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Publish Date: 11/13/01
Media Contact: AHC Public Relations, (513) 558-4553
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UC Hosts Bioterrorism Forum for Healthcare Professionals

Cincinnati--The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine is hosting a free bioterrorism forum for the medical community on Saturday, November 17 from 8:30 a.m. - noon. The event will be held at Kresge Auditorium in the Medical Sciences Building, 231 Albert Sabin Way, UC Medical Center Campus. The forum is free and approved for 3.0 Category 1 Continuing Medical Education credits. All healthcare providers are encouraged to attend.

The forum is not open to the public.

The forum will address the threat of bioterrorism and chemical terrorism. The focus will be on anthrax, smallpox and plague along with chemical agents such as sarin and soman. The speakers will discuss the current state of affairs, and provide guidance as to diagnosis and treatment, with an emphasis on what can be done for a variety of scenarios. The format of the program is designed with ample opportunity for participants to obtain answers to specific questions. Additional resources will be identified.

The following is a partial list of speakers:

  • Donald Locasto, MD, Department of Emergency Medicine, UC
  • Jay Johannigman, MD, Department of Surgery, UC
  • Edward Otten, MD, director of Medical Toxicology, UC
  • Gary Roselle, MD, Division of Infectious Diseases, Veteran's Affairs Medical Center


The Forum on Bioterrorism is designed to provide the medical community with factual information regarding the current threats of biological and chemical weapons. The program has been developed in response to requests from healthcare providers.

Participants are strongly encouraged to pre-register. To do so, please visit the Website or call Lynn DiPilla at (513) 558-2827. More material on bioterrorism and direction and parking information can also be found at the Website.

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