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Our Mission

The International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS) is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization founded in 2005 and dedicated to the improvement of population health by advancing the science and practice of disease surveillance. 

Our Vision

ISDS works toward a vision of timely, effective, and coordinated disease prevention and response among a skilled public health workforce through programs that position us at the vanguard of the disease surveillance field.

Our Members

ISDS’s 600+ membership represents professional and academic subject matter experts in the fields of public health surveillance, clinical practice, health informatics, health policy, and other areas related to national and global health surveillance. ISDS brings the disease surveillance community together across stakeholder boundaries through a membership that represents: 

  • Local, state, federal, and international public health professionals
  • Academic researchers
  • Clinical health care providers
  • Epidemiologists, statisticians, and informaticians
  • Government agencies
  • Non-profit organizations
  • For-profit organizations
  • Graduate students
  • Media
  • Other stakeholders in disease surveillance

ISDS is governed by a ten member Board of Directors that represents national and international leaders in disease surveillance. View/download our organizational summary

Our Resources

Knowledge sharing will help the surveillance community integrate syndromic surveillance more fully into daily practice, using its inherent early-warning capabilities to complement ongoing surveillance. The ISDS Surveillance Knowledge Repository is a web-based database of Syndromic Surveillance resources, including webinars, syndrome definitions, use cases, stories of surveillance in action, and much more, that is available for public health practitioners. Explore the KR to find answers to commonly asked Syndromic Surveillance and public health questions.

ISDS publishes a monthly newsletter, a concise compilation of news from the Association and the Public Health Surveillance community. To find our latest newsletter, please click the button below. And to make sure you receive your next newsletter, be certain to join ISDS either as a member or guest, and we will include you in our next mailing.

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Contact Us


288 Grove St, Box 203
Braintree, MA 02184
(617) 779 - 0880
Email: syndromic@syndromic.org


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