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.


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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