EMPHNET Announces Call for Abstracts for its Sixth Regional Conference
    EMPHNET Announces Call for Abstracts for its Sixth Regional Conference
    August 17, 2017

    EMPHNET Announces Call for Abstracts for its Sixth Regional Conference

    EMPHNET is now accepting submissions of abstracts for its Sixth Regional Conference which will be held in Amman, Jordan, between March 27 and 29, 2018. This regional event presents an opportunity for field epidemiologists and public health practitioners from Eastern Mediterranean countries and the international community to exchange knowledge and experience, to showcase their achievements, and to solidify their role in securing better health for communities across the region.

    This year, the theme of the conference is “Innovative Approaches: Adapting to the Current EMR Context.” Within this theme, the conference will provide a platform to present how innovative approaches can be adapted to improve public health practice in countries throughout the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR).

    The Conference sessions will be a valuable opportunity for knowledge exchange regarding issues that jeopardize the health status of the region’s populations. They will also offer a platform to showcase the scientifically grounded work of Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) residents and graduates, as well as other public health professionals who have chosen to share their achievements, research findings, field investigations, and other approaches with a wide participation base.

    Sessions will, therefore, focus on adopting innovative strategies in response to public health issues and problems challenging countries in the region. Such challenges include the high burden of NCDs, communicable disease outbreaks, emerging and re-emerging infections, weak surveillance systems, public health threats in mass gatherings, risks to biosecurity and public health emergencies. Hence, exploring new ideas and approaches to address public health challenges typical to the EMR is essential when considering the unprecedented political unrest and the enduring instability that left millions of people in the EMR at risk of disease exposure or suffering due to lack of health access.

    Abstracts should be submitted for projects that address a topic within the Regional Conference theme of “Innovative Approaches: Adapting to the Current EMR Context.” Suggested topics include:

    • Communicable diseases
    • Non-communicable diseases
    • Public health in emergencies
    • Disease surveillance
    • Outbreak investigations
    • Emerging and re-emerging infections
    • Public health in mass gatherings
    • Maternal and child health
    • Other related topics

    For those interested in participating in the conference, abstract submission is between September 17 and November 30, 2017. Abstracts should be submitted online through EMPHNET’s Conference Website ( There, you will find more information about abstract submission guidelines and other related details.