

Total Feds on Travel: 22

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


2019 Preparedness Summit NACCHO

Dates: March 26-29, 2019

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

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: $98,742

Total Attendees: 62

Total Feds on Travel: 62

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services

2019 APHL Annual Meeting

Dates: June 3-6, 2019

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

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: This conference addresses public health laboratory issues, trends and technologies relative to emerging infectious diseases, environmental health, emergency preparedness, informatics, food safety, newborn screening, global health and more-these are topics that align with CDC’s mission of increasing health security. CDC is the lead public health laboratory response agency and sets standards that are not only used domestically but also internationally. Agency staff presence at this conference was crucial in providing input on public health laboratory practices and policies.

Description of Exceptional Circumstances: This conference is hosted by the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) and is open to all state, city, county, tribal and territorial public health personnel. It is the only conference of its kind that allows public health laboratory personnel to come together to share and learn the latest information and best practices on public health laboratory sciences. CDC is the lead public health laboratory agency in the Nation and the topics covered at this conference align with CDC’s mission of increasing health security. At this conference CDC can share best practices, policies, and recommendations with a large public health audience. Also, since all public health responses start at the local level it is crucial for CDC to attend presentations conducted by public health laboratory personnel from around the Nation. This allows CDC personnel to see what new programs and best practices are being used at the state and local levels, which can often help lead and direct policies and best practices at the federal level to be shared with all state and local public health jurisdictions.

Total Estimated Cost: $200,858

Total Attendees: 100

Total Feds on Travel: 100

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


2019 Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologist (CSTE) Annual Conference

Dates: June 2-6, 2019

Venue, City, State, or Country: Raleigh, NC

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) Annual Conference connects public health epidemiologists from across the country and allows attendees to share their expertise in surveillance and epidemiology as well as best practices in a broad range of areas including informatics, infectious diseases, substance use, immunizations, environmental health, occupational health, chronic disease, injury control, and maternal and child health. CDC is the lead public health agency in the Nation and internationally and sets best practices and procedures in the field of epidemiology. CDC’s presence at this conference allowed the Agency to present on these best practices and be part of the discussions that set policies and procedures on data collection and surveillance strategies. The goal of this conference is one of the key missions of the Agency. CDC also has a cooperative agreement (CoAg) with CSTE through the Partners’ Umbrella CoAg in CSTLTS. Several CIOs fund numerous projects within the CoAg which are monitored by project officers, subject matter experts, and technical monitors. The conference allowed these monitors to connect in person with the CSTE project leads on the ongoing projects through one on one meetings and presentations.

Description of Exceptional Circumstances: This conference is hosted by the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) and is open to all state, territorial, city, county and tribal public health personnel. It is the only conference of its kind that allows public health epidemiologists to come together to share and learn the latest information and best practices on surveillance and epidemiology. CDC is the lead public health agency in the Nation, and representation from CDC at this conference is crucial to the Nation’s public health. At this conference CDC can share best practices, policies, and recommendations with a large public health audience. Also, since all public health responses start at the local level it is crucial for CDC to attend presentations conducted by public health practitioners and epidemiologists from around the Nation. This allows CDC personnel to see what new research, surveillance, programs and best practices are being used at the state and local levels. This can often help lead and direct policies and best practices at the federal level that can be shared with all state and local public health jurisdictions. Sending the high number of CDC personnel to this conference allows for high coverage of all presentations. CDC also gives the state and local jurisdictions and CSTE funding through cooperative agreements, and CDC project officers and subject matter experts can connect with the awardees during this conference to further the cooperative agreement relationships.

Total Estimated Cost: $498,836

Total Attendees: 260

Total Feds on Travel: 253

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 7


2019 International Society for Disease Surveillance Conference ISDS

Dates: January 29-February 1, 2019

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

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: The International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS) conference is the premier event dedicated to the advancement of the science and practice of bio surveillance. Every year, the ISDS conference draws approximately 400 professionals from a broad range of disciplines to learn the latest achievements, analytic methods, best practices, conceptual frameworks, and technical innovations in the rapidly evolving field of disease surveillance. Agency staff attended this conference to obtain the knowledge shared at this conference and to share Public Health best practices in this field.

