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The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP), virtually convened the 2020 Syndromic Surveillance Symposium from November 17-19, 2020. The event was held during the following dates and times:

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This query was created as a collaboration between the ISDS Syndrome Definition Committee (SDC) members with input from the CDC, Division of Violence Prevention. The query includes keywords and discharge diagnosis codes (ICD 10, ICD 9, and SNOMED) for self-harm, suicide ideation and suicide attempt. The query has been evaluated using national and local data from several states and counties.

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Attached is a word document with multiple syndromes that we have found useful during the coagulopathy cluster situation. Most used queries are highlighted in yellow.

These queries were created in response to marijuana, particularly synthetic marijuana, tainted with anticoagulants often found in rodent poisons.



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Washington State (WA) has developed and recorded three ESSENCE trainings for their staff. These include trainings for basic, intermediate, and advanced ESSENCE skills.

WA ESSENCE Trainings

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Background: The Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-Based Epidemics (ESSENCE) is a secure web-based tool that enables health care practitioners to monitor health indicators of public health importance for the detection and tracking of disease outbreaks, consequences of severe weather, and other events of concern.

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  • July 2023 (Topics: Data Quality Filters, Review of Alert List and Summary Alerts 2.0, Use of sessionAtrributeID for Table Builder API Calls) - Recording
  • June 2023 (Topics: Word Alerts, Text Analysis, New CCDD Categories) - Recording
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