2022 InFORM

About the Integrated Foodborne Outbreak Response and Management (InFORM) Conference 

The InFORM Conference brings together the network of public health officials involved with foodborne and enteric disease outbreak response. This includes federal, state and local public health and environmental health specialists, epidemiologists, health communicators, and laboratory scientists. Held every two years, the conference will consist of a keynote speaker, plenary and discipline-specific sessions, and poster presentations. 

2022 InFORM  

April 26-29, 2022 

Virtual Conference 

Invited participants include public health colleagues from local, state, tribal, or federal agencies and departments involved in enteric disease surveillance and outbreak response. This includes but is not limited to: 

  • Environmental health specialists involved in enteric disease outbreak investigations 

  • Epidemiologists who investigate local or multistate enteric disease outbreaks  

  • Health communicators involved in enteric disease outbreaks, prevention, and food safety education 

  • Laboratory scientists who are a part of the PulseNet Network or who are interested in learning more about PulseNet 


Online pre-registration is required.  

Registration fees are as follows: (TBD)  

Registration will open in early 2022.   


As presentations are selected, detailed programs will be provided for the environmental health, epidemiology, health communication, and laboratory tracks. 

Oral Session and Poster Submissions 

The abstract submissions will open early January 2022.  Please check back here to submit your abstracts.    

Continuing Education Credits 

Continuing Education for this activity will be provided and is currently pending approval. More details to be announced soon.  


Awards will be presented at 2022 InFORM, nominations for which will be solicited soon: 

  • PulseStar Award; Kati Kelley Award 
  • Bill Keene Award for Excellence in Epidemiology 
  • John J. Guzewich Environmental Public Health Team Award 


Registration scholarships will be available. More information coming soon.  

Laboratory and epidemiology personnel that have ELC travel funding should use those funds for registration.  


Interested in being a sponsor of the conference? More details coming soon.  



*The coordination of the InFORM Conference is a highly collaborative effort. Thank you to the many agencies, organizations, and food safety professionals who collaborate to make the 2022 Conference a success.