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APHL 2017 PN/OBN Central/Midwest Regional Meeting

March 7 — 9, 2017

Location: Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown


 Joint Central/Midwest Regional
PulseNet & OutbreakNet Meeting

March 7-9, 2017
Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown
Chicago, IL


Sponsored by the: 
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Enteric Diseases Laboratory Branch and Outbreak Response and Prevention Branch
  • United States Food and Drug Administration
  • United Sates Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service
  • Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists
  • Association of Public Health Laboratories
The Joint Central/Midwest Regional PulseNet and OutbreakNet meeting will bring together laboratorians, epidemiologists and environmental health specialists involved with foodborne and enteric disease outbreak response. Issues discussed will include regional surveillance and outbreak detection of enteric diseases.This 2 ½ day meeting will be held at the Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown Hotel in Chicago, IL from March 7-9, 2017.Combined sessions and discipline-specific sessions are planned over the course of the meeting.

Invited Participants 
  • Public Health laboratory personnel who are part of the PulseNet Network and are interested in standardized PFGE subtyping and next generation sequencing methods for subtyping of enteric pathogens
  • Epidemiologists who detect, respond to, and support national surveillance for multistate outbreaks of enteric bacterial pathogens
  • Environmental Health specialists who have the responsibility for foodborne illness outbreak investigations at local, state, tribal or federal agencies or departments
  • FDA Rapid Response Teams
Logistics

Travel Funds


Laboratory and epidemiology personnel that have ELC or EIP funding are expected to use those funds for travel expenses to this meeting. Limited travel scholarships will be available.

OutBreakNet attendees and epidemiologists interested in applying for travel scholarships should complete the CSTE Funding Award Request Form by 5pm Eastern on Friday, January 20, 2017. Awardees will be notified by 5pm Eastern on Monday, January 30th. If you have additional questions or concerns, please email foodsafety@cste.org.

For OutbreakNet attendees and epidemiologists who would like to request a letter of support for travel using ELC funding, please send a request to OutbreakNet@cdc.gov  with the following information:

- Subject line: Letter of Support for Regional Meeting Attendance
- Name, department, and address for attendees who should be listed in the letter

PulseNet and Environmental Health Specialist attendees interested in applying for travel scholarships should complete the PulseNet or Environmental Health funding award request form by 5pm Eastern on Friday, January 20, 2017. Awardees will be notified by 5pm Eastern on Monday, January 30th. If you have additional questions or concerns, please email kristy.kubota@aphl.org.  

For PulseNet attendees who would like to request a letter of support for travel, please send a request to Kristy Kubota, kristy.kubota@aphl.org.

Registration

There is no registration fee for this meeting, however, you must be registered to attend. Click on the “Register Now!” link at the top of this page to begin the process. Registration is due February 14, 2017.

Hotel

This meeting will take place in the Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown Hotel which is located in downtown Chicago. The conference rate is $137.00 single/double plus tax per night. This is the federal per diem rate. This rate is valid until February 8, 2017 or until the block is filled. Call 800.445.8667 to make your reservation and refer to “APHL PulseNet Regional Meeting” or provide the code “AOP”. You may also make your reservation online.

Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown, 600 N. State St., Chicago, IL 60654, 312.943.3800


As detailed information becomes available we will update this page and activate the appropriate links below. 

Agenda

Online Registration – click on the Register Now! link at the top of this page

Meeting Registration Form - Due February 14, 2017

OutBreakNet Travel Award Request Form - Due January 20, 2017

PulseNet Travel Award Request Form - Due January 20, 2017

Environmental Health Travel Award Request Form - Due January 20, 2017

Hotel Reservations - Hotel block is full
 

Sessions
There are no additional sessions for this event.