4299.0 Epidemiology of influenza and invasive pneumococcal disease

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 2:30 PM
This timely session will address issues related to influenza and pneumococcal disease epidemiology. Topics to be discussed include the usefulness of death certificates for identifying influenza outbreaks, several models of influenza activity, factors contributing to severity of a pandemic influenza outbreak, and a model for pneumococcal disease using a capture-recapture method.
Session Objectives: Demonstrate the benefits of using a locally based, practice oriented, predictive disease modeling to prepare for, and respond to large scale communicable disease outbreaks. Discuss important contributors to the emergence of an influenza pandemic. Describe the application of capture-recapture methods for disease monitoring.
Sonja Hutchins, MD, MPH, DrPH

Introductory Remarks
2:35 PM
Impact of incomplete geographic locators on small-area predictive models of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) rates in New Mexico (NM), 2004-2010
Karen Scherzinger, MS, Joseph C. Bareta, MS, Megin Nichols, DVM, MPH and Joan Baumbach, MD, MS, MPH
3:05 PM
Usefulness of death certificates for influenza surveillance
Elizabeth Bancroft, MD, SM and Sun Lee, MPH
3:20 PM
Use of Predictive Disease Modeling in Los Angeles County: Planning for and Responding to Pandemic Influenza
Brandon Dean, MPH, Dee Ann Bagwell, MA, MPH and Brit Oiulfstad, DVM, MPH
3:35 PM
Modeling Global Influenza Risk and Pandemic Severity
Nita Madhav, MSPH, Vladimir Ivanov, PhD and John Rowe

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Organized by: Epidemiology

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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