1 Advanced Epidemiologic Methods

Thursday, March 18, 2010: 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
Hanover F-G (Hyatt Regency Atlanta)
CME Credits: 3.50
Type: Oral
Summary: This workshop will provide participants with background and guidance in how to perform systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and how to determine accuracy of surveillance methods. These methods are frequently used (and misused) in infectious diseases epidemiology. Practical examples will be used for illustration. Determining sensitivity and specificity of a surveillance process is a difficult undertaking. In this session methods to optimize positive and negative predictive values of a surveillance process will be presented and discussed. This presentation may help those involved in or developing, maintaining, or using infection surveillance systems.
Learning Objectives:
12:00 PM
Leonard Leibovici, MD, Rabin Medical Center
1:10 PM
Marc Bonten, MD, University Medical Center Utrecht
2:20 PM
Emma McBryde, MBBS, FRACP, PhD, Victorian Infectious Diseases Service