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September 2017

Webinar: Beyond the Basics – The Impact of Zika Virus on Vision and Hearing

September 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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This webinar is the next in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Webinar Series on Zika Virus Syndrome titled, "Beyond the Basics: The Impact of Zika Virus on Vision and Hearing". Babies born with Congenital Zika Virus Syndrome (CZVS) can have other findings beyond microcephaly. Often, these infants are seen with vision and hearing abnormalities that may be present at birth, however, these can emerge later. The research in this area is still evolving as more and more babies are born.…

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In-Person Train-the-Trainer Course: POD Essentials

September 10 - September 12
FEMA Center for Domestic Preparedness, 61 Responder Dr.
Anniston, AL 36205 United States
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The Centers for Disease and Control Prevention's Division of State and Local Readiness (DSLR) is hosting an in-person, three-day, train-the-trainer course on Point of Dispensing (POD) essentials scheduled for September 10-12, 2017 in Anniston, Alabama. This training is designed to prepare state and local public health instructors for implementation of medical countermeasure (MCM) training in their jurisdictions. The course will consist of presentations, group activities, and discussions to introduce DSLR’s new POD Essentials course material and prepare participants to teach the material, which jurisdictions…

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Conference: Public Health & Disasters

September 10 @ 5:00 pm - September 13 @ 12:30 pm
Newpark Resort and Hotel, 1476 Newpark Boulevard
Park City, UT 84098 United States
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The University of Utah's Division of Public Health will host a multidisciplinary national conference focusing on public health and disasters on September 10-13, 2017 in Park City, UT. The conference aims to foster open dialogue and resource sharing among public health professionals supporting public health emergency response in the public and private sectors. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore a range of diverse topics designed to further the work of public health and medical practitioners, emergency medical professionals, researchers, and managers who are involved…

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Webinar: Hot Topics at the Intersection of Public Health and Health Care, Part I: Outbreak, Disaster, or Other Emergency: Is Your Health Care Client Prepared?

September 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

The American Health Lawyers Association, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will host the first webinar in a three-part series about emergency preparedness inside and outside of healthcare settings on September 12 at 1:00-2:00 pm ET. Speakers will discuss ways to use legal assessment, employee training, and professional agreements to prepare healthcare organizations to respond to emergency situations. In addition, speakers will provide lessons learned from Ebola and active shooter incident scenarios. Click here to register.

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Webinar: Resources to Improve Health Care Coalition Preparedness

September 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Webinar
Free

ASPR’s Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE) is hosting a webinar on Thursday, September 14 from 1:00-2:00 PM ET to highlight new tools and templates aimed at helping healthcare coalitions (HCCs) in their preparedness efforts. ASPR TRACIE is working closely with the National Healthcare Preparedness Programs (NHPP) in developing these tools and templates. This webinar will feature Melissa Harvey and Dr. John Hick discussing the development and potential uses of a set of tools to include: Health Care…

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CDC/FDA Webinar: Extending Expiration Dates of Stockpiled Doxycycline for Anthrax Preparedness

September 20 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Strategic National Stockpile and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will host a webinar on September 20, 2017 from 1:30-2:30 pm ET reviewing FDA's April 2017 draft guidance, " Extending Expiration Dates of Doxycycline Tablets and Capsules in Strategic Stockpiles."  FDA Panelists will discuss the following topics: Drug product expiry date extensions; Background for issuing the draft guidance; Specific doxycycline products for which the guidance applies; Recommended protocol for testing; and The process…

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CDC Webinar: Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) Formulary Update

September 26 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

The Centers for Disease and Control Prevention (CDC) Division of Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) will host a webinar for public health partners from 1:30-2:30 pm ET on Tuesday, September 26. This presentation will provide an overview of the SNS formulary, regulatory considerations needed for products available in the SNS, and threat-specific pharmaceuticals, medical supplies, and equipment available in the SNS. The webinar is open to all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial public health and emergency response partners and non-governmental organizations that…

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October 2017

CDC Second Wednesday Webinar on ‘Operation Shortbread’

October 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

The Baltimore County Department of Health and Human Services will share best practices and lessons learned while partnering with the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland in “Operation Shortbread.” Operation Shortbread was a low-cost, full-scale exercise simulating logistical operations involved in receiving, staging, storing, and distributing large amounts of medical countermeasures within a 24-hour to 48-hour window using the Girl Scouts’ local bulk shipment site, typically used for the annual distribution of Girl Scout cookies. Registration is not required to join this webinar…

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CDC Event: The Role of Healthcare Professionals in Protecting Older Adults Against Influenza

October 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar

The CDC Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) will host a webinar about The Role of Healthcare Professionals in Protecting Older Adults Against Influenza on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2-3 p.m., ET. Despite concerted efforts to promote annual influenza vaccinations for older adults (age 65 and older), there are persistent knowledge gaps about the risk of flu and related complications for this vulnerable population. According to recent research, the phenomenon known as immunosenescence leaves older adults less responsive to standard influenza vaccines.…

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October Computer Modeling Program RealOpt POD Training Session

October 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

RealOpt POD is a computer modeling program that can help medical countermeasure (MCM) planners design POD sites and treatment clinics. Virtual, instructor-led RealOpt classes on point-of-dispensing (POD) sites are now available. The free virtual classes are designed to provide participants with a better understanding of the functions of the RealOpt computer modeling program and its usefulness in validating POD throughput rates and staff resource allocations. The CDC Diversion of State and Local Readiness (DSLR) encourages POD managers, local and state…

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