Date: December 9, 2014 – Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: New York Academy of Medicine- 1216 Fifth Avenue @ 103 St, New York, NY
The recent Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa presented the medical community with previously unencountered vulnerabilities.The arrival of the Ebola virus in the United States demanded immediate public health interventions, treatment of those infected and measures to protect New York State residents against its spread.
This Grand Rounds introduces a team of experts presenting evidence-based best practices relevant to the epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations and treatment of Ebola.
Details of the first Ebola epidemic in Zaire will be presented by a member of the 1976 International Mission that confronted and named the first Ebola outbreak.
The current outbreak in West Africa will be discussed by an NIH Critical Care Specialist and Researcher who treated hundreds of Liberians infected with Ebola in August 2014. Clinical leadership from New York Health and Hospital Corporation/Bellevue Hospital Center will discuss current protective practices in caring for Ebola patients.
This activity has been designed and developed for physicians only.
About the Speaker(s)
Howard A. Zucker, MD, JD
Acting Commissioner of Health, New York State Department of Health
Malonga Miatudila, MD, MPH
Public Health Specialist for the World Bank for Rwanda, Burundi, Sierra-Leone, DR Congo (Retired); World Bank Team Leader for Multi Country AIDS Control Program; International Consultant Global Fund for the fight against Malaria
Daniel S. Chertow, MD, MPH
Staff Clinician, Department of Critical Care Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda MD; Assistant Clinical Investigator of Viral Pathogenesis and Evolution, National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Bethesda, MD; Public Health Service Medical Officer, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Lauren Johnston, RN, MPA
Senior Vice President for Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer, New York City Health And Hospital Corporation, Bellevue Hospital Center
Cost: Free, but advance registration is required