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Krista Kniss and Scott Epperson, from the CDC Influenza Division, will be joining the ISDS Public Health Practice Committee this coming Monday, October 22, for a two-part discussion of influenza surveillance in the United States and abroad. The first presentation by Krista Kniss will discuss the... Read more

Review NIST's draft CEHRT test procedure, data and tools for syndromic surveillance with us!

The ONC's 2014 edition of rules for certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) set a new bar for syndromic surveillance messaging capability based on the CDC's PHIN Messaging Guide for... Read more

What is R?

R is a language and free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. It compiles and runs on a variety of UNIX platforms, Windows, and MacOS. It is similar to the S language and environment - in fact, much code written in S will run unaltered in R. The R... Read more

The topics covered in this training include an introduction to the R statistical package, downloading and installation of R, data management including importing datasets, generating data subsets, adding new variables, how to generate descriptive statistics, and basic box plots, histograms and... Read more

Next-generation software environments for disease surveillance will need to have several important characteristics, among which are collaboration and search and discovery features, access to various data sets, and a variety of analytic methods. However, perhaps the most important feature is the... Read more

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency Chemical and Biological Technologies Directorate (DTRA CB) has initiated the Biosurveillance Ecosystem (BSVE) research and development program. Work process flow diagrams, with associated explanations and historical examples, were developed based on in-person... Read more

This document represents the collaborative effort of the International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to specify a national electronic messaging standard that enables... Read more

This addendum consolidates the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) PHIN Messaging Guide for Syndromic Surveillance: Emergency Department and Urgent Care Data, Release 1.1 (PHIN MG) information and clarifies existing conformance requirements. Conformance statements and... Read more

The panelists will present their current technical research using Twitter data for disease surveillance. Presentation topics may include filtering and processing of tweets, as well as the analysis and presentation of findings for surveillance purposes.


Courtney Corley, ... Read more

Whether you are planning on attending the ISDS Annual Conference for the first time this December or you have been attending since 2002, the ISDS Scientific Program Committee invites you to discover the 2012 ISDS Conference! This webinar will highlight the abstract submission process, new... Read more


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