Webinar: Health Experts Provide Update on Current Infectious Disease Threats

Jun 05, 2012, 08:00 ET from National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

BETHESDA, Md., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases:

WHAT:  An expert update and perspectives on infectious disease threats currently in the news and expected to be "hot topics" in the coming year will be presented at the 17th Richard J. Duma/National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) Annual News Conference Webinar on Infectious Diseases.

  • Updates on prevention and treatment in C. difficle infections 
  • New developments in identifying hepatitis C cases
  • Updates on vaccinations for pregnant women
  • Lessons learned from the 2001 measles outbreak

This news conference webinar is sponsored by NFID, a recognized leader in U.S. infectious disease education and awareness efforts.

WHO & TOPICS:  Dale N. Gerding, M.D., Loyola University Chicago
C. difficle Infections:  Prevention and Treatment

Eliot Godofsky, M.D., University Hepatitis Center
Hepatitis C

Richard Beigi, M.D., MS, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Vaccination for Pregnant Women

Patricia A. Stinchfield, RN, MS, CPNP, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Measles 2011:  Lessons Learned

WHEN: Tuesday, June 5, 2012
11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time

WHERE: Online – Webinar

NFID was established in 1973, as a nonprofit, tax-exempt, non-governmental organization dedicated to educating the public and healthcare professionals about the causes, treatment, and prevention of infectious diseases.

SOURCE National Foundation for Infectious Diseases