29. MERS, Chikungunya, and Dengue: The Emergence Continues
Thursday, October 8, 2015: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 29--ABCD

Learning Objectives:

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

  • discuss the latest information concerning the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, and treatments for the MERS coronavirus
  • describe the emergence of chikungunya virus infections in the Americas
  • predict where dengue infections will emerge in the Americas

Target Audience: Researchers, Scientists, Vaccinologists, Public health practitioners, Pharmacists, Nurses, Members-in-training, Infectious diseases physicians, Infectious diseases pediatricians, Infection preventionists, Hospital epidemiologists, Healthcare workers, Fellows, Epidemiologists, Clinicians, Academicians

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

Moderators:  Minal Kapoor, MD, CWS, Community Care Network and Michael Kurilla, MD, PhD, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease

10:30 AM
MERS Coronavirus: The Third Year
John Watson, MD, MSc
11:30 AM

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:


M. Kapoor, None

M. Kurilla, None

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