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Table 2 Expert testimony provided to the community juries)

From: Community perspectives on the benefits and risks of technologically enhanced communicable disease surveillance systems: a report on four community juries

 ExpertiseExpert areaData providedEvents where presented
Talk 1Molecular biology and diagnostic methodsMolecular Biosciences• the basic characteristics and biological processes of microbial life and the microbiome
• previous and current techniques used to identify and understand microbial processes and host/pathogen interactions
• how microbial whole genome sequencing (WGS) works and the nature of the information it can provide
• Western Sydney (Jury#1)
• Wollongong (Jury#2)
• Tamworth (Jury#3)
• Eastern Sydney (Jury#4)
Talk 2Epidemiology and public health protectionEpidemiology & Communicable Disease Control• the goals of outbreak investigations, infectious disease surveillance and public health research
• why each of these domains of public health practice are important to population health
• current systems, protocols, and legal controls employed in outbreak investigations, infectious disease surveillance and public health research in NSW, Australia
• Western Sydney (Jury#1)
• Wollongong (Jury#2)
• Tamworth (Jury#3)
• Eastern Sydney (Jury#4)
Talk 3Public health microbiologyMicrobiology, Health Informatics & Infectious diseases• the value of microbial genomic data and how WGS can be used to investigate, control and prevent infectious disease outbreaks
• the potential public health benefits and ethical risks of using WGS to enhance communicable disease surveillance
• Western Sydney (Jury#1)
• Wollongong (Jury#2)
• Tamworth (Jury#3)
• Eastern Sydney (Jury#4)
Talk 4Data linkage, data security and communicable disease control practicesInfectious diseases, Data security, Big Data, & Data analytics• potential benefits and risks of healthcare use of Big Data, data analytics and data linkage technologies
• reasons to be concerned about data linkage, data security and data quality in communicable disease control and prevention practices
• Tamworth (Jury#3)
• Eastern Sydney (Jury#4)
Talk 5Bioethics, Public health ethicsResearch Ethics & Health technology assessment• current systems and best practices for health research involving data linkage (de-identification and linkage processes; models for participant consent)
• ethical issues in using Big Data and Big Data analytics to enhance infectious disease control and prevention
• Wollongong (Jury#2)
• Tamworth (Jury#3)
• Eastern Sydney (Jury#4)