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Meeting Location

Conference sessions will be held in multiple locations. Registration, workshops, plenary sessions, breakout sessions, posters sessions and Networking Hall will be held at the Boise Centre. The roundtable sessions will be held at The Grove Hotel and the Boise Centre. The Fellowship Graduation Ceremony, President’s Banquet and Business Meeting will be held at The Grove Hotel. Suggested attire is business casual for all conference activities. We strongly suggest bringing a light sweater or jacket with you to the conference.

Boise Centre Meeting Space Floorplan

Networking Hall

Boise Centre Directions

The Grove Hotel Meeting Space Floorplan

The Grove Hotel Parking

Map of Downtown Boise

Local Restaurant Dining Map

Breakfast & Lunch Concessions at Boise Centre
Boise Centre
850 W Front St
Boise, ID 83702
Telephone (208) 336-8900
https://boisecentre.com/
Events: Registration, Sunday workshops/meetings, plenary sessions, breakout sessions, posters sessions, some roundtable sessions, and Networking Hall. Please note the Boise Centre has two buildings.
The Grove Hotel
245 S Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702
Telephone (208) 333-8000
http://www.grovehotelboise.com/
Events: Roundtable sessions, Fellowship Graduation Ceremony, President’s Banquet and Business Meeting

Continuing Education

The CSTE Annual Conference is a gathering of public health professionals and practitioners focused on epidemiology and informatics. Each year the conference content is determined by the abstracts submitted.

The educational purpose of the CSTE Annual Conference is to offer professionals and practitioners the opportunity to enhance their knowledge, improve their skills, and exchange information on best practices and strategies in applied epidemiology.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify best practices in applied epidemiology.
  • Describe best practices for surveillance and epidemiology.
  • Apply public health practice skills presented in workshops.
  • Identify strategies and tools to improve public health practice.
Types of Continuing Education
CSTE has partnered with CDC to provide continuing education to conference attendees. CSTE is offering free continuing education for:
  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Health Educators
  • Veterinarians
  • Certified in Public Health
  • General Practitioners
To receive continuing education (CE):
Attend the CSTE Annual Conference then complete the evaluation at https://www2a.cdc.gov/TCEOnline/registration/detailpage.asp?res_id=6658. The CSTE conference code is CSTE2017.

FEES: There are no fees for CE.

Accreditation Statements
CME activities with Joint Providers: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the (ACCME®) to provide medical education for physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this live activity for a maximum of 23.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides 23.2 contact hours.

CEU: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 2.9 CEU’s for this program.
CECH: Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 23.5 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 0. CDC provider number 98614.
AAVSB/RACE: This program was reviewed and approved by AAVSB RACE program 27.9 for hours of continuing education. Participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Please contact the AAVSB RACE program if you have any comments/concerns regarding this program’s validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession.
For Certified Public Health Professionals (CPH): The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a pre-approved provider of Certified in Public Health (CPH) recertification credits and is authorized to offer 29.0 CPH recertification credits for this program.

CDC is an approved provider of CPH Recertification Credits by the National Board of Public Health Examiners. Effective October 1, 2013, the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) accepts continuing education units (CEU) for CPH recertification credits from CDC. Please select CEU as your choice for continuing education when registering for a course on TCEOnline. Learners seeking CPH should use the guidelines provided by the NBPHE for calculating recertification credits. For assistance please contact NBPHE at http://www.NBPHE.org.

DISCLOSURE: In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use.
CDC, our planners, our presenters, and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters with the exception of presenters listed below who wish to disclose the following:
Name Organization Nature of Conflict of Interest
AND Mechanism to Resolve*
Thomas Talbot Vanderbilt University Spouse has received research support for vaccine studies from Sanofi Pasteur, Medimmune, and Gilead – Discussion
Catherine Staes Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Consultant –Funded as an informatics consultant for CSTE – Discussion
Ingrid Oakley-Girvan Cancer Prevention Institute of California and Medable Inc Salary, Stock in Medable Inc. – Discussion
John Loonsk CGI Federal Consultant for CGI Federal
– Discussion
Mary Ann Honors Arundel Metrics, Inc Consultant – Receives funding to co-author America’s Health Rankings for the United Health Foundation – Discussion
Planning committee discussed conflict of interest with Thomas Talbot, Catherine Staes, Ingrid Oakley-Grivan, John Loonsk, and Mary Ann Honors to ensure there is no bias.
Presentations will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational us with the exception of Presenters listed below who will be discussing the following:
Name Organization Nature of Conflict of Interest
B. Casey Lyons Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Buprenorphine-containing products that are FDA-indicated for substance use treatment may be prescribed off-label by doctors for pain management purposes. I will need to mention this in order to describe the limitations of my work.
Benjamin Chan New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services I may briefly discuss questions that have come from community members about treatment after PFAS exposure, including questions about use of potassium iodide, cholestyramine (bile acid sequestrant), and phlebotomy to treat or reduce levels of PFAS compounds in the body after exposure. There will be NO promotion of these products/methods, and focus will be on responding to community concerns using evidence based public health and medical practice.
Rita A. Reik OneBlood, Inc. There will brief mention of the use of the Roche Zika NAT test, which was used in an FDA-approved study.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists are jointly providing the CNE for this activity.
CDC did not accept commercial support for this continuing education activity.
For additional questions regarding continuing education, please contact Jessica Arrazola (Jarrazola@cste.org).

Open May 2017!