19 May 2009

2009 Conference Planning Updates

The 2009 Conference Committee has finalized the selection of the Scientific Program Committee, along with this year's conference themes.

Conference Title: Biosurveillance Across Disciplines: Advancing Health Threat Awareness and Public Health Protection

-Post-marketing pharmacovigiliance and medical product safety
-Plant and animal surveillance for food chain safety
-Syndromic surveillance case studies and innovations
-Global climate change: surveillance, evidence and implications for public health
-Electronic medical records and public health surveillance
-Transdisciplinary biosurveillance: information fusion across domains

Conference Committee Members:

-Organizing Chair: Fermin Leguen, MD, Miami Dade County Health Department
-Scientific Program Chair: Henry Rolka, RN, MPS, MPH Centers for Disease Control
-Board Liaison: Joe Lombardo, PhD, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
-Workshop Chair: Michael Coletta, MPH, Virginia Department of Health

Scientific Program Committee Members:
-Hesha Jani Duggirala, PhD, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
-Alexis Jeannotte, Department of Homeland Security
-Lynda Kelley, DVM, PhD, Food Safety Inspection Service
-Michael Klompas, MD, MPH, FRCPC, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
-George Luber, PhD, Centers for Disease Control
-Teresa Quitugua, PhD, Department of Homeland Security
-Guoyan Zhang, MD, Miami Dade County Health Department
-Atar Baer, Public Health - Seattle & King County
-Daniel Neill, PhD, Carnegie Mellon University
-Wendy Chapman, PhD, University of Pittsburgh
-Erin O'Connell, MPH, Miami Dade County Health Department

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