The Marriott San Diego Mission Valley is the host hotel for the annual conference.The conference rate rooms are sold out at the host hotel as of late December.There may be selected rooms at higher rates, at nearby hotels. You can find more information here.
ISDS will provide a limited printed program at the conference, however, detailed information about sessions and keynotes will only be available via the Conference App. You can view ashort video demonstrating the App here.
ISDS did not provide a Website Insights during this call but you can find the answers to many website-related questions on theFrequently Asked Questions page.Look for theGreenVideo Icon for video demonstrations of many features!
2019 ISDS Annual Conference - NSSP CoP Activities
Michael Coletta (CDC) provided an overview of the "Using the Hive Mind of the CoP to Create New Sys Definitions That Advance Syndromic Surveillance in the US" Panel on Thursday, January 31st from 10am-11:30am Eastern. Additionally, the NSSP Team will be hosting a table at the Swap Meet on Thursday evening.
TheData Quality Committee(DQC) will host an in-person discussion on Wednesday, January 30th from 12pm-1pm Eastern to discuss the 2019 meeting schedule and upcoming projects. The DQC will also be supporting the "Forming Collaborations through the Data Quality Committee to Address Urgent Incidents" roundtable on Friday, February 1st from 1pm - 2pm Eastern. Finally, the DQC is looking for volunteers to help staff the table at the Swap Meet on Thursday evening and anyone who is interested in volunteering should contactElyse Kadokura.
TheTechnical Committee(TC) shared recent accomplishments including providing a space for bi-directional communication between the NSSP CoP and the NSSP team and providing feedback on the NSSP Enhancements Document. The TC will also be hosting a table at the Swap Meet.
TheSyndrome Definition Committee(SDC) will be sharing an early draft of their guidance document on developing, evaluating, and sharing syndrome definitions during the conference as well as allowing members to vote on the next community developed syndrome definition.
Zachary Faigen, NC Division of Public Health, is looking for assistance with Spatiotemporal Analysis. If you have experience with this type of analysis or know of someone who does, please follow up with Zach via theCommunity forums.