Speakers
Patrick Meier
Nicholas A. Christakis
Theresa M. Bernardo
Tiffany Bogich
Pauline Brindel
Caroline Buckee
Mike Conway
Court Corley
Mark Dredze
Andrea Dugas
Nathan Eagle
Gunther Eysenbach
Hamish Fraser
Damian Joly
Taha Kass-Hout
Kamran M. Khan
Carl Koppeschaar
Martin Kulldorff
Anmol Madan
Abla Mawudeku
Larry Madoff
Jas Mantero
Daniel B. Neill
Jennifer Olsen
Trishan Panch
Philip M. Polgreen
Marcel Salathé
Alessio Signorini
Mark Smolinski
Erik van der Goot
Venue

Joseph B. Martin Conference Center
Harvard Medical School
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115

About

February 16-17, 2012

HealthMap at Children's Hospital Boston is proud to present the 2012 International Conference on Digital Disease Detection.

Over the past fifteen years, Internet technology has significantly changed the landscape of public health surveillance and epidemic intelligence gathering. Disease and outbreak data is disseminated not only through formal online announcements by government agencies, but also through informal channels such as social networking sites, blogs, chat rooms, Web searches, local news media and crowdsourcing platforms. These data streams have been credited with decreasing the time between an outbreak and formal recognition of an outbreak, allowing for an expedited response to the public health threat. Collectively, these online sources create an image of global public health that is fundamentally different from the one produced by traditional public health surveillance infrastructure.

Videos
Welcoming Remarks
John Brownstein, Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School
Taha Kass-Hout, CDC
Keynote - Social Networks for Disease Detection
Patrick Meier, Crisis Mappers, Ushahidi
Keynote - Social Networks for Disease Detection
Nicholas Christakis, Harvard Medical School
Participatory Surveillance
Mark Smolinski, Skoll Global Threats
Food Safety Surveillance
Theresa Bernardo, Michigan State University
Biocaster
Mike Conway, University of California, San Diego
Monitoring Vaccine Rumors
Larry Madoff, ProMED
Analytical Methods for Large-Scale Surveillance
Daniel B. Neill, Carnegie Mellon University
Predictive Modeling
Tiffany Bogich, Princeton University
Space-Time Outbreak Detection
Martin Kulldorff, Harvard Medical School
Emerging Infectious Diseases of Wildlife and Wildlife Trade
Damien Joly, Wildlife Conservation Society
Search Query Surveillance
Andrea Dugas, Johns Hopkins University
Risk Assessment
Kamran Khan, University of Toronto
Twitter & Disease Detection Panel
Marcel Salathe, Penn State University
Twitter & Disease Detection Panel
Court Corley, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Twitter & Disease Detection Panel
Mark Dredze, Johns Hopkins University
Twitter & Disease Detection Panel
Gunther Eysenbach, University of Toronto
BioSense 2.0, Rapid Fire Talk
Taha Kass-Hout, CDC
MediSys, Rapid Fire Talk
Erik van der Goot, Joint Research Centre of the European Commission
INVS, Rapid Fire Talk
Pauline Brindel, Institut de Veille Sanitaire
ECDC, Rapid Fire Talk
Jas Mantero, ECDC
InfluenzaNet, Rapid Fire Talk
Carl Koppeschaar, Science in Action
Open Source Surveillance, Rapid Fire Talk
Nancy Nurthen, Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Mobile and Disease Detection Panel
Anmol Madan, ginger.io
Mobile and Disease Detection Panel
Caroline Buckee, Harvard School of Public Health
Mobile and Disease Detection Panel
Trishan Panch, Sana Mobile, MIT
Mobile and Disease Detection Panel
Hamish Fraser, Partners in Health
Rapid Fire Talks: Application of Digital Data
Abla Mawudeku, Public Health Agency of Canada
Closing Plenary: Big Data, Industry, and Disease Surveillance
Alessio Signorini, Immersive Labs
Conference Summary
Phil Polgreen, University of Iowa
Closing Plenary: Big Data, Industry, and Disease Surveillance
Nathan Eagle, Jana
Schedule

