Opportunities for Strengthening Public Health Surveillance
Sunday, June 9, 2013: 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Ballroom B (Pasadena Convention Center)
This full day workshop will provide an opportunity for public health surveillance professionals from across the country and staff from CDC’s Public Health Surveillance and Informatics Program Office and Office of Infectious Diseases  to discuss the rapidly changing world of  public health surveillance, discuss challenges and opportunities, share best practices,  and discuss plans for the future.  Discussion will focus on two large national surveillance systems, the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS) and BioSense.  The morning session of the workshop will focus on NNDSS and will provide updates on current efforts underway at CDC to improve the sending, receiving, and processing of NNDSS data, as well as review some recent findings from an evaluation of NNDSS conducted by CSTE from the perspective of local and state health department staff.  The afternoon session of the workshop will focus on BioSense and will provide an overview of the BioSense Program and discuss data sharing, operational issues, and functionalities implemented or needed by users. Presenters will provide perspectives of local, state, and national surveillance stakeholders.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  • Develop practical understanding of  internal CDC responses to NNDSS Evaluation Phases I and II
  • Gain insight about local and state perspectives and recommendations from the NNDSS Evaluation Phase II
  • Identify elements in conducting a BioSense evaluation
  • Gain insight about local and state perspectives on maximizing use of syndromic surveillance data and future directions and opportunities.


8:30 AM
Organizational update (Kathleen Gallagher)

8:45 AM
Actions taken in response to NNDSS Evaluation Phase I (Kathleen Gallagher, Jeffrey Kriseman)

9:15 AM
Overview of the NNDSS Evaluation Phase II - (Perry Smith)

9:45 AM
CDC Office of Infectious Disease perspective about surveillance issues and future

10:00 AM
Break

10:15 AM
Results from the 2012 CSTE NEDSS Assessment (Erin Holt, Kathryn Turner)

10:45 AM
Local, State, and Territorial Perspectives/Discussion

12:00 PM
Lunch (on your own)

1:30 PM
BioSense: System Overview and Current Status (Kathleen Gallagher, Joseph Gibson)

2:00 PM
Evaluation/Challenges in Operationalizing (Kathleen Gallagher)

2:30 PM
Maximizing the value of BioSense 2.0 Local experiences and lessons learned

3:30 PM
Break

3:45 PM
Future Directions/ Opportunities for BioSense (Joseph Gibson)

4:45 PM
Closing (Kathleen Gallagher)

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