FETP Secretariat Indonesia joined the 68th Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, USA started Monday (30/04/2019). The Annual EIS Conference is the nation’s premier epidemiology conference where its officers share their work in leading-edge investigations, scientific findings, and forward-thinking strategies to inform improvements in public health. The conference took place at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, Georgia, USA from 29 April to 2 May 2019. This event highlighted topics range from emerging infections, occupational health and safety, and maternal and child health. 113 researches were presented during the event consist of 15 posters and 97 oral presentations.
19th FETP International Night
The conference also organized the 19th FETP International Nights on 30 April – 1 May in the evening. This event held to give chance to FETP fellows from around the world to present their studies. This year, EIS had chosen the theme "Strengthening Partnership and Improving Global Health Security through Field Epidemiology Training, Surveillance, and Outbreak Response”. 29 researches had presented during the session by the training participants from 23 countries. In this event, FETP Indonesia student from Gadjah Mada University, Kusnia Wati Rahayu, succeeded to win second place in photo contest FETP International Night   
During the event, it is conveyed that in 2018 FETP training participants have successfully responded to more than 340 public health emergency cases from around the world, including dengue fever, influenza, anthrax, cholera, malaria acute flaccid paralysis, and preventable diseases such as measles.
Meeting of CDC FETP Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)
Besides attending EIS Conference, the team also invited to meet the US CDC FETP Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) on 2 - 3 May 2019. The meeting organized to identify support from US CDC to DG of Disease Control to discuss greater management and performance of FETP in 2019.
On the first day of the meeting, FETP Indonesia team was introduced to the ‘Overview of the Global FETP’. On the second day, the team was given chance to discuss the need of FETP Indonesia and what CDC can offer. The Coordinator of FETP University of Indonesia and Gadjah Mada University presented the challenges and needs in maintaining technical skill of FETP students in Indonesia.
FETP Indonesia team attended this conference consist of representatives from the FETP Indonesia Secretariat, Surveillance Division of Ministry of Health, Indonesia University, and Gadjah Mada University.