2017 LOCAL EPIDEMIOLOGY WORKSHOP

MAY 31ST - JUNE 1ST, 2017

DANIEL’S SUMMIT LODGE

HWY 40 DANIELS SUMMIT PASS, HEBER CITY

If you have any questions please contact RuthAnne Watt @ 801-885-2308 or rwatt@ualhd.org

REGISTRATION:

registration for the Local Epidemiology Conference will be open from april 1st to may 7th.  Please click here to register for the conference.


The conference is free.  A confirmation email will be sent out mid-may registration and hotel room information.  Hotel rooms will be prioritized by local health department distance from the conference.

May 31st


9:30      Registration and Check-In


10:00   Welcome


10:15    Panel Presentation

     Epidemiology in Utah: Roles, Responsibilities, and Working Together

     Allyn Nakashima, State Epidemiologist, Utah Department of Health

     Ilene Risk, Epidemiology Bureau Manager, Salt Lake County Health Department

     Carolyn Rose, Nursing Director, Summit County Health Department


11:40   Alphabet Soup: An Overview of Coordination Groups and Meetings

   To Be Determined, Utah Department of Health

   Christopher Smoot, Epidemiologist, Wasatch County Health Department


12:00   Lunch (Provided)


12:45









2:15     Break


2:30    







4:10    EpiTrax Preview and Demonstration

            JoDee Baker, UT-NEDSS Product Manager, Utah Department of Health


4:55    Day 1 Wrap-Up

           Christopher Smoot, President, Local Utah Epidemiology Affiliate

Summit Room

Grizzly Room

Practical Epidemiology - Basic Level

  • Disease Investigations: Tools, Resources, and Case Studies

Angela Dunn, UDOH

Amy Carter, WMHD

Practical Epidemiology - Advanced Level

  • Chronic Disease Epidemiology

Brittany Brown & Camilla Roundy EPICC, UDOH

Jenny Robertson, SLCoHD

  • Environmental Epidemiology

Sam LeFevre, UDOH

Louise Saw, SWUPHD & CUPHD

Summit Room

Grizzly Room

Basic Data Analysis - Descriptive Epidemiology, Data Sources, and Other Resources/Tools

Rachelle Boulton, UDOH

Wendy Garcia, DCHD

Advance Data Analysis - Analytic Epidemiology, Modeling, Statistical Software, and Other Tools

Carl Graffe, SLCoHD

June 1st


7:30      Breakfast (Provided) + Registration for “Day 2” Participants


    Practical Application Training-

    Emerging Infectious Disease Challenges and Strategies for Public Health

    Responders

    Daniel Barnett, MD, MPH; Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Univeristy -

    Bloomberg School of Public Health


8:00     Current Preparedness & Response Perspective for Public Health

   This presentation will provide a concise and current overview of key issues for

   public health responders, including epidemiologists and colleagues, on emerging

   infectious diseases in the context of public health agency preparedness efforts.


9:15     Continuity of Operations Planning for Public Health Responders

    This interactive presentation/discussion will focus on continuity of operations

    planning (COOP) functional considerations, challenges, and strategies for public

    health agency workers in the context of emerging infectious disease threats.


10:45    Mental Health Dimensions of Emerging Infectious Disease for Public

    Health Practitioners

            This interactive presentation/discussion will address psychosocial considerations

            for public health responders in emerging infectious disease contexts.  Content

            will include topics ranging from warning fatigue, self-care, psychological first aid

            considerations, and psychological response burden/concerns, and practical

            strategies to address them.


12:00   Lunch (Provided)


12:45   Principles of Public Health Crisis Risk Communication

             This interactive presentation/discussion will address applied principles of public

            health crisis risk communication in the face of emerging infectious disease

            threats.  Content will include applied and practical issues related to risk

            perception, negative dominance, and trust determination, and will interactively

            demonstrate the strategy of ‘message mapping’ for developing accurate and

            timely risk communication content.


2:45     Tabletop Discussion Exercise on Emerging Infectious Diseases

             The scenario-based content will address critical planning, response, and recovery

            considerations for public health agencies and their stakeholders in the context of

            an emerging infectious disease threat.


4:55    Day 2 Wrap-Up and Adjourn

           Christopher Smoot, President, Local Utah Epidemiology Affiliate

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