2012 ISDS Conference | International Society for Disease Surveillance


1380 Harbor Island Drive | San Diego, California 92101

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The ISDS Annual Conference is the premier event dedicated to the advancement of the science and practice of biosurveillance. This year’s theme, Expanding Collaborations to Chart a New Course in Public Health Surveillance, will highlight the importance of working together across agencies, sectors, and disciplines to improve surveillance methods and population health outcomes. The conference will be held at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina in San Diego, CA, December 4-5, 2012, with Pre-Conference Workshops on December 3rd.

The ISDS Conference draws professionals from a broad range of disciplines— epidemiology and computer science to mathematical modeling and health policy—to learn and contribute the latest achievements, methodologies, best practices, conceptual frameworks, and technical innovations in the rapidly evolving field of biosurveillance. This year’s conference will provide fertile ground for cultivating new ideas and partnerships with roundtable discussions, panels and other opportunities to collaborate.

This webinar highlighted the abstract submission process, new abstract submission types, and the Pre-Conference Workshops. (June 21, 2012)


You may now submit abstracts for presentation at the 2012 ISDS Conference.

Deadline: September 6, 2012


You may now register for the 2012 ISDS Conference and Pre-Conference Workshops.

Early Registration Deadline: October 5, 2012


Book your hotel room now!

Last day to reserve room at group rate: November 21, 2012 (5:00 pm US PST)


James H. Fowler earned a PhD from Harvard in 2003 and is currently Professor of Medical Genetics and Political Science at the University of California, San Diego. His work lies at the intersection of the natural and social sciences, with a focus on social networks, behavioral economics, evolutionary game theory, political participation, cooperation, and genopolitics. James was recently named a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, one of Foreign Policy‘s Top 100 Global Thinkers, and Most Original Thinker of the year by The McLaughlin Group. His research has been featured in numerous best-of lists including New York Times Magazine’s Year in Ideas, Time‘s Year in Medicine, Discover Magazine’s Year in Science, and Harvard Business Review’s Breakthrough Business Ideas. Together with Nicholas Christakis, James wrote a book on social networks for a general audience called Connected. Winner of a Books for a Better Life Award, it has been translated into twenty languages, named an Editor’s Choice by the New York Times Book Review, and featured in Wired, Oprah’s Reading Guide, Business Week’s Best Books of the Year, and a cover story in New York Times Magazine.

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