Conference on Global Health and Emerging Disease

September 08, 2006

The University of Rochester, the School of Nursing and Passport Health of Upstate New York are sponsoring a conference on global health and emerging disease Sept. 18 and Sept. 19.

In addition to several University faculty members, speakers include: John Cahill, M.D., editor of the textbook Bioterrorism and Disaster Medicine; Jay Keystone, M.D., director of International Health Programs at the University of Toronto; and Bradley Connor, M.D., director of The New York Center for Travel and Tropical Medicine

The conference qualifies for continuing medical education credits for physicians and nurses. It also is approved by the American Academy of Family Physicians. The conference will be held at Mario’s Italian Steakhouse & Catering in Brighton.

The conference has been developed for any health care provider. It will provide information on world health issues and infectious diseases and an understanding of how they relate to a provider’s patient population. Topics will include nutrition, environment, chronic disease, smoking, mental health and infectious and tropical diseases as well as cultural issues that affect western style interventions. At the conclusion of the conference, participants will be able to integrate what they have learned directly into a clinical practice.

For more information, call 585-275-8884 or look online at: www.urmc.rochester.edu/son/CNC/world_health.cfm  

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