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2024 Integrated Foodborne Outbreak Response and Management (InFORM) Conference: Call for Abstracts

Jul 10, 2023 | Anu Varma

The call for abstracts for the 2024 Integrated Foodborne Outbreak Response and Management (InFORM) conference to be held January 22-24 in Washington, DC, will open in early August. This year’s theme is “The State of Enterics: Capitalizing on Opportunities.”

Submission Deadline: Friday, August 25, 2023 by 11:59 pm ET.

The abstract submission system will open in early August. Check back at neha.org/InFORM.

Review the full submission guidelines here.

Suggested Topics (but not limited to):

  • Advanced molecular detection (i.e. whole genome sequencing, genomic epidemiology, and associated bioinformatics topics, etc)
  • Case studies and cross-cutting outbreaks
  • Climate change and enterics
  • Culture-independent diagnostic testing
  • Data modernization efforts
  • Data visualization tools, dashboards, and applications
  • Emerging and re-emerging food safety challenges
  • Enteric antimicrobial resistance
  • Environmental assessments/root cause analysis
  • Epidemiologic methods
  • Food or environmental sampling and testing
  • Interagency or cross-jurisdictional coordination
  • Global health
  • Health education, including food safety
  • Health equity and enterics
  • Interagency or cross-jurisdictional coordination
  • Multidisciplinary approach to investigation of foodborne outbreaks
  • Norovirus investigation, response, and prevention
  • Novel or innovative technologies
  • One Health
  • Prevention
  • Risk communication, including outbreaks
  • Surveillance and informatics

For questions about InFORM abstracts or the conference, please email [email protected].


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