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Office of Infectious Disease Services
2013 Infectious Disease Training & Exercise
When: July 23-25, 2013
This 3-day infectious disease training and exercise introduced participants to a variety of topics in infectious disease including: vaccine preventable diseases; nosocomial infections; tuberculosis and sexually transmitted diseases; vector-borne and zoonotic diseases; food-borne diseases; and information on outbreaks and investigations. Participants obtained the most current infectious disease information and had the opportunity to interface with a variety of partners including federal, state and local health, infection control practitioners, public and community health nurses, health educators, epidemiologists, sanitarians, correctional facility representatives, animal control agencies, preparedness coordinators, laboratorians, border health counterparts, and university faculty and students. Sessions were led by experts in the field of infectious disease with emphasis on current trends. Participants were encouraged to forge connections with partners and exchange information and knowledge of current infectious disease topics.
Continuing Education Units (CEU) credits are offered through Greater Valley Area Health Education Center (GVAHEC).
- Nursing: California Board of Registered Nursing
20.75 credits have been approved by the California Board of Nursing (6 for table top exercise day 1, 7.25 for day 2, 7.5 for day 3).
- Physicians: American Academy of Family Physicians
(Determination of credit is pending - 6 for table top exercise day 1, 7.25 for day 2, 7.5 for day 3).
- Registered Sanitarians: Registered Sanitarians
The Sanitarian's Council is awarding the following continuing education contact hours for the training & tabletop: July 23 Tabletop Exercise =6.0 , July 24 Training= 7.25, July 25 Training = 7.50.
- Certified Health Education Specialists: Arizona Public Health Association
14.75 credits have been approved (7.25 for day 2, 7.5 for day 3).
- Nursing Home & Healthcare Administrators: Board of Examiners of Nursing Care Institution Administrators & Assisted Living Facility Managers
This event has not been reviewed or approved yet. Please check back for updates.
- Tuesday, July 23, 2013
- Wednesday, July 24, 2013
- 20th Anniversary of 1993 Hantavirus Outbreak Response
- Plague in New Mexico: Elizabeth VinHatton, BA, BS, Zoonosis Program, Epidemiology and Response Division, New Mexico Department of Health (presentation will not be posted)
- Uptake of Meningococcal Vaccine in Arizona Schoolchildren after Implementation of School-Entry Immunization Requirements: Jennifer Simpson, PhD, Senior Public Health Advisor and Lead Epidemiologist, Scientific Technologies Corporation
- Responding to the 2012 Pertussis Outbreak in Washington State: Charla A. (Chas) DeBolt, RN, MPH, Senior Epidemiologist, Communicable Disease Epidemiology, Washington State Department of Health
- Etiologic Investigation of Sporadic Cases of Parotitis: Albert E. Barskey IV, MPH, Epidemiologist, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, CDC
- Epidemiology of Coccidioidomycosis in Maricopa; Hospitalizations, Emergency Room Visits and Deaths, 2006-2011: Andi Bunko Patterson, Epidemiologist, Communicable Disease Epidemiology Unit, Maricopa County Department of Public Health
- Valley Fever: Think Globally but Act Locally: John Galgiani, MD, Valley Fever Center for Excellence, University of Arizona College of Medicine
- Cocciodiodomycosis: Clinical Issues and Conundrums: Neil Ampel, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona, Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System
- An Update of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever in Arizona: Kristen Herrick, MPH, CHES, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Health Educator and Epidemiologist, ADHS
- Navajo Nation Foreign Animal Disease Task Force Activation Against Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever: Glenda Davis, Program Manager, Navajo Veterinary & Livestock Program, Division of Natural Resources
- Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Rodeo and the San Carlos Apache Tribe; The Results of the Rodeo Project: Anita Brock, MPH, Program Manager Epidemiology, Department of Health & Human Services, San Carlos Apache Tribe
- Risk Assessment 101: Jennifer Botsford, Program Manager, Office of Environmental Health, ADHS
