CDC Update: Live satellite and web broadcast for clinicians on anthrax
SUBJECT: Anthrax - What Every Clinician Should Know
A live satellite and web broadcast
GOAL: To provide physicians, nurse clinicians and other health care workers serving in private offices, hospitals and public health settings with an update of how correctly recognize, test, diagnose, treat and report cases that could be attributed to Bacillus anthracis exposure.
WHEN: October 18, 2001 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. EDT
Rebroadcast: October 22, 2001, 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. EDT1
OBJECTIVES: After the satellite broadcast, participants will be able to:
Describe the critical role the front line medical practitioners play in the public health system's surveillance of Bacillus anthracis exposure.
Describe the proper clinical practice for early recognition, testing, diagnosis, treatment and reporting of anthrax exposure.
Provide accurate and relevant information about Bacillus anthracis and the risk it poses to individuals and the community.
Tommy Thompson, Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
Jeffrey P. Koplan, MD, MPH, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Ed Baker, MD, Director, Public Health Practice Program Office, CDC
Bradley A. Perkins, MD, CDC
David S. Stephens, MD, CDC and Emory University
SATELLITE TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS: Satellite Broadcast can be viewed on C-and Ku Band. A link to the web cast will be provided on the day of the broadcast at www.cdc.gov/phtn. An audiobridge will be available for those unable to arrange for a viewing location at 1-888-917-8047. After dialing you will be prompted to say the following information: Verbal Passcode: Dr. Koplan; Leader Name: Jo Ann Brittle.
INTENDED AUDIENCE: Physicians, nurse clinicians and other health care workers, serving in private offices, hospitals and public health settings.
SPONSORS: American Hospital Association, American Medical Association, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Public Health Training Network, and University of North Carolina School of Public Health.
Questions concerning satellite broadcast content, please call:
Division of Professional Development and Evaluation, 404-639-3707
Questions about the satellite technical specifications, please contact:
Division of Professional Development and Evaluation
404-639-1292 or 1-800-41-TRAIN
SPECIAL NOTE: This broadcast will be closed captioned