Symposium:
169a. Update on Emerging Vector-Borne Diseases in the United States
Saturday, October 5, 2013: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Room: The Moscone Center: 134 (Hall E)

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • describe the recent changes in epidemiology and/or clinical presentation of West Nile virus in the United States
  • recognize recently discovered emerging tick-borne diseases in the United States

Target Audience: public health practitioners, nurses, microbiologists, members-in-training, infectious diseases physicians, infectious diseases pediatricians, health care workers, fellows, epidemiologists, clinicians, academicians

Tracks: Pediatric ID, Global ID, Epidemiology and Infection Control, Adult ID

Moderators:  James M. Hughes, MD, FIDSA, Emory University and Christopher Woods, MD, MPH, FIDSA, Duke University Medical Center

CME Credits: Maximum of 1.5 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM

ACPE Credits: No CPE credit is offered for this session.

ACPE Number:

Disclosures:

J. M. Hughes, None

C. Woods, Novartis Diagnostics: Grant Investigator, Research grant
Becton Dickinson: Scientific Advisor, Consulting fee
GenMark: Investigator, Research support
bioMerieux: Consultant, Consulting fee
Cubist: Investigator, Research support
Roche: Investigator, Research grant and Research support

L. Petersen, None

H. Margolis, None

G. Wormser, None

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