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 - 17:00
Locality: Seminar room n°320 (on the 3rd floor)
University Bern
Mittelstrasse 43
3012 Bern
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.

09:00

Welcome and introduction

09:10

Dr. Ekkehardt Altpeter, Swiss Federal Office of Public Health, Bern, Switzerland: The Swiss infectious diseases surveillance systems

09:50

Dr. Yolanda Müller Chabloz, Centre universitaire de médicine générale et santé publique, Lausanne, Switzerland: Sentinel surveillance in the digital era: why bother?

10:30

Coffee break

11:00

Kelly Reeve, M.Sc., Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute, Zurich, Switzerland: Automated spatio-temporal outbreak detection: lessons from application to Swiss surveillance data

11:40

Prof. Pierre-Yves Boëlle, Inserm/Sorbonne Université, Paris, France: TBA

12:20

Dr. Stéphane Ghozzi, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany: Machine-learning approaches to signal detection in infectious-disease epidemiology

13:00

Lunch

14:00

Dr. Emma Hodcroft, Biozentrum, Basel, Switzerland: Rapid, Relatable, and Real-Time: Pathogen Tracking with Nextstrain

14:40

Dr. Daniela Paolotti, ISI Foundation, Torino, Italy: Digital participatory surveillance: the ten-years experience of Influenzanet and what's next

15:20

Dr. John Berezowski, Veterinary Public Health Institute, Bern, Switzerland: An overview of One Health surveillance

16:00

Round table discussion

17:00

Apéro

Registration is closed.