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2016 Influenza Surveillance Workshop

Influenza Surveillance Workshop

Commons Learning Center

10100 Burnet Road, Bldg 137

Austin, TX 78758

August 16, 2016


8:30 am   Welcome & Introductions

Lesley Brannan, MPH

Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin

9:00 am   Review of the 2015-2016 Influenza Season in Texas

Johnathan Ledbetter, MPH

Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin


10:15 am   Laboratory Specimen Collection, Submission, and Testing with Q&A

Lesley Brannan, MPH

Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin


11:00 am      Comparing Rapid Test Results and PCR Results from Active Flu Surveillance    

Kristin McElroy, MPH, CPH

Tarrant County Public Health

11:15 am   Provider Recruitment and the New Surveillance System

Kirstin Williams, MPH, CPH; and Carol Hill, BBA

City of Amarillo Department of Public Health

11:30 am   New Reporting Method and ILI Recruiting

LaTonya Cabiness, BS

Texas Department of State Health Services

Region 9/10

11:45 am   Provider Recruiting and Reporting

Erin Kader, MPH

Texas Department of State Health Services

Region 7

1:15 pm   Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Update

Max Dow, DVM, MPH

Texas Animal Health Commission

Region 3 – Fort Worth


2:00 pm   Avian Influenza Monitoring

Keeley Morris, MPH

Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin

3:00 pm   Origins, Ecology and Epidemiology of Seasonal and Pandemic influenza

Justin Bahl, PhD

University of Texas School of Public Health

Houston


3:45 pm

  Making the Call:  Monitoring for Avian Influenza

Diana Trevino, MS

Hidalgo County Health Department

4:00 pm   Small Influenza Outbreak at an Elementary School

Kamesha Owens, MPH

San Antonio Metropolitan Health District


4:15 pm   Using Survey Monkey for Influenza Surveillance

Stephanie Williamson

Texas Department of State Health Services

Region 4/5N

4:30 pm   Tracking Flu in a Large Urban Area…A Complicated Matter

Diana Martinez, MPH, PhD and Kelly Johnson, MS

Harris County Public Health & Environmental Services

4:45 pm   Daily wrap-up Lesley Brannan and Johnathan Ledbetter

     


   August 17, 2016

  Break Out Sessions

   
 8:30 am  2016-2017 Influenza Updates


 Johnathan Ledbetter

 
 9:00am—  9:45am 

 Influenza Vaccination

 Erin Gardner, MPH; and Kenda Deputy, BSN, RN
  

 LRN/Laboratory Session

 Vanessa Telles, MPH; Martha Thompson, MPH; Crystal Van Cleave, BS
 9:45am—10:30am  

 ILINet Breakout

 Robert “Bob” Russin
  

 Alternative Flu Data Sources Breakout

 Johnathan Ledbetter
  

 LRN/Laboratory Breakout – Right Size contracts

 Vanessa Telles and Lesley Brannan
 10:45am—  11:30am 

 Reporting Standardization, Data Display, and Brainstorming Breakout

 Lesley Brannan
  

 Alternative Flu Data Sources Breakout

 Johnathan Ledbetter
  

 LRN/Laboratory Breakout

 Vanessa Telles, Martha Thompson, Crystal Van Cleave
   

Last updated September 14, 2017