Vol 7 No 1 (2015)

Panel Presentations

Karina N. Alvarez, Catherine Ordun, Jane Blake, Kirsten A. Simmons, Keith Hansen, Dan Baker, Lynda Rowe, Yusra Ahmad, Donald M. Eby, Dimitrios Koutsonanos, Steve Escaravage, KC Decker
Digital Disease Detection Dashboard: Rapid Detection & Outbreak Management Tool
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Courtney D. Corley, Onicio Leal-Neto, Craig Taylor, César Escobar-Viera, Victor Del Rio Vilas
What’s in Your Pocket? Trends in Mobile Apps for Biosurveillance and Decision-Making
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Stacey Hoferka, Caleb Wiedeman, Ramona Lall, Michael Coletta, Howard Burkom
Tractable Use Cases for Collaboration in Public Health Surveillance
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Steven E. Rigdon, Elena Naumova, Ian Painter, Yulia Gel, Howard Burkom
Effective Collaboration Models for Statisticians and Public Health Departments
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Jennifer A. Taylor, Michael T. Le Vasseur, Shannon A. Widman, Priya Sankar, Henry J. Costo
Putting Data Linkage into FIRST Gear: Lessons from Firefighter Injury Research
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Oral Presentations

Mansi Agarwal, Nimi Idaikkadar, Don Weiss
Epidemiology of Gunshot-Related Injuries in NYC Emergency Departments from 2004-2014
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John Berezowski, Chris Byra, Egan Brockhoff, Dan Hurnik, Christian Klopfenstein, Harold Kloeze, Luc Bergeron, George Charbonneau, Francois Cardinal, Iqbal Jamal, Travis Herntier
Surveillance to Manage Disease on Canadian Swine Farms
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Anne Burke, David Jackson, Allyn K. Nakashima
An Ecological Analysis of the Impact of Temperature Inversion on Emergency Department Visits for Respiratory Syndromes and Subsyndromes using BioSense 2.0 Frontend Data
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Anne Burke, David Jackson, Allyn K. Nakashima
An Evaluation of the Biosense 2.0 “Poisoning by Medicines” Syndrome Using Chief-Complaint Data in Utah
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Howard Burkom, Yevgeniy Elbert, Christine Piatko, Clay Fink
A Term-based Approach to Asyndromic Determination of Significant Case Clusters
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Katia Charland, Hiroshi Mamiya, David Buckeridge
Digital Sources of Food Purchasing Data for the Surveillance of Dietary Patterns
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Jean-Paul Chretien, David Swedlow, Irene Eckstrand, Dylan George, Michael Johansson, Robert Huffman, Andrew Hebbeler
Advancing Epidemic Prediction and Forecasting: A New US Government Initiative
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Michael Coletta Michael Coletta, Achintya N. Dey, Matthew Miller, Peter Hicks, Umed Ajani
Overcoming Operational Differences to Attain a National Picture for Novel Threats
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Gordon M. Cressman, Michael V. McKay, Abdul-wahid Al-Mafazy, Mahdi M. Ramsan, Abdullah S. Ali, Issa A. Garimo, Humphrey Mkali, Jeremiah J. Ngondi
Using Mobile Technology to Help Eliminate Malaria in Zanzibar
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Christopher R. Cuellar, Wayne Loschen
Demographic Health Analysis by Incorporation of Census Data with Patient Records
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Chrissy Dangel, Steven Allgeier, Adam Haas, Amanda Johnson
Analysis of Healthcare Seeking Behavior
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Tamar Dickerson, Jonathan L. Jacobs, Nicole Waybright, Danielle Swales, Peggy Lowary, Jeanette Coffin, Joseph Bogan
Metagenomic Profiling and Identification of Antimicrobial Resistance Genes from Airborne Microbial Communities
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Fernanda C. Dórea, Stefan Widgrén, Ann Lindberg
Vetsyn: Veterinary Syndromic Surveillance Streamlined into one R Package
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Andrea Dugas, Howard Burkom, Richard Rothman
Real-time Laboratory-Based Influenza Surveillance with Xpert Flu
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Céline Dupuy, Claire Morlot, Pierre Demont, Marie-Pierre Callait-Cardinal, Christian Ducrot, Didier Calavas, Emilie Gay
Spatial Analysis when the Location of Infection is Uncertain: An Innovative Approach Using an Animal- Herd-Level Weighted Analysis
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Carrie Eggers
Developing a National Database of Radon Test Data in Collaboration with EPA: a Pilot Project to Ascertain Feasibility
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Habib H. Farooqui, David Heymann, Sanjay Zodpey
Modelling Based Estimates for Severe Pneumonia and Pneumonia Deaths in Indian States
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Sandra Gonzalez, Ashley Newmyer, Guangming Han, Ming Qu, Thomas Safranek
Syndromic Surveillance of Motor Vehicle Crash Related Injuries in Nebraska
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Joel Greenspan
Preparing for ILINet 2.0
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Joel Greenspan, Silvia Valkova
Documenting the Missed Opportunity Period for Influenza Vaccination in Office-based Settings
