miércoles, 28 de septiembre de 2016

Save the Date for CDC Grand Rounds on Public Health Impact of New Diagnostics

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Diagnostic Tests and Foodborne Diseases

Please plan to attend the October 18 session of Public Health Grand Rounds, “Changes in Clinical Diagnostics and Tracking Infectious Diseases,” presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases.
The session explores how and why the use of culture-independent diagnostic tests is increasing – and the serious challenge this poses to public health surveillance, particularly for Shiga toxin-producing E. coli and Salmonella. The rapid tests do not produce the bacterial isolates needed toidentify dispersed outbreakstrack trends in subtypes and antimicrobial resistance, and attribute illnesses to their sources.
Presenters are:
Chris Braden, MDDeputy Director
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, CDC
“The Impact of Culture-independent Diagnostic Testing in Foodborne Diseases”
Alicia Cronquist, RN, MPHFoodborne Disease Program Manager,Communicable Disease Branch
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
“Managing New Diagnostic Tests in Colorado”
Brad Spring, BSVice President, Regulatory Affairs & Compliance
BD Life Sciences (representing AdvaMedDx)
“Advancing Diagnostic Innovation and Public Health Needs”
John Besser, PhDDeputy Chief, Enteric Diseases Laboratory Branch
Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, CDC
“Next Steps: Direct-from-specimen Testing to Characterize Pathogens”
Attending via webcast:The one-hour session is available via live webcast at 1 p.m. EDT on October 18. If you can’t view the webcast during the scheduled time, a video of the session will be posted to our archives2-3 days after the presentation. 
Attending in person:
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) who wish to attend in person should be submitted to the Grand Rounds Team. Please note that all information for international visitors must be submitted at least 10 business days in advance. The session will take place in the Alexander D. Langmuir Auditorium, Global Communications Center (Building 19), Roybal Campus.
For questions about this Grand Rounds topic: Feel free to e-mail your questions before or during the session.

Antibiotic Resistance: A Global Problem

Last week, the UN General Assembly adopted a political declaration calling for a collaborative, global response to the threat of antibiotic resistance. CDC works with a variety of human and animal health experts to fight antibiotic resistance through the Antibiotic Resistance Solutions Initiative. Learn more about how CDC is combatting antibiotic resistance in foodborne infections with our infographic.

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