Frequently Asked Questions

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When will registration become available?
Details regarding online registration for the 2015 Symposium will be announced later in the year.

Will Junior Officer/Civil Servant scholarships be available this year?
Junior Officer/Civil Servant scholarships are available for Commissioned Officer Association Members of pay grade 03 or below and Civil Servants that are GS 10/11 or below in 2015. Applications may be submitted as part of the online registration process

Can students attend sessions free?
Details on student participation for the 2015 symposium are not yet available.

What meals are included in the registration fee? 

Where can I make travel arrangements to and from the conference?
Travel arrangements are the responsibility of the attendee.

How many Continuing Education credits are available for my category?
Please see the Continuing Education Credits page for an overview of credits typically offered at the Symposium.

What is the uniform for the Symposium?

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How can I contact COA or COF?
Questions or correspondence related to the symposium can be directed to (410) 544-6710 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . If you wish to reach COF (or COA) directly, their phone number is (301) 731-9080.

What are the name and address of the hotel where the conference is being held?
Please see the Accommodations page.

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What are the hours for the exhibit hall?
See the exhibit page

What is the address of the Exhibit Hall?
See exhibit page

How many people can I have at my booth?
We will distribute exhibit hall passes for up to two booth personnel. You may purchase up to two additional exhibit hall passes.

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?
Yes, just contact La Rue Forrester at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 410-544-8515 and she will work with you on coordinating your prize giveaway.

What is included in the price of the booth?
All booths include 8” back wall drapes, 3” side rail drape, draped table, two chairs, signage, and exhibit hall passes for up to two booth personnel.

When is the deadline for submitting an application?

Exhibit space is sold on a first come, first serve basis. Booth space will be sold until the hall is sold out.

I have already registered, but need to provide additional information about my company or attendees, or I need to make a payment. How can I do this?

To provide additional information or payment go to My Registration. Please note you will need the email address used at the time of registration and your registration confirmation number to log in.

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Will there be a call for abstracts? 
The call for abstracts is closed.

Where can I update my session, contact, biographical, and financial disclosure information?

Please visit the Speaker Information page for more information on how to update your information.

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