2014 CSTE Annual Conference

Monday, June 23, 2014

7:00 AM-8:30 AM

7:00 AM-4:00 PM

7:15 AM-8:00 AM


Chronic Disease / MCH / Oral Health Assessing the Impact of Disasters on Reproductive Health: Implementation of the Reproductive Health Assessment after Disaster (RHAD) Toolkit


Cross Cutting I Assessment of Career Epidemiology Field Officer Assignments in Three State Health Departments


Cross Cutting II Workshop on State and National Collaborations to Support Detection, Investigation, and Surveillance of Non-Influenza Respiratory Viruses


Infectious Disease I Neutralizing Antibody Titer and Avidity As Serologic Biomarkers to Confirm Measles Infection in Suspected Cases of Measles


Infectious Disease II CDC's National Healthcare Safety Network: Planned Changes and Improvements and the Impact of State Mandates and CMS Rules


Infectious Disease III Dengue in the United States: Challenges in Case Identification, Outbreak Investigation, and Response Efforts


Surveillance / Informatics I Successful Public/Private Collaboration Reducing Cost and Streamlining Efforts for Hospitals and Public Health to Achieve Meaningful Use Requirements


Surveillance / Informatics II Innovating Public Health Response to Healthcare-Associated Infection Outbreaks By Understanding Barriers and Benefits to Electronic Health Record Access

7:30 AM-4:00 PM

8:00 AM-8:30 AM

8:30 AM-10:00 AM


Opening Plenary The Future is Here

10:00 AM-10:30 AM



Chronic Disease / MCH / Oral Health Poster Award Finalists Outstanding Poster Award finalists will be displayed the entire time from Sunday at noon through Wednesday at noon. Chronic Disease/MCH/Oral Health poster presentations are Monday, June 23 at 10:00 a.m.


Cross Cutting Poster Award Finalists Outstanding Poster Award finalists will be displayed the entire time from Sunday at noon through Wednesday at noon. Cross Cutting poster presentations are Monday, June 23 at 10:00 a.m.


10:00 AM-12:00 PM


Deadly Outbreaks Book Signing The book Deadly Outbreaks will be available for purchase of $24.95 at the registration desk. The author, Alexandra Levitt, is onsite and available to sign your purchased copy.


Epi Info 7 Technical Assistance - CANCELLED, Epi Info help desk email is epiinfo@cdc.gov In addition to the Epi Info 7 Workshop, the Epi Info team will be providing on-site technical assistance for participants at the conference. Users can bring their own data and forms to receive live support from Epi Info experts, ask questions about new or existing projects, or gain more information about using the Epi Info 7 software. No appointment is needed.

10:30 AM-12:00 PM


Chronic Disease / MCH / Oral Health I Epi with Impact: Let the Data be the Guide


Chronic Disease / MCH / Oral Health II Finding Focus: Using Data to improve Maternal and Child Health


Cross Cutting I Practicing Epidemiology in the New Health System


Cross Cutting II - CHANGE moderator Mere Alcohol Doesn't Thrill Me at All


Environmental Health 911 for Communities: Disaster Recovery and Response


Infectious Disease I Double Double Toil and Trouble: The Dark Side of Compounded Medications


Infectious Disease II A Tangled Web of Cyclosporiasis - Overlapping Multi-state Outbreaks Associated with Different Fresh Produce Items


Infectious Disease III Zoonosis Potpourri


Injury Topics in Injury Surveillance Quality Improvement


Occupational Health I Working with Workers' Compensation Data


Occupational Health II Didn't we have lead exposures under control in the U.S.A. (ABLES)?


