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.
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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