The DoD’s Homeland Defense & Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC) will host a Biosurveillance webinar on Oct. 29, 2015 at 2 p.m. EDT.
The event is the 9th in a series of interactive and informational webinars from distinguished professionals in HDIAC’s network, which focus on trending topics that are occurring worldwide.
The webinar will focus on available biosurveillance data and data sources; and the importance of translating early warning indicators into rapid, decisive and appropriate actions.
Which data streams or, more likely which combination of data streams, will best serve various biosurveillance goals is largely undefined. Cloud computing, High Performance Computing and Advanced Predictive Analytics/Machine Learning are being applied to streaming biosurveillance data to clarify the practical significance of multiple data stream analysis in identifying and predicting disease outbreaks.
The lack of a globally linked, interoperable system to prevent infectious disease threats, detect outbreaks in real-time and respond effectively before they become epidemics is discussed, along with technical challenges and progress being made.
The webinar will also consider Tactical Biosurveillance in terms of data generation by a number of sensors to provide warfighters immediate situational awareness.
Editor recommends the following papers available at the HDIAC website:
- U.S. National Biosurveillance: An Integrated Enterprise
- Assessment of Wearable Sensor Technologies for Biosurveillance
- Observations on the Cancellation of BioWatch Gen-3
Global Biodefense is an official media partner of the HDIAC.