15 May 2009

Education and Training Committee Meeting

When: Monday, May 11th at 1:00 pm EDT

1. Graduate syndromic course
2. Pre-conference workshop planning

1. Committee member Debjani Das is currently working on putting together a series of lectures for a graduate-level syndromic surveillance course. She has written several lectures so far that are now are ready for edit and review. Once the lectures are complete, the goal is to post them as a free resource on syndromic.org and/or the Education and Training wiki page. The committee is looking for reviewers with a wide range of experience. To learn more about getting involved in the review process, please email das_rima@hotmail.com.

2. The Committee is exploring the possibility of offering an abbreviated version of its Syndromic Surveillance 101 course at this year's pre-conference workshop, which will be taking place on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009. It is hoped that the course can be offered as a free morning session before the workshop begins, and that it will be a chance for local public health practitioners to get involved in the conference.

3. As this year's Pre-Conference Workshop Chair, Michael Coletta has drafted an outline for the format of the workshop. The first half of the workshop will consist of a set of interactive presentations, followed by a swap-meet in the afternoon.

Next Meeting:
The next Education and Training Committee meeting will be held on Monday, June 1st at 1:00 pm EDT.

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