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2018 Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) Workshop

Thank you all for making the 2018 ELC Workshop a success! 
Final agenda for the 2018 ELC Workshop

Plenary Session, Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 8:30 am - 5 pm

Please click on title of session to download slides for that breakout session.

 Topic Speakers
WelcomeDr. Linda Gaul, PhD, MPH, State Epidemiologist, 
Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
Zoonotic Disease Epidemiology and Surveillance Updates

Kelly Broussard, MPH, Epidemiologist

Sepehr Arshadmansab, MPH, Epidemiologist

Bonny Mayes, MA, Epidemiologist
DSHS Zoonosis Control Branch (ZCB)

Legionnaires Outbreak
Elise Huebner, MS, CPH, CIC, Epidemiologist,
Williamson County & Cities Health District
Vibrio Infections in Texas, 2008-2017Irina Cody, MPH, Epidemiologist, DSHS EAIDB 
Ellis County Measles Outbreak, 2018 Steven Pulvino, MPH, CPH, CIC, Epidemiologist, DSHS Region 2/3 
ESSENCE OverviewJyllisa Mabion, MPH, Epidemiologist,
DSHS RLHO Syndromic Surveillance
Ebola Discussion: The Path from Possible Travel Associated PUI to Confirmed Positive Case
Jeff Hoogheem, Director, DSHS HEPRS

Rachael Straver, DVM, MPH, Medical Research Specialist, DSHS EAIDB

Jennifer Shuford, MD, MPH, Infectious Disease Medical Officer,

SHS LIDS Division 

Grace Kubin, PhD, Director, DSHS Laboratory Services Section 

Hurricane Harvey Shelter Surveillance Overview
Herminia Alva, MPH, CPH, Disaster Epidemiologist, DSHS HEPRS
Harris County Public Health Department’s Response to Hurricane HarveyLeanne Liu, MD, MPH, Deputy Manager of Surveillance and Epidemiology, Harris County Public Health
Stronglyoidiasis Kidney Transplant Investigation Bobbiejean Garcia, MPH, HAI Epidemiologist, DSHS EAIDB 
Tickborne Relapsing Fever Cluster in Travis CountyAnna Klioueva, MPH, Epidemiologist, Austin Public Health 
A Tale of Two Norovirus Outbreaks: A University Golf Tournament in Travis County and a
School SportsBanquet in Williamson County
Laura Fox, MPH, CPH, Epidemiologist, Austin Public Health

Christa Cook, MPH, CIC, Epidemiologist, Williamson CCHD 
Imported Congenital Rubella Syndrome in Houston, TXThomas Johnson, Surveillance Investigator, Houston Health Department 

Breakout Sessions, Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 8:30 am-5 pm

Please click on title of session to download slides for that breakout session.

Time Balcones Room 1.108Stadium Room 1.138Longhorn Room 1.130
10:00 am
Foodborne Illness Surveillance and
Outbreak Investigations

Foodborne (FB) Team

Response Plan for an Emerging Multidrug-Resistant Threat: A Simulation Activity

Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI) Team

Excel Training for Epidemiologists 

Greg Leos, MPH, CPH, CIC

Limited to pre-confirmed attendees
(break as needed)

10:15-11:45 amInfluenza 101: Flu Basics
and Surveillance Systems
and an
Update on Other
Invasive and Respiratory
Infectious Diseases

Invasive Respiratory Infectious Diseases
(IRID) Team

Zoonotic Disease One-Health Investigations

Zoonosis Control Branch
2:45 pm
VPD Potpourri

Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD) Team
Infection Prevention for Epidemiologists

HAI Team

ESSENCE Syndromic Surveillance Training

Jyllisa Mabion, MPH

Limited to pre-confirmed attendees
(break as needed)

4:30 pm
Foodborne, Respiratory, and Vaccine Preventable Disease Outbreak Scenarios

FB, IRID, and VPD Team
Vectorborne Zoonoses

Zoonosis Control Branch 

Last updated March 8, 2021