2020 InFORM Conference March 6-19, 2020 Atlanta, GA

The InFORM conference examines surveillance and outbreak detection of enteric diseases, with a focus on those caused by contaminated foods, water and animals. Held every two years, InFORM brings together a diverse network of public health officials, including federal, state and local public health and laboratory scientists, epidemiologists, environmental health specialists and health communicators. The conference includes a keynote speaker, plenary and discipline-specific sessions and poster presentations.

InFORM is jointly sponsored by APHL, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Enteric Diseases Laboratory Branch and Outbreak Response and Prevention Branch, US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service, and US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).


March 9-12, 2020
The Westin Peachtree Plaza | Atlanta, GA


  • Public Health laboratory personnel who are part of the PulseNet Network or are interested in standardized whole genome sequencing subtyping of enteric pathogens for public health surveillance.
  • PulseNet participants from the FDA and the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service and Agricultural Research Service.
  • Laboratory personnel from international public health agencies who are interested in learning more about PulseNet or participating in PulseNet.
  • Epidemiologists who work with data supplied by PulseNet laboratories and investigate local or multistate outbreaks of enteric pathogens, such as E. coliSalmonella spp. and Listeria spp.
  • Environmental health specialists involved in illness outbreak investigations at local, state, tribal or federal agencies or departments.\

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