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2019 Workshops
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ISDS Workshops are special sessions open to all registrants at no added cost that are designed to not only to provide you expert instruction, but to arm you with knowledge and tools that you will use when you return to work.

Each day, we will offer a selection of two-hour workshops. No registration is necessary. Simply plan to attend and learn from experts in their fields. Here is a preview of our offerings for 2019.

Wednesday, January 30, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

R101: An introductory session on R with plenty of time for Q&A, led by Eric Bakota, Harris County (TX) Public Health Department

Introduction to Biosurveillance: Ideal for professionals new to health surveillance, led by David Swenson, New Hampshire Department of Public Health

Opioids & ESSENCE: led by Alana Vivolo, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

One Health: An overview of the intersection of Public Health with Environmental and Animal Health, led by Cheryl Stroud, Executive Director, One Health Commission

Thursday, January 31, 3:00 PM to 5:00PM

ESSENCE 101: An introductory session for new and aspiring ESSENCE users. Led by Wayne Loshen, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab

Grant and Scientific Writing: An essential tutorial on how to write grants and abstracts with insider tips from an expert. Led by Brian Dixon, Indiana University

ArcGIS Intro: IA look into the mapping and analytics platform and application for surveillance. Led by Matthew Thomas and Jhonatan Garridolecca from ESRI

Friday, February 1, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Applied Data Science Using R: An introductory look data science using R. Led by Eric Bakota, Harris County (TX) Public Health Department

ESSENCE 102: A continuation at the next level for ESSENCE users. Led by Wayne Loshen, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab

Disaster Surveillance: A look at surveillance challenges and solutions for events such as wildfires and tropical storms. Leader TBA


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