CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds, “Explaining the Unexplained – Discovering New Diseases Using Advanced Detection Tools.”Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sent this bulletin at 09/18/2012 09:12 AM EDT
Join us today for the September session of CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds, “Explaining the Unexplained – Discovering New Diseases Using Advanced Detection Tools.” This session will be available via live webcast from CDC headquarters today Tuesday, September 18 at 1 p.m. (EDT) at www.cdc.gov/about/grand-rounds. The webcast link is only active during the date and time of the session, but all sessions are archived for future viewing.
This exciting session of Grand Rounds focuses on rapid identification of emerging infectious diseases. As our world increases in interconnectivity of both technology and people, the rapid identification of emerging infectious diseases becomes more important for disease treatment, control, and prevention.
Pathologists and medical examiners are often among the first healthcare workers to encounter infectious disease outbreaks. This session demonstrates their critical role in surveillance for and rapid response to emerging infectious diseases. CDC plays an ongoing role in the laboratory diagnosis of infectious illnesses, discovery of new agents, and it collaborates 24/7 with state, local, and international partners in order to track emerging pathogens to explain the unexplained.
Future Grand Rounds topics include infant mortality reduction, injection safety, disability, and venous thromboembolism. Email your questions about this topic before or during the session.
James M. Hughes, MD
Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
Emory University School of Medicine
“Back to the Future: Vision to Respond to Emerging Infectious Diseases”
Sherif R. Zaki, MD, PhD
Chief, Infectious Diseases Pathology Branch
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, CDC
“The Exciting World of a CDC Pathologist”
Kurt B. Nolte, MD
Professor of Pathology and Assistant Chief for Research
Office of the Medical Investigator
University of New Mexico School of Medicine
“Med-X: Medical Examiner Surveillance for Infectious Disease Mortality”
Ruth Lynfield, MD
State Epidemiologist and Medical Director
Minnesota Department of Health
“Unexplained Death Surveillance in Minnesota”
Tanja Popovic, MD, PhD, Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
John Iskander, MD, MPH, Deputy Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
Susan Laird, MSN, RN, Communications Manager, Public Health Grand Rounds
For CDC staff unable to attend the event:
The session will be available on IPTV and Envision. To join by Envision, reserve a conference room and make the Envision request or use your local room scheduling process to schedule Envision.
For non-CDC staff or those outside of the CDC firewall:
A live external webcast will be available. Presentations are archived and posted 48 hours after each session. Due to security measures at CDC’s Roybal campus, non-CDC staff who wish to attend these sessions in person must have prior clearance and a U.S. state-issued photo ID (e.g., driver’s license, US passport).
Names of non-CDC staff (both domestic and international) should be submitted to the Grand Rounds Team. Please note that all information for international visitors must be submitted at least 10 days in advance.
For questions regarding this Grand Rounds topic: Feel free to e-mail your questions before or during the session.
Grand Rounds is available for Continuing Education.
ALL Continuing Education hours for Public Health Grand Rounds (PHGR) are issued online through the CDC/ATSDR Training and Continuing Education Online system. If you have questions, e-mail or call Learner Support at 1-800-418-7246 (1-800-41TRAIN).
Those who attend PHGR either in person, Envision, IPTV, or “web on demand” and who wish to receive continuing education must complete the online seminar evaluation. Thirty days from the initial seminar the course number will change to WD1640 and will be available for continuing education until January 21, 2014. The course code for PHGR is PHGR10.
Target Audience: Physicians, nurses, epidemiologists, pharmacists, veterinarians, certified health education specialists, laboratorians, others
- List key measures of burden of disease involving morbidity, mortality, and/or cost.
- Describe evidence-based preventive interventions and the status of their implementations.
- Identify one key prevention science research gap.
- Name one key indicator by which progress and meeting prevention goals is measured.
CE certificates can be printed from your computer immediately upon completion of your online evaluation. A cumulative transcript of all CDC/ATSDR CE’s obtained through the TCE Online System will be maintained for each user. We hope that this will assist CDC staff and other public health professionals to fulfill the requirements for their professional licenses and certificates.
For Continuing Medical Education for Physicians (CME):
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
For Continuing Nursing Education for Nurses (CNE):
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This activity provides 1.0 contact hours.
For Continuing Education Contact Hours in Health Education (CECH):
Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designed for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) to receive up to 1.0 Category I CECH in health education. CDC provider number GA0082.
IACET Continuing Education Units (CEU):
The CDC has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102. The CDC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 ANSI/IACET CEU's for this program.
For Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE):
(For EV1640-live course)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This program is a designated event for pharmacists to receive 1.0 Contact Hours in pharmacy education. The Universal Activity Number is 0387-0000-12-129-L04-P.
(For WD1640-Web on demand)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This program is a designated event for pharmacists to receive 1.0 Contact Hours in pharmacy education. The Universal Activity Number is 0387-0000-12-129-H04-P.
Course Category: This activity has been designated as knowledge-based.
There is no cost for this program.
In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use. CDC, our planners, and the presenters for this seminar do not have financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. This presentation does not involve the unlabeled use of a product or product under investigational use. CDC does not accept commercial support.