2020 Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) for Infectious Diseases Annual Meeting

March 11-13, 2020
*New Location*
Decatur Courtyard by Marriott
130 Clairemont Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division of Preparedness and Emerging Infections (DPEI) is hosting the 2020 Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (ELC) Annual Meeting which will take place March 11 -13, 2020.

Because of national emergency response for the Coronavirus outbreak, ELC’s meeting space on CDC’s Atlanta campuses has been reassigned for Novel Coronavirus emergency response staff. As a result, the 2020 ELC Annual Meeting has been forced to relocate to an off-site location. ELC is happy to announce that the Decatur Courtyard by Marriottexternal icon will be the NEW 2020 meeting location.

We do apologize for the late-breaking meeting location change; however, we are excited that we will still be able to provide the quality three-day ELC Annual Meeting that has been planned for months. Please review all related changes below. For a refresher on the agenda, visit the ELC website at https://www.cdc.gov/ncezid/dpei/elc/agendas.html.


If you plan to attend any of the meetings mentioned above, please follow these four (4) important steps:

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1. Great food choices, lower prices for 2020 ELC Annual Meeting

  • Pre-ordered lunches through the Sow Good Café caterer will automatically transfer to the new location.
  • Deadline to place meal orders through Sow Good Café is extended until Friday, February 14. Daily cost of $15 includes:
    • Box lunch with choices of salads, sandwiches, or wraps; plus, beverages and desserts.
    • Morning and afternoon breaks featuring a full-service coffee and espresso bar and tea.
    • À la carte breakfast items for purchase on-site (for an additional cost, credit cards only).
  • Click here to pay for pre-ordered meeting meals https://cateratcdc.com/?deliveryName=USCDC_1268_DM13362external icon
  • Alternative lunch services will also be available on-site through the Decatur Courtyard by Marriott at similar prices to what Sow Good Café is charging.
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2. ELC’s 25th Anniversary Social Event

  • The Social Event celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the ELC will still occur – Thursday, March 12th, 5:00-7:00pm at the Decatur Courtyard by Marriottexternal icon.
  • Deadline to pay for ELC’s 25th Anniversary Social Event is extended until Friday, February 14. You must pre-pay to attend this special event. $20 price includes:
  • Taco Bar with shredded pulled pork, beef, chicken, and veggies selections with traditional sides, and toppings
  • Pasta salad and garden salad
  • Fruit, Cheese, and Charcuterie Boards
  • A variety of desserts
  • Meatballs and other appetizers and small bites
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Adult beverages are available for purchase at the Decatur Courtyard by Marriott during Social Event.
  • Click here to pay for social event. https://cateratcdc.com/?deliveryName=USCDC_1268_DM13362external icon
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3. RESERVE YOUR HOTEL

Four hotels in the area have room blocks at the government rate of $164.00/night; however, it is anticipated that the rooms will sell out so make your reservations early.

  • Courtyard Atlanta Executive Park/Emory – located at 1236 Executive Park Drive, Atlanta, GA 30329 [approx. 3 miles from CDC]
  • Hyatt Place Atlanta/Buckhead – located at 3242 Peachtree Road, NE Atlanta, GA 30305 [approx. 5 miles from CDC]
  • Courtyard Atlanta Decatur Downtown/Emory – 130 Clairemont Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030 [approx. 3 miles from CDC]
  • Emory Conference Center – 1615 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329 [approx. 0.5 miles from CDC]
    • Room block expires on Monday, February 17, 2020, or when the rooms sell out (whichever comes first).
    • Make reservations at:
    • Be sure to ask about the complimentary shuttle service.
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4. Transportation Information

Attendees Staying at Decatur Courtyard by Marriott

Attendees Staying at Other Partner Hotels

  • Emory Conference Center Hotel: There is a ‘Clifton Corridor Transportation Management Association (CCTMA)’ vehicle that provides free shuttle service to downtown Decatur which is where the Decatur Courtyard by Marriott is located. The shuttle runs every 30 minutes. For schedule information, please visit: http://transportation.emory.edu/shuttles/CCTMA.htmlexternal icon
  • Hyatt Place Buckhead: Attendees staying here can take either a taxi or the complimentary shuttle service available through the Hyatt Place Buckhead hotel. Just ask to sign up for this shuttle when checking in.
  • Executive Courtyard Marriott: Attendees staying at this hotel should let hotel staff know on check-in that they need a shuttle to the Decatur Courtyard by Marriott.

Additional information about the ELC can be found at www.cdc.gov/elc.