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NSSP-CoP Steering Committee: Call for Nominations!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Emilie Lamb
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Call for Nominations

UPDATE: the deadline to submit nominations has been extended to April 30th!

The International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS) is soliciting nominations for membership on the National Syndromic Surveillance Community of Practice (NSSP-CoP) Steering Committee (Committee). This committee works to ensure that the NSSP-CoP has the tools and support needed to advance the use and practice of syndromic surveillance and enables a peer-to-peer collaborative environment to foster and facilitate knowledge sharing and partnership. Committee members leverage their expertise and engagement with the CoP to provide direction and recommendations for projects that benefit community engagement and collaboration across all sectors of the Community of Practice.  For additional information on the NSSP-CoP, please feel free to review the NSSP-CoP Charter here (


Nominees should have a passion for documenting and sharing the value and potential of syndromic surveillance methods with a broad and varied group of stakeholders and should have the expertise and qualifications necessary to contribute to the accomplishments of the Committee’s objectives. All nominees should have the communication skills necessary to promote efficient and effective deliberations. 


Committee members will be selected to ensure that the following knowledge, skills and abilities are represented:

•      Development and operation of syndromic surveillance systems.

•      Experience using syndromic surveillance system, either from the BioSense Platform, or from other syndromic surveillance systems.

•      Proven understanding of the core business processes of syndromic surveillance per ISDS’s January 2011 Recommendation on Core Processes and EHR Requirements for Public Health Syndromic Surveillance (

•      Cultivation and management of online communities of practice.

•      Development of training and/or educational materials for public health professionals.

•      Translation of research and technical innovations into public health practice.

•      Expertise in knowledge management.


NSSP-CoP Steering Committee members will serve a term of two years starting the first day of the month just following their appointment to the committee.


Committee Member Responsibilities

·      Participate in monthly 90-minute conference calls.

·      Participate in workgroups and other activities as needed.

·      Provide recommendations and guidance on priorities for community-driven activities.

·      Identify projects that will facilitate improved collaboration, data sharing, methods development and technical innovation in syndromic surveillance.

·      Actively engage with members of the community of practice

·      Commit to spending 2-3 hours each week to SC business. 


Nomination Submission

UPDATE: the deadline to nominations has been extended to April 15, 2017

Nominations should be sent to Emilie Lamb ( by March 30, 2017 and should include nominee contact information, CV and a brief statement of interest (250 words MAX).  Self-nominations are welcome.  Please confirm nominee interest in serving prior to submission.  Nominees will be evaluated and selected by current Steering Committee members and will be announced on April 28, 2017.


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