International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS) Conference

The International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS) conference is the premier event dedicated to the advancement of the science and practice of biosurveillance. Every year, the ISDS conference draws approximately 400 professionals from a broad range of disciplines to learn the latest achievements, analytic methods, best practices, conceptual frameworks, and technical innovations in the rapidly evolving field of health surveillance.

Polio infrastructure remains crucial for mounting initial response to disease outbreaks in Nigeria

In North Eastern Nigeria, despite the high level of insurgency, which has affected many public health facilities, the polio infrastructure is being utilized to monitor and curb cholera in five states namely, Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe and Yobe with encouraging results.

Mapping of the US Domestic Influenza Virologic Surveillance Landscape

Researchers developed a framework and process map for characterizing the landscape of US influenza virologic surveillance into five tiers of influenza testing: outpatient settings, inpatient settings and commercial laboratories, state public health laboratories, National Influenza Reference Center laboratories, and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) laboratories.

The Disease Detectives

The US Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine’s Epidemiology Laboratory Service (Epi Lab) focuses on clinical diagnostic, public health testing, and force health screening, performing 5,000 to 8,000 tests six days a week.