The CDC’s Division of Public Health Surveillance and Informatics is supporting the Syndromic Surveillance WebBoard in order to facilitate timely communication between the community of public health practitioners, academicians, lawyers, informaticians, and physicians involved in the rapidly evolving field of syndromic surveillance. The WebBoard grew out of the need for further communication after the first National Syndromic Surveillance Conference, held in New York City, 2002.

In addition to announcements and communications to the general community, all questions for speakers from the 2003 National Syndromic Surveillance Conference will be posted online.

In order to register to use the WebBoard, you must go to Once you register, the site provides an overview of the WebBoard structure, how to navigate, and how to find information. You can share information by posting messages directly to the WebBoard. When you need to make a document available to other WebBoard users, simply attach the file to a message. For those users seeking real time feedback, the chat feature provides instant interaction.