Education & Training Committee – International Society for Disease Surveillance


The ISDS Education & Training Committee supported development of the public health surveillance workforce. The Committee developed and made available educational, training and reference materials-especially for (but not limited to) public health practitioners and students of public health–with an emphasis on the practical application of disease surveillance methods. Through these efforts, the Education & Training Committee worked to build the capacity of the public health surveillance workforce.

The ISDS Education and Training Committee is no longer active (as of January 2014).

Previous Activities

  • Identify opportunities for relevant topics for training
  • Promote public health research
  • Present workshops at conferences, universities, public health training centers, and distance learning sites
  • Develop and disseminate Syndromic Surveillance 101 online training course
  • Organize Pre-Conference Workshops held at the ISDS conference
  • Monthly committee calls


Syndromic Surveillance 101: An Introduction to Syndromic Surveillance – A Free Online Training Program 

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