Scientific Workshop

Workshop «Infectious Disease Surveillance»

Monday, 2019/11/25, 09:00


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This workshop will provide an overview of the current state in the field of infectious disease surveillance, from the perspective of both data collection and data analysis.

Event organizer: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM)
Date: 2019/11/25
Time: 09:00 Time
Locality: 320
University Bern
Mittelstrasse 43
3012 Bern
Registration: coming soon...
Characteristics: open to the public
free of charge

Infectious disease surveillance is the action of monitoring the health status of a population in order to predict, observe, and mitigate the harm caused by infectious diseases to a population. It traditionally relies upon mandatory or voluntary declaration of diagnosed cases by networks of health professionals, such as the Sentinella network in Switzerland. Modern approaches based on internet data (e.g., search queries) and machine learning are increasingly used to complement classical approaches in monitoring infections. In all cases, advanced statistical techniques are continuously developed to better assess risks and obtain more reliable predictions and improve the preparedness of public health authorities in case of epidemics.

This workshop will provide an overview of the current state in the field of infectious disease surveillance, from the perspective of both data collection and data analysis.

  1. To provide an overview of the current state in the field of infectious disease surveillance, from the perspective of both data collection and data analysis.
  2. To bring together early-career researchers and established national and international experts.
  3. To create a community of researchers and public health professionals working in infectious disease surveillance in Switzerland in order to share expertise and foster future collaborations.
  • Dr. Daniela Paolotti, ISI Foundation, Torino, Italy
  • Prof. Pierre-Yves Boëlle, Inserm/Sorbonne Université, Paris, France
  • Prof. Michael Höhle, Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Dr. Yolanda Müller Chabloz, Centre universitaire de médicine générale et santé publique, Lausanne, Switzerland