2020 EISAA Calendar of Events


Tuesday, April 28, 2020 POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 – DETAILS TBD
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
What Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Alumni Network | Epidemic Intelligence Service Alumni Association
Local to Global: The Worldwide Drop in Vaccination Rates
Where BMGF, 440 5th Ave N., Seattle, WA 98109
Details Bringing together Gates Foundation alumni and Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) alumni, the evening will be a wonderful chance to catch up with old friends and colleagues and meet new ones, and to learn about a topic that is of deep concern globally and locally: falling vaccination rates for childhood diseases.

Please take a moment to RSVP today by emailing your full name, EIS class year and email address to EISAA at eisalumni@cdcfoundation.org and including “Gates/EISAA Event RSVP ” in the subject line. All EIS alumni are welcome, whether you’re engaged in the vaccine sector or simply interested in learning more.

Monday, May 4, 2020 – Thursday, May 7, 2020CANCELED
What EIS Conference

We are canceling the 69th Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Conference scheduled for May 4-7, 2020, in Atlanta, GA. This cancellation is due to:

  • updated CDC guidance which recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the U.S., and
  • engagement of most of our EIS officers, LLS fellows, and their supervisors as responders to COVID-19

We are in the process of notifying speakers, registrants, and our partners. If you made any flight or hotel room reservation(s), you are responsible for cancelling them. Since there are no registration fees for the conference, no further action is needed regarding conference registration.

We recognize and appreciate the many contributions to the COVID-19 response of EIS officers, LLS fellows, their supervisors, EIS and LLS alumni, and others who would normally attend EIS conference. We look forward to seeing all of you at the 2021 EIS conference.

Where Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
165 Courtland St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
Details The Epidemic Intelligence Service hosts an annual scientific conference for the national and international public health community. EISAA helps support this annual conference by sponsoring  several awards each year, including 10 David J. Sencer Scholarship awardees to attend the conference. EISAA also supports several EIS traditions, such as the Prediction Run and the annual skit night.

To register for the 2020 69th Annual EIS Conference, click here. <CONFERENCE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED>

To vote in the 2020 EISAA Poetry contest, click here! <POETRY CONTEST VOTING HAS NOT OPENED YET>

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. ET
What EIS Alumni Association Annual Business Meeting
Where Virtual
Details EISAA’s annual business meeting includes elections for President-elect and Secretary/ Treasurer positions, revisions to EISAA by-laws, and an update on EISAA’s membership and financial status.
Monday, June 29, 2020 CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19 
5:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
What EISAA Reception at Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologist (CSTE) Annual Conference
Where Seattle, Washington – Exact Location TBD
Details The Epidemic Intelligence Service Alumni Association will host a gathering for EIS Alumni. We encourage EIS alumni to also bring prospective EIS Program applicants to this event to meet other alumni and network.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
What Jonathan M. Mann Memorial Lecture at Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologist (CSTE) Annual Conference (Event Ticket required)
Where Seattle, Washington
Details The Jonathan M. Mann Memorial Lecture is made possible annually by the CDC Foundation with proceeds from a generous grant provided by an EIS alumni and The Hoffman Family Foundation of Denver, CO. In 1999, the lecture was established to honor Dr. Jonathan Mann, who lost his life in the Swissair plane crash off Nova Scotia in 1998. Dr. Mann was an accomplished state epidemiologist who was called the “architect of the global mobilization against AIDS” for his role as the founding director of the World Health Organization’s Global Program on AIDS.
Thursday, July 30, 2020 CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET
What Summer Course EISAA sponsored lunch event
Where Emory Conference Center, ROOM TBA
Details EISAA welcomes the new EIS class by providing a welcome lunch at the end of their Summer Course.
Friday, August 28, 2020 
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET
What EISAA Networking Luncheon during EIS second year Summer Course
Where CDC Roybal Campus, Global Communications Center, Auditorium A
Details The EIS Alumni Association is sponsoring a networking luncheon for all EIS alumni and current Officers during the 2020 EIS Second Year Fall Course.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. ET
What Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Annual IDWeek – EISAA Meet Up Event
Where Location TBD – Philadelphia, PA
Details EISAA is organizing an informal “meet up” for EIS alumni to get together and catch up with other alumni also attending the conference. All attendees will be responsible for their own food and drinks.


All EIS officers and alumni are invited to attend this event. No RSVP is required.Feel free to bring potential future EIS applicants with you, as they love to hear real experiences from current officers and alumni!

We look forward to seeing you at the meet up!

December 2020 – all month long!
What EIS Alumni end-of-year Giving Drive
Where Online
Details As you think about end-of-year giving, please consider supporting the EIS Alumni Association giving to the EIS Fund.

Past EISAA Calendar of Events archive:

2019 EISAA Calendar of Events

2018 EISAA Calendar of Events

2017 EISAA Calendar of Events

2016 EISAA Calendar of Events