2023 Regional Meetings

In partnership with CDC, we hosted a series of three Integrated Foodborne Outbreak Response and Management (InFORM) Regional Meetings in early 2023. The InFORM Regional Meetings are held on the intervening years of the larger, national InFORM Conference.

The meetings encompass joint and discipline-specific sessions for environmental health specialists, epidemiologists, laboratory scientists, health communicators, and other federal, state, and local public health officials involved with foodborne and enteric disease outbreak response. Attendees will have the opportunity to network and share knowledge, best practices, and lessons learned with other public health professionals in their region.

InFORM Regional Meetings:

  • Support efforts to improve public health through the prevention and control of disease, disability, and death caused by foodborne, waterborne, and environmentally transmitted infections

  • Discuss strategic goals and exchange expertise about improving surveillance systems and practices for detecting, investigating, and controlling enteric disease outbreaks

InFORM Regional Meetings are limited to individuals working in governmental/regulatory outbreak response. They are not intended for industry or media representatives.

East Regional Meeting

Greenville, South Carolina | January 24 – 25, 2023

East Agenda

West Regional Meeting

San Diego, California | January 31 – February 1, 2023

West Agenda

Central Regional Meeting

St. Louis, Missouri | February 14 – 15, 2023

Central Agenda

Continuing Education

NEHA offers Continuing Education Credits (CEs) for environmental health credential holders. See the agendas for details. 


CDC Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) Cooperative Agreement funds should be used to support travel to attend the regional meeting. Please contact if you need a letter of support for travel. There is no fee to attend but registration will be required.

If you have questions or need more information about the 2023 InFORM Regional Meetings, email

The Integrated Foodborne Outbreak Response and Management Regional Meetings are supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of the financial assistance cooperative agreement award OT18-1802 totaling $175,000 (or 100% of the award) funded by CDC/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government.