The seventh annual Great Plains Emerging Infectious Diseases Conference took place March 29th-30th, 2018, at the University of Iowa College of Public Health. Just as in previous years, this conference served 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 included but were not limited to zoonotic and vector-borne diseases including a special keynote recognition of the 100th anniversary of the Spanish influenza pandemic, 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 our two keynote speakers were Dr. Richard Webby and Dr. Bobbi Pritt.
Important Dates (REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED!)
|February 1st, 2018||Registration opens and call for abstracts announced here|
|March 12th, 2018||First notification of abstract acceptance|
|March 23rd, 2018||Final abstract submission deadline.|
|March 26th, 2018||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, and the Midwest Center of Excellence Vector-Borne Disease the UI Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases.
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Tyler Baccam (firstname.lastname@example.org)