We are pleased to announce a special session of Public Health Grand Rounds, titled “Shifts in Global Health Security: Lessons from Ebola,” which will be held on September 29, at 1 p.m. (EDT). This session will be available via live webcast from CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday, September 29 at 1 p.m. (EDT).
Global health security is the protection of the health of people and societies worldwide. With diseases a plane ride or border crossing away, the importance of global health security has never been clearer. Patterns of global travel and trade pose greater opportunities for infectious diseases to emerge and spread nearly anywhere within 24 hours. The Ebola epidemic in West Africa, which has infected more than 28,000 people across 10 countries and has caused more than 11,200 deaths, highlights the importance of ensuring that every country is prepared to prevent, detect, and respond to outbreaks and emerging health threats. Disease threats also have a devastating impact on economies. A recent World Bank economic analysis estimated that Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, will lose at least $2.2 billion in 2015 as a result of the epidemic.
Global health security must be a shared responsibility with collaboration within countries and across many organizations and governments. In 2005, 194 countries collaborated to revise a set of health policy rules called the International Health Regulations (IHR), establishing greater global health security capacity than ever before. But although all member states signed on to the IHR, by the end of 2014, only 64 countries reported being fully prepared to detect and respond to disease threats. We have also seen an emergence and spread of new infectious threats and a rise of drug resistance in microbes. In the wake of Ebola, it is clear that every nation must undertake public health surveillance and support basic public health infrastructure.
In this session of Public Health Grand Rounds we will discuss how CDC, other U.S. government agencies, and global partners are working to promote global health security as an international priority and accelerate progress toward a world safe and secure from epidemics of infectious disease.
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CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds Presents:
“Shifts in Global Health Security: Lessons from Ebola”
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., EDT
Global Communications Center (Building 19)
Alexander D. Langmuir Auditorium
Jennifer Nuzzo, DrPH, SM
UPMC Center for Health Security
“Ebola Successes and Challenges and What they Mean for Future Health Security Threats”
David L. Blazes, MD, MPH
Director, Military Tropical Medicine, US Department of Defense
Professor, Tropical Public Health, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
US Navy Specialty Leader, Infectious Diseases, Navy Medicine Professional Development Center
“Infectious Disease Surveillance and Global Security”
Jordan W. Tappero, MD, MPH
Captain, US Public Health Service
Director, Division of Global Health Protection
Center for Global Health, CDC
“The Global Health Security Agenda and the West Africa Ebola Epidemic”
John Iskander, MD, MPH, Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
Phoebe Thorpe, MD, MPH, Deputy Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
Susan Laird, MSN, RN, Communications Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
For CDC staff unable to attend the event:
The session will be available on IPTV and Envision. To join by Envision, reserve a conference room and make the Envision request or use your local room scheduling process to schedule Envision.
For non-CDC staff interested in viewing the session:
A live external webcast will be available. For individuals who are unable to view the session during the scheduled time, the archived presentation will be posted 48 hours after each session.
For non-CDC staff who wish to attend in person:
Due to security measures at CDC’s Roybal campus, non-CDC staff who wish to attend these sessions in person must have prior clearance and a US state-issued photo ID (e.g., driver’s license, US passport).
Names of non-CDC staff (both domestic and international) should be submitted to the Grand Rounds Team. Please note that all information for international visitors must be submitted at least 10 days in advance.
For individuals requiring reasonable accommodations:
It is the policy of CDC to provide reasonable accommodations (RA) for qualified individuals with disabilities to ensure their full inclusion in CDC-sponsored events. Employees are asked to submit RA requests at least 5 business days prior to the event. Please e-mail the request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grand Rounds is available for Continuing Education.
ALL Continuing Education hours for Public Health Grand Rounds (PHGR) are issued online through the CDC/ATSDR Training and Continuing Education Online system. If you have questions, e-mail or call Learner Support at 1-800-418-7246 (1-800-41TRAIN).
Those who attend PHGR either in person, Envision, IPTV, or “web on demand” and who wish to receive continuing education must complete the online seminar evaluation. Thirty days from the initial seminar the course number will change to WD2346 and will be available for continuing education until February 18, 2016. The course code for PHGR isPHGR10.
Target Audience: Physicians, nurses, epidemiologists, pharmacists, veterinarians, certified health education specialists, laboratorians, others
- List key measures of burden of disease involving morbidity, mortality, and/or cost.
- Describe evidence-based preventive interventions and the status of their implementations.
- Identify one key prevention science research gap.
- Name one key indicator by which progress and meeting prevention goals is measured.
CE certificates can be printed from your computer immediately upon completion of your online evaluation. A cumulative transcript of all CDC/ATSDR CE’s obtained through the TCE Online System will be maintained for each user. We hope that this will assist CDC staff and other public health professionals to fulfill the requirements for their professional licenses and certificates.
Learn more about continuing education on the Grand Rounds website.