The sixth annual Great Plains Emerging Infectious Diseases Conference will take place April 7th-8th, 2017, 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 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. Karen Bush, currently at Indiana University. Dr. Bush is a Professor in the Department of Biology (profile). Her keynote address will be on Friday April 7th.
||Registration opens and call for abstracts announced here|
||Presenters notified of abstract acceptance|
|extended to March 31st
||Abstract submission 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 Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, the UI Department of Epidemiology, 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
Germine Alfonse (email@example.com)