DIMACS Working Group on Adverse Event/Disease Reporting, Surveillance, and Analysis II

Second Meeting: February 19 - 20, 2004
DIMACS Center, CoRE Building, Rutgers University

Donald Hoover, Rutgers University, Statistics, drhoover@stat.rutgers.edu
David Madigan, Rutgers University, Statistics, madigan@stat.rutgers.edu
Henry Rolka, CDC, hrr2@cdc.gov
Presented under the auspices of the of the Special Focus on Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology.

DIMACS Working Group on Adverse Event/Disease Reporting, Surveillance, and Analysis I

DIMACS Subgroup on Adverse Event/Disease Reporting, Surveillance, and Analysis

Workshop Program:

This is a tentative program.

Thursday, February 19, 2004

 8:15 -  9:00  Breakfast and Registration

 9:00 -  9:15  Welcome and Introductory Comments 
               Fred Roberts, DIMACS Director

 9:15 - 10:00  Overview of Syndromic Surveillance 
               Henry Rolka, CDC

(This session will be primarily to provide orientation and context to the problem for 
those in the audience who may not have been directly involved in applications in this 
area.  In parallel during this session the Multivariate Surveillance Panelists will 
convene and prepare their session. Panel membership is open. The panel will moderated 
by David Siegrist and present perspectives on multivariate surveillance from practitioners.)

10:00 - 10:45  Panel Presentation I   
               moderated by David Siegrist

               Multiple Data Sources in the Harvard/Pilgrim
               Biosurveillance System
               Ken Kleiman, Harvard University

               Monitoring of Multivariate Data in ESSENCE 
               Biosurveillance Systems
               Howard Burkom, APL
               Overview of WSARE, Fast Spatial Scan and PANDA
               Andrew Moore, CMU
               Site Surveillance Using Differential Detection 
               Murray Campbell, IBM

               Simulation of outbreak signals for multiple data 
               source detectors
               David Buckeridge, Stanford University

               Power Evaluation of the Spatial Scan Statistic for Multiple Data Stream
               Luiz Duczmal, Harvard Medical School and Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil

10:45 - 11:15  Break 

11:15 - 12:00  Panel Presentation II
               moderated by David Siegrist

12:00 -  2:00  Lunch and Breakout Sessions

Breakout Sessions

Break into several (~5) groups. Each group has a moderator. Each group is to discuss a 
particular question/task:

      -	What are the advantages and disadvantages of combining univariate analyses as against 
        a single multivariate analysis?
      -	How can one deal with varying quality issues in multivariate surveillance data streams?
      -	How best can national and local surveillance data systems be used for multiple 
        purposes - both broad-based regional surveillance and local case management?
      -	Describe a set of ordered management procedures for responding to a detected data 
        aberration in a non-traditional early indication data source (egs. OTC, absenteeism data).  
        Include decision point threads for validation up to alerting multiple agency officials.   

Please forward suggestions for other breakout topics to either Henry Rolka (hrr2@crc.gov) or 
David Madigan (madigan@stat.rutgers.edu).

Session II: Alternative Perspectives

Speakers, please provide titles as soon as you can.

 2:00 -  2:40  Borrowing methodology from industry:
               Methods of Statistical Process Control
               for Public Health Surveillance
               Karen Kafadar, University of Colorado

 2:40 -  3:20  Multiplicity and sequential testing
               Chris Jennison, University of Bath, England

 3:20 -  3:40  Break

 3:40 -  4:20  Eamonn Keogh

 4:20 -  5:00  Visualization Frameworks to Detection the Presence of Unusual Structure 
               in High-Dimensional Data
               Jeff Solka, George Mason University

 5:00          Wine and Cheese

Friday, February 20, 2004

Session III: Whither?

 8:45 -  9:00  Perspectives on surveillance (TBA)

 9:00 - 10:00  Breakout groups reconvene and prepare summaries

10:00 - 11:00  Breakout group reports and general discussion

11:00 - 11:30  Break

11:30 - 12:30  Summary discussion and recommendations

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