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Emerging Infectious Diseases Conference

  • Join us for UT Health Science Center’s Emerging Issues Conference. If you have questions about the conference, call (903) 877-5919.

    WHEN: Friday, June 22, 2018

    WHERE: UT Health Science Center, Louise and Joseph Z. Ornelas Academic Amphitheater

    Grand Rounds Speaker

    Dr.-Peter-Hotez-150x150 Emerging Infectious Diseases ConferencePeter Hotez, M.D., Ph.D.
    Dean for the National School of Tropical Medicine
    Baylor College of Medicine
    Houston, TX

  • Schedule

    7:30 a.m.

    Registration & Continental Breakfast

    7:50 a.m.

    Welcome and Introductions

    8:00 a.m.

    Opioids & the Workplace: Use, Abuse, Safety Concerns, & Ethical Issues (Ethics Credits for Doctors)
    Speaker: Carl David Rowlett, M.D., M.S.

    9:00 a.m.

    Occupational Hazards in the Use of Chemotherapeutic Agents
    Speaker: Elizabeth Frenzel, M.D., MPH

    9:45 a.m.

    Break

    10:00 a.m.

    Workplace Violence
    Speaker: Robert Wieck, D.O.

    10:45 a.m.

    Workers’ Compensation Case Management
    Speaker: Edward Bernacki, M.D., MPH

    11:30 a.m.

    Lunch Served

    12:00 p.m.

    Emerging Infectious Diseases
    Speaker: Peter Hotez, M.D., Ph.D. (Grand Rounds)

    1:00 p.m.

    Afternoon Break

    1:15 p.m.

    Medical Evaluation for Respirator Use / Fitness to Return to Work
    Speaker: Robert Bourgeois, M.D., MPH

    2:00 p.m.

    Preparing for International Travel
    Speaker: Donald Herip, M.D., MPH

    2:45 p.m.

    Occupational Health Issues in Infection Prevention in the Healthcare Setting
    Speaker: Sumeet Batra, M.D., MPHD

    3:30 p.m.

    Conference Conclusion, Certificates Issued

    Credits

    ETHICS: The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler has designated this conference for 1.0 hour of education in medical ethics and or professional responsibility.

    CME: The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. Participants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    CNE: The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. To obtain 6.5 contact hours, you must sign in, attend the entire activity, and complete the evaluation tool.

    MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION CREDIT:
    Maintenance of Certification credit will be requested from the ABPM. Physicians desiring MOC credit will be required to complete a post-conference survey.

  • Conference Directors

    SHAADI KHADEMI, M.D., M.S.
    Assistant Professor, Occupational Health Sciences
    UT Health Science Center

    PAUL ROUNTREE, M.D.
    Interim Chair and Professor, Occupational Health Sciences
    UT Health Science Center

    Conference Faculty

    SUMEET BATRA, M.D., MPH
    Medical Director, Occupational Health Services
    Cook Children’s Health Care System
    Fort Worth, Texas

    EDWARD BERNACKI, M.D., MPH
    Professor, Population Health
    Executive Director of Health Solutions
    UT Austin Dell Medical School | Austin, Texas

    ROBERT BOURGEOIS, M.D., MPH
    Medical Director
    Bourgeois Medical Clinic
    Baton Rouge/Morgan City, Louisiana

    ELIZABETH FRENZEL, M.D., MPH
    Director, Employee Health and Wellbeing
    Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases,
    Infection Control, and Employee Health
    UT MD Anderson Cancer Center | Houston, Texas

    DONALD HERIP, M.D., MPH
    Formerly: Medical Director of Occupational Medicine
    University of Arizona College of Medicine | Tucson, Arizona

    PETER HOTEZ, M.D., Ph.D.
    Dean for the National School of Tropical Medicine
    Baylor College of Medicine
    Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology & Microbiology
    Endowed Chair in Tropical Pediatrics
    Texas Children’s Hospital | Houston, Texas

    C. DAVID ROWLETT, M.D., M.S.
    Associate Professor of Medicine
    Department of Occupational Health Sciences
    UT Health Science Center | Tyler, Texas

    ROBERT WIECK, D.O.
    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
    UT Health Science Center | Tyler, Texas

  • Directions to UT Health Science Center

    Getting Around UT Health Science Center

    The conference will be in the Louise and Joseph Z. Ornelas Academic Amphitheater, which is on the 3rd floor of the Academic Center (Zone G in the map below).
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    Lodging

    Hotel reservations at Staybridge Suites can be made by calling (903) 566-1100.

  • Registration Form

    If you are a medical professional, please complete the following form to register and pay online for the UT Health Science Center Emerging Issues Conference, Friday, June 22, 2018.

      After May 21, 2018 price increases $20 - Physician: $99 / Non Physician: $69
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    • Fee includes conference, materials, and light breakfast. Substitutions allowed, no refunds after 12/1/2017.