Conferencia Científica Regional de las Américas


We just returned from Cartagena, Colombia, where we continued our work with TEPHINET – at their 10th Regional Scientific Conference of the Americas.

TEPHINET is the Training Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Intervention Network. Based in Atlanta, they collaborate with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to support the development of field epidemiology programs and regional networks around the world.

This is our third year of working with TEPHINET, and after assignments in Paraguay, Thailand, and Atlanta, we were back with them in South America.

The conference was organised in collaboration with Instituto Nacional de Salud de Colombia, FETP Colombia, and REDSUR, the South American field epidemiology training program network.

The iPosters – in Spanish and Portuguese – were presented in moderated oral sessions and then on HD interactive screens for browsing and more discussion. There were great presentations by authors from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad & Tobago, and the US.