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March 2019

2019 Joint PulseNet/OutbreakNet Central Regional Meeting

March 6 - March 8
Omaha, Nebraska Omaha, NE United States + Google Map

The 2019 Joint PulseNet/OutbreakNet Central Regional Meeting will be held on March 6-8, 2019 in Omaha, NE at the Doubletree Omaha Downtown Hotel. This meeting will bring together laboratorians, epidemiologists and environmental health specialists involved with foodborne and enteric disease outbreak response. Issues discussed will include surveillance and outbreak detection of enteric diseases. Combined and discipline-specific sessions are planned over the course of the 2½ day meeting. Registration: There is no registration fee to attend this meeting. To register, please see…

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Workforce for Population Health Improvement: A Workshop

March 21 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

The National Academies’ Roundtable on Population Health Improvement is convening a one-day public workshop that will explore the broad and multidisciplinary nature of the population health workforce.  The workshop will discuss: (1) facilitating a population health orientation/perspective among public health and health care leaders and professionals; (2) framing the work of personnel such as community health workers, health navigators, peer-to-peer chronic disease management educators within the context of population health; and (3) leveraging the competencies of other (non-medical and non-public health) workforces…

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April 2019

SOPHIA 2019 HIA Practitioner Workshop

April 1 - April 2
St. Paul, Minnesota St. Paul, MN United States + Google Map

The SOPHIA HIA Practitioner Workshop presents a unique opportunity to participate in strategic field building alongside a diverse group of HIA practitioners, and it is currently one of the few HIA meetings in the world. Over the course of the 2-day workshop, participants will find opportunities to network, up-skill, share their recent work, and hear about ways to move their practice beyond the 6-steps of HIA. Learn more and register.

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The 56th Annual Denver TB Course (4-day course)

April 10 - April 13

The Denver TB Course provides a broad overview of active and latent TB including its epidemiology, transmission, pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment and management. The purpose of this course is to present this body of knowledge to health care providers who will be responsible for the management and care of patients with tuberculosis. Register: http://www.njhealth.org/TBCourse2019

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May 2019

2019 Kansas Infectious Disease Symposium

May 1 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Registration is now open for the 2019 Kansas Infectious Disease Symposium at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center in Overland Park, Kansas! The event takes place from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. and includes lunch, light snacks and beverages. Cost to attend is $105; with CEUs, $130.  Registration is open through Wednesday, April 24, 2019: Medical professionals who want Continuing Education credits (CEUs), use this link to register: https://ce.jccc.edu/coursedisplay.cfm?schID=14972 If you don’t need CEUs, use this link to register:…

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June 2019

Tick-borne Disease Working Group Meeting

June 4 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

The ninth meeting of the Tick-borne Disease Working Group (TBDWG) will be held on June 4, 2019 at the Holiday Inn Washington-Capitol, 550 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20024, from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM EDT. The TBDWG members will focus on plans to develop the next report to the HHS Secretary and Congress on federal tick-borne activities and research, taking into consideration the 2018 report. Registration: In-person attendance at the meeting is limited to space available. On the day of…

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Emerging Advances in Artificial Intelligence for Environmental Health

June 6 - June 7

Artificial intelligence (AI), or the ability of computer algorithms to carry out “smart” tasks, is transforming many aspects of modern life. These tools are beginning to be applied to environmental health in areas such as characterizing sources of pollution, predicting chemical hazards and toxicity, estimating human exposures, and identifying health outcomes. However, there are questions about the transparency, reproducibility, and interpretability of the algorithms. This meeting will discuss different types of AI that can be applied to environmental health. Held…

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ASTHO Vector-Borne Disease GIS Training Workshop

June 18 - June 19
Providence, Rhode Island Providence, RI United States + Google Map

ASTHO is hosting a two-day vector-borne disease surveillance workshop facilitated by their partners at the National Library of Medicine’s Community Health Maps Initiative. The workshop will be limited to 10 attendees and will be instructed by Kurt Menke, Certified GIS Professional (GISP) who will instruct on the Community Health Maps Workflow, which incorporates the use of relatively low-cost data collection applications with a no-cost GIS platform. Expert and novice users will learn how to implement mapping workflows and enhance existing…

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July 2019

HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute

July 8 - July 16

Now in its eighth year, the Fordham HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute (RETI) is a training grant sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The RETI provides early-career investigators in the social, behavioral, medical, and public health fields with an opportunity to gain research ethics training. A major function of the RETI is also to conduct institute-funded research on ethical issues in HIV and drug use research. In doing so, RETI addresses the urgent need for HIV investigators who can…

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Join NACCHO for a TB Stakeholder Consultation Meeting

July 23 - July 24
NACCHO Offices Washington, DC United States

NACCHO is looking for local health departments and community health centers who collaborate to prevent and treat TB in their communities to attend an in-person TB Stakeholder Consultation Meeting (July 23-24, 2019) in Washington, D.C. Meeting participants will identify gaps and opportunities to improve TB screening, testing, treatment and care; and engage in the active development of strategies and approaches to improve TB prevention and control, all through the lens of community health center and local health department collaboration. NACCHO…

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