Surveillance / Informatics I Leveraging Existing Surveillance Systems for Unmet Needs


Surveillance / Informatics II ELR Quality, Utility, and Future Directions

12:30 PM-1:00 PM


Infectious Disease Poster Round Kristy Bradley has been the Oklahoma State Epidemiologist since 2007 and the Oklahoma State Public Health Veterinarian since 1997. Between 2000 and 2007, she served as the Deputy State Epidemiologist and intermittently as the Interim State Epidemiologist. Dr. Bradley has a myriad of roles and responsibilities including epidemiologic direction of the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) Prevention & Preparedness Services; oversight of disease outbreak investigations; coordination of the agency’s publications and presentations standards review; assistance with OSDH’s successful pursuit of public health accreditation; and leadership of the OSDH strategic planning teams focused on improving immunization coverage of children and adolescents, increasing capacity for all-hazards emergency preparedness and response, reducing motor vehicle crash-related injuries & fatalities, and decreasing incidence of selected infectious diseases. She is also involved in teaching with adjunct assistant professor appointments in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the University of Oklahoma College of Public Health and in the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences at Oklahoma State University. In September 2012, she was selected to serve on the CDC Office of Infectious Diseases, Board of Scientific Counselors. Dr. Bradley is a graduate of Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After obtaining her D.V.M. degree, she practiced small animal medicine and surgery for ten years. At this career juncture, she pursued education in epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of Oklahoma, College of Public Health. Immediately upon graduation, she launched her public health career at OSDH. From 2009-2013, Dr. Bradley served five years on the Executive Board of the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians (NASPHV) completing successive terms as President-elect, President, and Vice-president. As NASPHV President-elect, she served on the CSTE Conference Planning Committee for two years. During her tenure as NASPHV President, Dr. Bradley represented the zoonoses specialty on the Infectious Disease Steering Committee. She has represented CSTE at various regional or national forums or workshops and has sponsored infectious disease position statements on vectorborne diseases. She eagerly looks forward to attending the annual CSTE conference each year and has been a CSTE member since 2000.


Occupational Health Poster Round Dr. Terry Bunn received her doctorate from Cornell University, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health in the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, and the Director of the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC) since 2010. Dr. Bunn is the Principal Investigator for the Kentucky Core Violence and Injury Prevention, State Injury Prevention, and Occupational Safety and Health Surveillance programs. She is currently working in the areas of injury and illness surveillance and prevention of motor vehicle injuries, and drug poisonings in both the general and working populations.


Surveillance / Informatics Poster Round Dr. Park is the Hawaii State Epidemiologist and Chief of the Disease Outbreak Control Division, Hawaii Department of Health. She directs all activities related to emerging infections, disease surveillance and investigations, immunizations, and public health preparedness (e.g., Hawaii’s response to the 2009 H1N1 pandemic). In addition, she has served and continues to serve on various national boards, committees, and workgroups on subject matter related to these areas, and she occasionally attends for the pediatric infectious diseases service at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children in Honolulu, HI. Dr. Park is the chair of the CSTE Surveillance Policy Subcommittee.

1:00 PM-1:45 PM


Chronic Disease / MCH / Oral Health CD/MCH/OH Steering Committee Update - New Members Welcome


Cross Cutting I Career Epidemiology Field Officer (CEFO) Roundtable Discussion


Cross Cutting II Deadly Outbreaks: Can a book of Outbreak Mysteries Inspire the Next Generation of Epidemiologists?


Cross Cutting III New Member Orientation


Environmental Health I CSTE Disaster Epidemiology Subcommittee: Impacting Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery Using Epidemiology


Environmental Health II Collaborative Use of Poison Center Data Hazardous Exposure and Illness Surveillance


Infectious Disease I Healthcare-Associated Infections Data Presentation and Reporting Standardization Toolkit


Infectious Disease II Updating the Listeria Initiative Standardized Questionnaire


Injury A Review of the Draft ICD-10-CM External Cause and Injury Diagnosis Matrices


Occupational Health Annual County Health Rankings Report: Developing Indicators on How Work Affects People's Health


Surveillance / Informatics I Surveillance & Informatics Steering Committee Update - New Members Welcome


Surveillance / Informatics II Enhanced Viral Hepatitis Surveillance

2:00 PM-3:30 PM


Chronic Disease / MCH / Oral Health I Health Information Technology for Healthy Weight Surveillance


Chronic Disease / MCH / Oral Health II Preventive Care and Screening: How Are We Doing in Kentucky and Rhode Island?


