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Toronto Public Health developed a syndromic surveillance system using emergency medical services 9-1-1 dispatch data in order to fill a surveillance gap identified during planning for the 2015 Pan/Parapan Am Games. The system was evaluated in early 2016. This presentation will provide an overview of the surveillance system, summarize the results of the evaluation, and provide considerations for use of 9-1-1 dispatch data for public health surveillance.
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Presenters: Amanda Shane
Amanda Shane is a senior epidemiologist with the Influenza and Emerging Respiratory Pathogens Surveillance Section at the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). She is a recent graduate of the Canadian Field Epidemiology Program (June 2016) where she was located at Toronto Public Health and Public Health Ontario. Prior to joining CFEP, Amanda had various roles at PHAC including surveillance of chronic diseases, surveillance of vaccine-preventable diseases and development of clinical practice guidelines for primary care.
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