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Our Approach 

ISDS builds surveillance capacity, strengthens surveillance infrastructure, and supports the needs of the global surveillance community by cultivating action-oriented interdisciplinary collaborations, and fostering innovations in surveillance through research, education, and advocacy. 

Our Activities

The Society, with support from a dedicated worldwide member body, offers:

  • ISDS Annual Conference - The premier event focused on the latest in disease surveillance science and practice with opportunities to interact with the multidisciplinary surveillance community.
  • Communities of Practice (CoP) - Peer networks that create synergies in surveillance by engaging and empowering individuals around topics of common interest.
  • Public Health Workforce Development - Education and training through webinars, literature reviews, and topical workshops to build workforce knowledge and capabilities.
  • Committees and Workgroups - Volunteer groups that regularly work together to advance new and ongoing projects in public health practice, research, and policy.
  • Communications and Resources - A website, newsletter, online forums, and shared group pages for keeping the surveillance community informed and connected. Targeted resources designed to advance surveillance literacy are accessible through the Surveillance Knowledge Repository.
  • Consultancies that provide practical forums for subject matter experts (SMEs) from stakeholder groups to interact and develop use cases and solutions to problems facedby public health professionals and researchers.
  • Global Surveillance Partnerships - International connections that build networks to advance best practices and innovations in surveillance in global settings.
  • Technical Assistance and Subject Matter Expertise - Evaluations,  consultations, consensus building, and  standards  development  by ISDS Board  members,  staff,  and  members  to  advance surveillance initiatives.

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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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