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Teresa Hamby, Andrew Walsh, Lisa McHugh, Stella Tsai, Edward Lifshitz
Game Plan: Communicable Disease Surveillance for Super Bowl XLVIII – New Jersey, 2014
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Peter Hicks, Julie A. Pavlin, Atar Baer, David Swenson, Aaron Kite-Powell, Achala U. Jayatilleke, Brooke Evans, Laura C. Streichert
Preparing for the Impact of the ICD-9/10 Transition on Syndromic Surveillance
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Richard Hopkins, Aaron Kite-Powell, Kate Goodin, Janet J. Hamilton
Ratio of Excess ED ILI Visits to Seroprevalence, Influenza A/H1N1 Infection, FL, 2009
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Jenna Iberg Johnson
Comparison of Three Critical Syndrome Classifications: Louisiana vs. BioSense
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Muhammad Ilyas, Murtaza Ali, Muhammad Imran Nisar, Fyezah Jehan, Abdul Momin Kazi
Tiny Footprints Embedded on Grieving Mother’s Heart: Stillbirths in the Health and Demographic Surveillance System
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Hayat Khogali, Ngozi A. Erondu, Betiel H. Haile, Scott J. McNabb
Establishing a Plan of Action Implementing Integrated Disease Surveillance in Sudan
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Kathleen Laberge, Lisa Jensen, Dr. Philip Abdelmalik, Katie Rutledge-Taylor, Lena Shah
Keeping Public Health Surveillance Practice up to Speed: a Training Strategy to Build Capacity
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Ursula Lauper, Cristian Pantea, Jian-Hua Chen, Hwa-Gan Chang, Shao Lin
Using Hospital ED Data to Identify Mental Illness Trends After Hurricane Sandy
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Royal K. Law, Howard Burkom, Alvin Bronstein, Josh Schier
Assessment of National Poison Data System Algorithms to identify Public Health Events
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Nikolay Lipskiy
Public Health (PH) Preparedness: Improving Data Exchange for Monitoring PH Threats through Content Standardization
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Cynthia A. Lucero-Obusan, Patricia Schirmer, Gina Oda, Mark Holodniy
Challenges in Surveillance for Chikungunya Virus (CHIKV) Infection
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Fatema Mamou, Matthew Davis, Jim Collins, Jay Fiedler, Tiffany Henderson, Kiera Wickliffe Berger
Patterns of Care in Michigan Emergency Departments as Insurance Coverage Expands
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Robert Mathes, Jessica Sell, Anthony W. Tam, Alison Levin-Rector, Ramona Lall
Building a Better Syndromic Surveillance System: the New York City Experience
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David McIver, John S. Brownstein
Wikipedia Usage Estimates Prevalence of Influenza-like Illness in Near Real-Time
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Aaron C. Miller, Linnea A. Polgreen, Philip M. Polgreen
Tuberculosis Unseen - Missed Opportunities in Diagnosis
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Anderson K. N’gattia, Daouda Coulibaly, Djibril Cherif, Hervé Kadjo, Issaka Tiembre
Transmission Dynamics of Seasonal Influenza in Abidjan: Epidemiology and Modeling
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Nicole Nakata, Amy Wolkin
Developing a Guidance Document to Improve Public Health Surveillance during Disasters
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Gonza Namulanda
Electronic Health Records and Environmental Public Health Tracking
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Mallory Nobles, Lana Deyneka, Amy Ising, Daniel B. Neill
Identifying Emerging Novel Outbreaks In Textual Emergency Department Data
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Ian Painter, Lauren Carroll, David Buckeridge, Neil Abernethy
Towards a Framework for Data Quality Properties of Indicators used in Surveillance
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Marcus Rennick, Scott Gordon, Monica Huang, Anita Samuel, Paula Soper, Laura Conn
The Public Health Community Platform: Shared Resources For Enterprise Solutions
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ChulWoo Rhee, Howard Burkom, Changgyo Yoon, Sangwoo Tak, Aaron Katz, Miles Stewart
Military Real-time Syndromic Surveillance System for Biosurveillance Portal in Korea
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Chesley Richards, Brian Lee
CDC Surveillance Strategy – A Strategy for Improving CDC Activities in Public Health Surveillance
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Heather Rubino, David Atrubin, Janet J. Hamilton
Monitoring Respiratory Syncytial Virus Regionally In Children Aged < 5 Years Old Using Emergency Department and Urgent Care Center Chief Complaint Data in Florida’s Syndromic Surveillance System, Week 1, 2010 - Week 32, 2014
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Patricia Schirmer, Renee-Claude Mercier, Cynthia A. Lucero-Obusan, Gina Oda, Mark Holodniy
Pertussis Surveillance in Veterans Affairs Medical Centers in Western United States – 2010-2014
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James T. Schlitt, Bryan Lewis, Stephen Eubank
ChatterGrabber: A Lightweight Easy to Use Social Media Surveillance Toolkit
