Upcoming Webinar: NORS, NEARS, and the Outbreak Reporting Process

Foodborne illness outbreak reporting provides food safety programs with collaborative opportunities at the intersection of epidemiology and environmental health. This webinar will explore outbreak reporting through two CDC surveillance systems: the National Outbreak Reporting System (NORS) and the National Environmental Assessment Reporting System (NEARS).

The presentation will discuss:

  • National Outbreak Reporting System (NORS) background
  • How NORS is used from an epidemiological outbreak investigation perspective
  • National Environmental Assessment Reporting System (NEARS) background
  • How NEARS is used for reporting environmental health outbreak investigation
  • How epi and environmental health programs at the Washington state Department of Health work together to report outbreaks

 

Featured Speakers

Meelay Tellier, MPH
Foodborne and Enteric Disease Epidemiologist
Washington State Department of Health

Cyndi Free
Environmental Health and Food Safety Coordinator
Washington State Department of Health

Learning Objectives

  • Describe NORS reporting for epidemiological outbreak investigations
  • Describe NEARS reporting for environmental health outbreak investigations
  • Discuss best practices for communication between epidemiology and environmental health during and after foodborne outbreak investigations
  • Explain how the epidemiology and environmental health programs at the Washington State Department of Health work together to report outbreaks

 

Thursday, June 2, 2022, 12 - 1 pm PDT

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Release Date: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2022