Disease Epidemiology

Epidemiology Surveillance Training

Last Updated: October 15, 2018
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​This course 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.  Training is conducted monthly, via Defense Collaboration Services (DCS).

To participate in future Epi-tech Surveillance Trainings, please contact the APHC Disease Epidemiology program at usarmy.apg.medcom-aphc.mbx.disease-epidemiologyprogram13@mail.mil to add your name for either the Daily Reportable Medical Events Report Summary or the Epi-Tech Surveillance Training Announcements only email distribution list.

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

March 2012Outbreak Reporting milTube
November 2012Norovirus Control milTube
March 2013Case Finding - Identifying Cases for Reportable Medical Events milTube PDF
April 2013Best Practices for Case Finding PDF
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