Optimizing Infectious Disease Surveillance – 8/19/2015

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Speakers: Samuel Scarpino, PhD, is an Omidyar fellow at the Santa Fe Institute and an incoming Assistant Professor in Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Vermont.

Objectives:

After the webinar, participants will be able to:
  • Demonstrate how an integrative surveillance system can be used to improve situational awareness and early detection.
  • Assess the performance of various data sources, e.g. primary healthcare providers, laboratory data, emergency department chief complaints, and Google Flu Trends, for surveillance.
  • Evaluate the utility of primary healthcare providers and emergency department chief complaints for predicting influenza-associated hospitalizations in at risk populations.

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