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

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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. The meeting will be held in the Global Communications Center at CDC’s Roybal Campus in Atlanta, GA. Participants will include state, local, and territorial leaders in epidemiology, laboratory, and health information systems, as well as infection control professionals, and national partners. As a key partner, we are inviting you to attend; however, we ask that each ELC-funded jurisdiction limit the number of attendees to no more than five (5) attendees. Registration for the 2020 ELC Annual Meeting will be limited to the ELC Governance Team: (1) ELC Principle Investigator; (2) Epidemiology Lead; (3) Laboratory Lead; (4) Health Information Systems Lead; and (5) Financial Lead. Any substitutions should be coordinated with your ELC Principal Investigator (PI) to determine who should attend.

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

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  • In order to attend, you must register.
    • Registration will ensure you are cleared through CDC Security in time to attend the 2020 ELC Annual Meeting (walkups will not be allowed entry to the CDC campus).
    • Each person attending needs to register (last-minute requests and/or substitutions are not permitted).
  • Registration is free … if you are unsure about ability to attend it is advisable that you go ahead and register to secure a spot (you may cancel your registration if you are unable to attend).
  • Once registered, you will receive your ticket via email for attendance along with additional information regarding the meeting logistics, etc.
  • Registration will remain open until Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 5:00pm ET.
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2. Lunch Details Coming Soon

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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.

4. Social Event Details Coming Soon

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