Total Estimated Cost: $74,589

Total Attendees: 30

Total Feds on Travel: 29

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 1


33rd Annual Plenary & Working Group Meeting HL7

Dates: September 14-20, 2019

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

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: HL7 International has more than 40 work groups dedicated to specialized areas of interest such as Fast Health Interoperability Resources (FHIR) Infrastructure, Mobile Health and Electronic Health Records. Educational sessions covered a full range of HL7-specific topics such as Version 2.x Implementation, Fast Health Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) and the Clinical Document Architecture (CDA®), among others, sessions branched out to cover general interest industry topics such as Electronic Health Records, Interoperability, Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) and Vocabulary Terminology. HL7 FHIR Connectathons event provided a great opportunity for implementers and developers to gain hands-on experience developing FHIR-based solutions by participating in one of many available tracks. HL7 FHIR hands-on FHIR workshop event evaluated and applied the base FHIR standards through hands-on interaction with FHIR servers and later reviewed and utilized the FHIR implementation guides.

CDC uses HL7 and FHIR technology in several different surveillance systems and data gathering platforms. Attendance at this conference allowed the Agency stay current on the technology.

Total Estimated Cost: $43,939

Total Attendees: 29

Total Feds on Travel: 25

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 4


8th Annual Conference of the American Society of Health Economists 2019

Dates: June 23-26, 2019

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

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: The American Society of Health Economists (ASHEcon) is a professional organization dedicated to promoting excellence in health economics research in the U.S. Health economics has emerged as a distinct and successful field in economics — a large community of researchers bringing theoretical and empirical insights based on the discipline of economics to policy-relevant issues in health care costs, outcomes, health behavior and health care delivery. The theme of this year’s conference was the Crossroads of Public Policy and Health Economics and provided a forum for presenting emerging ideas and empirical results as well as methodological advances in current health economics to be showcased and discussed to facilitate the development of the next generation of health economics scholars.
The Agency had 13 staff who presented at the conference, and several others who attended to share and learn valuable information regarding health economics to bring back to their respective centers and programs. CDC is the lead public health agency nationally and brought great insight to this conference through the research presented by the CDC staff attending.

Total Estimated Cost: $45,405

Total Attendees: 17

Total Feds on Travel: 17

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


American Association of Clinical Chemists 2019

Dates: August 4-8, 2019

Venue, City, State, or Country: Los Angeles, CA

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: By attending the American Association of Clinical Chemists (AACC) conference, CDC staff connected with global leaders in clinical chemistry, molecular diagnostics, mass spectrometry, translational medicine, lab management, and other areas of breaking science in laboratory medicine. The Office of Technology and Innovation (OTI) learned about cutting edge technology, heard about vital research and learned about important changes in the field. Attending this conference allowed CDC stay ahead of changes in the field.

Total Estimated Cost: $54,526

Total Attendees: 20

Total Feds on Travel: 20

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


American College of Preventive Medicine Preventive Medicine Annual Conference

Dates: May 20-23, 2019

Venue, City, State, or Country: Pittsburgh, PA

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 disseminate the best guidelines and standards.

Total Estimated Cost: $44,951

Total Attendees: 21

Total Feds on Travel: 20

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 1


American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2018 Annual Symposium

Dates: November 3-7, 2018

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

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Annual Symposium brought together informatics professionals from diverse backgrounds committed to transforming health through informatics. It represents the scale of informatics expertise by showcasing basic, applied, and clinical interests. This symposium provided an opportunity for Agency staff to learn and to grow professionally, to network, and to engage with the foremost leaders in the field. During this conference staff are able to flesh out ideas with colleagues and start new collaborations. This conference is in the new and emerging field of health informatics, it has been defined by CDC and all state public health leadership as the number one area lacking in the public health workforce. Allowing employees to attend this conference has strengthened our employees’ informatics skill set, which is a necessary asset in this emerging area.

Total Estimated Cost: $68,365

Total Attendees: 21

Total Feds on Travel: 21

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


Human Resources Office

USPHS Scientific and Training Symposium 2019

Dates: May 6-9, 2019

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

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: Annual conference for men and women of the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service and health professionals nationwide. This symposium routinely draws over 1,200 attendees to earn continuing education credits, build professional relationships, and learn advances in the fields of health care and public health. The symposium is used as a forum for Corps leadership to provide vital information to Officers as it goes through transformation. Attending this in person allows for Officers to receive vital information and to ask questions of Corps Leadership. The theme of this year’s symposium is “Ensuring Health for Generations to Come: Science Matters.”

Description of Exceptional Circumstances: This conference is geared toward the Commissioned Corps officers across Health and Human Services and it allows for collaboration and partnership among the ranks to hear from Senior Leaders, Agency partners and allows officers to obtain licensure accreditation in support of their category requirement. CDC has an officer population of over 900 officers and this attendee number represents approximately 20% of the Commissioned Corps work force.

