[mla-nynj] Ebola Webinars

Harvey, Missy mjharvey at pitt.edu
Tue Oct 14 13:38:22 UTC 2014

These were just announced and may interest you...

Preparing for Ebola:  What U.S. Hospitals Can Learn from Emory Healthcare and Nebraska Medical Center

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA)

Date:  Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Time:  2:00 - 3:00 pm (ET)
Dial-In Number:  888-603-9630 (U.S. Callers); 630-395-0291 (International Callers)
Passcode:  9976995

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has increased the possibility of patients traveling from the impacted countries to U.S. hospitals.  A few patients with Ebola virus disease have been medically evacuated to receive care in U.S. hospitals.  Recently, the first case of Ebola virus disease was diagnosed in the United States in a person who traveled to Dallas, TX from West Africa; this patient passed away on October 8, 2014.

CDC and partners are taking precautions to prevent the spread of Ebola within the United States.  During this COCA Call, the presenters will focus on healthcare systems preparedness, and participants will learn how Emory Healthcare and Nebraska Medical Center prepared for patients with Ebola and the lessons learned.  To help presenters communicate content that is most important to clinicians, please submit your questions before the call to coca at cdc.gov<mailto:coca at cdc.gov>.

Please note:  the focus of this call will be healthcare systems preparedness, not clinical management of the patients with Ebola:  emergency.cdc.gov/coca/calls/2014/callinfo_101414.asp<http://emergency.cdc.gov/coca/calls/2014/callinfo_101414.asp>

Webcast:  Dean's Symposium on Ebola:  Crisis, Context and Response

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Date:  Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Time: 9:00 am - 1:30pm (ET)

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is hosting a symposium on the Ebola epidemic on Tuesday, October 14; the symposium will also be live streamed.  Speakers will discuss the impact of the West Africa epidemic, current and future response, the status of vaccines and possible pharmacologic therapies, recommendations to prevent spread of the disease outside of West Africa, and other issues.

Agenda and more information:  http://www.jhsph.edu/events/2014/ebola-forum/
Webcast link: http://www.jhsph.edu/events/2014/ebola-forum/webcast.html

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