27 October 2009

APHA session to follow up on Research Committee's May webinar

As a follow up to the Research Committee's May 2009 webinar, "Technical Challenges from the Public Health Practice Community," several ISDS members will be participating in a panel session at this year's APHA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA.

The session, entitled "Disease Surveillance and Health Program Monitoring Part I: Challenges from Public Health Practitioners to Statisticians and Technology Developers," will be taking place on Monday, November 9th from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm EST. The panel was organized by Howard Burkom, ISDS Board Member and Research Committee Chair, based on the abstracts submitted for the May webinar. He will also be acting as moderator for the session.

Session schedule:

10:30 AM

Research Priorities for Syndromic Surveillance Systems Response: An Expert Panel Summary
Corey Farrell

10:50 AM
Expanding electronic health information: Implications for public health practice
Julia Gunn, RN, MPH

11:10 AM
Need for Decision Support Tools in Local Public Health Surveillance and Response
Michael Coletta, MPH

11:30 AM


More information and full abstracts available here

26 October 2009

Presentation by Dr. Craig Hales: October Public Health Practice Committee Meeting

During the October meeting of the Public Health Practice Committee, a presentation was given by Craig Hales, MD, MPH (LCDR, US Public Health Service; CDC National Center for Public Health Informatics) on the "Integration of Various Surveillance Systems on the BioSense Influenza Module."

Dr. Hales' slides are now available for viewing on the ISDS wiki.

The next meeting of the PHPC will be held on Monday, November 23rd from 12:30-1:30 pm EST.