Total Estimated Cost: $308,755

Total Attendees: 165

Total Feds on Travel: 165

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities

Community Counts Meeting Hemophilia Treatment Centers Regional Leadership & American Thrombosis & Hemostasis Network

Dates: October 24-26, 2018

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

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: American Thrombosis & Hemostasis Network (ATHN) is a nonprofit organization committed to advancing and improving care for individuals affected by bleeding and thrombotic disorders. ATHN managed a national database of patient health data that were used to improve care and support vital research. ATHN Data Summit provided a unique opportunity for professionals from the bleeding and clotting disorders community to meet and reconnect, share ideas, celebrate accomplishments, and work together to reach new heights. ATHN-affiliated hemophilia treatment centers (HTCs), along with community, government, and industry partners were all encouraged to participate. The mission of the Division of Blood Disorders was to prevent and reduce complications of blood disorders – this work was accomplished through conducting surveillance to identify and monitor complications and other health indicators of importance. The cooperative agreement supported national surveillance of bleeding disorders throughout the U.S. at over 140 hemophilia treatment centers. A national surveillance project of this magnitude required partnership and coordination with the awardees and sub-awardees implementing the project. ATHN, as the cooperative agreement awardee, had the responsibility to implement Community Counts bleeding disorders surveillance through the HTC network. Part of the ATHN Data Summit agenda promoted collaboration within the HTC network and promoted strategies to properly and effectively implement the surveillance project.

Total Estimated Cost: $111,386

Total Attendees: 121

Total Feds on Travel: 3

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 118


National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

2019 CityMatCH Maternal and Child Health Leadership Conference

Dates: September 23-25, 2019

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

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: The 2019 CityMatCH Leadership and Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Epidemiology Conference offers MCH professionals a platform to share experiences, enhance knowledge, and generate new ideas for promoting and improving the health of women, children, and families. This year CityMatCH partners with the Rhode Island Health Equity Summit, organized by the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH). Health Equity is a core value that CityMatCH elevates every year at its annual conference. Conference will intentionally spend an entire day showcasing how communities nationwide are prioritizing health equity to build healthier, more resilient, and more just communities.

The conference serves several important functions, for CDC and for CityMatCH, in building MCH capacity for practitioners at the state, local, and tribal levels. These functions include: skills building, knowledge growth, and collaboration and partnership development.

Total Estimated Cost: $36,494

Total Attendees: 18

Total Feds on Travel: 18

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


25th Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco Annual Meeting

Dates: February 20-23, 2019

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

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: The Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco (SRNT) is the only professional association dedicated exclusively to the support of researchers, academics, treatment professionals, government employees, and the many others working across disciplines in the field of nicotine and tobacco research. With members in more than 40 countries, SRNT is truly global in its reach. As a scientific society, SRNT’s mission is to stimulate the generation and dissemination of new knowledge concerning nicotine in all its manifestations. We accomplish our mission by presenting an annual scientific conference, where researchers at every career stage present their latest findings, and by providing an outlet for publication of cutting-edge research through our scientific journal, Nicotine & Tobacco Research, which is published by the Oxford University Press.

Total Estimated Cost: $72,841

Total Attendees: 27

Total Feds on Travel: 26

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 1


American Diabetes Association 79th Scientific Sessions

Dates: June 7-11, 2019

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

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: The scientific sessions offered researchers and health care professionals the opportunity to share ideas and learn about the significant advances in diabetes research, treatment, and care. Over the course of five days, attendees received exclusive access to more than 2,800 original research presentations, took part in provocative and engaging exchanges with leading diabetes experts, and expanded professional networks with colleagues from around the world.

Total Estimated Cost: $64,204

Total Attendees: 22

Total Feds on Travel: 21

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 1


National Cancer Registrars Association 45th Annual Educational Conference

Dates: May 17-24, 2019

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

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: The National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA) Annual Educational Conference showcased critical topics to help cancer registrars stay current with advancements and changes in the field. The special 45th anniversary program includes three keynote addresses, highlighting the evolution of cancer care, the registry’s impact on survivorship, and how innovations in data analytics will enhance the role of the registrar in the future. NCRA will offer three symposia that will provide an opportunity for attendees to focus on one of three topic areas: hospital, central, or management/professional development. Facilitators will manage the symposium sessions and guide discussions. In addition to the three keynotes, there are 15 plenary sessions and at least five focused sessions in each symposium.

Total Estimated Cost: $36,305

Total Attendees: 18

Total Feds on Travel: 14

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 4


National Oral Health Conference

Dates: April 15-17, 2019

Venue, City, State, or Country: Memphis, TN

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: As the national leader for dental public health, Division of Oral Health staff are invited presenters at the National Oral Health Conference, discussing current findings on topics such as surveillance, program interventions, evaluation, translational research and health communications.

