How many Continuing Education credits are available for my category?
Please see the Continuing Education Credits page.
What is the uniform for the Symposium?
Visit the Uniform page for details.
How can I contact COA or COF?
What are the name and address of the hotel where the conference is being held?
Please see the Accommodations page.
How many people are expected to attend this conference?
More than 1,000 public health providers and administrators from the Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness, the Bureau of Prisons, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Disaster Medical System, the Health Resources and Services Administration, The Indian Health Service, the National Institutes of Health, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other federal, state and local health care agencies are expected to attend the conference.
Will the conference planners take responsibility for any prizes that I want to distribute?
Exhibit space is sold on a first come, first serve basis. Booth space will be sold until the hall is sold out.
Presenters: Service Dress White, Service Dress Blue or Summer White
Attendees: Any combination of uniform (i.e. Khakis, Summer White, Service Dress White or Service /Dress Blue or modified Service Dress White/Service Dress Blue
Anchor & Caduceus Dinner: Preferred uniforms are the Dinner Dress White Jacket for 0-4 and above and Dinner Dress White (small medals, no name tag) for 0-3 and below. However, we do not want to discourage officers from attending this important event so they also may wear Service Dress Blue with bow tie and miniature medals or the best uniform they own. Other services should wear equivalent uniforms. The civilian dress equivalent is black tie.
The PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation is committed to reduce, reuse, and recycle waste and materials from our annual USPHS Scientific and Training Symposium. A healthier environment leads to healthier people, including you. The following are some ways we continue to reduce our carbon footprint. Please join these efforts when you attend the conference.