Mark Pendergrast

"Pendergrast is an affable guide on a wondrously labyrinthine tour. He explains complex phenomena with remarkable clarity, in a relaxed tone, and with a sense of humor." —Philadelphia Inquirer
"Mark Pendergrast, the ultimate free-lance journalist with an eclectic mind, writes about deceptively narrow topics that in fact have figured in world history for millennia." —Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Mark Pendergrast speaks at universities, schools of public health, business conferences, management seminars, and psychological meetings. His presentations are tailored to his audience but are always entertaining, thought-provoking, and challenging. Contact him to arrange an event. Click here for links to speeches, TV, and radio appearances. Click here for comments on his presentations.

April 2010 EIS conference

Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 12:30 p.m. Mark Pendergrast will give a presentation about the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the annual EIS conference on April 21, 2010, at 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  It is held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia in Atlanta, GA, just off the perimeter highway I-285, at 4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road.  Pendergrast will discuss the importance and evolution of the EIS, giving specific examples.  He will also discuss the process of research and writing Inside the Outbreaks.  The EIS conference is free and open to the public, and it is one of the best and most varied scientific conferences out there — and few know about it.  Anyone can register at   Note: On-line registration will close on April 5th.  For general information about the conference, see

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