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AMD Day 2017

September 25 — 26, 2017

Location: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Join us in Atlanta
September 25 & 26, 2017 for
AMD Day 2017

The Office of Advanced Molecular Detection (OAMD) is pleased to invite those working to implement advanced molecular detection (AMD) technologies in state and local public health laboratories, to join us on September 25 & 26 for AMD Day 2017. The purpose of the two-day event is to promote information sharing among public health scientists working in AMD and to showcase their accomplishments to CDC leadership.

Held on the CDC campus in Atlanta, Georgia, AMD Day 2017 will bring together laboratory scientists, bioinformatics experts, and infectious disease epidemiologists to meet and discuss their successes, challenges, and future plans for the transformation of public health practice through AMD. The two-day event will include speakers, workshops, a panel discussion, rapid-fire poster overviews, poster viewing sessions, AMD IGNITE storytelling session, and announcement of winners in The Art of AMD data visualization contest.

APHL has travel scholarships available for state and local public health professionals who submit selected poster abstracts and The Art of AMD entries. A limited number of travel awards will also be available through APHL for 
public health laboratories in which AMD technologies are in the early stages of implementation but would still like to learn more about how AMD technologies are being applied.

Interested in attending?
Select one of these three ways to participate. Please note that the deadline for submissions is midnight ET June 9, 2017.

- Submit a Poster Abstract
CDC and state and local public health laboratories can submit an abstract for the AMD Day 2017 poster session. The session is open to scientists at CDC and state and local public health agencies who are engaged in AMD-related
activities, whether or not it was funded by the AMD program. Representatives from laboratories who submit selected abstracts, may have their travel sponsored by APHL. Abstracts should be 250 words or less.

- Submit an Entry to The Art of AMD Contest
The Art of AMD data visualization contest is open to staff at CDC and state and local public health agencies participating in AMD-related activities. Prizes will be awarded for innovative demonstrations of AMD data and its impact on public health.

- Submit a Request for a Travel Award through APHL
State and local public health labs who are preparing to implement AMD or have recently implemented AMD, but do not yet have enough data for a poster abstract may be eligible for travel awards. 

Travel for AMD Day 2017
Travel will be provided for participants in the poster session, winners of The Art of AMD contest, and some states new to AMD. Travel dates will be September 25 – 27 and include airfare, lodging and per diem for one  representative from each jurisdiction selected. Travel will be coordinated by APHL.

For additional information please contact:

Christin L. Hanigan, PhD
Senior Specialist, Advanced Molecular Detection
Association of Public Health Laboratories
P: 240.485.2748 | F: 240.485.2700 | christin.hanigan@aphl.org

There are no additional sessions for this event.