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 Epidemiology Surveillance Webinars

Last Updated: October 24, 2023
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​​​​​​​This webinar activity is designed for the epidemiology technician, community health nurse, public health nurse or preventive medicine physician interested in learning best surveillance practices for local medical treatment facilities. The core performance areas that will be reinforced include: outbreak identification, reporting practices, and disease/case finding. This activity will improve the performance of preventive medicine personnel who conduct surveillance activities in inpatient and outpatient settings. Webinar is conducted quarterly via MS Teams.

To participate in future Epi-tech Surveillance webinars, please contact DCPH-A Disease Epidemiology Branch​ to add your name for either the Daily Reportable Medical Events Report Summary or the Epi-Tech Surveillance Webinar Announcements only email distribution list.

Recordings of previous epidemiology surveillance webinar sessions* are available through the links below to milTube (CAC required for access) and/or the presentation slidedeck (.pdf or .ppt). External Link 

*NOTE: This is an archive of previous presentations, DoD guidance and other information may have changed - check with the service public health for updates.

March 2012Outbreak Reporting
November 2012Norovirus Control milTube
March 2013Case Finding - Identifying Cases for Reportable Medical Events milTube PDF
April 2013Best Practices for Case Finding
May 2013Reportable Medical Event Data Usage milTube PDF
July 2013Tuberculosis Contact Investigations PDF
October 2013Sexually Transmitted Infection Contact Investigations PDF
January 2014Disease Reporting System internet update PDF
February 2014Outbreak Case Report: Pertussis PDF
March 2014ESSENCE Update PDF
April 2014Lab Capabilities for Surveillance and Support PDF
May 2014Water Medical Surveillance PDF
June 2014Lyme Disease PDF
July 2014Chikungunya Control milTube PDF
August 2014Tuberculosis Control Principles and Real World Investigation Lessons milTube PDF
September 2014DoD Influenza Surveillance milTube
October 2014West Africa Ebola: Tracking the Outbreak milTube PDF
February 2015The Laboratory's Role in Outbreak Investigations milTube
March 2015Laboratory Interpretation of Case Definitions milTube PDF
April 2015Risk Communication PDF
May 2015Making the Most of ESSENCE milTube PDF
June 2015Chikungunya Surveillance and Update milTube PDF
July 2015Malaria milTube PDF
August 2015HIPAA and Public Health Law and Authority milTube PDF
September 2015Influenza in the DoD milTube PDF
October 2015Navigating DRSi milTube PDF
January 2016Chagas Disease milTube PDF
February 2016Zika Virus milTube PDF
March 2016Case Finding for Reportable Medical Events milTube PDF
April 2016Barriers to Reporting milTube PDF
May 2016Reportable Medical Event Focus Group milTube PDF
June 2016Outbreak Reporting milTube PDF
July 2016Salmonella Poona Investigation Lessons Learned milTube PDF
August 2016Community Acquired Pneumonia Outbreak Lessons Learned milTube PDF
September 2016Influenza Surveillance in the DoD milTube PDF
October 2016Making the Most of ESSENCE milTube PDF
January 2017Case Finding in DRSi milTube PDF
February 2017Operation New Horizons Zika Field Investigation milTube PDF
March 2017Tuberculosis Surveillance and Control milTube PPT
April 2017DRSi Disease Reporting: Best Practices milTube PDF
May 2017Aedes Mosquito Management milTube PPT
June 2017Armed Forces Reportable Medical Events (RMEs) Changes milTube PDF
July 2017Foodborne Illness from a Veterinary Perspective milTube PPT
August 2017Tuberculosis Contact Investigation Reporting milTube PPT
September 2017Influenza Surveillance in the DoD milTube PDF
October 2017RME Guidelines & Case Definitions: 2017 Updates (AF) milTube PDF
January 2018Overview of Outbreak Methodology milTube PDF
​February 2018​Improving Medical Event Reporting ProcessesmilTubePPT
​March 2018​Laboratory Testing: Education and InterpretationmilTube​PPT
​April 2018​Heat Illness Reporting​milTube​PDF
​May 2018​ESSENCE Version 5 DemomilTube​PDF
​June 2018​Case Finding for Medical Event ReportingmilTube​PDF
​July 2018​Managing Misreporting: Common Mistakes and Misreported RMEsmilTubePPT
​August 2018​How is DRSi Data Used?milTubePDF
​September 2018​Influenza and the DoD​milTubePDF
​October 2018​Child Blood Lead Program​milTubePDF
​January 2019​Developing a Standard Operating Procedure for Surveillance​milTubePDF
​February 2019​RME Reporting in the Health Surveillance ExplorermilTubePDF
​March 2019Introduction to ​ESSENCE v5milTubePDF
​April 2019​How to Investigate Gastrointestinal Illnesses​milTube​PDF
​May 2019​Prevention Services for the STI Patient​milTubePDF
​June 2019​Measles: Current Situation and Public Health ResponsemilTube​PDF
​July 2019​Streptococcal Infection Prevention and Control​milTubePDF
​August 2019Medical ​Risk Communication​milTubePDF
​September 2019​Influenza in the DoDmilTubePDF
​October 2019​Lung Injury Associated with E-Cigarette Use and/or Vaping​milTubePPT
​January 2020​2020 RME Guidelines Update and Influenza Mid-Season UpdatemilTube​PPT
February 2020​2019 Novel Coronavirus (as of 2/25/20)
​April 2020​COVID-19: Reporting Probable and Confirmed CasesmilTube Pt 1
milTube Pt 2
​May 2020
​Syphilis Reporting Guidelines

​June 2020​ESSENCE v5 Demo: Using ESSENCE for COVID-19 and Other IllnessesmilTube Pt 1
milTube Pt 2
​July 2020​Shortcuts to Reporting in DRSimilTube Pt 1
milTube Pt 2
​August 2020​Heat Illness Identification and Research: The Heat Center at Fort BenningmilTubePDF
​September 2020​Influenza and the DoD
​January 2021
​DRSi Reporting Errors: Prevention and Resolution
​February 2021​Risk Communication milTubePDF
​March 2021
​COVID-19 Vaccine Program Update
​April 2021​Emerging Tick-borne DiseasesmilTube​PDF
​May 2021​Health Surveillance Explorer (HSE) milTubePDF
​June 2021​Preventive Medicine in MHS Genesis TransitionmilTube​PDF & Notes
​July 2021​Understanding RMEs: Lab ResultsmilTube​PDF
August 2021​Surveillance of Substance Abuse and DependencemilTubePDF
​September 2021​Influenza in the DoD
​March 2022
​DRSi Surveillance
​June 2022
​2021 Health of the Force
​September 2022 
​Influenza in the DoD
​March 2023
DRSi Reporting and Data U​tilization
​June 2023
​Understanding Lab Results and Frequently Misreported RMEs
​September 2023
​Influenza in the DoD​