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Alan Siniscalchi, Brooke Evans
Ebola, Enterovirus, MERS, Novel Flu, and other Challenges for Public Health Surveillance Practitioners
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Paul Smetanin, Rita K. Biel, David Stiff, Douglas McNeil, Lawrence Svenson, Hussain R. Usman, David P. Meurer, Jane Huang, Vanessa Nardelli, Christopher Sikora, James Talbot
An Early Warning Influenza Model using Alberta Real- Time Syndromic Data (ARTSSN)
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Sriram Somanchi, David Choi, Daniel B. Neill
StarScan: A Novel Scan Statistic for Irregularly-Shaped Spatial Clusters
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Brett R. South, Heidi S. Kramer Heidi S. Kramer, Barbara Jones, Melissa Tharp, Wendy Chapman
Classifying Supporting, Refuting, or Uncertain Evidence for Pneumonia Case Review
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Andrew Walsh
Impact of Demographics on Healthcare Utilization
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Andrew Walsh
Using Ambulatory Syndromic Surveillance Data for Chronic Disease: A BMI Case Study
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Inoka E. Weerasinghe, Sumedha Jayatilake
Development of National Disability Surveillance System in Sri Lanka
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Carla Winston, Mark Holodniy
Surveillance for Opioid Overdose in the Veterans Health Administration, 2004-2014
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Man Kai Wong, Monique Tuyisenge-Onyegbula, Peter Gaturuku, Helen Perry
An Innovative Approach to Surveillance Training in the African Region
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Yenlik Zheteyeva, Margaret Coleman, JianRong Shi, Hongjiang Gao, Amra Uzicanin, Jeanette J. Rainey
Unplanned School Closures in the United States: Evaluation of Economic and Social Costs and Consequences for Students’ Families
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Lightning Talks

Janelle A. Anderson, C. Nicole Rosenzweig, Jason Roos, Brandon Flores
The Global Biosurveillance Portal: Biosurveillance for the Department of Defense
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Erin E. Austin
Using Syndromic Surveillance Data to Describe Chronic High Frequency ED Utilization
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James N. Blackwell, Ashley Hickson, David Heinbaugh, Kimberlee McGee, William Stephens, Sharefa Aria
The Need for Address Based Data: Disaggregation of Syndromic Surveillance Systems
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Tyann Blessington, Andrew Hickey, Diana Y. Wong, Mark Freese, Teresa Quitugua
An Analysis of the Health Hazards Posed by a Surge of Unaccompanied Alien Children to the Lower Rio Grande Valley Border
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Elliott Brannon, Jessica Fridge, Joseph Foxhood
Potential Efficacy of Pregnancy Status on HIV Laboratory Reports
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Anne Deckert, Agnes Agunos, Brent Avery, Carolee Carson, Danielle Daignault, Rita Finley, Sheryl Gow, David Léger, Michael Mulvey, Jane Parmley, Richard Reid-Smith, Rebecca Irwin
CIPARS: A One-Health Approach to Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance
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Achintya N. Dey, Matthew Miller, Michael Coletta, Umed Ajani
Use of Syndromic Data for Enhanced Surveillance: MERS Like-Syndrome
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Julia A. Dilley, Atar Baer, Jeff Duchin, Julie E. Maher
Using a Syndromic Surveillance System to Evaluate the Impact of a Change in Alcohol Law
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Andrea F. Dugas, Howard Burkom, Anna L. DuVal, Richard Rothman
Utility and Acceptability of Influenza Surveillance amongst Emergency Providers
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Ngozi Erondu, Ulla K. Griffiths
Evaluating Cost and Performance for Improved Meningitis Disease Surveillance in Chad
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Anne Fouillet, Jacques Rosine, Vanina Bousquet, Sylvie Cassadou, Luisiane Carvalho, Martine Ledrans, Audrey Andrieu, Thierry Cardoso, Céline Caserio- Schönemann
Chikungunya Epidemic in the French Overseas Territories using Syndromic Surveillance
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Anne Fouillet, Vanina Bousquet, Isabelle Pontais, Anne Gallay, Céline Caserio- Schönemann
The French Emergency Department OSCOUR Network: Evaluation After a 10-year Existence
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Hongjiang Gao, Yenlik Zheteyeva, Karen Wong, JianRong Shi, Amra Uzicanin, Rainy Jeanette
Temporal Association between ILI and the Winter Holiday Break, U.S. 2004-2012
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Jeneen Gifford, Sylvain Delisle
Application of an Automated Surveillance System to Evaluate Outpatient Care of Pneumonia
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James T. Gomez, Shuang Wang, Syed Rizvi, Salma K. Khuwaja
Enhanced Monitoring of Antiretroviral Resistance in Persons Living with HIV/AIDS
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Joel Greenspan, Silvia Valkova
Using Big Healthcare Data to Supplement Chikungunya Surveillance in the U.S.
