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Influenza Conference 2008: Enhancing Seasonal Influenza Surveillance

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Influenza Conference

Enhancing Seasonal Influenza Surveillance

July 23/24, 2008
Texas Department of State Health Services Main Campus
K–100 Auditorium
1100 W. 49th St
Austin TX 78756
Day One July 23, 2008
9 AM
Opening Remarks and Introductions
Neil Pascoe, DSHS IDCU
Global and National Flu SurveillanceScott Epperson, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Overview of Texas Flu SurveillanceLesley Bullion, DSHS IDCU
Sentinel Provider Surveillance NetworkIrene Brown, DSHS IDCU
Remarks from SPSN ParticipantMichael McShan, MD

Media Prep

Container Prep
 IATA and Shipping
 Specimen Acquisition
Rapid Testing and Viral Isolation

Specimen Collection

Miguel Garza/Martha Thompson
Robert Russin, DSHS Laboratory
Walter Douglas, DSHS Laboratory
Walter Douglas, DSHS Laboratory
Martha Thompson, DSHS Laboratory
Neil Pascoe, DSHS IDCU
Texas Surveillance in Detail
Who has the best data, how make the best use of available data and resources.
Advanced Practice Center ProposalTabatha Powell, UNT/Tarrant County Public Health
Day Two July 24, 2008
9 AM
Follow-up from Day One
Neil Pascoe, DSHS IDCU
Laboratory Information Management SystemTodd Lasco, DSHS Laboratory
Laboratory Response Network and SurveillanceTodd Lasco, DSHS Laboratory
Update on Influenza VaccineMark Ritter, DSHS Immunizations
AntiviralNeil Pascoe, DSHS IDCU
Feedback and CommunicationsLesley Bullion, DSHS IDCU
Special Projects and FundingNeil Pascoe, DSHS and Regions
Plans for Next Flu Season and FutureLesley Bullion and Neil Pascoe, DSHS IDCU
Related topics: Protecting Yourself During the Cold and Flu SeasonAvian FluVaccine Preventable DiseasesAsthma and SARS
Last updated January 12, 2021