Cost: Free
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End Date
Wed Apr 26 at 09:30 pm EDT
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Meets For
3 Session(s)
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English
Description
The 2017 FETP International Nights will be held during the 66th Annual EIS Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. This event, co-sponsored by TEPHINET and the CDC, gives FETP trainees from around the world the chance to present their work to a global audience of public health practitioners.

This year, the EIS Conference will be held from April 24-27, 2017. International Nights will be held on Tuesday, April 25 and Wednesday, April 26, 2017.
Learners Enrolled (261)
My name is Sidney and I work at Learn It Live. I instruct on the use of Learn It Live and the virtual classroom for instructing online classes and events. Send me a message if you have any questions about Learn It Live.
Atlanta, USA
Dr. Robert Fontaine is the Senior Advisor for the Field Epidemiology Training Program Branch at CDC. He returned to CDC headquarters in 2012 from Beijing China where he had been the Expert Advisor to the Chinese Field Epidemiology Training Program (CFETP) of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention since 2004. During this period he has developed over 160 epidemiologists throughout China including a central team of 5 who manage all operations of the CFETP. Major investigations done under Dr. Fontaine's tenure have included, pneumonic plague, a long-standing problem of unexplained sudden death, a nationwide paraplegia outbreak from contaminated drugs, and widespread critical and fatal influenza and hand foot and mouth disease from inappropriate use of corticosteroids. Government of China presented Dr. Fontaine with the highest award presented to foreign experts, the Friendship Award. Dr. Fontaine began his career in public health at CDC as an EIS officer in 1973. He took a preventive medicine residency in Colorado and then was stationed to the CDCs Central American Research Station in El Salvador where he worked on malaria surveillance and epidemiology. He spent 7 years with the Division of Parasitic Diseases until 1987 when he became the resident advisor to the Saudi Arabian FETP. In 1998 he moved to Jordan to develop the Jordanian FETP. In 2000 he joined the Division of International Health until he was poster to China. Dr. Fontaine is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, in Entomology (BS) and Medicine (MD). He also has a MSc in Parasitology from the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. He has published 45 scientific papers and 2 book chapters. Besides his dedication to field epidemiology, surveillance, and public health; he still maintains his interest in entomology, parasitic diseases, and vector-borne diseases.
Atlanta GA, USA
Dr Benon (MBChB, MPH) is a Field Supervisor in the Uganda Public Health Fellowship Program (UPHFP) where he mentors Advanced-FETP residents during their field attachments that include outbreak investigations, surveillance data analysis, quality improvement projects, and health economic analysis among others. Benon was an Advanced-FETP graduate in the 1st cohort of the UPHFP-Field Epidemiology Track in January 2017.
Kampala, UGA
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