FETP International Nights
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CDC and TEPHINET are hosting the 2023 FETP International Nights during the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Conference, continuing the global Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) community’s highly anticipated event for the past two decades.
Event Dates and Location
The 2023 FETP International Nights will take place in-person on April 25-26, 2023, at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia in Atlanta, GA.
The Field Epidemiology Training Program is a cornerstone of CDC’s efforts to effectively respond to health threats across the globe. Graduates have training in field epidemiology, surveillance, and evidence-based decision-making, enabling them to emerge as the world’s next generation of public health leaders. With a strong presence in over 65 countries, FETP helps build experienced team of public health professionals who can detect disease outbreaks locally and prevent them from spreading globally.
International Nights has been part of CDC’s commitment to global health for over 20 years. The event is co-hosted by CDC’s Division of Global Health Protection and the Training Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Interventions Network (TEPHINET).
Every spring, epidemiologists, scientists, academics, physicians, and other public health professionals from around the world gather for oral and poster presentations at International Nights, a highlight of the Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Conference held in Atlanta, Georgia. The event is a chance to share work being done through Field Epidemiology Training Programs (FETPs) around the world and to recognize the impact these programs make every day in public health. International Nights provides a forum for FETP residents and graduates to give scientific presentations and increase their knowledge about surveillance, outbreak investigation, and improving health outcomes in their respective countries.
The event also brings FETP residents and EIS officers together to exchange ideas and expand the global network of disease detectives who can be called upon in times of emergency. International Nights offer FETP residents and EIS officers a platform to present and defend their research before a panel of judges, subject matter experts, scientists, academics, and senior level officials in the global scientific arena. The success of International Nights demonstrates that FETP residents and graduates are not only well-trained, but are continually applying what they have learned.
DGHP Acting Director Dr. Simon Agolory gives special remarks during FETP International Nights on April 26, 2023. Photo: EIS
Participants view the 2023 FETP International Nights Photo Contest entries on display on April 25, 2023. Photo: EIS
During the FETP International Nights on April 25, 2023, Dr. Wajiha Waqar of the Pakistan Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (FELTP) delivers a presentation on risk factors associated with diphtheria outbreaks across Pakistan. Photo: EIS
Each night of the 2023 FETP International Nights, held from April 25-26, 2023, drew more than 200 public health professionals from around the world. Photo: EIS
Participants discuss a scientific poster during the 2023 FETP International Nights poster session on April 25, 2023. Photo: EIS
FETP residents, graduates, and advisors are doing precisely what they were trained to do: respond effectively to health threats and provide leadership in developing policies, programs, and health interventions to save lives and improve global health security.