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Syndromic Surveillance: Urban and Rural Approaches

July 28, 2005. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, public health panel members focus on the benefits, limitations, resources and other key considerations for developing and implementing syndromic surveillance systems.

Quick Facts

Topics: Epidemiology

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

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Description

In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Nicola Marsden-Haug, MPH, Bryant Thomas Karras, Scott Lindquist, MD, MPH, and Bill Lober, MD, MS, focus on the benefits, limitations, resources and other key considerations for developing and implementing syndromic surveillance systems. They share their lessons learned from systems deployed in both rural and urban settings. The focus of the session is on issues in development, potential data sources, and implications for data analysis in geographic areas with varying population density.

Air date: July 28, 2005

Learning Objectives

  • Define syndromic surveillance and discuss the benefits and limitations of such systems
  • Identify potential data sources and resources for developing syndromic systems
  • Compare and contrast utility of zip code data in rural and urban settings

Intended Audience

Public health trainers and educators; Public health practitioners; Epidemiologists

Slides

Quick Facts

Topics: Epidemiology

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

Presenters

Nicola Marsden-Haug, MPH, Training and Outreach Manager, Northwest Center for Public Health Practice

Bryant Thomas Karras, MD, Department of Health Services, UW School of Public Health and Community Medicine

Scott Lindquist, MD, MPH, Director, Kitsap County Health Department

Bill Lober, MD, MS, University of Washington School of Medicine

Competencies

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