Education & Training Committee – International Society for Disease Surveillance

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The ISDS Education & Training Committee supports development of the public health surveillance workforce. The Committee develops and makes available educational, training and reference materials-especially for (but not limited to) public health practitioners and students of public health–with an emphasis on the practical application of disease surveillance methods. Through these efforts, the Education & Training Committee strives to build the capacity of the public health surveillance workforce.

Activities: 

  • Identify opportunities for relevant topics for training
  • Promote public health research
  • Present workshops at conferences, universities, public health training centers, and distance learning sites
  • Develop and disseminate Syndromic Surveillance 101 online training course
  • Organize Pre-Conference Workshops held at the Annual Conference
  • Hold monthly committee calls
    • Calls are typically held on the first Tuesday of the month at 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET. If you are interesting in joining a call, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Projects:

Syndromic Surveillance 101: An Introduction to Syndromic Surveillance РA Free CME Accredited Online Training Program 

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