Named Lecture:
76. Edward H. Kass Lecture: The NTDs and Blue Marble Health
Thursday, October 3, 2013: 5:00 PM-5:45 PM
Room: The Moscone Center: Esplanade Ballroom 301-310

Learning Objectives:

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

  • identify the major neglected tropical diseases and how they cause poverty
  • discuss global approaches to NTD control including mass drug administration and preventive chemotherapy
  • review where the NTDs occur, especially among the poor living in middle income and wealthy countries
  • cite the opportunities for science and vaccine diplomacy

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, hospital administrators, HIV specialists, HIV clinicians, health care workers, fellows, epidemiologists, clinicians, academicians

Tracks: Pediatric ID, Investigative ID, HIV-STD-TB, Global ID, Epidemiology and Infection Control, Adult ID

Moderator:  Penelope H. Dennehy, MD, FIDSA, The Alpert Medical School of Brown University


5:05 PM
The NTDs and Blue Marble Health
Peter Hotez, MD, PhD

CME Credits: Maximum of 0.75 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM

ACPE Credits: ACPE 0.75 knowledge-based contact hours (0.075 CEU) of pharmacy CE

ACPE Number: 0221-9999-13-131-L01-P


P. H. Dennehy, None

P. Hotez, None

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