UTHCT to hold free workshop Friday, Aug. 17, for infection control practitioners on preparing for possible pandemic flu

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler will hold a free workshop Friday, Aug. 17, designed to teach infection control practitioners how to prepare for a possible outbreak of pandemic influenza.

“Pandemic Influenza for the Infection Control Practitioner” will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Friday in the auditorium of the Center for Biomedical Research on the UTHSCT campus, 11937 U.S. Highway 271 in Tyler.

The workshop is designed to provide infection control practitioners with the knowledge and tools to manage pandemic influenza in the acute care setting.

There is no cost for the workshop, which is sponsored by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Debra Cherry, MD, an assistant professor in UTHSCT’s Department of Occupational Health Sciences and consultant to the Southwest Center for Pediatric Environmental Health, will moderate the workshop.

In addition, Jonathan MacClements, MD, a family medicine physician and director of medical education at UTHSCT, will present the session on “Lessons Learned/Bioethics.”

Individuals who wish to attend the workshop may register online. Advance registration is required. To register or for more information, visit the UTHSCT Website at www.uthct.edu/panflu.

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