05 June 2014

2014 ISDS Conference: Call for Abstracts

Abstract submissions are now being accepted for presentation at the 2014 International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS) Conference to be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 10-11, 2014. The theme for this year's conference— Public Health Surveillance - Challenges and Solutions for the Road Ahead— will highlight key challenges voiced by the public health surveillance community, and include strategies for incorporating the latest approaches, methodologies, and results into data-driven practices, programs, and policies. Submissions that address the conference theme, especially novel approaches for addressing surveillance challenges as well as the effective translation of evidence into surveillance practice are encouraged.

The ISDS conference is the premier annual scientific gathering for researchers and practitioners involved in biosurveillance. The conference attracts individuals from public health, epidemiology, health policy, biostatistics and mathematical modeling, informatics, computer science, and related fields focused on biosurveillance and emerging challenges to public health practice.  The 2014 ISDS Conference will feature internationally renowned speakers from health departments, leading academic institutions, government agencies, international health agencies and top industrial organizations.

The 2014 Scientific Program Committee is seeking abstracts that focus on automated or timely collection of pre-diagnostic or diagnostic data from clinical information systems to inform infectious disease, chronic disease, and injury public health surveillance; near-real-time surveillance to support early event detection, event characterization, case finding, clinical decision support, hypothesis development, situational awareness, or evaluation of public health interventions; and development of methodologies that provide flexible tools to complement traditional surveillance systems and registries.

Abstracts accepted for presentation at the 2014 ISDS Conference will be published in a special supplement of the Online Journal of Public Health Informatics.

For more information, please visit the ISDS website.

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