2014 CSTE Annual Conference

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

6:30 AM-7:30 AM


Group 5k Walk/Run CSTE will host our third annual 5K group walk/run for attendees. The start and finish line for the 5K will be located at the Nashville Convention Center. This is open to runners and walkers of all abilities. There is no fee for the event, but we do ask for confirmation of attendance at registration for further direct communications and details.

7:15 AM-8:00 AM


Chronic Disease / MCH / Oral Health Proposed Enhanced Operational Definition of Healthy People 2020 Objective OH-16 to Define a Core Set of Elements of a State Oral Health Surveillance System


Cross Cutting EIS: What Does the Future Hold?


Environmental Health Biomonitoring of Newborns: Obstacles and Opportunity for Public Health Practice


Infectious Disease II Improving Information Exchange with the Food and Drug Administration Regarding Contaminated Medications


Infectious Disease III The Rest of the Story: Making Negative Hepatitis C Virus RNA Test Results Reportable As Part of Routine Surveillance


Injury A Draft ICD-10-CM Operational Case Definition for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)


Surveillance / Informatics I Coordinated Surveillance Through the National Outbreak Reporting System (NORS)


Surveillance / Informatics II Validation of Vaccine-Preventable Disease (VPD) Death Reports: July, 2012 – July, 2013

7:15 AM-8:05 AM


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

7:30 AM-8:30 AM

7:30 AM-4:00 PM

8:30 AM-10:00 AM


Plenary Making Gains

10:00 AM-10:30 AM



Surveillance / Informatics Poster Award Finalists Outstanding Poster Award finalists will be displayed the entire time from Sunday at noon through Wednesday at noon. Surveillance/Informatics poster presentations are Tuesday, June 24 at 10:00 a.m.

10:30 AM-12:00 PM


Chronic Disease / MCH / Oral Health I Location, Location, Location: Geography and Chronic Disease


Chronic Disease / MCH / Oral Health II Rapid Fire Topics Across Life Stages


Cross Cutting I Diagnose Your Community's Health


Cross Cutting II What's Work Got to Do with it?


Environmental Health It's True, Life's Not Fair: Environmental Health Disparities


Infectious Disease I Rapid Fire Session 1


Infectious Disease II Coughing Conundrums – A Potpourri of Respiratory Illness Investigations


Infectious Disease III Model Public Health Practice in HAI Surveillance and Intervention


Injury - CHANGE, moderator (June 20) Four Epidemiologists on Drugs: How New Data is Shaping Drug Surveillance


Occupational Health I Characterizing Unique Groups of Workers


Occupational Health II Breathing Easy: Addressing Occupational Lung Disease Surveillance


Surveillance / Informatics I Social Media and Technology Uses Across the Spectrum, from Disease Detection to Treatment


Surveillance / Informatics II From Opioids to Tobacco: Listen to the Music of Utilizing Surveillance to Impact Policy for Addictive Problems

12:00 PM-2:00 PM


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.

12:30 PM-1:00 PM


Chronic Disease / MCH / Oral Health Poster Round

Khosrow Heidari is the South Carolina State Chronic Disease Epidemiologist and directs the Chronic Disease Epidemiology Division within the Bureau of Community Health and Chronic Disease Prevention in DHEC. With the support of his team, he provides epidemiological support to the chronic disease programs within DHEC. He has shared the results of his research with regional and national audiences in the evaluation and epidemiology field through publications and presentations. He earned his MS degrees in Statistics and Management Science from USC and a Master of Arts in Economics from Wichita State University. He is a graduate of the South Eastern Public Health Leadership Institute at UNC.

Khosrow serves on the state’s Diabetes Advisory Committee, Heart Stroke Care Alliance and Asthma Alliance board. Prior to working at DHEC, he was senior statistician for the SC Alcohol & Drug Abuse Commission. For more than two decades, he has been a collaborator, researcher, educator and a mentor to many University of South Carolina (USC) graduate students. He is an adjunct instructor in the department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology and in the department of Health Services Policy and Management, Arnold School of Public Health, USC. He is on the Epilepsy research team and the SEVIEW (Health Equity and Wellness) at the Medical University of South Carolina. Currently,he serves as the chair of the NACDD’s Science and Epidemiology Committee and the Applied Chronic Disease Epidemiology Mentoring Program.

