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NEARS User Annual Meeting

Each year, in partnership with CDC, we bring together all sites participating in CDC National Environmental Assessment Reporting System (NEARS) for two and half days to learn and share:

  • A review of the analysis of NEARS data provided by CDC
  • CDC NEARS platform and data collection training exercises
  • Presentations from CDC NEARS Users

Register NowCOVID-19 Guidance

Atlanta, Georgia | March 28 - 30, 2023

Embassy Suites Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park
267 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
Group Room Rate (per-diem): $163/night | Book your room 
Room reservations must be made by March 7
Self-Parking: Not Available
Valet Parking: $50
Airport Shuttle: Not available, MARTA from the airport is accessible near the hotel.
Hartsfield Jackson International Airport: 11 miles
Dekalb-Peachtree Airport: 9.50 miles
Fulton County Airport-Brown Field: 8 miles


View the meeting draft agenda.

Day 1, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

  • Half day of Education
  • Half day of Training

Day 2, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

  • Half day of Education
  • Half day of Training

Day 3, 8:30 am – Noon

  • Discussion

Continuing Education

Environmental health credential holders can earn up to 12 NEHA Continuing Education Credits for attending the meeting.


We are able to fund travel for one person per CDC NEARS Site. Applications for funding are due by February 10. Travel funding includes:

  • Basic economy flights up to $750, including one checked bag
  • Lodging at GSA per diem rate (exceptions can be made if room block is full)
  • Meals & Incidentals at GSA per diem rate
  • Ground transportation up to $100
Per Diem Rates | GSA 

Apply for Funding

Contact: NEARS@cdc.gov.