EIS Annual Scientific Conference

The EIS Conference began as a forum for 2nd-year EIS officers to demonstrate the quality of the work they had accomplished during the 2-year training program. Gradually, the Conference began to include 1st-year EIS officers, as well as EIS alumni.

The primary purpose of the EIS Conference is to provide a forum for EIS officers to give scientific presentations (oral or poster), increase their knowledge of recent investigations and their significance to public health and maintain and increase their skills in determining the appropriateness of epidemiological methods, presenting and interpreting results clearly and developing appropriate conclusions and recommendations.

Additional purposes include: 1) providing an opportunity for scientific exchange regarding current epidemiologic topics; 2) highlighting the breadth of epidemiologic activities at CDC; 3) providing a setting for strengthening the EIS professional network among new, current and former EIS officers; and 4) providing a forum for CDC programs to recruit new EIS officers.

EIS Conference

April 20-23, 2015
Atlanta, Georgia (location details will be announced soon)

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Archives from past conferences

Awards and Prize Manuscripts

The following is a list of the awards and prizes given annually at the EIS Conference.

Alexander D. Langmuir Prize Manuscript Award
The ADL Prize was established in 1966 by the EIS Alumni Association to encourage EIS officers to publish papers based on epidemiologic work done while in the EIS. The award is given to a manuscript or publication done by a current EIS officer or first-year alumnus/a for a well-designed and exeduted, clearly and persuasively written report of an epidemiological study.

Philip S. Brachman Award
This award recognizes excellence in teaching epidemiology to EIS officers. The Brachman Award is sponsored by the graduating class of EIS officers.

Distinguished Friend of EIS Award
Awarded by the EIS Alumni Association, the Distinguished Friend of EIS Award recognizes an individual for his or her valued contributions that have made an important difference to the health, welfare and happiness of EIS officers and the EIS program.

Iain C. Hardy Award
The Iain C. Hardy Award recognizes a current EIS officer or an alumnus/a within five years of having completed EIS training who has made an outstanding contribution to the control of vaccine-preventable diseases.

Donald C. Mackel Memorial Award
This award is sponsored by the EIS Alumni Association and recognizes a current EIS officer for the oral or poster presentation that best exemplifies the effective application of a combined epidemiological and laboratory approach to an investigation.

J. Virgil Peavy Memorial Award
Sponsored by the EIS Alumni Association, this notable award recognizes a current EIS officer for the oral or poster presentation that best examplifies the effective and innovative application of statistics and epidemiologic methods in an investigation or study.

Outstanding Poster Presentation Award
This award recognizes a current EIS officer. The outstanding poster is selected based on 1) scientific content, including orginality, study design and analysis; 2) public health impact; and 3) effectiveness of presentation.

Paul C. Schnitker International Health Award
This award recognizes a current EIS officer or first-year EIS alumnus/a who has made an unusual contribution to international public health. Paul C. Schnitker, M.D., died in a plane crash in Nigeria in 1969. He was en-route to serve as a public health officer in the response to famine and other public health problems resulting from the Biafra Civil War in Nigeria. He is the only person who has died while serving as an EIS officer.

James H. Steele Veterinary Public Health Award
This award is given to a current or former EIS officer who has made outstanding contributions in the field of veterinary public health. This award recognizes outstanding contributions in the investigation, control or prevention of zoonotic diseases or other animal-related human health problems.