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Andrew Hickey, Sarah Cheeseman Barthel, Tyann Blessington, Yandace K. Brown, Diana Y. Wong, William N. Albrecht, Mark Freese, Teresa Quitugua
An Analysis of the International and Domestic Health Hazards Posed by the 2014 West African Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak
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Stacey Hoferka, Ivan Handle, Steven Linthicum, Dejan Jovanov, William Trick, Judy Kauerauf
Leveraging the Master Patient Index in Public Health Surveillance through Collaboration between Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois Health Information Exchange
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Helen Hughes, Roger Morbey, Thomas Hughes, Thomas Locker, Gillian Smith, Alex Elliot
Syndromic Surveillance of Respiratory Pathogens using Routine ED Data in England
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Fredric Hustey, Michael Phelan, Sharon O’Keefe, Tracy Barbour
Design and Implementation of an Emergency Department (ED) Based Rapid HIV Screening Program
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Jenna Iberg Johnson, Komal Brown
Validation of Emergency Department and Outpatient Data Using ILI syndrome classifiers
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Amy Ising, Clifton Barnett, Dennis Falls, Anna E. Waller, John Wallace, Lana Deyneka
Assessing the Potential Impact of the BioSense 24-hour Rule Using NC DETECT ED Data
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Alimelu Jonnagadla, Wayne Loschen, Julia Gunn, Jennifer Evans
Preparing Disease Surveillance Systems for ICD10
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Meredith Keybl, John Henderson, Guido Zarrella, John Gibson, Maeve Kluchnik
Supplementing Obesity-Related Surveillance with Persistent Health Assessment Tools
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Joseph Klembczyk, Mehdi Jalalpour, Scott Levin, Raynard Washington, Jesse M. Pines, Richard Rothman, Andrea Dugas
Google Flu Trends: Spatial Correlation with Influenza Emergency Department Visits
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Sean P. Mikles, Jennifer L. Foltz, Ian Painter, William B. Lober
Automated Collection of Electronic Health Record Healthy Weight Data for Surveillance
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Stephanie Ngai, Zoe Edelstein, Julie Myers, Don Weiss
Tracking HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis using Syndromic Surveillance in NYC Emergency Departments
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Tera Reynolds, Scott Gordon, Paula Soper, James Buehler, Richard Hopkins, Laura Streichert
Syndromic Surveillance Practice in the United States 2014: Results from a Nationwide Survey
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Shital Shah, Dino Rumoro, Gordon Trenholme, Gillian Gibbs, Marilyn Hallock, Michael J. Waddell
The Impact of Weather on Influenza-like Illness Rates in Chicago
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Tao Tao, Qi Zhao, Jun Zong, Xue Li, Vinod Diwan, Biao Xu
Inconsistency of Timeliness in a Chief Complaint-Based Syndromic Surveillance System During Two Influenza Epidemic Seasons
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Melinda C. Thomas, David Atrubin, Janet J. Hamilton
Impact of Patient Self-Registration in Emergency Departments on Syndromic Surveillance Data
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Felicia Trembath
An Analysis of the Challenges and Possible Solutions for Dog Bite Injury Surveillance
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Ming-Hsiang Tsou, Michael Peddecord, Jeffrey Johnson, Chin-Te Jung
Geo-based Social Media Analytics and SMART Dashboard for Tracking Influenza Outbreaks
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Eishita Tyagi, R. C. Hopkins, Dan Baker, King Jordan, Shiyuyun Tang
Development of Genomic Surveillance Bioinformatics Modules
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Amanda Wahnich, Kathrin Hobron, Erin E. Austin, Tim Powell
Unintentional Drug Overdoses in Virginia: Analysis of Syndromic and Death Data
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Kate Zinszer, Ruth Kigozi, Katia Charland, Dr. Grant Dorsey, Dr. Moses Kamya, David Buckeridge
A Novel Method for Defining Health Facility Catchment Areas in a Low Income Country
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Poster Presentations

Neil Abernethy, Lauren Carroll, Alan Au, Tsung-Chieh Fu
Assessing the Work Practices and Information Needs of Disease Investigators
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Olubunmi Adeyemi, Olufunmilayo Fawole, Adedayo Adeyemi
HIV Surveillance: Life Skills Education Programme among in-school Adolescents
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Kamran Ahmed, Antony Ajanga, Omer A. Saleh, Mohammad D. Altaf, Ghulam R. Popal
Application of an Innovative Data Analytical Approach to Assessing the Disease Situation during Crises in Somalia, Yemen and Pakistan
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Emily Alsentzer, Delphis M. Vera, Joan Neyra, Luis Loayza, Ricardo A. Hora, Victor B. Osorio, Jose Quispe, Sarah-Blythe Ballard, David Blazes
Monitoring Acute Diarrhea via an Electronic Surveillance System in the Peruvian Navy
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Djesika D. Amendah, Peterrock Muriuki, Nicholas Ngomi, Martin kavao, Nelson Muhia
Field Lessons from a Zoonotic Disease Study in the Nairobi Health Surveillance System
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Li Wei Ang, Cindy Thiow Koon Lim, Stefan Ma, Joanne Tay, Jeffery Cutter
Adjustment for Baseline Level of Dengue Cases Due to Increased Testing in Singapore
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Patricia Araki, Emily Kajita, Kelsey OYong, Monica Z. Luarca, Bessie Hwang, Laurene Mascola
A Comparison of Fever Classified Chief Complaints and Diagnoses with Recorded Body Temperatures
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Ryan M. Arnold, Wesley McNeely, Kasimu Muhetaer, Biru Yang, Raouf R. Arafat
