Save the date: Great Plains Emerging Infectious Diseases Conference

The fifth annual Great Plains Emerging Infectious Diseases Conference will take place April 8th-9th, 2016, 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 the Great Plains and Midwestern states. The GPEID Conference highlights basic, applied, epidemiological and translational research in biomedical and veterinary disciplines. Major topics may include but are not limited to zoonotic and vector-borne diseases, global health, healthcare-associated infections, antimicrobial resistance, molecular diagnostics and epidemiology, public health preparedness, and science communication.

We’re pleased to announce that this year’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Michael Diamond from Washington University-St. Louis. Dr. Diamond is a Professor of Internal Medicine, as well as, Infectious Diseases, Molecular Microbiology, and Pathology and Immunology (profile). His keynote address on Friday April 8th, will be about emerging arboviral diseases.

For information on past speakers click here.

If you have any questions regarding this conference, please first send questions to If you have any specific questions for Christine Petersen ( or Margaret Chorazy ( feel free to contact them directly. Registration and a call for abstracts will be announced in the up-coming months.