Poison Control Center Data in the NC DETECT Syndromic Surveillance System.

CPC provides the 24/7/365 poison hotline for the entire state of North Carolina and currently handles approximately 80,000 calls per year. CPC consultation services that assist callers with poison exposure, diagnosis, optimal patient management, therapy, and patient disposition guidance remain indispensable to the public and health care providers. Poison control center data have been used for years in syndromic surveillance practice as a reliable data source for early event detection.

August 03, 2017

Spread of Middle East Respiratory Coronavirus: Genetic versus Epidemiological Data

MERS-CoV was discovered in 2012 in the Middle East and human cases around the world have been carefully reported by the WHO. MERS-CoV virus is a novel betacoronavirus closely related to a virus (NeoCov) hosted by a bat, Neoromicia capensis. MERS-CoV infects humans and camels. In 2015, MERS-CoV spread from the Middle East to South Korea which sustained an outbreak. Thus, it is clear that the virus can spread among humans in areas in which camels are not husbanded.

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August 10, 2017

User-friendly Rshiny web applications for supporting syndromic surveillance analysis

The French syndromic surveillance system SursaUD® has been set up by Santé publique France, the national public health agency (formerly French institute for public health - InVS) in 2004. In 2016, the system is based on three main data sources: the attendances in about 650 emergency departments (ED), the consultations to

August 22, 2017

Facile Dashboard Creation Using Library of Syndromic Surveillance Visualization Tools

Public health surveillance largely relies on the use of surveillance systems to facilitate the identification and investigation of epidemiologic concerns reflected in data. In order to support public health response, these systems must present relevant information, and be user-friendly, dynamic, and easily-implementable. The abundance of R tools freely-available online for data analysis and visualization presents not only opportunities but also challenges for adoption in that these tools must be integrated so as to allow a structured workflow.

June 19, 2017

Integrated spatiotemporal surveillance system: Data, Analysis and Visualization

Most surveillance methods in the literature focus on temporal aberration detections with data aggregated to certain geographical boundaries. SaTScan has been widely used for spatiotemporal aberration detection due to its user friendly software interface. However, the software is limited to spatial scan statistics and suffers from location imprecision and heterogeneity of population. R Surveillance has a collection of spatiotemporal methods that focus more on research instead of surveillance.

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July 07, 2017

Jurisdictional Usage of the New ESSENCE Word Alert Feature

Syndromic surveillance systems have historically focused on aggregating data into syndromes for analysis and visualization. These syndromes provide users a way to quickly filter large amounts of data into a manageable number of streams to analyze. Additionally, ESSENCE users have the ability to build their own case definitions to look for records matching particular sets of criteria. Those user- defined queries can be stored and analyzed automatically, along with the pre-defined syndromes.

July 10, 2017

Kidenga: Public engagement for detection and prevention of Aedes -borne viral diseases

Zika, chikungunya, and dengue have surged in the Americas over the past several years and pose serious health threats in regions of the U.S. where Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus mosquito vectors occur. Ae. aegypti have been detected up to 6 months of the year or longer in parts of Arizona, Florida, and Texas where mosquito surveillance is regularly conducted. However, many areas in the U.S. lack basic data on vector presence or absence.

July 10, 2017

Exploring Chief Complaint Word Co-occurence Visualizations

Presented October 28, 2016.

We are going to briefly explore the tidytext, widyr, and flexdashboard packages to analyze word co-occurrence, look at ngrams, and then visualize the results in word network graphs. Looking at your data in this way can help the user gain an understanding of the underlying data.

September 21, 2017

Making Report-Quality Plots in R with Low-to-Moderate Coding Experience

Presented May 26, 2016.

Eric Bakota will go over Hadley Wickham’s ‘ggplot2’ package using the same grammar of graphics framework outlined in Wickham’s 2010 paper on the subject. This webinar will discuss how to create a plot by looking at the components that make up its overall structure. It will also go into how these graphics can be integrated into RMarkdown to create an automated report that is visually appealing.

September 20, 2017

Making health measurable IHME and the Global Burden of Disease

Overview of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Presenter

William Heisel, Director of Global Engagement, IHME 

July 05, 2017

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