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Free Webinar! – “Beneficial Practices for Improving Biosurveillance: Outbreaks – Lessons Learned from Seasonal Influenza”

Please save the date for the webinar below.  Dr. Ed Baker and Dr. Perry Smith will discuss surveillance efforts regarding the outbreak of seasonal flu.  The NACCHO Informatics group is looking forward to participating in this webinar!

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

In this third webinar in the series, you will hear from Marion County Public Health Department (Indianapolis, IN) staff Shandy Dearth, Epidemiology Administrator, and Melissa McMasters, Coordinator for Immunization and Infections Disease Programs describe their experiences with seasonal flu.  Additionally you will hear from Kathleen Kimball-Baker, Director of the Public Health Practices Project at the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP), a national online practice exchange for emergency preparedness and response professionals.

Webinar hosts, Dr. Ed Baker (Project PI and Research Professor, Health Policy and Management, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) and Dr. Perry Smith (Research Professor Epidemiology, State University of New York at Albany and former New York State Epidemiologist), will discuss with the guests and the audience:

  • How does a local health department competently respond to an outbreak of seasonal flu?
  • What are the surveillance challenges in gathering situational awareness information during an outbreak?
  • How can localities best prepare their surveillance systems for responding to outbreaks?
  • What special surveillance challenges does seasonal flu present to health departments?

Public health preparedness and surveillance professionals are invited to participate in this webinar.

Learn about the upcoming webinars in the series:

Questions? Contact Carol Gunther-Mohr, Webinar Coordinator, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The webinar series is presented by the North Carolina Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center (NCPERRC) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response.