- Impact of Extreme Heat on Human Morbidity and Mortality: Vjollca Berisha, Senior Epidemiologist, Maricopa County Department of Public Health
- Welcome to the Food Safety and Inspection Service: Dawn Chaney, DVM, Enforcement, Investigations & Analysis Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture (presentation will not be posted)
- Food Defense; Agroterrorism and Security Awareness: Jason Leard, Federal Bureau of Investigation (presentation will not be posted)
- Introduction to Meaningful Use for Public Health: Sara Imholte, MPH, MEDSIS Program Manager, ADHS
- Life of a Report: Teresa Jue, MPH, Epidemiologist, ADHS
- Health IT Activities in Arizona; An Update: Connie K. Ihde, Arizona Regional Extension Center Director Arizona Health-e Connection
- Thursday, July 25, 2013
- Tuberculosis Mortality: The New Mexico Experience: Dr. Marcos Burgos, Medical Director Tuberculosis Control Program, New Mexico Department of Health
- From Chaos through Chronicity to Kairos: HIV and Chemical Dependency Recovery Keith Thompson, M.Div., LISAC, CEO, Phoenix Shanti Group
- How the Affordable Care Act Can Effectively Improve the Public's Health: Veda Collmer, JD, Visiting Attorney, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Sandra Day O'Conner College of Law and Leila Barraza, JD, MPH, Deputy Director, Sandra Day O'Conner College of Law
- Facing the Future of STD in Arizona: Epidemiology, Antimicrobial Resistance, and Reporting: Jose Mireles MPH, Epidemiologist, ADHS
- Expedited Partner Therapy for STD Control in Arizona: Use, Efficacy, and Future Directions: Melanie Taylor MD, MPH, CDC Assignee stationed at ADHS, Maricopa County Department of Public Health, and Indian Health Service
- Promoting Best Practices in Infectious Disease Care for Refugee Women: Dr. Crista Johnson-Agbakwu, MD, MSc, FACOG, Refugee Women's Health Clinic (RWHC)
- Enhancing Surveillance for Arboviral Infections in the Arizona Border Region: Catherine Golenko, ADHS - Tucson
- Enhancing Public Health Surveillance of Arboviral Illness through Collaborations: Orion McCotter, MPH, Border Infectious Disease Surveillance Epidemiologist, ADHS
- Community Profiles for Health Care Providers Serving Refugees in Arizona: Rosa Lira, CHES, CDC Public Health Associate, stationed at ADHS
- Investigating Risk Factors Associated with a Foodborne Outbreak at a Ski Resort in Arizona: Benjamin Pope, PhD Student, Biostatistics, University of Arizona
- SAFER Investigation of a Large Restaurant Associated Norovirus Outbreak, Pinal County, AZ: Beau Lamb, MPH Student, Epidemiology, University of Arizona and Zimy Wansaul, MPH Student, Epidemiology, University of Arizona
- Infection Prevention in Emergency Management: Terri Rebmann, PhD, RN, CIC, Associate Professor of Environmental & Occupational Health, Saint Louis University
- Infection Prevention: A Regional Perspective Giovanna Santovito-Carducci RN, CIC, Nevada HAI Coordinator, State of Nevada Bureau of Health Care Quality and Compliance
- HAI Happenings: Eugene Livar, MD, Epidemiologist, ADHS
- The Arizona ADVICE Collaborative - Who, What, When, and Why: Darlene Rodgers, BSN, RN, CNN, CPHQ , Executive Director, ESRD Networks 15/17
- Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae Producing New Dehli Metallo-Beta-Lactamase at an Acute Care Hospital - Denver, Colorado 2012: Erin Epson, MD, Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (presentation will not be posted)
- Arizona Department of Health Services Infection Control Rules: Connie Belden, Division of Licensing Services, ADHS
- New Mexico Rabies Outbreak Investigations: Elizabeth VinHatton, NMDOH Zoonotic Disease Unit, New Mexico Department of Health (presentation will not be posted)
- Prisons, Pruno, and Potatoes - Botulism in an Arizona Correctional Facility: Laura Adams, DVM, MPH, CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, stationed at ADHS and Maricopa County Department of Public Health
- Using the Incident Command System in Foodborne Outbreak Response: Tami Bruno, Disease Investigation and Intervention Specialist, Office of Epidemiology, Southern Nevada Health District
- 2012 Increase in Colorado Pertussis Cases - Epidemiology and Public Health Response: Tracy Woodall, DVM, MPH, Vaccine Preventable Disease Epidemiologist, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Note: Files are in PDF format unless otherwise stated.