Webinar: Cholera and Other Public Health Issues in Haiti (12/12/2010)
On Wednesday, January 12th, the American Medical Association, the National Institutes of Health, the National Disaster Life Support Foundation Inc. and Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness will host a free webinar on the current status of public health and health care in Haiti, including the ongoing cholera response. More information follows. You can register for the event by clicking here.
Haiti update: Cholera and other public health issues
Meeting Description: This webinar will present a general overview of the current status of public health and health care in Haiti since the earthquake January 2010 and subsequent disease outbreaks one year later, as well as a closer look at the basic clinical, epidemiological, and public health aspects of cholera at the individual and population levels. After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:
1) Describe cholera and the other public health issues that presently exist in Haiti;
2) Identify appropriate public health and clinical interventions to both treat and prevent cholera;
3) Utilize existing educational resources to enhance public health interventions for Haitian patients.
Please note the webinar will begin at 3:00 PM EST, 2:00 PM CST, 1:00 PM MST and 12:00 PM PST. It will last 90 minutes. The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.