Application of Syndromic Surveillance to Describe Gunshot-related Injuries in Houston
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David Atrubin
Using ESSENCE-FL for Situational Awareness after National Reports of Increased Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) Infections with Severe Outcomes, September 2014
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Tina Badiani, Brenda Lee
Development of an Infectious Disease Surveillance Framework at Public Health Ontario
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James N. Blackwell, Ashley Hickson, David Heinbaugh, Kimberlee McGee, William Stephens, Sharefa Aria*
Justification for Transitioning to an Electronic Disease Notification System
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Elliott Brannon, Jessica Fridge, Jeffrey Hitt
Identifying Congenital Syphilis Cases through a Birth Registry Match
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Yandace K. Brown, Tyann Blessington
Response of the National Biosurveillance Integration Center to the Emergence of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus in the United States
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Anne Burke, Jeffrey Eason, David Jackson, Allyn K. Nakashima
Evaluating Ascertainment of Hepatitis C Cases and Deaths by Electronically Linking Surveillance and Vital Statistics Data in Utah
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Dave Carter, Joel D. Martin
Detecting Outbreaks in Time-Series Data with RecentMax
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Céline Caserio-Schönemann, Alice Sanna, Vanina Bousquet, Sylvia Medina, Mathilde Pascal, Marie-Christine Delmas, Anne Fouillet
Determinants of Daily Attendances in Emergency Departments for Asthma in the Paris Area
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Ta-Chien Chan, Chang-Chun Lee, Jing-Shiang Hwang
Surveillance on Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease in East Asia
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Alyssa Z. Chase, Mansi Agarwal, Maria Mercurio-Zappala, Mark Su
Using Syndromic Surveillance to Characterize Unintentional Ingestions in Children
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Annie T. Chen, Shu-Hong Zhu, Mike Conway
Combining Text Mining and Data Visualization Techniques to Understand Consumer Experiences of Electronic Cigarettes and Hookah in Online Forums
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Feiyan Chen, Elizabeth Kostial, Teresa Hamby, Stella Tsai
Validation of New Jersey Emergency Department (ED) Registration Data in BioSense 2.0
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Jian-Hua Chen, Ursula Lauper, Cristian Pantea, Shao Lin, Hwa-Gan Chang
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning during Hurricane Sandy in Affected New York State Counties
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Alvin F. Chu, Stella Tsai, Teresa Hamby, Elizabeth Kostial, Jerald Fagliano
Development of Mental Health Classification Related to Severe Weather Events
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Sarah Connolly, Gregory Danyluk
Comparison of ILINet and ESSENCE for Influenza Surveillance at the Local Level
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Sesha K. Dassanayaka
Spatial CUSUM Chart Based Method for Rapid Detection of Outbreaks
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Fernanda C. Dórea, Céline Dupuy, Flavie Vial, Crawford Revie, Ann Lindberg
Standardising Syndromic Classification in Animal Health Data
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Luiz H. Duczmal, Gladston J. Moreira, Luís Paquete, David Menotti, Ricardo Takahashi, Denise Burgarelli
Dry Climate as a Predictor of Chagas’ Disease Irregular Clusters: A Covariate Study
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Céline Dupuy, Eric Morignat, Fernanda C. Dórea, Christian Ducrot, Didier Calavas, Emilie Gay
Assessment of Several Algorithms for Outbreak Detection using Bovine Meat Inspection Data for Syndromic Surveillance: A Pilot Study on Whole Carcass Condemnation Rate
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Alex Elliot, Helen Hughes, Roger Morbey, Paul Loveridge, Sally Harcourt, Sue Smith, Zharain Bawa, Leandro Carrilho, Gillian Smith
A Syndromic Surveillance Service Supporting Environmental Public Health Incidents
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Aizhan Esmagambetova, Alexey Burdakov, Stanislav Kazakov, Andrey Ukharov, Erlan Sansyzbaev, Vladimir Kazakov
Methodology of Epidemic Risk Management in Kazakhstan with Open-Source EIDSS
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Amanda Feldpausch, Wendy Smith, Karl Soetebier, Cherie Drenzek, Marsha Cornell
School Health: A Novel School Nurse Clinic Surveillance Project in Coastal Georgia
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Elaine W. Flagg, Hillard Weinstock
Use of Administrative Health Care Data for Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance
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Lahiru S. Galgamuwa, Devika Iddawela, Samath D. Dharmaratne
Development and Piloting of Ascariasis Surveillance System of Children in Sri Lanka
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Anton Gerilovych, Borys Stegniy, Valeriy Golovko, Oleksii Solodiankin, Iryna Gerilovych, Yevgenia Smolyaninova, Natalya Rudova
Development of the Multiplex PCR for Detection of the DNA-Contained Emergent Diseases Agents in Pigs (African Swine Fever, Aujeszky Disease, Circoviral Disease)
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Lianna M. Hall, Kevin K. Nam, Jason Thornton, Marianne DeAngelus, Timothy J. Dasey
User-Customizable Health Pattern Detector Framework: Twitter Analysis Example
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Mark Holodniy, Carla Winston, Cynthia A. Lucero-Obusan, Gina Oda, Anosh Mostaghimi, Julie A. Pavlin, Payam Etminani, Chris Lee, Farshid Sedghi
Evaluation of PraedicoTM, A Next Generation Big Data Biosurveillance Application
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Damian Hoy, Alize Mercier, Paul White, Salanieta T. Saketa, Adam Roth, Yvan Souares, Christelle Lepers, Richard Wojcik, Aaron Katz, Timothy Campbell, Shraddha Patel, Brian Feighner, Sheri Lewis
