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.
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
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 www.bioterrorism.uc.edu
or call Lynn DiPilla at (513) 558-2827. More material on bioterrorism
and direction and parking information can also be found at the Website.