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Annual 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 disease surveillance.

The ISDS conferences provide fertile ground for cultivating new ideas and partnerships by bringing together local, state, and federal public health practitioners, academic researchers, clinicians, policymakers, and decision makers from governmental and nongovernmental entities.


The ISDS Conference attracts registrants from around the world to both hear and present current research in the realms of public health surveillance. In an average year, participants may expect to be able to select from 200 presentations delivered in traditional oral presentations, "lightning" orals, posters, roundtables and panels.

The three-day conference also includes classroom style workshops for practitioners at all levels of experience, from persons entering the surveillance field to those working at the highest levels. Workshops provide an opportunity to acquire or perfect skills necessary for health surveillance.

Thank You to Our 2016 Conference Sponsors

ISDS gratefully acknowledges the support of organizations who support the conference through sponsorship and allows the Society to keep registration costs as low as possible, particularly for students and persons traveling from low-income countries around the world.

2018 The Next Conference

ISDS Holds a conference every year, however, we will move our conference from December to the January/February time frame to avoid the busy holiday season and higher education's exam periods. Our next conference will be early in 2018, in warm and sunny Orlando, Florida. The best way to be among the first to learn about the precise dates is to register either as a member or guest on our website.

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