The eighth annual Great Plains Emerging Infectious Diseases Conference will take place April 4th-5th, 2019, at the University of Iowa College of Public Health. Just as in previous years, this conference will serve to bring together public health professionals, researchers, faculty, and students in microbiology, infectious diseases and related fields working in the Great Plains and Midwestern states. The GPEID Conference highlights basic, applied, epidemiological and translational research in biomedical and veterinary disciplines. Major topics include but are not limited to antimicrobial resistance, zoonotic and vector-borne diseases, global health, healthcare-associated infections, molecular diagnostics and epidemiology, public health preparedness, and science communication.
We’re pleased to announce that this year our two keynote speakers are Dr. Megin Nichols and Dr. Patrick McDermott!
|February 1st, 2019||Registration opens and call for abstracts announced here|
|March 1st||Early registration ends – PRICES INCREASE|
|March 12th||First notification of abstract acceptance|
|March 26th||Final abstract submission deadline.|
|April 1st||Registration deadline.|
The format will include oral and poster research presentations selected from submitted abstracts, as well as breakout sessions which will be conducted in an “unconference” format. Leaders will not lecture on session topics, but instead will introduce the topic and then facilitate discussion involving the audience. Breakout session topics will be taken from those suggested by the organizers as well as additional topics suggested and led by conference participants. The schedule can be found here.
Sponsored by the University of Iowa College of Public Health, the UI Department of Epidemiology, the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, and the UI Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases.
Have questions about the conference, registration, abstract submission, or travel to and from Iowa City? Contact us:
Christine Petersen (firstname.lastname@example.org) or
Tyler Baccam (email@example.com)