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Presented February 13, 2019.

This webinar is the first installment of the 2-part NSSP CoP Expert Panel Webinar Series on Being a Leader in Your Community. Click here to view Part II: Facilitating Groups & Meetings 

This webinar tackles the question of what it means to be a... Read more

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The mission of the ISDS TCC is to bridge the gap between the analytic needs of public health practitioners and the expertise of researchers from other fields for the enhancement of disease surveillance, including situational awareness of chronic as well as infectious threats and follow-up... Read more

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This paper discusses selection of temporal alerting algorithms for syndromic surveillance to achieve reliable detection performance based on statistical properties and the epidemiological context of the input data. We used quantities calculated from brief data history to derive criteria for... Read more

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TOA identifies clusters of patients arriving to a hospital ED within a short temporal interval. Past implementations have been restricted to records of patients with a specific type of complaint. The Florida Department of Health uses TOA at the county level for multiple subsyndromes (1). In 2011... Read more

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The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) uses the Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-based Epidemics to detect disease outbreaks and other health-related events earlier than other forms of surveillance. Although Veterans may use any VHA facility in the world,... Read more

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To identify the disciplines and journal titles of surveillance-related publications from a wide range of indexed repositories and to draw attention to the publication repository created by the ISDS Research Committee.


The ISDS Research Committee (RC) is an... Read more

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This paper investigates the use of data-adaptive multivariate statistical process control (MSPC) charts for outbreak detection using real-world syndromic data. The widely used EARS [1] methods and other adaptive implementations assume implicitly that nonsta-tionarity and/or the lack of historic... Read more

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Biosurveillance in resource-limited settings is essential because of both enhanced risk of diseases rarely seen elsewhere (e.g. cholera) and pandemic threats (e.g. avian influenza). However, access to care and laboratory test capability are typically inadequate in such areas, amplifying the... Read more

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The International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS) community comprises a large pool of global expertise. Essential to the ISDS mission of advancing the science and practice of disease surveillance is understanding and setting priorities for research and best practices in public health... Read more

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This paper continues an initiative conducted by the International Society for Disease Surveillance with funding from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency to connect near-term analytical needs of public health practice with technical expertise from the global research community.  The goal is to... Read more

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