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Ground Zero to Global - H1N1

OSAP Symposium


BE A VIRUS...SEE THE WORLD

 

 

 

    GROUND ZERO TO GLOBAL....H1N1

DESCRIPTION Novel and other infectious disease outbreaks and pandemics are a periodic occurrence. This panel will describe how quickly an infectious agent can be disseminated worldwide. The speakers will share lessons learned from previous outbreaks focusing on the more current Novel H1N1 2009 Influenza pandemic.

 

SPEAKER(S) Enrique Acosta Gio DDS PhD
Amy Collins RN MPH
John Hunt BDS

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Ground Zero

After attending this program, participants will:

  1. Understand how the H1N1 outbreak was first detected
  2. Understand how health authorities at ground zero responded
  3. Appreciate why critical decisions for the worst-case scenario had to be made on early outbreak observations

From Mexico City to the United Kingdom - 5500 MILES

After attending this program, participants will:

  1. Understand how quickly the H1N1 virus spread to the UK and Europe.
  2. Understand how the UK government and the UK population reacted to the pandemic.
  3. Understand what the outcomes of the pandemic were in terms of mortality and cost
  4. Appreciate how important it is to prepare for the worst even if, as in this case, the outcomes were less severe than forecast.

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CDC Public Health Preparedness and Response: 2009 H1N1 Influenza Pandemic

After attending this program, participants:

  1. Can describe U.S. federal response activities for the pandemic influenza.
  2. Can distinguish priority aspects of the CDC Action Plan for 2009 H1N1 pandemic influenza.
  3. Will be familiar with CDC recommendations for 2009 H1N1 in dental healthcare settings.

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