Total Estimated Cost: $40,025

Total Attendees: 22

Total Feds on Travel: 21

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 1


North American Association of Central Cancer Registries/IACR Combined Annual Conference 2019

Dates: June 8-14, 2019

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

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: The North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) combined conference of NAACCR and IACR (International Association of Cancer Registries) for 2019 is a unique opportunity for professionals to network with colleagues conducting similar work globally. The 2019 conference will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn from national experts in cancer surveillance, cancer registry operations, and cancer research. Sessions will explore the new era in cancer surveillance from multiple perspectives.

Total Estimated Cost: $52,651

Total Attendees: 18

Total Feds on Travel: 16

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 2


National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases

16th Conference of the International Society of Travel Medicine

Dates: June 5-9, 2019

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

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: The International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM) promotes healthy, safe and responsible travel of all people crossing international borders. In cooperation with health care providers, academic centers, travel industry and media, ISTM advocates education, service, surveillance and research in travel medicine. ISTM is focused on illness and injury prevention, diagnostics, and therapeutics, with attention given to the understanding, impact and modification of environmental, behavioral, or host factors on travelers, migrants, and refugees. 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: $68,744

Total Attendees: 23

Total Feds on Travel: 23

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


2019 ASM Biothreats

Dates: January 29-31, 2019

Venue, City, State, or Country: Arlington, VA

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: The ASM Biothreats meeting will allow CDC employees to become aware of state-of-the-art methods, tools, and technologies to detect and characterize biothreats agents.

Total Estimated Cost: $47,019

Total Attendees: 21

Total Feds on Travel: 21

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


20th Campylobacter, Helicobacter and Related Microorganisms

Dates: September 8-11, 2019

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

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: IFST is the professional body for those working in all scientific and technical roles throughout the food supply chain and in academia. It is a unique opportunity to keep abreast of the very latest research on this important topic. Not only does it provide the opportunity to hear from some of the world’s leading experts but, through the networking and breakout sessions, attendees will also get to meet very many like-minded experts and professionals.

Total Estimated Cost: $41,252

Total Attendees: 10

Total Feds on Travel: 10

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


29th Annual Rabies in the Americas

Dates: October 28-November 2, 2018

Venue, City, State, or Country: Buenos Aires, Argentina

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: Rabies in the Americas (RITA) is an international scientific meeting that has been held annually since 1990, the focus of which is the presentation and discussion of developments in rabies research, surveillance, control and prevention. Conference participants include researchers, academics, regulators, students, and medical, public health, and veterinary professionals, among others. The RITA conference provides unparalleled opportunities for learning of the latest developments in the field of rabies, for networking with colleagues from around the world, and for raising the profile of sponsoring agencies on the world stage. As rabies is a zoonotic disease, this conference is an excellent forum for the productive interactions between veterinary and public health professionals promoted by the One World, One Health philosophy.

Total Estimated Cost: $45,265

Total Attendees: 11

Total Feds on Travel: 10

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 1


29th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease

Dates: April 13-16, 2019

Venue, City, State, or Country: Amsterdam, Netherlands

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: To join the world’s leading experts for the most important congress in infectious diseases, infection control and clinical microbiology to present and discuss the latest results. 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 showcase a CDC-led multi-national project and the achievement of the first TATFAR recommendation: common antimicrobial stewardship indicators for hospitals.

Total Estimated Cost: $33,710

Total Attendees: 9

Total Feds on Travel: 6

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 3


61st Annual Biological Safety Conference

Dates: October 12-17, 2018

Venue, City, State, or Country: Charleston, SC

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: Intensive courses to educate and inspire and state-of-the-art keynotes, papers, and panels highlighting best practices and hands-on skills crucial for today’s biosafety and biosecurity professionals. Exhibits showcasing the latest in laboratory biosafety and biosecurity products and services. Invaluable networking opportunities to share and learn from other biosafety and biosecurity professionals.

Total Estimated Cost: $37,627

Total Attendees: 11

Total Feds on Travel: 10

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 1


American Veterinary Medical Association Convention 2019

Dates: August 2-6, 2019

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

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: Certain CDC employees 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 which are zoonotic.

Total Estimated Cost: $33,552

Total Attendees: 14

Total Feds on Travel: 11

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 3


ASM MICROBE 2019 ICAAC

Dates: June 20-24, 2019

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

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: Integrating ASM’s two most popular events, ASM General Meeting and ICAAC, the MICROBE 2019 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. 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.  This conference will have a special track on “Antimicrobial Stewardship and Quality of Care” that will focus on measure and optimize antimicrobial consumption and usage.   CDC benefits from participation in this conference by disseminating the latest epidemiologic and laboratory science and promoting the latest CDC recommendations and guidelines for prevention of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance. Topics included in this conference include the latest findings in the epidemiology, surveillance, microbiology, and prevention of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance. ICAAC is offering unmatched opportunity for discussion, cross collaboration, and advancement, this joint meeting will bring together a rich history of debuting major advances in drug development and infectious disease research with a focus on examining antibiotic resistance, new antibiotic development and antibiotic stewardship. This will be 2019’s principal meeting for clinical microbiologists, infectious disease physicians, researchers, and pharmacists to attend to better improve the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of infectious diseases around the globe.

