Strengthening U.S. Response to Resistant Gonorrhea (SURRG) Indiana Team Summit

Thursday, December 6, 2018

8:30 am - 2:30 pm ET




In collaboration with the Indiana State Department of Health's STD Prevention Program and our dedicated project partners, HCET is eager to begin Year 3 of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funded project, 'Strengthening U.S. Response to Resistant Gonorrhea' (SURRG). Gonorrhea cases in Marion County continue to rise. After a 62% increase in gonorrhea morbidity between 2014 and 2016, the number of Indiana cases rose another 25% in 2017. In 2017, 40% of gonorrhea cases in Indiana were from Marion County. Since SURRG surveillance began in May 2017, 875 gonorrhea isolates were E-tested with 61 showing reduced susceptibility to Azithromycin- 14 of which had complete resistance to the drug. Indiana SURRG has identified 14 of the 15 cases of high-level Azithromycin resistant gonorrhea infections in the United States, all of which appear to be genetically similar. Your role in this project is vital to our work and the future success of identifying, treating, and reducing gonorrhea morbidity in Indiana. We look forward to your attendance at our first SURRG team summit!


  • Gather feedback from SURRG partner sites around challenges and successes experienced in Years 1 and 2
  • Understand the profile of resistant gonorrhea in Indiana
  • Illustrate how Indiana is meeting SURRG program goals/objectives and how the team can improve with innovative solutions
  • Identify common challenges/barriers to onboarding new partner sites and discuss how to improve this for new SURRG partners
  • Energize Indiana SURRG team members for a successful Year 3 and beyond


Meeting Facilitator

Jeremy Roseberry joined Health Care Education and Training (HCET) in 2016 as the HIV/STD Project Manager. In his role, Jeremy provides support to Indiana and Wisconsin's STD Prevention Programs at the state and local level. Prior to joining HCET, Jeremy worked for the Indiana State Department of Health's (ISDH) Division of HIV/STD/Viral Hepatitis from 2008 to 2016. Jeremy studied at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) where he received his master's degree in sociology.



Registration open through 11/26/2018 10:59 PM Central Time (US & Canada)



This event is free for attendees. Lunch will be provided.


Indiana Historical Society

Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center

Day Classroom

450 West Ohio Street

Indianapolis, IN, 46202




Parking is free in the Indiana Historical Society parking lot, located on New York Street, between West Street and Senate Avenue.



The Indiana Strengthening U.S. Response to Resistant Gonorrhea (SURRG) team includes Disease Intervention Specialists (DIS), laboratorians, data infrastructure and management specialists, STD clinicians, epidemiologists, and community outreach specialists.

Support provided by

Indiana State Department of Health's STD Prevention Program