CDC estimates that each year roughly

48 million Americans get sick,

128,000 are hospitalized,

and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases

This ECHO Series has been designed to encourage foodborne epidemiologists to take advantage of a variety of data and tools available to them when generating a hypothesis for an outbreak detected through pathogen-based surveillance.

This series is offered in partnership with the Colorado Integrated Food Safety of Excellence, Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center, and ECHO Colorado.

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ECHO COLORADO LEARNING SERIES

Hypothesis Generation During a Foodborne Illness Outbreak

Audience:
Foodborne disease epidemiologists at state and large local public health departments


Commitment: 
Four weekly ECHO sessions held virtually
Mondays from 1:00 - 2:00 PM MST
March 18 - April 8, 2019

 
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  • ECHO SESSION 1

    Using Descriptive and Food-pathogen Pairs Data for Hypothesis Generation

    March 18, 2019

    Kirk Smith

    DVM, MS, PhD, Manager, Foodborne, Waterborne, Vectorborne and Zoonotic Diseases Section, Minnesota Department of Health

  • ECHO SESSION 2

    The Importance of Hypothesis Generation

    March 25, 2019

    Robert Tauxe

    MD, MPH, Director, Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases CDC

  • ECHO SESSION 3

    Hypothesis Generating Questionnaires and Unstructured Interviews

    April 1, 2019

    Carlota Medus

    PhD, MPH, Epidemiologist Supervisor Sr., Foodborne Diseases Unit, Minnesota Department of Health

  • ECHO SESSION 4

    Binomial Probabilities for Hypothesis Generation

    April 8, 2019

    Hillary Booth

    Lead Epidemiologist, Oregon Health Authority

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