Total Estimated Cost: $117,241

Total Attendees: 46

Total Feds on Travel: 44

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 2


Infectious Diseases Society of America / IDWeek 2018

Dates: October 3-7, 2018

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

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: ID Week is the combined annual meeting of the Infectious Disease Society of America, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, HIV Medicine Association, and Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, 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 the combined annual meeting of 4 key organizations: 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.
IDWeek serves as the major interaction with the ID clinical community of thought leaders and providers and serves as a major venue for:

  • Communicating new and relevant information supporting policies and guidance for infectious diseases control and prevention
  • Learn of new scientific developments directly related to ID programs across CDC
  • Convene with multiple CDC funded partners to review and plan activities
  • Convening with multiple organizations (i.e., academic centers, professional associations, etc) to develop relationships, explore and exchange ideas

Total Estimated Cost: $369,648

Total Attendees: 124

Total Feds on Travel: 115

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 9


International Association for Food Protection Annual Meeting

Dates: July 21-24, 2019

Venue, City, State, or Country: Louisville, KY

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. The IAFP Annual Meeting is attended by more than 3,600 of the top industry, academic and governmental food safety professionals 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.

Total Estimated Cost: $37,031

Total Attendees: 19

Total Feds on Travel: 16

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 3


SAS Global Forum 2019

Dates: April 28-May 1, 2019

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

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: The knowledge gained will help with the timely evaluation of the effectiveness with CDC programs and will enable us to perform future activities and priorities, such as
Data Science – SAS and the conference team are constantly exploring the roles in data science. They have sought out content from the invited and contributed speakers to talk about their work experiences as a data scientist. During the conference they are encouraging data scientists to share ideas through their presentations and a panel session with the SAS community.
SAS Technology: Data Exploration – share the SAS technology making waves in industries where SAS is at the forefront. Be prepared to learn about AI (Artificial Intelligence), HI (Human Intelligence), Machine Learning, and the new analytics of today at SAS Global Forum.

Total Estimated Cost: $45,106

Total Attendees: 17

Total Feds on Travel: 17

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America 2019

Dates: April 24-26, 2019

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

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: Preventing healthcare associated infections and combatting antibiotic resistance are top CDC priorities and are also high priorities for the federal government. The SHEA meeting focuses exclusively on the latest science in these two critical important areas. CDC benefits from participation in this conference by disseminating the latest epidemiologic and laboratory science and promoting the latest CDC recommendations and guidelines for prevention of healthcare associated infections and antimicrobial resistance. The SHEA meeting offers an unmatched opportunity for CDC experts to interact with the nation’s leading healthcare epidemiology practitioners and researchers to share priority information and learn of new strategies that could accelerate CDC’s mission. The mission of the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion is to ensure safe medical care in all settings, with a key focus on preventing infections and combatting resistance. The SHEA meeting provides the nation’s pre-imminent forum for CDC experts to interact with the nation’s leading experts in these areas. The sessions at SHEA will encourage the exchange of ideas, collaboration, networking which will be valuable to furthering CDC’s efforts to protect patients and healthcare personnel. The scientific content of the SHEA meeting touches on the core work of every member of the DHQP staff since the meeting is focused exclusively on healthcare epidemiology and infection control.

Total Estimated Cost: $54,143

Total Attendees: 32

Total Feds on Travel: 28

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 4


The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology 2019 Conference

Dates: June 12-14, 2019

Venue, City, State, or Country: Philadelphia, PA

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: APIC 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. Preventing healthcare associated infectious diseases is CDC’s top priority along with combatting antibiotic resistances. Travelers will have the opportunity to network with colleagues from across the US about the latest science in healthcare infectious diseases.

Total Estimated Cost: $46,552

Total Attendees: 39

Total Feds on Travel: 39

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

2019 APHL Newborn Screening and Genetic Testing Symposium

Dates: April 7-10, 2019

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

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: The 2019 APHL Newborn Screening and Genetic Testing Symposium (NBSGTS) will be held at Chicago, IL, April 7-10, 2019. National and international experts will present sessions on new and emerging technologies, candidate conditions, quality improvement in newborn screening and clinical outcomes and therapeutics. Parents and advocacy organizations will be represented at the conference. Poster sessions, an awards ceremony, Meet the Manufacturers sessions, a welcome reception, and an exhibit hall will allow time for discussion and networking.