Sara Huston is the Lead Chronic Disease Epidemiologist for the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention and Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Applied Medical Sciences at the University of Southern Maine. She also currently serves on the Editorial Board of the journal Preventing Chronic Disease. Sara received her B.A. from Hampshire College and her Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Sara began her career in applied chronic disease epidemiology as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer assigned to the North Carolina Division of Public Health from 1995-1997. For the next 13 years, Sara served as the Cardiovascular Epidemiologist for the N.C. Division of Public Health until her move to Maine in 2010. She has worked on a number of national panels and committees related to chronic disease epidemiology, surveillance, and state-based capacity, including serving on the Executive Board of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) as the Chair of the Chronic Disease, Maternal and Child Health, and Oral Health Committee; as the Vice-Chair of the Monitoring & Evaluation Implementation Group of the National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention; as a member of the CSTE/CDC Applied Epidemiology Competencies Expert Panel; and as a member of the Expert Panel on Monitoring, Evaluation, and Communication for the Public Health Action Plan to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke.


Environmental Health Poster Round

Dr. Kagey is the Academic and Special Projects Liaison in the Emergency Preparedness and Response Section of the Office of Health Protection in GDPH. She has worked in public health emergency preparedness for the past 10 years. Her work includes public health emergency planning for vulnerable and special needs populations. Dr. Kagey is a member of the Georgia Coalition for Emergency Preparedness for Individuals with Disabilities and Older Adults.

She is also epidemiologic consultant to Georgia’s ATSDR’s Cooperative Agreement Chemical Hazards Program and the Chair of the Georgia Water Advisory Group, an interagency workgroup which developed The Georgia Public Health Drought Guidance. Prior to coming to the GDPH in 2006, Dr. Kagey was epidemiologist at the Allegany County Health Department in Public Health Emergency Preparedness in Western Maryland and an adjunct professor at Frostburg State University.

Dr. Kagey received her undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University, her MSPH in Environmental Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina School of Public Health and her Doctorate in Environmental Health and Toxicology from State University of New York-Albany School of Public Health.

1:00 PM-1:45 PM


Chronic Disease / MCH / Oral Health Challenges of CDC's 1305 Grant Performance Measures and Reporting


Cross Cutting I Tribal Epidemiology Roundtable


Cross Cutting II - CANCELLED Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Surveillance and Epidemiological Investigation Performance Measures and the National Health Security Preparedness Index (NHSPI)


Cross Cutting III Legislative Update


Environmental Health I CSTE Environmental/Occupational/Injury Steering Committee Update - New Members Welcome


Environmental Health II Outbreak Investigation Associated with Synthetic Marijuana Exposure — Colorado


Infectious Disease I Infectious Disease Steering Committee Update - New Members Welcome


Infectious Disease II Strategies to Increase Hepatitis C RNA Testing for Persons with a Positive Antibody Test Result


Infectious Disease III Building State and Local Capacity for Foodborne Illness Surveillance and Outbreak Response: Products from the Integrated Food Safety Centers of Excellence


Surveillance / Informatics I Making Sure It's Right and Good: Governing the Reportable Conditions Knowledge Management System


Surveillance / Informatics II Accessing Health Information Exchanges for Reportable Disease Investigation: Sharing Experiences of Public Health Agencies

2:00 PM-3:30 PM


Chronic Disease / MCH / Oral Health I You CAN Teach an Old Dog New Tricks: New Uses of Existing Surveillance Approaches


Chronic Disease / MCH / Oral Health II To the Data and Beyond: Using Data to Improve Child Health Outcomes


