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.
  • Dr. Ekkehardt Altpeter, Swiss Federal Office of Public Health, Bern, Switzerland
  • Prof. Pierre-Yves Boëlle, Inserm/Sorbonne Université, Paris, France
  • Dr. Stéphane Ghozzi, Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, Germany
  • Dr. Yolanda Müller Chabloz, Centre universitaire de médicine générale et santé publique, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Dr. Daniela Paolotti, ISI Foundation, Torino, Italy
Please use the following link for registration: Registration

Early registration is recommended as the number of participants is limited.