One Health Surveillance Workgroup – International Society for Disease Surveillance


ISDS started the One Health Surveillance Workgroup (OHS WG) to engage its members in the advancement of this important and topical field. We define OHS as the collaborative, on-going, systematic collection and analysis of data from multiple domains to detect health related events and produce information which leads to actions aimed at attaining optimal health for people, animals, and the environment. 


The next OHS Workgroup Meeting will be on Monday, September 14 at 11am – 12pm EDT. You can register for the meeting here. Please note that this is not the regular meeting time.  The regular meeting time for the OHS Workgroup is the first Monday of every month at 11am ET. 

Past Meetings


One Health Surveillance Case Study Awards

ISDS is asking for submissions of OHS Case Studies to identify and hightlight examples of how professionals have implemented an OHS approach that integrates animal, human, and environmental surveillance to address a public health threat. Three case studies will be chosen for an award. 

The award includes:

  • Travel and registration for the full 2015 ISDS Pre-conference and Conference in Denver, CO, USA December 8-10, 2015
  • An invitation to present at the OHS Pre-conference Workshop, December 8, 2015
  • Awardees will be reimbursed for economy airfare, ground transportation, and visa costs (if applicable); hotel costs will be paid directly by ISDS. 

Submission Deadline:

September 18, 2015 11:59pm Eastern Daylight Time

Please review the entire OHS Case Study page outlining eligibility and judging criteria before making a submission. 

Submit your Case Study

Task Team Meeting

The next Task Teams Meeting has not yet been scheduled. To view notes from previous meetings please see the link below. 

Past Meetings

Recent OHS Webinar

The OHS Workgroup recently hosted a webinar on entitled Building your Dream Surveillance Information System. A recording of the webinar can be found here. 

Reports from the Field

ISDS is inviting OHS Workgroup members to share their OHS experiences at future workgroup meetings. If you would like to give a brief talk (10-15 minutes) at the beginning of a workgroup meeting, please fill out this form, and we will contact you. 

OHS Forum

An OHS Workgroup Forum has been created on the ISDS Community Forum as a platform for workgroup members to share information and documents related to OHS. In order to participate in the forum, you need to sign up for the ISDS Community Forum and then join the OHS Workgroup Forum.