BioSense User Group – International Society for Disease Surveillance


The BiosSense User Group meetings provide the user community with a reliable, national venue for advancing their work to enhance the usefulness of the BioSense Platform public health surveillance and response.

All 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. 

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

Upcoming Meeting

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 from 3:00pm – 4:30pm EDT. Register for the meeting here

Past Meetings

2016 Meetings 

2015 Meetings

2014 Meetings

2013 Meetings

Notes and information from BioSense Governance Group Meetings can be found here. 

NSSP Workgroups

Data Quality 

Data Sharing


Syndrome Definitions


NC Detect Case Definitions

Functional Prioritization Survey Results – February 2015

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