Hypothesis Generation During a Foodborne Illness Outbreak Webinar Series

This ECHO series has been designed to encourage foodborne epidemiologists to take advantage of a variety of data and tools available to them when generating a hypothesis for an outbreak detected through pathogen-based surveillance.

In the four, 1-hour sessions, foodborne epidemiologists will engage with peers and experts as they are encouraged to utilize a variety of data and tools available to them when generating a hypothesis for an outbreak detected through pathogen-based surveillance.

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Session 1: The Importance of Hypothesis Generation
March 18, 2019 | 3:00-4:00pm ET

  • Speaker: Robert Tauxe, MD, MPH, Director, Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases CDC

Session 2: Using Descriptive and Food-Pathogen Pairs Data for Hypothesis Generation
March 25, 2019 | 3:00-4:00pm ET

  • Speakder: Kirk Smith, DVM, MS, PhD, Manager, Foodborne, Waterborne, Vectorborne and Zoonotic Diseases Section, Minnesota Department of Health

Session 3: Hypothesis Generating Questionnaires and Unstructured Interviews
April 1, 2019 | 3:00-4:00pm ET

  • Speakder: Carlota Medus, PhD, MPH, Epidemiologist Supervisor Sr., Foodborne Diseases Unit, Minnesota Department of Health

Session 4: Binomial Probabilities for Hypothesis Generation
April 8, 2019 | 3:00-4:00pm ET

  • Speaker: Hillary Booth, Lead Epidemiologist, Oregon Health Authority

This series is offered in partnership with the Colorado Integrated Food Safety of Excellence, Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center, and ECHO Colorado.

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