Education and Training Committee | International Society for Disease Surveillance


Description: 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. 


  • 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


SS101:  An Introduction to Syndromic Surveillance