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Epidemic Intelligence Service Conference

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

March 10, 2010
Education Bldg. 2 South, Room 1102
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Lunch is provided

The CDC's Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) is a two year fellowship in applied public health epidemiology.  Please join our field-based EIS officers and other select speakers for the Denver Regional Epidemic Intelligence Service Conference on March 10, 2010.

  • 9:00 am Welcome Alicia Cronquist, RN, MPH, Colorado Dept of Public Health and Environment
  • 9:10 am Introduction to the Colorado School of Public Health and the Center for Public Health Practice Tim Byers, MD, MPH — Center for Public Health Practice
  • 9:30 am The Effect of 2008–09 Seasonal Influenza Vaccination on Novel H1N1 Infection in Children Christina Nelson, MD, MPH(c), Preventive Medicine Resident — Colorado School of Public Health
  • 9:50 am Potluck Dinner Outbreak of Salmonella IV Infections Associated with Contamination from Bearded Dragon Reptiles — Minnesota, 2009 Sara Lowther, PhD, MPH, EISO 2008 – Minnesota Dept of Health
  • 10:10 pm Usefulness of Sentinel Site Influenza-Like Illness Surveillance — Wyoming, 2003–2009 Aimee Geissler, PhD, MPH, EISO 2009 – Wyoming Dept of Health
  • 10:30 am BREAK
  • 10:40 am Modes of Transmission and Risk Factors for Mycoplasma pneumoniae During an Outbreak at a Child and Adolescent Residential Treatment Center — New Mexico, 2009 Megin Nichols, DVM, MPH, EISO 2008 – New Mexico Dept of Health
  • 11:00 am Acute Versus Paired Serology for La Crosse Encephalitis Surveillance Rendi Murphree, PhD, EISO 2009 – Tennessee Dept of Health
  • 11:20 am Household Transmission of 2009 Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) After a School-Based Outbreak in New York City — April–May 2009 Anne Marie France, PhD, MPH, EISO 2008 – New York City Dept of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • 11:40 am Impact of Rotavirus Vaccination on Rotavirus-Coded Hospitalizations — Colorado, 2000–2008 Christa Hale, DVM, MPH, EISO 2008 – Colorado Dept of Public Health and Environment
  • 12:00 pm LUNCH BREAK
  • 1:30 pm Influenza Vaccination Practices Among Healthcare Workers — North Dakota, 2007–2008  Jennifer Cope, MD, EISO 2009 – North Dakota Dept of Health
  • 1:50 pm Demographic Differences in Pregnancy Outcomes after Diagnoses of Neural Tube Defects — Texas, 1999–2005 Sharyn Parks Brown, PhD, MPH, EISO 2008 – Texas Dept of State Health Services
  • 2:10 pm Variations in Positive Predictive Values for Rapid Influenza Tests for 2009 Pandemic Influenza A (pH1N1) — Arizona, April–October, 2009 Steven Baty, DVM, MPH, EISO 2009 – Arizona Dept of Health Services
  • 2:30 pm Old Face in a New Place: La Crosse Encephalitis Virus Infection — Missouri, 2009 Yi-Chun Lo, MD, EISO 2009 – Missouri Dept of Health and Senior Services
  • 2:50 pm BREAK
  • 3:00 pm Evaluation of Three School Absenteeism Influenza Surveillance Indicators: Lessons Enabled With the 2009 Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) — Tri-County (Denver Metropolitan Region), Colorado Nancy Williams, MD, MPH, EISO 2009 – Tri-County Health Dept
  • 3:20 pm Investigation of Ecstasy (MDMA) Overdoses at a Rave — Los Angeles, 2010 Caitlin Reed, MD, MPH, EISO 2009 – Los Angeles County Dept of Public Health
  • 3:30 pm Sudden Increase in Cases of Invasive Haemophilus influenzae Type A Among American Indian Children Aged <3 years — New Mexico, 2009–2010 Megin Nichols, DVM, MPH, EISO 2008 – New Mexico Dept of Health
  • 3:40 pm Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection among Employees of an Elephant Refuge Rendi Murphree, PhD, EISO 2009 – Tennessee Dept of Health
  • 3:50 pm Blood and Blood Product Donor Fatalities Reported to the Food and Drug Administration — United States, 1984–2008 Sanjaya Dhakal, PhD, M.Phil, EISO 2008 – US Food and Drug Administration
  • 4:10 pm ADJOURN

Sponsored by the Colorado Dept of Public Health and Environment, Colorado School of Public Health, and CDC’s Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services

For more information, please contact EIS officer Christa Hale, or Colorado School of Public Health Assistant Professor, Elaine Scallan,

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