The International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS) conference is the premier event dedicated to the advancement of the science and practice of biosurveillance. Every year, the ISDS conference draws approximately 400 professionals from a broad range of disciplines to learn the latest achievements, analytic methods, best practices, conceptual frameworks, and technical innovations in the rapidly evolving field of disease surveillance.
Monday, July 16
1:00–2:30 p.m. EDT
The Deliberating Performance Targets for Air Quality Sensors Workshop will solicit individual stakeholder views related to non-regulatory performance targets for sensors that measure fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and ozone in the United States. Through on-site and webinar discussions, national and international participants will address a range of technical issues involved in establishing performance targets for air sensor technologies. Discussion topics include:
Exposure to wildland fire smoke is a community health issue that has gained the attention of public health professionals and organizations, especially in states where fires are becoming more frequent and intense. Emissions from wildland fire smoke have significant health implications for those nearby as well as those living farther downwind of the smoke. EPA offers a suite of wildland fire resources that can be used by state environmental and public health agencies to help communicate health risks and ways to reduce exposure with the public before, during and after smoke events.
May 16, 2018: Public Health Research and Resources for Communities Impacted by Wildfire Smoke: Community Health Vulnerability Index; Wildfire Smoke Guide for Public Health Officials; Smoke Sense mobile application
Legionella Webinar: Exploring National Guidance and Local Experiences May 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Legionnaires’ disease is a respiratory disease caused by Legionella bacteria, which can be found in the water systems of large buildings. In 2016, there were an estimated 6,100 cases of Legionnaires’ disease in the United States. NACCHO invites you to learn more about Legionella and the available resources and recommendations for protecting your community.
NACCHO Webinar: Western Wildfires – Keeping Communities from Polluted Air May 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm NACCHO is pleased to host a webinar on Western Wildfires: Keeping Communities from Polluted Air.
In 2017, Cal Fire recorded 7,117 wildfires and nearly 506,000 acres burned.
The Nebraska Environmental Health Association's annual educational conference will be held October 3, 2018 at Camp Carol Joy Holling near Ashland, NE, midway between Lincoln and Omaha.
Presentations are currently being lined up. Please check our website as the date nears.
Exposure to wildland fire smoke is a community health issue that has gained the attention of public health professionals and organizations, especially in states where fires are becoming more frequent and intense. Emissions from wildland fire smoke has significant health implications for those nearby as well as those living farther downwind of the smoke. The US Environmental Protection Agency offers a suite of wildland fire resources that can assist with development of health risk communications strategies to improve public health outcomes.