Using SAGES OpenESSENCE for Mass Gathering Events
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Dennis Ip, Eric H.Y. Lau, Yat-hung Tam, Teresa So, Chi-kin Lam, Benjamin J. Cowling, Gabriel M. Leung
Evaluation of an Electronic Smart-Card Based School Absenteeism Surveillance System
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Amy Ising, Katherine J. Harmon, Anna E. Waller, Scott Proescholdbell, Lana Deyneka
Using NC DETECT for Comprehensive Morbidity Surveillance on Poisoning and Overdose
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Bonita K. Kilama
Pre-ART Mortality and its Determinants in a Tanzania Public Driven HIV Care Program
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Uzay Kirbiyik, Hassan Shah, Patrick T. Lai, Jennifer L. Williams, Brian E. Dixon, Shaun Grannis
Return to Public Health- Undeliverable letters of Communicable Disease Patients
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Christopher Komisarz, Ian Brooks
An Exploration of the H1N1 Outbreak in Champaign and Urbana Elementary Schools
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Diana M. Kushner
Now Trending in Your Community: Social Media Insights For Your Public Health Mission
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Patrick T. Lai, Janae E. Johns, Uzay Kirbiyik, Brian E. Dixon
Timeliness of Chlamydia Laboratory and Provider Reports: A Modern Perspective
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Dennis O. Laryea, Baffour Awuah, Yaw A. Amoako, Samuel Mensah, Fred K. Awittor
Follow-up of Breast Cancer Patients in Ghana: Challenges to Community-based Surveillance
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Eric H.Y. Lau, Jiandong Zheng, Tim K. Tsang, Qiaohong Liao, Bryan Lewis, John S. Brownstein, Sharon Sanders, Sumiko R. Mekaru, Caitlin Rivers, Gabriel M. Leung, Luzhao Feng, Benjamin J. Cowling, Hongjie Yu
Epidemiological inferences using public information, influenza H7N9 epidemic in China
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Julianna B. Lenoch
A Novel Zoonotic Disease Outbreak Course to improve Surveillance and Response for the USDA
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Rizanda Machmud
Social Mobilization Dengue Hemorrhagic Vector Control and Sustainability in Indonesia
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Peter E. Mangesho, Esron Karimuribo, James E. Mlangwa, Leonard E. Mboera, Jonathan Rushton, Richard Kock, Angwara Kiwara, Mark Rweyemamu
Anthropology and Ecohealth Research in Control of Diseases for Pastorals in Tanzania
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David Marchette, Elizabeth Hohman
Using Twitter to Detect and Investigate Disease Outbreaks
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Roger Morbey, Helen Hughes, Alex Elliot, Neville Verlander, Nick Andrews, Andre Charlett, Gillian Smith
The Application of a Novel Statistical Method for Syndromic Surveillance in England
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Lipika Nanda, Sandeep Mahapatra
Public Health Surveillance: Challenges and Solutions for the Road Ahead
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Moise C. Ngwa, Song Liang, Leonard Mbam, Mouhaman Arabi, Andrew Teboh, Kaousseri Brekmo, Onana Mevoula, John Glenn Morris
Cholera Public Health Surveillance System in Cameroon
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Candace M. Noonan-Toly, Xiaohong Wang, Hwa-Gan Chang
Tracking Communicable Disease Electronic Laboratory Data in New York State
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Catherine Ordun
Surveillance of Surveillance: Inventorying Gaps and Commonalities Across the Universe of Surveillance Systems
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Priyanka Parmar, Daniel RH Thomas
Public Health and Mass Gathering Events: Assessing Need for Surveillance in Wales, UK
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Shilpa Patel, Lisa Tuchman, Katie Hayes, Gia Badolato, Stephen J. Teach, Monika K. Goyal
Spatial Distribution of Adolescents with Sexually Transmitted Infections Diagnosed in the Pediatric Emergency Departments of Washington, DC
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Dino Rumoro, Shital Shah, Gordon Trenholme, Gillian Gibbs, Marilyn Hallock, Michael J. J. Waddell
Creating a Local Geographic Influenza-like Illness Activity Report
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Dino Rumoro, Shital Shah, Marilyn Hallock, Gillian Gibbs, Gordon Trenholme, Michael J. Waddell
A Syndrome Definition Validation Approach for Ebola Virus Disease
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Arash Shaban-Nejad, Sonia Menon, David Buckeridge
A Semantic Web Platform for Online Vaccine Sentiment Surveillance
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Ekaterina Shatskikh, Michael Ludkovski
Computational Method for Epidemic Detection in Multiple populations
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Xiaoxiao Song, Qi Zhao, Changming Zhou, Tao Tao, Lars Palm, Vinod Diwan, Hui Yuan, Biao Xu
Modeling Spatial Heterogeneity with Excess Zeroes from School Absenteeism dSata
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Kristen Soto, Quyen Phan, Meghan Maloney, Jessica Brockmeyer, Paula Clogher, Therese Rabatsky-Ehr
An Integrated System for Enteric Disease Surveillance and Outbreak Detection
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Borys Stegniy, Denys Muzyka, Mary Pantin-Jackwood, Oleksandr Rula, Anton Stegniy, Anton Gerilovych, Serhiy Vovk, Mykola Mandygra
Monitoring Emergent Avian Influenza Viruses Subtypes H5 and H7 in Wild Birds in Ukraine
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Borys Stegniy, Iryna Gerilovych, Andrii Zavgorodniy, Anton Gerilovych, Vasyl’ Vlizlo, Vasyl’ Arefiev
Validation of multiplex PCR for detection and differentiation of Salmonellas
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Katie J. Suda, Tera Reynolds, Judy Akkina, Sylvia Halasz, Howard Burkom
Where do you Find Interesting Biosurveillance Publications?
