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Strengthening Data Sharing for Public Health: Digital Disease Detection

12 February 2016 - 09:00 to 17:00

Boston, USA



Successful public health data sharing during the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2003 contributed to preventing the disease from becoming established. Data sharing also facilitated a robust and timely response to the 2009 influenza A (H1N1) pandemic. Conversely, purposeful withholding of public health data is part of the reason why more than two years after the identification of the novel Middle East respiratory (MERS) coronavirus, the source and origin of the virus remain unknown.

This roundtable meeting will bring together leading experts in Digital Disease Detection (DDD) to discuss the current and future role of DDD within the surveillance landscape and to explore the key elements required for the development of data-sharing guidance that will remain relevant in the face of emerging public health surveillance data sources.

The Strengthening Data Sharing for Public Health project was launched in October 2014 with the aim of developing guidance on how to create the right environment for public health data sharing and achieve good practice.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.