1st Annual World Field Epidemiology Day: Celebrating Our Public Health "Disease Detectives"

07 Sep 2021, 08:00 to 10:00

In nearly every country, field epidemiologists have been on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19. While the pandemic has brought their work to the forefront, these "disease detectives" often work behind the scenes, protecting the health of populations by detecting and responding to public health threats and emergencies.

In honor of the first World Field Epidemiology Day, organized by TEPHINET, we invite you to hear from field epidemiologists and public health leaders around the globe about the complex, life-saving work they do, and the vital role that Field Epidemiology Training Programs play in ensuring global health security.

About the Event

When to Watch:
The event will be broadcast via Zoom from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4) on Tuesday, September 7, 2021.

How to Watch:

Register Here

Event Agenda

Opening Remarks

Carl Reddy, Director, TEPHINET

Happy World Field Epidemiology Day!

FETP trainees and graduates around the world

Field Epidemiology Training Programs: A Wise Investment for Global Health Security

Oliver Morgan, Director, Health Emergency Information & Risk Assessment, World Health Organization (WHO)

FETP Spotlights

Spotlight: ECDC Fellowship Program (EPIET/EUPHEM)
Spotlight: Zambia Field Epidemiology Training Program
Spotlight: South Africa Field Epidemiology Training Program (SAFETP)

Panel Discussion: How FETP Networks Build Healthier Regions

Moderator: Carl Reddy, Director, TEPHINET

  • Mohannad Al-Nsour, Executive Director, Eastern Mediterranean Public Health Network (EMPHNET)
  • Simon Antara, Director, African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)
  • Steven Ooi, Head, ASEAN+3 Field Epidemiology Training Network (FETN)
  • Franklyn Prieto, Director, Colombia Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) (REDSUR)
  • Conky Quizon, Executive Director, South Asia Field Epidemiology and Technology Network (SAFETYNET)
  • David Rodriguez, Coordinator, Central American Field Epidemiology Network (REDCEC)
Field Epidemiologists as Vital Members of the Public Health Workforce

Pat Drury, Manager, Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN)

Panel Discussion: Journeys to Publication: 3 Field Epidemiologists Share Their Stories

Moderator: Angela Hilmers, Director, Strategic & Technical Initiatives, TEPHINET


  • Ehab Fatehi Ahmed Al-Sakkaf, Trainee, Yemen Field Epidemiology Training Program (YFETP)
  • Fernando Augusto Gouvêa Reis, Trainee, Brazil Field Epidemiology Training Program (EpiSUS)
  • Bernnedine (Bernnie) Sissai Smaghi​​​​​​​, Trainee, Papua New Guinea Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETPNG)
The Global Field Epidemiology Roadmap and the Importance of Continuing Field Epidemiology Workforce Development

Rebecca Martin, Director, Emory Global Health Institute & Co-chair, FETP Enterprise Strategic Leadership Group (SLG)


Carl Reddy, Director, TEPHINET


For questions please contact Tina Rezvani, TEPHINET Associate Director of Communications: trezvani [at] tephinet [dot] org