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NSSP CoP Call Summary, September 17, 2018, 3 - 4:30 PM ET

Wednesday, September 19, 2018   (0 Comments)
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Missed the NSSP CoP Call on Monday, September 17, from 3 - 4:30 pm ET? You can find all of the past meeting recordings and meeting materials on the NSSP CoP Group page. You can register for the NSSP CoP call series here.

September 17, 2018 Call Summary 

NSSP Update:
  • Deborah Gould (CDC) gave an update on the 7 new sites that will be on boarding with NSSP this fall. These include Oklahoma, Texas (Regions 5 & 6), Wyoming, Delaware, and Yolo County and Long Beach in California. 
Website Insights:
  • ISDS provided an overview of the changes to the website that went into effect in early September. You can find a comprehensive review of those changes here
Topic of the month: Suicide & Surveillance - Syndrome Development
  • Rasneet Kumar (Maricopa County, AZ) gave an overview from the Syndrome Definition Committee on the development of the Self-Harm and Suicide-Related Syndrome which is currently available in the CC and DD Category of ESSENCE as well as the Surveillance Knowledge Repository
  • Julia Gunn (Boston, MA) shared the efforts that Boston is continuing to pursue to use emergency department data to evaluate suicide attempts, including ongoing efforts to ensure data quality, proper ICD-10 coding, and develop the situational awareness needed to correctly interpret this data.
  • Peter Hicks (CDC) provided an overview of the ICD-10-CM Master Mapping Reference Table that includes a cross-walk for ICD-9-CM, SNOMED, and CPT codes.
  • Kristin Holland (CDC - Division of Violence Prevention) shared some of the implications of this work for looking at national trend data and discussed how it has led to the development of predictive machine learning filters. 
Social Media Surveillance Discussion
  • There was a lot of interest in learning more about work being done using social media for routine automated surveillanceMauricio Santillana and Mike Conway shared work being done using Twitter for Flu Surveillance.
Related Resources
Continue the Conversation!
Join us on the Forums on Healthsurveillance.org this Friday, September 21st as we continue to discuss Suicide Surveillance, Social Media Surveillance, and Machine Learning! 
Keep a look out for an email on Friday with how to join the conversation.
Next NSSP CoP call

October 16, 3 - 4:30 pm ET
Topic: Domestic Violence Surveillance

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