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Bio-Meteorology and Disease Forecasting Certification

Ascel Bio training courses are designed to teach the basic and advanced concepts of disease forecasting.  Successful students are able to demonstrate superior knowledge of the links between the environment and a community’s health.

This certificate program prepares experienced professionals to supplement their existing skills and improve their relevance. 

Meteorologists receive training in key infectious diseases that have forecastable seasons and be given access to the tools to deliver accurate and informed health reports.

Public Health Professionals & Clinicians receive training in storm warnings and weather forecasting fundamentals, as well as updates from the large corpus of scientific research demonstrating links between the environment and human health.

Successful certificate holders will be able to provide alerts and warnings to communities to reduce the impact of infectious disease outbreaks.

Clinicians have used bio-forecasts to update their knowledge of symptoms and treatment options.  Public Health professionals have used bio-forecasts to promote the right prevention strategies to communities at the right time.  Businesses have used bio-forecasts to reduce risk and direct resources to the right locations.  Consumers use bio-forecasts to make purchasing decisions.

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All courses include hands-on exercises, using Ascel Bio’s full suite of global disease forecasting technologies. Discounts are offered to government employees, military personnel and veterans, and any current student of an accredited meteorology or healthcare degree course.

Training topics include:

  • Routine diseases that still surprise people & why bio-forecasts matter.
  • Non-routine disease outbreaks.
  • Global connections and global disease spread.
  • Science behind key forecasts.
  • Simplified map use: flu, mosquito, food risk maps.
  • Forecast Valid Time, transmission and gestation periods.
  • Advanced map use: specific infectious diseases in the United States.
  • Validation & Accuracy.
  • Use of disease forecasting software for preparing local Almanacs.
  • Practical development of disease forecasts and community messages.
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