68. Global Viral Threats
Thursday, October 3, 2013: 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Room: The Moscone Center: 103 (Gateway Ballroom)
Co-organized with the Center for Global Health Policy

Learning Objectives:

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

  • describe epidemiologic features of dengue in travelers
  • identify lessons learned from polio eradication efforts in India applicable to current endemic countries
  • explain the role of ProMed in recognition and response to the novel coronavirus in the Middle East

Target Audience: vaccinologists, scientists, researchers, public health practitioners, pharmacists, nurses, microbiologists, members-in-training, lab personnel, investigators, infectious diseases physicians, infectious diseases pediatricians, infection preventionists, hospital epidemiologists, health care workers, fellows, epidemiologists, clinicians, academicians

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

Moderators:  Rima Khabbaz, MD, FIDSA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and James M. Hughes, MD, FIDSA, Emory University


2:00 PM
Dengue in Travelers
Harold Margolis, MD, FIDSA

2:30 PM
Polio Eradication: Lessons from India
T. Jacob John, MBBS, FRCPE, PhD, DSc

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:


R. Khabbaz, None

J. M. Hughes, None

H. Margolis, None

T. J. John, None

L. Madoff, None

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