BioSense User Group Meeting – International Society for Disease Surveillance


The BioSense User Group (BUG) Meetings provide the user community with a reliable, national venue for advancing their work to enhance the usefulness of BioSense 2.0 in public health surveillance and response.

All BioSense users and stakeholders are welcome to join these monthly meetings that are hosted and facilitated by ISDS. Join a user-led movement to identify, develop and promote technological, programmatic, communication, and training solutions that build capacity and address user needs. Share your experiences, tools, and challenges, and work with your peers on projects you care about in this venue.

Meetings typically occur the fourth Tuesday of every month from 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET. 

To learn more about these meetings, or to join our mailing list, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  and reference “BUG calls” in your subject line.

In between the monthly calls, join the conversation on the BUG Community Forum Group!

ISDS and the BioSense Redesign Team recently hosted a webinar series on BioSense 2.0. Learn more here. 

2015 Upcoming BUG Meetings:

Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 3:00pm – 4:30pm ET – REGISTER HERE

Notes from past BUG Meetings:

February 3, 2015 – Meeting Slides


January 21, 2014 – BioSense User Preference Survey 

February 25, 2014  

March 25, 2014

April 22, 2014

June 10, 2014 – Meeting Slides – BioSense Community Startup Guide

July 22, 2014

September 23, 2014 – Meeting Slides

October 21, 2014 – Meeting Slides 

November 18, 2014 – Meeting Slides 


September 17, 2013

October 15, 2013

November 19, 2013

December 17, 2013   

BioSense Workgroups

Data Quality 

Data Sharing


Syndrome Definitions

BioSense 2.0 Resources

BioSense 2.0 Syndrome Definitions

Getting Started with BioSense 2.0 (RTI Webinar)

West Virginia BioSense Training (Marion County Health Department)

Check! Explore barriers and solutions to data sharing to BioSense 2.0 (ISDS 2013 Conference Green Paper)

BUG Call Technical Q&A Compilation