174. Next-Generation Sequencing: Transforming Public Health
Friday, October 28, 2016: 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Room: 291-292

Learning Objectives:

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

  • summarize the role of next-generation sequencing in selected areas of public health, and how the technology is impacting the effectives of public health efforts
  • describe how bacterial whole-genome sequencing is being incorporated into the US food safety system and the anticipated effect of its implementation
  • describe how real-time sequencing of Ebola virus was applied in Guinea to support the response to the outbreak and the implications for future outbreaks of communicable diseases

Target Audience: Academicians, Epidemiologists, Hospital epidemiologists, Infection preventionists, Infectious diseases pediatricians, Infectious diseases physicians, Lab personnel, Members-in-training, Microbiologists

Tracks: Epidemiology and Infection Control, Global ID

Moderators:  Gregory Armstrong, MD, FIDSA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Rima Khabbaz, MD, FIDSA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CME Credits: Maximum of 1.5 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

ACPE Credits: ACPE 1.5 knowledge-based contact hours 0.15 of pharmacy CE

ACPE Number: 0221-9999-16-267-L04-P


G. Armstrong, None

R. Khabbaz, None

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