Tuesday, August 23, 2005


   Hilton UF Hotel and Conference Center
   Gainesville, FL

      SITE INDEX

l-Welcome Letter l-Preliminary Agenda l-Transportation Information
l-Introduction & Overview l-Speaker Biographies l-Area Information
l-Who Should Attend? l-Registration Information l-Further Information
l-10 Ways to Benefit l-Hotel Accommodations

l-Print Version of Summit Brochure [Adobe PDF file]

l-Speaker PowerPoint Presentations

l-Program Book (w/handouts) [Adobe PDF file]

Welcome Letter

Dear Colleague,

Mark your calendar and make plans to attend the Emerging Zoonotic Diseases Summit scheduled Tuesday, August 23, 2005 in Gainesville, Florida at the Hilton UF Hotel and Conference Center.

If zoonotic diseases are able to gain a strong foothold in the U.S., it is anticipated that potentially severe damage to human and animal health could follow, without early detection and rapid response. The purpose of this summit is to facilitate information exchange amongst the network of professionals involved in responding to disease out-breaks and for the prevention and/or reduction of losses. Most importantly, this event will provide numerous opportunities to discuss common concerns and up-to-date research on emerging diseases with colleagues from throughout the country. Participants will receive eight hours of training and instruction, and a Certificate of Completion will be provided upon conclusion. Advance registration is required with enrollment limited to the first 100 registrants.

We encourage you to register early and we invite you to join us for this important event.

Sincerely,

Carina Blackmore, DVM,PhD
Acting State Public Health Veterinarian
  and Manager for the Zoonotic and Vectorborne Disease
    and Toxicology Programs

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Introduction & Overview
 
This summit is designed for medical and veterinary health care professionals and other scientists with an interest in emerging zoonotic diseases, disease prevention and preparedness issues.
 
National subject matter experts will talk about the epidemiology and challenges of prevention and control of a handful of zoonotic diseases, most with the potential to cause widespread human disease either naturally or as bioterrorist weapons. Opportunities for better integration of human and animal disease surveillance and disease control efforts will also be discussed.

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Who Should Attend?

This event will provide numerous opportunities to discuss common concerns and up-to-date research on emerging diseases with colleagues from throughout the country. Participants will include:

  • Agricultural Industry Representatives

  • Animal Control Personnel

  • Epidemiologists

  • First Responders

  • Infectious Disease Physicians

  • Microbiologists/
    Virologists

  • Nurse Practitioners

  • Primary Care Physicians

  • Public Health Professionals

  • Veterinarians & Veterinary Epidemiologists

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10 Ways to Benefit

After participating in this summit, you will be able to:

  1. Understand why zoonotic diseases are emerging as important public health concerns.

  2. Describe the natural ecology of zoonotic diseases.

  3. Describe different strategies for using zoonotic pathogens as bioterrorist weapons.

  4. Describe the epidemiology of zoonotic diseases including Q fever.

  5. Describe different surveillance methods needed to detect man-made releases of zoonotic diseases such as Coxiella burnetti, the Q fever agent.

  6. Understand why Southeast Asia is an important source of avian influenza strains that are pathogenic to humans.

  7. Describe influenza preparedness efforts within the poultry industry in the United States.

  8. Describe preparedness efforts for zoonotic diseases of global public health concern such as influenza, vCJD and SARS.

  9. Describe efforts in progress to integrate human and animal disease surveillance programs.

  10. Describe the important partners involved in preparedness efforts against zoonotic and food borne diseases.

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Preliminary Agenda  [Click here for Speaker Biographies]

l-Speaker PowerPoint Presentations

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

7:30 am – 8:30 am

Registration and Morning Refreshments

8:30 am – 8:45 am

Introductions

8:45 am – 9:00 am

Welcome Address — Joseph A. DiPietro, DVM, Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

9:00 am – 9:15 am

Opening Introduction — David R. Johnson, MD, MS, DABT, FACOEM, Executive Medical Director, Division of Environmental Health, State Environmental Epidemiologist, Florida Department of Health, Tallahassee, FL

9:15 am – 9:45 am

Emerging Zoonoses and Epidemics of the 21st Century — Paul Gibbs, BVSc, PhD, FRCVS, Professor of Virology, Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

9:45 am – 10:15 am

Avian Influenza — Thomas J. Holt, DVM, State Veterinarian/Director, Division of Animal Industry, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Tallahassee, FL

10:15 am – 10:45 am

Refreshments and Networking

10:45 am – 11:15 am

Foodborne Pathogens and Antibiotic Resistance — Stacy Holzbauer, DVM, MPH, ATPM Fellow, Foodborne and Diarrheal Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