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Anthony W. Tam, Amita Toprani, Robert Mathes
Reciprocal Data Sharing: Sending Monthly Summary Reports of Syndromic Data to ED
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Melinda C. Thomas, Aaron Kite-Powell, David Atrubin, Janet J. Hamilton
Evaluating the Utility of HealthMap as a Supplementary Surveillance Tool
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Almiro R. Tivane, Noorbebi Adamo, Neuza Nguenha, Sadia A. Ali, Edma D. Dimbane, Diocreciano M. Bero, Jorfélia J. Chilaúle, Gabriela D. Pinto, Tufaria Mussa
Influenza Surveillance in Mozambique: Results and Challenges from the First Year of Implementation
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Dan Todkill, Helen Hughes, Alex Elliot, Roger Morbey, Obaghe Edeghere, Sally Harcourt, Brian McCloskey, Gillian Smith
What did Syndromic Surveillance Show During London 2012? Lessons for Mass Gatherings
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Jennifer Vahora, M. Allison Arwady
Evaluation of REDCap as a Tool for Outbreak Data Management, Illinois, 2013-2014
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Flavie Vial, Sarah Thommen, Leonhard Held
Statistical Monitoring of Condemnations from Slaughterhouses
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Flavie Vial, Wei Wei, Leonhard Held
Outbreak Prediction: Aggregating Evidence Through Multivariate Surveillance
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Pascal Vilain, Frédéric Pagès, Katia Mougin-Damour, Xavier Combes, Pierre-Jean Marianne Dit Cassou, Yves Jacques Antoine, Laurent Filleul
Using an Emergency Department Syndromic Surveillance System to Assess the Impact of Cyclone Bejisa, Reunion Island
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Anna E. Waller, Steven Lippmann, Amy Ising, Carolyn Crump
Childhood Injury in Wake County, NC: Local Use of Public Health Surveillance Data
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Caleb Wiedeman, Tonya McKennley, Glenn Yates, Erin Holt
So Long and Thanks for All the EARS: Lessons Learned from Tennessee’s Ongoing Syndromic Surveillance Transition
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Christopher D. Williams
Preparing for State Health Department Accreditation: Pivotal Roles for Public Health Surveillance
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Tyler Wolford, Christopher Chadwick, Chris Mangal
Leveraging the Laboratory Response Network: A Step Toward Implementing IHR (2005)
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Xia Xiao, Chunrui Luo, Xiaoxiao Song, Wei Liu, Le Cai, Yan Li, Lin Lu, Qiongfen Li
Spatial Clustering of ILI in Yunnan Province, China, Based on a Geographical Information System
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Allison Young, Mike D. Fliss, Amy Ising
Improving Local Non-Communicable Disease Surveillance within a Changing Data Environment
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Lourdes W. Yun, Robert Beum, Michele Askenazi, Yushiuan Chen, Dean McEwen, Moises Maravi, Arthur Davidson
Using Emergency Department Data for Detection of a Synthetic Marijuana Outbreak
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Janette Yung, Promise Nkwocha, Anthony W. Tam, Ramona Lall, Robert Mathes
Comparison between HL7 and Legacy Syndromic Surveillance Data in New York City
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Changming Zhou, Huijian Cheng, Genming Zhao, Qi Zhao, Biao Xu, Vinod Diwan, Xue Li
Fever in Children - an Assessment of Validity by a Shewhart Model in a Syndromic Surveillance System in China
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Kate Zinszer, Arash Shaban-Nejad, Sonia Menon, Anya Okhmatovskaia, Lauren Carroll, Ian Painter, Neil Abernethy, David Buckeridge
Integrated Disease Surveillance to Reduce Data Fragmentation – An Application to Malaria Control
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Roundtables

Mansi Agarwal, Nimi Idaikkadar, José Lojo, Kristen Soto, Robert Mathes
Localized Surveillance: A Fresh Perspective for Regional Syndromic Surveillance
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David Atrubin, Michael Wiese
How Should We Be Conducting Routine Analysis of Traditional Emergency Department Syndromic Surveillance Data?
