National Meeting of Influenza Surveillance Coordinators
Sunday, June 22, 2014: 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
103 (Nashville Convention Center)

CSTE, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will be hosting an Influenza Surveillance Coordinators Workshop on Sunday, June 22, 2014 in conjunction with the CSTE Annual Conference.

The purpose of the workshop is to provide a forum for jurisdictions and CDC to discuss current themes in influenza surveillance and to strengthen relationships and cooperation between influenza programs from health departments around the country.

Invited participants include Influenza Coordinators from state, territorial, and large local health departments.  Participants will also include representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This workshop is open to all registered attendees.


  • Provide a forum for CDC and state, territorial, and local influenza surveillance coordinators to discuss current surveillance activities, plans for the future, and best practices.

  • Provide updates and facilitate discussion on right-sizing influenza surveillance activities, alternative sources of laboratory surveillance data, and use of electronic influenza-like illness surveillance data.

8:30 AM
Welcome and Introductions

8:45 AM
National Respiratory and Enteric Virus Surveillance System (NREVSS): Update on current surveillance activities and plans for the future

9:15 AM
Electronic death reporting: progress, current status, and planned next steps

9:45 AM

10:00 AM

10:30 AM
Nursing home surveillance

11:15 AM
ILINet provider recruitment, retention, and barriers to participation

12:00 PM
Lunch on your own
Influenza Incidence Surveillance Project Meeting - Working lunch
1:00 PM
Right sizing virologic surveillance (including discussion of alternate lab data sources)

2:00 PM
Breakout Groups/Discussion (specific topics TBD)

3:00 PM

3:30 PM
Group reports and discussion

4:30 PM

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