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February 2017

Global Food Safety Initiative: Global Food Safety Conference

February 28 - March 2
Hilton Americas-Houston, 1600 Lamar St
Houston, TX 77010 United States
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Join the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) for their annual Global Food Safety Conference on February 27-March 2, 2017 in Houston, TX. This event convenes more than a 1,000 international food safety professionals from around the world. This year’s theme focuses on “Leadership for Growth: Innovation, Networking and Efficiency.” Attendees will have an opportunity to explore a variety of topics including “retail/manufacturing, “farm to fork,” and NASA’s kitchen as the Johnson Space Center.” Discounted registration rates are available for non-profit,…

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Webinar Series: The Opioid Epidemic: Opioid Prescribing: Safe Practice, Changing Lives

February 28 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This three-part webinar series is designed to assist health and human service providers working in a variety of settings with developing strategies to address the opioid public health crisis in the U.S. The third webinar in the series, “Opioid Prescribing: Safe Practice, Changing Lives,” is a comprehensive course, developed by experts from Collaborative for REMS Education (CO*RE), that incorporates all six units outlined in the FDA blueprint for safe opioid prescribing and will teach participants how to: Counsel patients and caregivers about safer…

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Webinar: What’s Hot From the 2017 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections

February 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This webinar will summarize the most recent and clinically relevant information presented at the 2017 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections. This overview will include updates on antiretroviral therapy and investigational antiretroviral drugs. The most up-to-date data on HIV drug resistance, HIV prevention, and national and global epidemiology will be discussed during this webinar. New data on comorbidities and coinfections such as tuberculosis and hepatitis C virus infection will also be discussed. At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be…

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Webinar: Gearing Up for National Infant Immunization Week

February 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

National Immunization Awareness Week (NIIW) is the annual observance that highlights the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and celebrates the achievements of immunization programs and partners in promoting healthy communities. Join the Virtual Immunization Communication (VIC) Network for a webinar to hear the latest information that will help you plan events and activities for NIIW, which will take place April 22-29, 2017. Participants will learn about NIIW planning tools, digital communication resources, and CDC activities planned for the…

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March 2017

CDC Teleconference Series: Zoonoses & One Health Updates (ZOHU)

March 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's One Health Office is now hosting a monthly Zoonoses & One Health Updates (ZOHU) Call. The conference call and webinar occurs the first Wednesday of every month from 2-3pm ET, except January and July. Participants represent more than 1,000 public health and animal health officials, epidemiologists, veterinarians, physicians, nurses, and other public health practitioners at the federal, state, and local levels as well as professionals from non-governmental organizations, industry, and academia. Every presentation is…

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NACCHO Webinar: Integrating Cancer Control Strategies into Community Health Improvement Plans

March 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

NACCHO and the American Cancer Society will host a webinar addressing how local health departments (LHDs) can integrate evidence-based cancer control strategies into Community Health Assessments (CHAs) and Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIPs). The webinar will offer resources, tools, and tips LHDs and cancer control practitioners can use to synergize local and state efforts to implement effective cancer control strategies at the local level. You'll hear from NACCHO professionals as well as two local health departments. This webinar is supported…

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Joint Central/Midwest Regional PulseNet & OutbreakNet Meeting

March 7 @ 8:00 am - March 9 @ 5:00 pm

Made possible through a multi-level collaboration of federal and non-profit public health agencies, the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) is hosting a Joint Midwest Regional PulseNet & OutbreakNet Meeting in Chicago, IL on March 7-9, 2017. This conference intends to bring together laboratorians, epidemiologists and environmental health specialists involved with foodborne and enteric disease outbreak response to engage in discussion about critical food safety topics such as regional surveillance and outbreak detection of enteric diseases. Environmental health staff responsible for foodborne…

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National Women And Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2017

March 10

This year, the National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD – March 10) theme is “The Best Defense Is a Good Offense.” To help health departments promote this health observance, AIDS.gov posted a blog featuring digital resources (e.g., social media, images, videos) that can be incorporated into websites, web platforms, and social media. View the blog and resources.

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Webinar: Updates from the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections

March 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) is hosting a webinar to highlight updates and outcomes from CROI 2017. CROI brings together top basic, translational, and clinical researchers from around the world to share the latest studies, important developments, and best research methods in the ongoing battle against HIV/AIDS and related infectious diseases. CROI is a global model of collaborative science and the premier international venue for bridging basic and clinical investigation to clinical practice in the field of HIV and related…

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MAHC Network March Webinar- Lifeguard/ Bather Supervision and Operational Entries

March 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join NACCHO and the CDC for the latest bi-monthly Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) Network webinar on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 1:00-2:00 PM/ET. This presentation will focus on the topic of lifeguard/bather supervision and operational entries in the MAHC. Joseph A. Stefanyak of Jeff Ellis & Associates, Inc., will provide an in-depth overview of these concepts and their practical application for MAHC users. Register for the webinar today! Webinar Presenter: Joseph A. Stefanyak, Director, Jeff Ellis & Associates, Inc. *** The MAHC Network…

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