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Stacey Hoferka, Marcus Rennick, Erin E. Austin, Anne Burke, Rosa Ergas, Jay Fiedler, Laura Streichert, Amanda Wahnich
Community Engagement among the BioSense 2.0 User Group
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Paula Soper, Scott Gordon, Marcus Rennick, Jane Blake, Victoria Adams, Taylor Hemby, Walter Jansen, Nasim Moghadam, KC Decker
Economic Modeling of Syndromic Surveillance Systems – A Roundtable Discussion on Association of State and Territorial Health Official’s (ASTHO) Investment Decision Model
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Accepted Abstracts but Not Presented

Alyssa Z. Chase
Monitoring Trends of Self-diagnosis in New York City Emergency Departments
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Sylvia Checkley, Sumana Fathima Fathima, Norman Neumann, Shamir Mukhi
Environmental Health Surveillance: A Critical Function of Public Health Laboratories
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Tetyana Chumachenko, Dmytro Chumachenko, Tetyana Karlova
Effect of the Ukrainian Crisis on the Current Measles Situation and ways of Improving Surveillance
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Bella Donna, Endang Suparniati, Madelina Ariani, Rossi Sanusi
Disaster Public Health Surveillance Response Systems in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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Shumaila Furnaz, Hasanat Sharif
Surveillance of Cardio Vascular Risk Factors Among Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
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Anna Grigoryan
New Ways to Disseminate the US National Notifiable Disease Provisional Data
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Raymond Hamoonga, Nadi Songolo, Chimuka Musako
Establishing an epidemiosurveillance centre in a resource-constrained setting: A Zambian experience
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Jeffrey Johnson, Jessica Yen, Brit Colanter, Eric McDonald
A Meaningful Journey to Onboard Syndromic Data through a Local HIE
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Mujitha B. K B, Ajil Jalal, Vishnuprasad V, Nishad K A
Analytics, Machine Learning & NLP – use in BioSurveillance and Public Health practice
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Catherine Kansiime, Lynn M. Atuyambe, Victor Guma, Anthony Mugisha, Samuel Mugisha, Benon B. Asiimwe, Innocent B. Rwego, Elizeus Rutebemberwa
Community Perceptions on Integrating Animal Vaccination and Health Education by Veterinary and Public Health Workers in the Prevention of Brucellosis among Pastoral Communities of South Western Uganda
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Anna Kasradze, Khatuna Zakhashvili, Diana Echeverria, Nicholos Heyer, David Garcia, Ian Kracilik, Paata Imnadze
Cutaneous Anthrax surveillance by Person, Place, and Time in Georgia (2008-2013)
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Dennis O. Laryea, Yaw Amoako, Dan V. Armooh, Emmanuel P. Abbeyquaye, Bernice N. Amartey
The Threat of Ebola Virus Disease: a Call to Integrate all Sectors in Surveillance Activities in Ghana
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Syed M. Mursalin
Determining Disease Load through the National Health Information System in Pakistan
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Beatty V. Maikai, Jarlath U. Umoh, Victor A. Maikai
Insight into Malaria Transmission and Control in Endemic Areas
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Elaine O. Nsoesie, Sheryl A. Kluberg, John S. Brownstein
Online Reports of Foodborne Illness Capture Foods Implicated in Official Foodborne Outbreak Reports
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Catherine Ordun, Timothy Davis, Brante Goode, Dean Ross, Mike Hopmeier
Big Data Analytics for Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) Situational Awareness
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Beverley J. Paterson, David N. Durrheim
Surveillance System Evaluations Provide Evidence to Improve Public Health Practice
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Beverley J. Paterson, Nicolee Martin, David N. Durrheim
Protecting Australia from Future Polio Outbreaks
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Divya Persai
Burden of Infectious Disease in a State of India: A Comparative Analysis
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Nicholas G. Reich, Krzysztof Sakrejda, Stephen A. Lauer, Derek A. Cummings, Paphanij Suangtho, Soawapak Hinjoy, Sopon Iamsirithaworn, Hannah Clapham, Henrik Salje, Justin Lessler
Real-time Forecasting of the 2014 Dengue Fever Season in Thailand
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Stanley S. SONOIYA
Involvement of Local Communities and Households in the Implementation of the “One Health” Initiative Through the East African Integrated Disease Surveillance Network (EAIDSNet) Stanley S. SONOIYA*
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Sandhya Swarnavel, Jim Collins, Corrine Miller
Validation of the Michigan’s Public Health Syndromic System Using Electronic Medical Records
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Shailaja Tetali, Lakshmi Josyula, Shivam Gupta, Shirin Wadhwaniya, G Gururaj, Kent Stevens
Establishing Prospective Road Traffic Injury Surveillance in India: Challenges and Solutions
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Shagufta Zareen, Syed M. Mursalin
Managing Dengue Fever by Using the One Health Approach and Electronic Surveillance
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