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CDC host 11th International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases

August 1, 2022: “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Task Force for Global Health will co-host in person the 11th International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases (ICEID) August 7-10, 2022, at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta hotel in Atlanta, GA.

Held every 3 years, the conference brings together more than 1500 public health professionals from around the world to exchange the latest information on issues affecting the emergence, spread, and control of infectious diseases.

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Keynote speakers at the Opening Session, Sunday, August 7 at 5:30 pm, include:

  • Welcome and Opening Remarks 
    • Rochelle Walensky: Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Administrator, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
  • Communicating Science in a Changing Media Environment
    • Josh Sharfstein: Vice Dean for Public Health Practice and Community Engagement, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Preparing for the Next Pandemic: Lessons Learned from the Black Coalition Against COVID
    • Reed Tuckson: Co-founder, Black Coalition Against COVID
  • Lessons from the Pandemic for Future Global Health
    • Soumya Swaminathan: Chief Scientist, World Health Organization

The three-day program includes plenary and panel sessions with invited speakers, oral abstract and poster presentations, and multiple scientific and public health exhibitors—all focusing on emerging and re-emerging infections. Selected oral presentations include:

  • The Role of the Environment: How Mask Wearing Varies Across Different Settings
  • Process Evaluation in Emergency Response: Evaluating COVID-19 Screening Testing Programs in K-12 Schools
  • Strategies To Maximize COVID-19 Immunization Coverage among the General Population
  • Performance of a Commercial Rapid Influenza A and B Diagnostic Test in a Community Sample of School-aged Children: ORCHARDS – Wisconsin 2015-2020
  • Turning Farmers into Disease Detectives – How Participatory Surveillance Can Prevent Future Pandemics
  • Progress in Immunization Safety Monitoring — Worldwide, 2010–2019
  • Fatal Melioidosis in a Child — Georgia, 2021
  • Intercontinental Movement of H5 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (H5N1) to the United States, 2021
  • Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 among Working Dogs in Arizona, 2021
  • Risks Associated with Reusable Bronchoscopes and Urologic Endoscopes
  • Integrating Health Equity Principles in Public Health Communication and Scientific Products
  • A New Paradigm for Pandemic Preparedness: Pathogen Wargaming.”


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