Health Experts Discuss Bioterrorism Oct. 31 at Second Public Forum at AHSC

<p>The public is invited to attend a second forum on bioterrorism featuring health professionals.</p>

Health Experts Discuss Bioterrorism Oct. 31 at Second Public Forum at AHSC


Oct. 26, 2001
From: George Humphrey, (520) 626-7301
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PUBLIC FORUM: BIOTERRORISM: PROTECTING THE PUBLIC'S HEALTH


DATE/TIME: WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31, NOON TO 2 P.M.

PLACE: Arizona Cancer Center, Kiewit Auditorium, 1501 N. Campbell

Parking available in the UMC Parking Garage, just west of Campbell

CONTACT: Jane Barth, 626-0833

PLEASE NOTE: This forum will be broadcast live on on Cox Cable, Channel 76 (Sierra Vista Channel 7), People's Choice, Channel 48.


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The public is invited to attend a second forum on bioterrorism featuring health professionals from the Arizona Health Sciences Center and other organizations. This forum is a follow-up to a conference held earlier this month. Bioterrorism: Protecting the Public's Health is scheduled Wednesday, Oct. 31, noon to 2 p.m., at Kiewit Auditorium, Arizona Cancer Center, 1501 N. Campbell Ave. Following presentations, audience members can ask questions of the panelists.
* The event will be moderated by Eskild Petersen, MD, an internationally known expert on infectious disease who is chief of staff at University Medical Center and chief of the UA Section of Infectious Diseases. Scheduled topics and presenters are:

"Bioterrorism: Protecting the Public's Health" -- Carlos C. "Kent" Campbell, MD, MPH, director, AHSC Initiative for Health Care Improvement. Former interim dean of the UA College of Public Health, Dr. Campbell worked for 20 years at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

"Physician's Protocol for Anthrax" -- Peter Kelly, MD, clinical assistant professor of medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases, AHSC Phoenix Campus and a representative of the Arizona Department of Health Services.

Rod Adam, PhD, associate professor of medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases, UA College of Medicine.

Elizabeth MacNeill, MPH, chief medical officer, Pima County Health Department.

Note: Other experts are expected to participate as panelists.