The Integrated Foodborne Outbreak Response and Management (InFORM) Conference brings together laboratorians, epidemiologists and environmental health specialists involved with foodborne and enteric disease outbreak response for four days of updates and discussion. The meeting is jointly sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Enteric Diseases Laboratory Branch and Outbreak Response and Prevention Branch; the Association of Public Health Laboratories; the US Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service; and the US Food and Drug Administration.
The InFORM conference examines surveillance and outbreak detection of enteric diseases, with a focus on those caused by contaminated foods, water and animals. The programs offers combined and discipline-specific sessions, a keynote address and a poster session.
Nearly 500 attendees from the US and eight other countries attended the most recent InFORM conference in 2015. Participants represented federal, state and local public health, food and environmental regulatory agencies.