4127.0 Infectious Disease Surveillance

Tuesday, November 6, 2007: 12:30 PM
Oral
This interesting session will focus on infectious disease surveillance. Presentations will include a discussion of the epidemiology of invasive pneumoccocal disease in the era of childhood vaccination, local public health agency notification and detection of e.coli O157:H7 during a multi-state outbreak, evaluation of electron laboratory reporting contributing to the burden of Lyme disease surveillance, and surveillance system integration to improve data collection and communication. One session will focus on a novel surveillance system based on school-nurse visits to detect trends in influenza-like illness.
Session Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) will be able to: 1. Discuss the importance of pneumoccocal immunization and serotype distribution 2. Articulate various types of community partners that can enhance infectious disease surveillance by local public health agencies 3. Identify three complimentary methods of community seasonal influenza surveillance. 4. Describe issues related to the burden of Lyme disease surveillance 5. Discuss important system integration made to enhance notifiable disease/condition reporting in order to assist in timely and effective public health response
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12:35 PM
Epidemiology of invasive pneumococcal disease in the era of childhood vaccination: Newark, New Jersey
Erica J. Sison, MPH, Anushua Sinha, MD, MPH, Azadeh Tasslimi, BA, Zofia Leszczyniecka, MS, REHS, Marsha McGowan, MPH, MA, HO, Lisa A. McHugh, MPH, Polly Thomas, MD and Peter Wenger, MD
12:50 PM
Local public health agency notification and detection during a multi-state e. coli O157:H7 outbreak
Paul A. Biedrzycki, MPH, MBA, Angela Hagy, MSPH, Mat Wolters, MS, Geoffrey R. Swain, MD, MPH, M. Stephen Gradus, PhD and Ajaib Singh, DVM, PhD
1:05 PM
1:20 PM
Evaluation of electronic laboratory reporting as a contributor to the burden of Lyme disease surveillance New Jersey, 2001-2006
Adam J. Langer, DVM, MPH, Lisa A. McHugh, MPH, Shereen Brynildsen, MS, Faye Sorhage, VMD, MPH, Corwin Robertson, MD, MPH, Christina Tan, MD and Diana Bensyl, PhD
1:35 PM
Surveillance system integration to improve data collection and communication
Christie Luce, Janet Hamilton, MPH and Richard Hopkins, MD, MSPH

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Organized by: Epidemiology

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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