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Welcome to InFORM 2020

Submission Deadline: January 24, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST/8:59 PM PST
Late-Breaker Abstract Notification: February 07, 2020

The Integrated Foodborne Outbreak Response and Management (InFORM) conference will be held at the Westin Atlanta Peachtree Plaza Hotel March 9–12, 2020. Held every two years, InFORM brings together the network of public health officials involved with foodborne and enteric disease outbreak response. This includes federal, state and local public health scientists, epidemiologists, laboratorians, environmental health specialists, and health communicators. The conference will consist of a keynote speaker, plenary and discipline-specific sessions, and posters.

Abstract Submissions

To submit a proposal, please log into the Abstract Portal at the bottom of the page. Additional details will be available in the submission portal, but below is a brief outline of requirements and guidelines before you get started.

Presentation formats (additional details available in the submission portal):
  • Single talk
  • Poster
Proposal Form Instructions:
  • You will choose a discipline (Communication Science, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, or Laboratory) to inform which sub-committee will be reviewing your proposal.
  • 300 word maximum for "Session Description or Scientific Abstract"
    • If you are proposing a poster, please submit a scientific abstract. Additionally, if you are proposing a single talk, please provide a scientific description of the topic and/or if possible include an abstract. Abstracts should include a background, methods, results, and conclusions section.
    • 100 word maximum for “Why is this session or presentation relevant to our attendees?”
Proposal Requirements:
  • All submissions must include a title, author/presenter(s), and affiliation(s).
  • Proposals for single talks must include three learning objectives.
  • Submissions should not have been presented at a national conference in the United States within the past year.
  • Proposals that do not meet format requirements will not be considered for review.


*This abstract portal was supported by Cooperative Agreement #5NU60OE000103 funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibilities of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC or the US Department of Health and Human Services. This project was 100% funded with federal funds from a federal program of $1,813,968.

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Questions? Organizer: Rhodel Bradshaw -