Activity Posting Center

A bulletin board will be located inside the Networking Hall for attendees to post flyers, job openings, messages or special events.


Attendee Conduct

All attendees are expected to be respectful and professional to CSTE staff, presenting authors, moderators and other attendees throughout the conference, even during breaks and receptions. CSTE reserves the right to ask an attendee and/or their guests to leave the conference immediately should they be deemed rude, uncooperative, unprofessional or intoxicated. In such cases, the attendee’s registration fees will not be reimbursed under any circumstances.

For the consideration of all attendees, please turn all electronic communication devices to vibrate or off and refrain from texting during the sessions. If you must leave a meeting room during a presentation, do so with limited interruption to other attendees.


Position Statement Office and Speaker Ready Room

Sunday – Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Computers stations are available for presenting authors to upload or update their presentation no later than 24 hours prior to the start of their session. Position statement authors may view, edit and print proposed position statements. The office will be available for extended hours on Wednesday for position statement authors. Fees may apply for photocopy and fax services, except for position statements.


Cyber Café

CSTE will provide an onsite business office for registered attendees inside the Networking Hall. Computers are also available for attendees to check email. See Networking Hall hours for available access times.


Food & Beverage

Coffee and tea service is available at breakfast and the morning break. Light snacks and beverage service is available at the afternoon break. Lunch is not provided by CSTE. Lunch time roundtable sessions begin at 1 p.m. so attendees have time for lunch prior to the meeting. Any reception with food is intended to be light hors d’oeuvres and not a meal substitute.

CSTE will make every effort to provide healthy food alternatives during the afternoon break. Due to the large number of attendees, substitutions to the standard conference menu may not be possible. Please make alternative arrangements if you have severe food allergies or very specific dietary restrictions, as our food and beverage options may not meet your needs.

A list of restaurant options in the area will be available at the host city ambassador desk in the convention center or from your hotel concierge.


Lost & Found

Items accidentally left in meeting rooms may be turned in at the CSTE Registration Desk. Any items not retrieved by the close of registration each day will be turned over to the convention center security.


Networking Hall

The conference Networking Hall will feature sponsors, exhibitors, poster presentations, beverage and snack service and networking areas. Please take time during the conference to visit the Networking Hall.

Networking Hall Hours:
Sunday – 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Monday – 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday – 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.


Photography Disclosure

By participating in this conference, uploading photographs to social media with the hashtag #CSTE2018, or uploading photographs to the CSTE conference app, you grant CSTE the right to take and distribute photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of events and activities for use in CSTE print and digital materials. If you have any photos you’d like to share, please submit them to Jeremy Arieh at


Shuttle Service

CSTE will provide complimentary shuttle service between group block hotels and the Palm Beach County Convention Center that are not within walking distance. Shuttle schedules will be available in May.

Please contact for wheelchair accessible transportation arrangements no later than May 1, 2018.


State Caucus

A limited number of meeting rooms are provided for state delegations to meet as groups to discuss issues related to Position Statements and other business that helps inform the voting Council member for the state on their views about agenda items that will be discussed and voted on at the CSTE Business Meeting. Rooms are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis by the State Epidemiologist or Deputy State Epidemiologist. Please contact Shundra Clinton at to reserve a room prior to the conference, or see a member of the National Office Staff at the registration desk onsite. Once the rooms are reserved, delegations will have options of using public areas throughout the facility for group meetings.


CPH Certificate of Attendance

$10 CPH Certificate of Attendance

CPH recertification credits are available for attending the 2018 CSTE Annual Conference. Participants Certified in Public Health (CPH) by the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) are eligible to earn up to 30 CPH recertification credits across four days of programming.


Continuing Education

The CSTE Annual Conference is a gathering of public health professionals and practitioners focused on epidemiology and informatics. Each year the conference content is determined by the abstracts submitted.

The educational purpose of the CSTE Annual Conference is to offer professionals and practitioners the opportunity to enhance their knowledge, improve their skills, and exchange information on best practices and strategies in applied epidemiology.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify best practices in applied epidemiology.
  • Improve the epidemiology and informatics competency of public health practitioners.
  • Apply public health practice skills presented in workshops.
  • Identify strategies and tools to ensure more efficient and effective analysis, communication, systems thinking, and program planning.

Types of Continuing Education

Continuing Education contact hours for this activity is pending. Further details will be accessible through the CSTE Conference website soon.

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Health Educators
  • Veterinarians
  • Certified in Public Health
  • General Practitioners

CSTE has applied with APHA to provide Continuing Education (CE). Please indicate if you are interested in CE as notice of fees of credits available will be provided in May 2018. Please contact Jessica Arrazola for more information.