04 February 2013

AMIA - Public Health Informatics Workgroup Webinar Series

Public Health Informatics Workgroup Webinar Series

AMIA and the AMIA Public Health Informatics Work Group are planning a series of webinars on timely issues in public health and population health informatics. The webinars will include information from relevant experts and an opportunity for questions and interaction with all participants. These webinars are open to both AMIA members and non-AMIA members for no charge. 

The Data and Informatics Needs of the Recent Meningitis Events
Date – February 12, 2013
Time – 12:00 Noon EST

At least 44 people have died and more than 678 people in 19 states have become ill from fungal meningitis, epidural abscesses, and other infections after receiving contaminated steroid shots made by the New England Compounding Center in Massachusetts.   Public health response to these events required coordination among multiple Federal and State organizations, recommendations for the management of possible and confirmed cases and strong patient and physician communications. This webinar will focus on data and informatics needs of this event and what capabilities could facilitate similar responses in the future.

Janet J Hamilton, MPH
Disease Control and Health Protection
Bureau of Epidemiology
Florida Department of Health

Marion Kainer, MD MPH FRACP

Director, Healthcare Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance Program
Tennessee Department of Health

J. Todd Weber, MD
Incident Manager, CDC Response to Multistate Outbreak of Fungal Meningitis and Other Infections 
Chief, Prevention and Response Branch
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, NCEZID
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

To participate – Register beforehand at: 

AMIA aims to lead the way in transforming health care through trusted science, education, and the practice of informatics. AMIA connects a broad community of professionals and students interested in informatics. AMIA is the bridge for knowledge and collaboration across a continuum, from basic and applied research to the consumer and public health arenas. One of the five domains supported by AMIA is the Public Health Informatics Working Group. Public Health Informatics is the application of informatics in areas of public health, including surveillance, reporting, and health promotion.

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