Join us at IWOPS 3
March 22-24, Newcastle


When, Where, and How


9am Tuesday 22nd March 2016 to Lunch on Thursday 24th. Invitees – please register


Beautiful Newcastle, Australia! Staying at “Noahs On the Beach“.


Hello World Travel, Newcastle will be arranging your travel. Contact HTG Corporate Travel

Why, Who, and What


This is the 3rd IWOPS – the first Interational Workshop on Participatory Surveillance was held in San Francisco in 2012, the 2nd IWOPS was held in Amsterdam in 2013. IWOPS3 is an opportunity to bring together both established and emerging participatory surveillance systems. The workshop will be hosted by Hunter Medical Research Institute and is generously supported by the Skoll Global Threats Foundation


Key particpatory surveillance partners from around the world will be in attendance including FluNearYou,, Influenzanet, HealthMap, national centres for disease control and other collaborators.Hunter Medical Research will be hosting the event – contact the conference convenor at If you are an international expert in any of the workshop themes please contact the workshop convenor to explore attendance options at


The program for the workshop is under development but will include:

  • How do we validate self-reporting systems?
  • What are the best methods for optimizing recruitment and participation?
  • Are there best practices for data sharing and analysis?
  • What is the future of participatory surveillance with new technology, wearables, mass gatherings and the “quantified self” movement?

Further themes will be developed over the next few months and invitations to present will be extended so stay tuned.