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 http://www2a.cdc.gov/eis/conference/register_OPEN.asp. Note: On-line registration will close on April 5th. For general information about the conference, see http://www.cdc.gov/eis/Conference.html.