05 June 2012
2012 ISDS Conference Highlight: Abstract Submission
2012 ISDS Conference
Expanding Collaborations to Chart a New Course in
Public Health Surveillance
Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
1380 Harbor Island Drive | San Diego, California 92101
The ISDS Annual Conference is the premier event dedicated to the advancement of the science and practice of biosurveillance. This year’s theme, Expanding Collaborations to Chart a New Course in Public Health Surveillance, will highlight the importance of working together across agencies, sectors, and disciplines to improve surveillance methods and population health outcomes. The conference will be held at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina in San Diego, CA, December 4-5, 2012, with Pre-Conference Workshops on December 3rd.
I. Analytical Method
a. Analytical Methods: Applied
b. Analytical Methods: Research & Development
This theme is focused on important and novel advances in the field of surveillance methodologies and analytical approaches. Abstracts in the Applied sub-track should describe methods or processes routinely used in a production-type environment. Abstracts in the Research and Development sub-track should describe methods and processes still under development or tested within a research or pilot setting.
a. Informatics: Applied
b. Informatics: Research & Development
Abstracts in the Applied sub-track should describe methods or processes routinely used in a production-type environment. Abstracts in the Research and Development sub-track should describe methods and processes still under development or tested within a research or pilot setting.
III. Policy (at local, state, federal, international levels)
This theme is focused on sharing successes, challenges or approaches leveraged in the use or development of policy that affects biosurveillance operations and activities.
IV. Public/Population health surveillance
a. Public/Population Health Surveillance: Practice
b. Public/Population Health Surveillance: Research
c. Public/Population Health Surveillance: Evaluation
This theme is focused on improving the daily processes of timely public/population health surveillance, including detection, signal validation, event characterization, investigation, and response. Abstracts in the Practice sub-track should describe practices routinely used in a production environment and/or deployed in field by public health departments or other agencies. Abstracts in the Research sub-track should describe research related to surveillance, health systems, etc. Abstracts in the Evaluation sub-track should describe evaluations of public/population health surveillance systems, workflows, protocols, etc.
For more information about the changes and to submit an abstract visit http://www.syndromic.org/abstract-submission/2012. The abstract submission deadline is September 6, 2012.
2012 Conference Registration is also OPEN. For more information and to register: http://www.syndromic.org/annual-conference/2012/registration.
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