Total Estimated Cost: $57,766

Total Attendees: 31

Total Feds on Travel: 31

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


31st Annual Conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology

Dates: August 25-28, 2019

Venue, City, State, or Country: Utrecht, Netherlands

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: Government scientists, public health professionals, consultants, and industry representatives will be meeting to discuss the history and future of Environmental Epidemiology.

Total Estimated Cost: $74,236

Total Attendees: 19

Total Feds on Travel: 19

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


67th American Society for Mass Spectrometry

Dates: June 2-6, 2019

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

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: The American Society for Mass Spectrometry conference purpose is to promote and disseminate knowledge of mass spectrometry and allied topics. Mass spectrometry is a family of techniques that allows for chemical analysis of complex compounds and identification of chemicals within biological samples. Interests include advancement of techniques and instrumentation in mass spectrometry, as well as fundamental research in chemistry, geology, forensics, biological sciences and physics.

Total Estimated Cost: $31,933

Total Attendees: 63

Total Feds on Travel: 63

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


National Environmental Health Association 2019 Annual Educational Conference & Exhibition

Dates: July 9-12, 2019

Venue, City, State, or Country: Nashville, TN

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: The National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry staff will attend the conference for several important reasons: present findings on their latest research in environmental health; provide training to federal, state, local and tribal public health partners; meet with public health partners regarding new and ongoing projects; acquire continuing educational credits for their professional registrations; gain new insights on the latest scientific research and information and maintain visibility as the Nation’s premier environment public health agency.

Total Estimated Cost: $120,069

Total Attendees: 55

Total Feds on Travel: 50

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 5


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

2019 Annual AIDS Clinical Trial Group Network Meeting

Dates: June 17-21, 2019

Venue, City, State, or Country: Arlington, VA

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: CDC participants will benefit from attending this annual meeting by networking & participating in training sessions, listing to major findings from Annual Aids Clinical Trial Group (ACTG) studies to be presented, future directions of the network to be discussed, and the various administrative, scientific, and resources committees meeting to discuss the status of developing, ongoing, and completed protocols and/or other network activities.

Total Estimated Cost: $32,667

Total Attendees: 11

Total Feds on Travel: 11

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


2019 National TB Conference

Dates: April 23-26, 2019

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

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: 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 those here illegally and how this diversity impacts 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 and treatment, and the work we do to protect the public’s health with this recognition.

Total Estimated Cost: $123,203

Total Attendees: 129

Total Feds on Travel: 129

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


23rd Annual Conference of the Union-North American Region

Dates: February 21-23, 2019

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

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: The 23rd Union Conference -North America 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, laboratory technologists), public administrators, and pharmaceutical companies, among others.

Total Estimated Cost: $57,283

Total Attendees: 24

Total Feds on Travel: 23

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 1


Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections 2019

Dates: March 4-7, 2019

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

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: The 2019 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 in pediatrics/adolescents
  • mother to child transmission
  • HIV in women/women’s health
  • HIV clinical diagnostics
  • epidemiology of HIV infection
  • 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, ground-breaking 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:  Attendance at CROI allows CDC clinical staff important opportunities for career development, as they are able to learn the latest in HIV diagnostics, explore alternative or cutting-edge prevention or clinical research, and can interact with scientists working on similar issues. The participants are select leading researchers and clinicians working in laboratory and clinical research as well as epidemiology and surveillance. 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. CROI has strong support for young investigators—including scholarships, workshops on topics such as clinical trials design and implementation of PrEP, and informal mentoring opportunities towards career advancement in public health relevant research. Over 70% of proposed attendees submitted oral or poster abstracts for presentation at the conference. Reducing the approved funding amount below $150,000 would limit CDC’s ability to advance its scientific mission of disseminating cutting edge HIV research and surveillance information to the larger scientific community at one of the premier conferences focused on HIV.

Total Estimated Cost: $192,925

Total Attendees: 72

Total Feds on Travel: 72

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine 2019 Annual Meeting

Dates: March 6-9, 2019

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

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: The purpose for attending the meeting is to send CDC/ATSDR scientific and health professionals to the premier, multidisciplinary, educational event in adolescent medicine and health. The meeting offers innovative research, clinical workshops, and discussion forums for participants of diverse disciplines and from around the world. The meeting will explore the important role that transition plays in health and well-being from adolescence to young adulthood and how adolescent health professionals can capitalize on the strengths of adolescents and young adults to support them through these changes.

