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2019 Joint PulseNet/OutbreakNet Central Regional Meeting

March 6 - March 8

The 2019 Joint PulseNet/OutbreakNet Central Regional Meeting will be held on March 6-8, 2019 in Omaha, NE at the Doubletree Omaha Downtown Hotel.

This meeting will bring together laboratorians, epidemiologists and environmental health specialists involved with foodborne and enteric disease outbreak response. Issues discussed will include surveillance and outbreak detection of enteric diseases. Combined and discipline-specific sessions are planned over the course of the 2½ day meeting.

Registration: There is no registration fee to attend this meeting. To register, please see the regional meeting page here and click the red “Register Now!” button at the top of the page just beneath the date and location for the meeting. Registration is due February 6, 2019.

Hotel Accommodations:  Please contact the hotel directly to make your hotel reservations by calling the hotel at 402.636.4906, refer to “APHL Joint Midwest/Central PulseNet/OutBreakNet Meeting” or you can use the online link on the registration page under ‘Hotel’ to reserve rooms. The rate is $109.00/single room + tax (per diem). The deadline to make your reservations under this group rate is February 14, 2019 or until the block is filled.

Travel:  Laboratory and epidemiology personnel who have ELC funding are expected to use those funds for travel expenses to attend this meeting. Additionally, RRT funds may be also used for travel. Limited travel scholarships will be available. Epidemiologists, laboratorians, and environmental health specialists may apply for a travel scholarship by filling out this form, which can also be found on the registration page under ‘Travel Funds’. Travel scholarship requests must be received by December 14, 2018.

Letters of Support: Attendees who would like to request a letter of support for the travel approval process or inquire about the travel scholarships, please contact Ellie Dzubey, outbreaknet@cdc.gov with the following information:

  • Subject line: Letter of Support for Regional Meeting Attendance
  • Name, department, and address for attendees who should be listed in the letter

Questions about the Joint PulseNet/OutbreakNet Central Regional Meeting can be addressed to Kristy Kubota at APHL at 240-485-2720 or Kristy.kubota@aphl.org, Rhodel Bradshaw, rhodel.bradshaw@aphl.org, or Ellie Dzubey, outbreaknet@cdc.gov.