Update on Analysis of Shared Syndromic Data for Severe Respiratory Injury Surveillance

During this webinar, Michael Coletta and Aaron Kite-Powell (CDC’s National Syndromic Surveillance Program) will present analyses of syndromic data for the outbreak of lung injury associated with the use of e-cigarette, or vaping, products.

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December 03, 2019

Data Sharing Through Dashboards: The Who, What, Where, When, and Why

Presented April 26, 2019.

Description: Join us for this lightning talk webinar experience where you will see multiple examples of data dashboards and learn more about who they were created for, how they were developed, where and when the data is being shared, and what impact the dashboard has had on improving public health practice. We will hear from 5 presenters from around the public health community as they discuss their work on opioid, flu, and general disease surveillance dashboards.

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April 30, 2019

Keyword Surveillance and the Development of Evolving Reporting in Austin, Texas

Austin Public Health creates a variety of syndromic surveillance reports for events throughout the Austin, Texas metropolitan area. These events range from responses to major disasters such as the 2017 Hurricane Harvey sheltering to ongoing special event monitoring such as University of Texas football games and the Austin City Limits music festival.

June 18, 2019

Strengthening Health Surveillance through the Development of Interagency Relationships

Introduction: response to this, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), CSTE, and the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) members created the Poison Center Public Health Community of Practice (CoP). The CoP acts as a platform, to facilitate sharing experiences, identify best practices, and develop relationships among federal agencies, state and local health departments (HD), and PCs.

June 18, 2019

Methods for combining data from multi-jurisdiction sentinel surveillance projects

Sentinel surveillance, where selected jurisdictions follow standardized protocols to collect and report enhanced public health data not available through other routine surveillance efforts, is a key part of national surveillance of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Although four STDs are nationally notifiable conditions (chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and chancroid), the burden of these conditions (over 2.3 million cases were reported in 2017) limits the amount of detailed clinical and demographic data available for all cases.

June 18, 2019

Epi Archive: Automated Synthesis of Global Notifiable Disease Data

Government reporting of notifiable disease data is common and widespread, though most countries do not report in a machine-readable format. This is despite the WHO International Health Regulations stating that [e]ach State Party shall notify WHO, by the most efficient means of communication available. Data are often in the form of a file that contains text, tables and graphs summarizing weekly or monthly disease counts. This presents a problem when information is needed for more data intensive approaches to epidemiology, biosurveillance and public health.

June 18, 2019

Dashboards as strategy to integrate multiple data streams for real time surveillance

The mission of the Infectious-Disease-Epidemiology Department at the Robert Koch Institute is the prevention, detection and control of infections in the German population. For this purpose it has a set of surveillance and outbreak-detection systems in place. Some of these cover a wide range of diseases, e.g. the traditional surveillance of about 80 notifiable diseases, while others are specialised for the timely assessment of only one or a few diseases, e.g. participatory syndromic surveillance of acute respiratory infections.

June 18, 2019

Potential Applications of Emerging Technologies in Disease Surveillance

With the increase in the amount of public health data along with the growth of public health informatics, it is important for epidemiologists to understand the current trends in technology and the impact they may have in the field. Because it is unfeasible for public health professionals to be an expert in every emerging technology, this presentation seeks to provide them with a better understanding of how emerging technologies may impact the field and the level of expertise required to realize benefits from the new technologies.

June 18, 2019

Indigenous Epidemiology: Identifying Health Disparities and Health Priorities

Historically, there has been a lack of data available to assess the health and well-being of urban American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) in the United States. Furthermore, there has been limited data showing the increasing disparities that exists between urban AI/ANs and non-Hispanic Whites (NHW).

June 18, 2019

ZooPhy: A bioinformatics pipeline for virus phylogeography and surveillance

Sequence-informed surveillance is now recognized as an important extension to the monitoring of rapidly evolving pathogens [2]. This includes phylogeography, a field that studies the geographical lineages of species including viruses [3] by using sequence data (and relevant metadata such as sampling location). This work relies on bioinformatics knowledge. For example, the user first needs to find a relevant sequence database, navigate through it, and use proper search parameters to obtain the desired data.

June 18, 2019

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