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CDC's Grand Rounds Presents “Advanced Molecular Detection for Improving Public’s Health,” on Tuesday, December 3, at 1 p.m. (EST).

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We are pleased to present the December session of CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds, “Advanced Molecular Detection for Improving Public’s Health.” This session will be available via live webcast from CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday, December 3 at 1 p.m. (EST) at  
Please join us to learn how advances in science and technology aimed at identifying the genetic makeup of microorganisms will build CDC’s capacity to prevent illness and save lives. CDC estimates that 1 in 6 Americans—or 48 million people—get sick from contaminated food each year—costing the United States $77 billion per year in health care treatment, workplace, and other economic losses. Additionally, in the United States, the number of outbreaks involving drug-resistant microbes is on the rise. Although they are still highly valuable, CDC’s current methods are limiting our ability for better and more rapid detection of these microbes.
This session of Grand Rounds will explore opportunities for CDC to leverage key aspects of Advanced Molecular Detection (AMD) Initiative, bioinformatics and enhanced molecular tools, such as whole genome sequence, to improve our ability to diagnose/identify infectious diseases, investigate and control outbreaks, understand transmission patterns, develop and target vaccines, and determine antimicrobial resistance—all with increased timeliness, accuracy and decreased costs.
Future Grand Rounds topics include community water fluoridation, measuring science impact, and youth violence.

Email your questions about this topic before or during the session. Follow us on Twitter #cdcgrandrounds
Presented by:
Duncan MacCannell, PhD
Senior Advisor for Bioinformatics
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, CDC 
“What is Advanced Molecular Detection?”
James Posey, PhD 
Lead, Applied Research Team
Division of Tuberculosis Elimination
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, CDC
“Investigation of Tuberculosis Outbreaks Using Whole Genome Sequencing”
Michael Shaw, PhD
Associate Director of Laboratory Science
Influenza Division
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, CDC
Detecting Drug Resistance in Novel Influenza Viruses”

John R. McQuiston, PhD 
Team Lead, Special Bacteriology Reference Laboratory
Division of High Consequence Pathogens and Pathology
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, CDC
“MicrobeNet™: Connecting Public Health Laboratories”
David Engelthaler, MS  
Director, Translational Genomics Research Institute, Flagstaff, Arizona
“Advancing Advanced Molecular Detection”
Facilitated By:
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 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, U.S. 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 CDC staff requiring reasonable accommodations:
It is the policy of CDC to provide reasonable accommodations (RA) for qualified individuals with disabilities to ensure their full inclusion in CDC-sponsored training events.  Employees are asked to submit RA requests at least two weeks prior to the training event.  Please e-mail the request to
Grand Rounds is available for Continuing Education.

ALL Continuing Education hours for 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
  1. List key measures of burden of disease involving morbidity, mortality, and/or cost.
  2. Describe evidence-based preventive interventions and the status of their implementations.
  3. Identify one key prevention science research gap.
  4. 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.
Learn more about continuing education on the Grand Rounds website.

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