10 July 2012

Public Health Informatics Virtual Event 2012

ISDS encourages its public health practice community to submit abstracts for the Public Health Informatics: Model Best Practices Virtual Meeting that is taking place August 27-28, 2012. This is a unique opportunity to share your work in public health informatics in a virtual setting to wide audience without having to be granted travel approval. Take advantage of this free CDC, NACCHO, and ASTHO sponsored event by submitting an abstract by July 20, 2012 or attending as an audience member. Please find the official invitation below for more details. 

Invitation to Participate in a Virtual Meeting

Public Health Informatics: Model Best Practices

Hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 
Public Health Surveillance and Informatics Program Office, 
Division of Informatics Practice, Policy, and Coordination

Virtual Meeting Date: August 27-28, 2012
Abstract Submission Deadline: July 20, 2012


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) along with the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) invites you to submit abstracts for the Public Health Informatics: Model Best Practices Virtual Meeting that will be held August 27-28, 2012. 

Abstracts that address the meeting theme, "Best Practices in Public Health Informatics", and that relate to the following tracks are strongly encouraged: 
  • Medicaid Collaborations with Public Health
  • Public Health Initiatives within Beacon Communities
  • Health Information Exchange and Governance
  • Mobile Applications for Public Health
Abstract submissions for the Virtual Meeting is a competitive process that encourages both cross-sector and cross-jurisdictional abstract submissions. Presentations of greatest value will help guide participants towards advancing public health informatics practice and participation- through collaboration, model activities, standards and innovation. 

The Deadline for Abstract Submissions is July 20, 2012. Click here to complete the online Abstract Submission Form. 
  • Applicants will be notified of the status of selection on July 27, 2012.
  • The event is completely virtual; attendees will participate in the sessions from the comfort of their own desks. Therefore, if selected, the presentation must be pre-recorded with video and audio capabilities.
  • Though pre-recorded, the event will feature dynamic, real-time participation from the audience, including live chat during the presentations. Presenters must be online to facilitate Q&A during their scheduled presentation.
This virtual event is free of charge and open to the public health community. 

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