11:15 am – 11:30 am

Laboratory Response Network (LRN) — Jennifer H. McQuiston, DVM, MS, Veterinary Epidemiologist, Viral and Rickettsial Zoonoses Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Luncheon and Keynote Address: The Interface between Human and Veterinary Public Health — Lonnie J. King, DVM, MPH, Director, Office of Strategy and Innovation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA; and, Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

1:15 pm – 1:45 pm

Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies — Ryan A. Maddox, MPH, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

1:45 pm – 2:15 pm

Q Fever — Jennifer H. McQuiston, DVM, MS, Veterinary Epidemiologist, Viral and Rickettsial Zoonoses Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

2:15 pm – 2:45 pm

Borreliosis and Babesiosis in the Southeastern USA — Kerry L. Clark, MPH, PhD, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm

Refreshments and Networking

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Shiga-toxigenic E. Coli O157 — LCDR John R. Dunn, DVM, PhD, Tennessee Department of Health, Career Epidemiology Field Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Nashville, TN

3:30 pm – 3:45 pm

ESF-17 Emergency Response Efforts — Gregory S. Christy, DVM, State ESF-17 Coordinator, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Tallahassee, FL

3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

Panel Session and Discussion between Presenters & Audience

4:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Closing Remarks — Summit Concludes

l-Speaker PowerPoint Presentations

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Registration Information

Because this is a highly specialized program and there is no fee to attend, space is limited to the first 100 participants, and registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until the course is full.

What Does Registration Include? Registration includes one copy of the summary of presentations, instructional materials, a certificate of completion, refreshment breaks and served lunch.

Click in the "Register Now" box below to register. All registrations must be submitted online via this web site.

Cancellation Policy: Because there is limited seating, the course will undoubtedly fill. Therefore, should you need to cancel your registration, please do so no later than August 9 so we can notify interested applicants if any seats become available in the Summit.

Special Needs: Participants with special needs can be reasonably accommodated by contacting the Office of Conferences & Institutes at least 10 working days prior to the summit. We can be reached by
phone at 1-352-392-5930, by fax at 1-352-392-9734, or by
calling 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), within the state of Florida.

 

Registration for this summit has closed

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Hotel Accommodations

The Hilton University of Florida Conference Center
1714 Southwest 34th Street
Gainesville,Florida 32607
PHONE: (352) 371-3600
WEB: www.ufhilton.com

The summit will be held at The Hilton UF Hotel and Conference Center. Facilities include a complete business service center and all hotel rooms have a large desk with lamp for working after-hours, WebTV, Ethernet ports, dual-line telephones and analog ports for modem access. A small number of guest rooms have been reserved for the night of Monday, August 22 at a special per night rate of $99 single or double occupancy (plus 10% – if you are exempt from Florida sales tax, you will be required to present proper documentation at check-in, and pay with a government issued credit card or check.) Call the hotel directly at (352) 371-3600 to make a reservation and identify yourself as a participant of the Emerging Zoonotic Diseases Summit. If the host hotel fills and you are not able to get a reservation, instructions for overflow hotel properties will be posted on this web site.

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Transportation Information

Air service is provided through the Gainesville Regional Airport just north of Gainesville, and additional airports within a 2 – 3 hour drive of the University of Florida are located in Jacksonville (85 miles),Orlando(110 miles), and Tampa (130 miles). The Hilton provides daytime shuttle service to and from the Gainesville Regional Airport.
 

Jacksonville Airport Authority


Tampa International Airport 

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Area Information
 

Visit Gainesville


Campus Map

 FLMNH Logo
Florida Museum
of Natural History

 

Click for Gainesville, Florida Forecast

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For Further Information  
Summit Information:
Carina Blackmore, DVM, PhD
Acting State Public Health Veterinarian
-and-
Manager for the Zoonotic and Vectorborne Disease and Toxicology Programs
Florida Department of Health
Bureau of Community Environmental Health
Division of Environmental Health
4052 Bald Cypress Way Bin A08
Tallahassee,FL 32399-1712
PHONE: (850) 245-4732
FAX: (850) 922-8473
EMAIL: Carina_Blackmore@doh.state.fl.us
Registration Information:
Ms. Beth Miller-Tipton
University of Florida/IFAS
Office of Conferences & Institutes (OCI)
Building 639 Mowry Road
PO Box 110750
Gainesville, FL 32611-0750
PHONE: (352) 392-5930
FAX: (352) 392-9734
EMAIL: bmt@ufl.edu

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