FBI/CDC Joint Criminal - Epidemiologic Investigations Workshop
August 8-9, 2022 | 8:00am - 5:00pm
Due to COVID-19 community levels in Bristol, Virginia, registration will be limited to 50 individuals at this time. Should COVID-19 levels decrease prior to the workshop, additional seats may be added. Registration does not guarantee attendance. To ensure the workshop accommodates members from each targeted audience, final workshop acceptance will be sent via email at the beginning of August. Please submit your name for consideration as soon as possible by clicking the "Event Register" button above.
Additional information specific to location will be provided via email.
- Understand law enforcement and public health roles, responsibilities, and authorities during a suspicious biological incident
- Law enforcement investigations and threat assessment
- Public health epidemiological and medical investigations
- Identify assets and capabilities for each discipline; discuss criminal and epidemiological investigational procedures and methodologies for a response to a biological threat
- Demonstrate types of information gathered by law enforcement and public health and how sharing information can advance both investigations; identify challenges to sharing information and determine potential solutions that may be adapted to meet the needs of both disciplines
- Discuss best practices for conducting a joint threat assessment, joint law enforcement-public health patient interview, and joint investigation models and protocols
- Develop inter-professional relationships between law enforcement and public health; identify contacts prior to biological incident so familiarly is established
Targeted Audience: Epidemiologists, emergency preparedness managers, local and State laboratories, community health specialists, public health nurses and physicians, local and state police, task force officers, FBI, first responders/EMS, fire/hazmat, Civil Support Teams.
*Additional Information on location will be provided via email.