Thursday, February 16 2012

1:00-1:30
Registration
1:30-3:15
Welcoming Remarks Amphitheater
John Brownstein, Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School
Taha Kass-Hout, CDC
Keynote:
Lessons Learned from Crisis Mapping Patrick Meier, Crisis Mappers, Ushahidi
Social Networks for Disease Detection Nicholas Christakis, Harvard Medical School
3:15-3:30
Break
3:30-4:30
Rapid Fire Talks: Novel Data Streams Amphitheater
Participatory Surveillance Mark Smolinski, Skoll Global Threats
Food Safety Surveillance Theresa Bernardo, Michigan State University
Biocaster Mike Conway, University of California, San Diego
Monitoring Vaccine Rumors Larry Madoff, ProMED
Analytical Methods for Large-Scale Surveillance Daniel B. Neill, Carnegie Mellon University
Predictive Modeling Tiffany Bogich, Princeton University
Space-Time Outbreak Detection Martin Kulldorff, Harvard Medical School
Risk Assessment Kamran Khan, University of Toronto
Emerging Infectious Diseases of Wildlife and Wildlife Trade Damien Joly, Wildlife Conservation Society
Search Query Surveillance Andrea Dugas, Johns Hopkins University
4:30-5:00
Break
5:00-6:00
PANEL: Twitter and Disease Detection Amphitheater
Each panelist will present for 5 minutes.
Discussion will follow.
Moderator:
Rumi Chunara, Children's Hospital Boston
Marcel Salathé, Penn State University
Court Corley, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Mark Dredze, Johns Hopkins University
Gunther Eysenbach, University of Toronto
6:00-8:00
Reception and Tech Demos Ground Floor Lobby

Friday, February 17 2012

8:30
Breakfast (provided)
9:00-10:00
Rapid Fire Talks: Application of Digital Data Amphitheater
Data for Disaster Response Jen Olsen, Department of Health and Human Services
BioSense 2.0 Taha Kass-Hout, CDC
MediSys Erik van der Goot, Joint Research Centre of the European Commission
GPHIN Abla Mawudeku, Public Health Agency of Canada
INVS Pauline Brindel, Institut de Veille Sanitaire
ECDC Jas Mantero, ECDC
InfluenzaNet Carl Koppeschaar, Science in Action
Open Source Surveillance Nancy Nurthen, Defense Threat Reduction Agency
10:00-10:30
Break
10:30-11:30
PANEL: Mobile and Disease Detection Amphitheater
Each panelist will present for 5 minutes.
Discussion will follow.
Moderator:
Clark Freifeld, Children's Hospital Boston
Anmol Mandan, Ginger.io
Caroline Buckee, Harvard School of Public Health
Trishan Panch, Sana Mobile, MIT
Hamish Fraser, Partners in Health
11:30-12:30
Lunch (provided)
12:30-2:00
Closing Plenary: Big Data, Industry, and Disease Surveillance Amphitheater
Alessio Signorini, Immersive Labs
Nathan Eagle, Jana
Conference Summary Amphitheater
Phil Polgreen, University of Iowa
Organizations
Hotel

The Westin Copley Place
10 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

Reservations

Organizing Committee
  • Taha Kass-Hout, CDC
  • Mark Smolinksi, Skoll Global Threats Fund
  • Larry Madoff, ProMed-Mail
  • Damien Joly, Wildlife Conservation Society
  • David Buckeridge, McGill
  • David Fisman, University of Toronto
  • Kamran Khan, St. Michael's Hospital
  • Phil Polgreen, University of Iowa
  • Noele Nelson, Georgetown University
  • John Brownstein, Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School
Contact

If you have questions or want more information about the conference, please contact Anna Tomasulo.