Cross Cutting I Diversion and Abuse of Prescription Opioids - Undermining Health, and Healthcare


Cross Cutting II Methods in Health Disparities


Environmental Health Don't Step On My Blue Suede Shoes - Disaster and Environmental Epidemiology Surveillance


Infectious Disease I High-level Controls: Food- and Water-borne Outbreaks Highlighting the Importance of Public Health Regulations


Infectious Disease II HIV, CT, GC, SY, Oh My! Preventing the Alphabet Soup of Sexually Transmitted Diseases


Infectious Disease III Zoonotic Enterics


Injury BRFSS: It's Also for Injuries


Occupational Health I Making Data Work - Methods in Occupational Surveillance


Occupational Health II Lead Exposure Surveillance Past, Present, and Future (ABLES)


Surveillance / Informatics I Meaningful Use: Tune in the Panel of Experts


Surveillance / Informatics II Getting the Best Out of What We Have: Increasing Data Quality in Reportable Conditions Surveillance Systems

2:00 PM-4:00 PM


Deadly Outbreaks Book Signing The book Deadly Outbreaks will be available for purchase of $24.95 at the registration desk. The author, Alexandra Levitt, is onsite and available to sign your purchased copy.

3:30 PM-4:00 PM


Environmental Health / Occupational Health / Injury Poster Award Finalists Outstanding Poster Award finalists will be displayed the entire time from Sunday at noon through Wednesday at noon. Environmental Health/Occupational Health/Injury poster presentations are Monday, June 23 at 3:30 p.m.




Student Section Poster Award Finalists Outstanding Poster Award finalists will be displayed the entire time from Sunday at noon through Wednesday at noon. Student Section poster presentations are Monday, June 23 at 3:30 p.m.

4:00 PM-5:30 PM


Chronic Disease / MCH / Oral Health Opportunities for Building CD/MCH/OH Epidemiology Capacity: Results from the 2013 National Epidemiology Capacity Assessment in CD/MCH/OH and Panel Discussions with CDC, NACDD, AMCHP, CityMatCH, and ASTDD


Cross Cutting I - CHANGE in presentation order The Best and the Brightest: Advancing Epidemiologic Methodologies -


Cross Cutting II Share Your Data, Not Your Germs


Environmental Health Eyes Wide Shut - Surveillance At All Levels



Infectious Disease II Federal, State, and Local Partnerships for Foodborne Outbreak Response and Control


Infectious Disease III This is How We Roll: Responding to Vaccine-Preventable Disease Outbreaks


Injury Designer Drugs and Other Trends in Drug Overdose


Occupational Health I Mixing it Up: General Issues in Occupational Health Surveillance


Occupational Health II Injury and Illness Surveillance Using Existing Data Sources


Student Section Melody of Student Abstracts


Surveillance / Informatics I Novel Surveillance Methods Across the Life Span: From School to the Grave


Surveillance / Informatics II Software Demonstrations

5:15 PM-6:30 PM


EISAA Reception - Invitation Only The Epidemic Intelligence Service Alumni Association will host a gathering for EIS Alumni.

5:45 PM-6:30 PM


Chronic Disease / MCH / Oral Health National Mentorship Program in Applied Chronic Disease Epidemiology


Cross Cutting I Substance Abuse Epidemiology Roundtable


Cross Cutting II Perspectives on Evaluation Capacity for Infectious Disease Public Health Activities


Infectious Disease II Combating Antibiotic Resistance: Policies to Promote Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs


Infectious Disease III Infection Control and Prevention in Assisted Living: State Perspectives and Challenges


Infectious Disease IV FDA COREs Investigative Process: 2013 Outbreaks - Successes and Challenges


Surveillance / Informatics I Understanding CMS Meaningful Use Exemption Data and Presenting Alternate Metrics to Better Reflect State Health Agencies' Meaningful Use Readiness Efforts


Surveillance / Informatics II Mass Gathering Surveillance; Lessons Learned from Hosting the Republican National Convention, Tampa, FL 2012

5:45 PM-6:35 PM


Infectious Disease I - NEW details Infectious Disease Position Statements Roundtable I - Members Only

6:30 PM-8:00 PM


Opening Reception The opening reception is open to all attendees and is an excellent opportunity to connect with colleagues. Join us at the Wild Horse Saloon where attendees will enjoy live music, line dancing, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. RSVP is required at registration to attend. Guests registered for the conference may attend the reception or a guest fee for admission applies.