Cross Cutting I We All Pay for the Cost of Substance Abuse


Cross Cutting II - CHANGE, 2nd moderator cancelled Law and Order: Special Epi Unit


Environmental Health Environmental Public Health Tracking: Track and Trace


Infectious Disease I Good Food Gone Bad: Potpourri of Enteric Outbreaks


Infectious Disease II Injection Junction, What's your Function? Outbreak Investigations and Surveillance of HAIs


Infectious Disease III The Spectrum of HIV Surveillance: From Exposure to Diagnosis to AIDS


Injury Driving Rain and Driving Home: Hurricane Sandy & MVC in New York


Occupational Health I Sector-specific Topics in Occupational Health


Occupational Health II The Pesticide Chronicles: Developments in Unlocking the Secrets of Pesticide Toxicity


Surveillance / Informatics I Establishment, Validation, and Application of Syndromic Surveillance Systems


Surveillance / Informatics II Catch My Breath: Influenza Surveillance Future Directions, Novel Techniques

3:30 PM-4:00 PM


Infectious Disease Poster Award Finalists Outstanding Poster Award finalists will be displayed the entire time from Sunday at noon through Wednesday at noon. Infectious Disease poster presentations are Tuesday, June 24 at 3:30 p.m.


4:00 PM-5:30 PM


Chronic Disease / MCH / Oral Health I Innovations in Understanding Diabetes Surveillance


Chronic Disease / MCH / Oral Health II Impact of Personal and Social Determinants on Health Outcomes


Cross Cutting I Socio-Economic Disparities


Cross Cutting II Collaboration in Urgent Public Health Responses


Environmental Health Environmental Public Health Tracking: Healthcare Data Mining


Infectious Disease - NEW details Position Statement Discussions - Members Only


Injury A Dose of Injury: Combining Multiple Data Sources to Better Understand Drug Poisoning Deaths


Occupational Health CSTE Occupational Health Surveillance Subcommittee Meeting


Surveillance / Informatics I Turning ELR On, Turning Paper Off: State Perspectives and Guidance Development Panel


Surveillance / Informatics II Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat: Evolving Informatics Standards


Surveillance / Informatics III - CHANGE, moderator (June 18) Electronic Surveillance System Integration: A Reality Check of Advantages and Disadvantages

5:45 PM-6:30 PM


Chronic Disease / MCH / Oral Health Development and Implementation of a Culturally Competent Storytelling Based Educational Intervention to Prevent Early Childhood Caries in American Indian/Alaska Native Populations in California


Cross Cutting I Working in Harmony: Maximizing Impact on Health through Infectious Disease Integration of Public Health and Healthcare


Cross Cutting II Twitiuational Awareness: Gaining Situational Awareness Via Crowdsourced #Disaster Epidemiology


Infectious Disease I Building Capacity for Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak Response at the State and Local Levels: Assessing Needs and Brainstorming Solutions


Infectious Disease II Viral Hepatitis Surveillance: Update on Hepatitis C


Infectious Disease III Improving the Effectiveness of the Listeria Initiative to Identify Outbreak Food Vehicles


Infectious Disease IV - NEW VPD Subcommittee Roundtable


Injury - NEW How Suicide Surveillance Efforts can be Moved Forward


Occupational Health BRFSS Industry/Occupation Workgroup


Surveillance / Informatics I Electronic Laboratory Reporting Technical Assistance (ELR TA) Program – Lessons from the Pros


Surveillance / Informatics II Beyond Traditional Healthcare-Associated Infection Surveillance – The National Healthcare Safety Network's Antimicrobial Use and Resistance Module

6:30 PM-8:30 PM


President's Banquet The CSTE President's Banquet is a casual dinner at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel on Tuesday evening featuring a lecture in memory of Dr. Jonathan Mann and an awards ceremony to honor members. This is a fee event and admission is not included with conference registration. Dinner is served during the banquet with entrée selections limited to those chosen by CSTE; no substitutions are available. We encourage attendees to purchase tickets early as the event always SELLS OUT. Business attire please.