Total Estimated Cost: $30,116

Total Attendees: 8

Total Feds on Travel: 7

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 1


STI and HIV 2019 World Congress Joint Meeting of the 23rd ISSTDR and 20th IUSTI

Dates: July 14-18, 2019

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

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: World’s largest conference on STIs and focuses on STI/HIV research on newly emerging issues in the STI field, including the rise of new biomedical interventions, practical implications of research, and how STI science is practiced. Attendees will learn methods of STI practice through presentations and updates on the latest from DSTDP/DHAP/DASH/DRH.
Description of Exceptional Circumstances: 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. This meeting afforded an opportunity for Scientific staff to promote research on sexually transmitted diseases and facilitate the timely exchange of information among research investigators. Additionally, ISSTDR meetings have been the premier scientific conferences that address the entire breadth of research on STD, including HIV infections and the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, and encompassing microbiology, virology, immunobiology, pathogenesis, and other basic sciences; clinical sciences, social and behavioral sciences, epidemiology, and prevention; and research in health services, public health, and prevention policy. Over 70% of proposed attendees submitted oral or poster abstracts for presentation at the conference. Reducing the approved funding amount below $150,000 would limit CDC’s ability to advance its scientific mission of disseminating cutting edge STD/STI Prevention research and surveillance information to the larger scientific community at one of the premier conferences focused on STD and HIV.

Total Estimated Cost: $206,338

Total Attendees: 50

Total Feds on Travel: 50

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


National Center for Health Statistics

2019 American College of Epidemiology

Dates: September 7-10, 2019

Venue, City, State, or Country: Pasadena, CA

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: Life course epidemiology has been defined as “the study of long-term effects on later health or disease risk of physical or social exposures during gestation, childhood, adolescence, young adulthood and later adult life.” This broad theoretical framework encompasses the well-known ‘fetal origins of adult disease’ hypothesis, but also recognizes that exposures, periods of susceptibility and modifiable causal pathways along the lifespan offer opportunities for effective interventions in the community (to remove or mitigate exposures) and in the health care system (to improve treatment effectiveness and prevent downstream adverse health outcomes). This work requires a large concerted effort that must connect epidemiologic research with the basic sciences and with clinical and translational research. The deployment of strategies that will result in better population health also needs to be supported by policies that influence how we manage the environment, how we provide health care and how we promote healthy consumer behavior and provide market incentives for positive change. The goal of this ACE meeting is to highlight priority areas across the lifespan where epidemiology can advance population health using translational approaches and discuss experiences that can serve as models for intervention.

Total Estimated Cost: $50,470

Total Attendees: 19

Total Feds on Travel: 19

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


HL7 FHIR Dev Days

Dates: June 10-12, 2019

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

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: Health Level Seven International (HL7) Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) Developer Days (DevDays) is an event for IT professionals in healthcare – whether new to FHIR or with previous experience – to learn about FHIR in a collaborative environment. FHIR DevDays offers a chance to work with the specification surrounded by others doing the same thing, side by side with experts to answer any questions. The three pillars for DevDays are: education, sharing of ideas and networking. This conference relates to the agency’s strategic priority initiative of the Surveillance Strategy. Ultimately, attendance to this conference will strengthen the CDC program.

Total Estimated Cost: $32,260

Total Attendees: 9

Total Feds on Travel: 9

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


HL7 Working Group Meeting

Dates: January 11-19, 2019

Venue, City, State, or Country: San Antonio, TX

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: To participate in the Health Level 7 (HL7) face to face Meetings for ballot reconciliation activities, general Working Group discussion, and ongoing maintenance of the HL7 VR standards.

Total Estimated Cost: $32,742

Total Attendees: 14

Total Feds on Travel: 8

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 6


World Health Organization-Family of International Classification Annual Meeting 2018

Dates: October 22-27, 2018

Venue, City, State, or Country: Seoul, Korea

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: Annual meeting of countries and World Health Organization (WHO) to discuss obligations for processing data according to WHO standards, any problems in carrying out that obligation, and plans for the updated standards. Attendance is to address issues related to mortality issues and will present a paper on the work of the Mortality Reference Group since the last annual meeting entitled “Mortality Reference Group: Annual Report, 2017-2018.”

Total Estimated Cost: $31,842

Total Attendees: 5

Total Feds on Travel: 5

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

2019 Safe States Annual Meeting

Dates: September 11-13, 2019

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

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: The Safe States Annual conference brings together leading international, national, and state injury and violence prevention experts and practitioners including CDC’s cooperative agreement recipients. The conference will provide project officers an opportunity to provide programmatic technical assistance and administrative updates on CDC priorities. In addition, the conference will provide an opportunity for advancing best practices, programs, policies, and innovations to support NCIPC’s mission to prevent injuries and violence through science and action.

