LUNCH and LEARN Workshop
Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 13:15 to 14:15hrs
-> Guide to Infection Control in the Healthcare Setting

Dear Colleague, 


We seek YOUR INPUT on the newest edition of ISID's "Guide to Infection Control in the Healthcare Setting." This IMED workshop will feature small group discussions where we seek your feedback on available resources and gaps in the area of outbreak prevention and control in your respective country/workplace. If you are a clinician, microbiologist, public health professional or otherwise involved in collection of patient data or samples during outbreak events we want to know what kind of resources you use and what gaps you have experienced in the implementation of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) measures.


The Guide to Infection Control in the Healthcare Setting is a free, online resource written in collaboration with international leaders and front-line practitioners from around the world.  

The workshop will include a short presentation on the Guide and our recent participation in the IBM incubator program to develop the Guide into a resource that provides actionable recommendations based on available resource level.


Sign up to participate in the workshop using this link:


Saturday, November 10

13:15 to 14:15

Room: Klimt 2/3, upper level


We hope to see you at the workshop.


With Best Regards,
Britta Lassmann, MD

Program Director

International Society for Infectious Diseases

Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 11:45 to 14:15hrs
-> Open source satellite imagery and machine learning tools to inform infectious diseases research

Primary Instructors: Hamed Alemohammad, PhD. Lead Geospatial Data Scientist, Radiant.Earth
and Vincent Seaman PhD, Senior Program Officer, Polio Eradication Program, Bill and Melinda
Gates Foundation.

The objective of this two-hour workshop is to introduce remote-sensing capabilities that
support disease surveillance, program planning, evaluation, research design and modeling. We
will speak to issues around access to topical, relevant, and quality geospatial data; the tools and
knowledge required to deploy fundamental geospatial processes; the role of machine learning
(ML) in analyzing remotely-sensed data.

The intended audience is public health researchers familiar with geospatial approaches and
who are interested in remote sensing data and machine learning techniques.

Four speakers will cover a range of topics including population estimation using building
footprints derived from satellite imagery, and machine-learning tools and strategies such as
automated change detection. The speakers will also share case studies to illustrate the utility
of these approaches and concepts such as “fit-for-purpose” data.

Registration for this workshop has reached maximum capacity. If you wish to be waitlisted, please send an email to Victoria@Radiant.Earth.

Workshop attendance is limited to 40 participants. A boxed lunch will be provided.

For more information contact:
Victoria M Gammino, PhD, MPH
Chief Science Officer