Tuesday, October 14, 2014

CDC, Johns Hopkins webinars about Ebola context, response lessons learned

FYI for others who like to get close to the source with health news.

Sorry for the lack of notice. Darn the digest setting on my listserv.

***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 (EDT)
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.
Webcast link: http://www.jhsph.edu/events/2014/ebola-forum/webcast.html

***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
Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm (EDT)
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, Texas 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@cdc.gov. Please note: the focus of this call will be healthcare systems preparedness, not clinical management of the patients with Ebola.

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