Total Estimated Cost: $32,245

Total Attendees: 45

Total Feds on Travel: 45

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

2019 Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration Annual Meeting and Exhibit

Dates: February 24-27, 2019

Venue, City, State, or Country: Denver/Aurora, 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: $89,897

Total Attendees: 29

Total Feds on Travel: 29

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting

Dates: February 22-25, 2019

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

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: Attended and participated in the 2019 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) yearly conference. Travelers from NIOSH & NCEH moderated & chaired sessions, gave talks, and presented posters. This was the main conference for these travelers to present their work and exchange information with others in the field. Two travelers from NCHS staffed a National Death Index booth.

Total Estimated Cost: $40,925

Total Attendees: 13

Total Feds on Travel: 13

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Expo 2019

Dates: May 20-22, 2019

Venue, City, State, or Country: Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Expo provided an important source of information on occupational safety and health covered a wide variety of topic areas, including those representing the specific programmatic categories in the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) Program Portfolio for agriculture, construction, trade, transportation, public and private services, healthcare and manufacturing. NIOSH staff obtained important feedback from public and private sector workplace manager, and occupational safety and health professionals about safety health issues impacting their workers. This information is used to shape the NIOSH occupational and safety health research agenda as well as the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) which NIOSH administers.

Total Estimated Cost: $99,571

Total Attendees: 47

Total Feds on Travel: 47

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


American Occupational Health Conference 2019

Dates: April 28-May 1, 2019

Venue, City, State, or Country: Anaheim, CA

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: AOHC served two fundamental purposes: it was the premier professional meeting for physicians and other health professionals who have an interest in the fields of occupational and environmental medicine (OEM); and it was the annual membership meeting for ACOEM’s members.

Total Estimated Cost: $53,792

Total Attendees: 18

Total Feds on Travel: 18

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


American Thoracic Society International Meeting 2019

Dates: May 17-22, 2019

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

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: This was the most important conference in the area of respiratory disease. Participation was critical to optimize CDC impact in preventing many kinds of respiratory diseases caused by many types of inhaled agents such as infectious agents, tobacco smoke, air pollution, and occupational exposures.

Total Estimated Cost: $56,970

Total Attendees: 16

Total Feds on Travel: 16

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


International Societies of Exposure Science & Indoor Air Quality and Climate Conference

Dates: August 18-22, 2019

Venue, City, State, or Country: Kaunas, Lithuania

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: The International Societies of Exposure Science (ISES) and Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ) joint conference “The built, natural, and social environments: impacts on exposures, health and well-being”, aimed at understanding the interactions between numerous and complex factors affecting healthy living, focusing on air pollutant exposure in built environment, and enriching the discussions to the effects of natural and social environments. It encouraged discussions and forums related to the harmonious and sustainable urban development, informing and involving the wider communities. The built environment must always be discussed in connection with natural and social environments. The Conference aimed to broaden up the scope with fresh insights towards improving health and wellbeing. The topics discussed included, but were not limited to, sources and emissions, concentrations, exposure, hazard, and risk assessment, exposure assessment methods, models, simulation, health, individuals, biomonitoring, and biological response, comfort, productivity, community health and wellbeing, advancing research/knowledge in an imperfect world: strategies, sampling, statistics, exposure control strategies, practices and perception, communication, and policy.

Total Estimated Cost: $39,441

Total Attendees: 9

Total Feds on Travel: 9

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


Society of Toxicology 58th Annual Meeting and ToxExpo

Dates: March 10-14, 2019

Venue, City, State, or Country: Baltimore, MD

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: This conference represented an excellent fountain of knowledge for participants and a superb forum for dissemination of results and receipt of expert feedback both of which are vital to the CDC mission. Attendees shared/learned/updated information/methods with/from scientists/researchers in the field, which improved both individual and team research at NIOSH/CDC. Presentations were on current research which allowed the findings/information to reach others in the same field as well as the public. This was in line with the mission of the Agency.

Total Estimated Cost: $67,090

Total Attendees: 35

Total Feds on Travel: 35

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0


Office of Science

PRIM&R 2018 Advancing Ethical Research Conference

Dates: November 14-17, 2018

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

How the Meeting Advanced the Mission of the Agency: This conference feature programming for those new to their field, as well as professionals with many years of experience in human subjects protection or animal care and use. Attendees from around the globe come together and immerse themselves in lively discussions about everything from best oversight practices to key ethical concepts.

Total Estimated Cost: $71,733

Total Attendees: 32

Total Feds on Travel: 32

Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0

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