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January 2020

Tick Carrying Lyme Spirochetes Found in Ancient Amber

Tick-Borne Disease Working Group (TBDWG)

January 28 - January 29
Hyatt Place Washington DC/US Capitol, 33 New York Avenue
Washington, DC 20002 United States

The 11th meeting of the Tick-borne Disease Working Group (TBDWG) will be held on January 28 and 29, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET on both days (times subject to change). The meeting will be held at the in Washington D.C. and by webcast. Preregistration for public members is advisable and can be accomplished by registering here. The TBDWG was established by Congress in 2016 as part of the 21st Century Cures Act to provide subject matter expertise…

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CDC COCA Call: Outbreak of 2019-nCoV: Interim Guidance for Clinicians

January 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

The CDC will hold a COCA (Clinicians Outreach and Communication Activity) call this afternoon with their latest recommendations. Due to the high demand we anticipate for this COCA Call, we kindly ask participants to access it in a group format, if at all possible, to allow for the maximum number of participants to attend. Target audience: Physicians Nurses Pharmacists Veterinarians Physician Assistants Health Educators Other Clinicians Please note, there will be only a few introductory slides for this presentation. The subject matter…

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February 2020

CDC National Call Series on Novel Coronavirus Monitoring & Preparedness

February 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak caused by a novel (new) coronavirus in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. A number of countries, including the U.S., are actively screening incoming travelers from Wuhan. Starting January 21, 2020, CDC’s 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) response team will host a series of national calls to continue providing state and local partners with the latest information on the novel coronavirus outbreak and U.S. preparedness efforts. The call schedule is currently set…

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Yale Forum on Outbreak of Novel Coronavirus

February 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EST
Winslow Auditorium, 60 College Street, LEPH 109
New Haven, CT 06510 United States
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In response to news and concerns about the respiratory illness outbreak caused by a novel coronavirus initially identified in China, the Yale Institute for Global Health, Yale School of Public Health and the Global Health Justice Partnership will hold a discussion and question and answer session on Thursday, February 6, 2020. Panelists will address the epidemiology of the disease, its impact on public health, human rights issues and how information on such outbreaks is communicated to the public. Moderator Saad…

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Containing the Coronavirus: Challenges to Thwarting the Outbreak

February 10 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm EST
Hudson Institute, 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, #400
Washington, DC 20004 United States
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Hudson Institute and the Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense will host a panel discussion on the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and how the United States can respond to the growing outbreak effectively. Confirmed infections of the coronavirus in China have exceeded that of the 2002-2003 SARS epidemic, with thousands more suspected cases. As the number of cases increases, concerns are mounting that the global community may not be adequately prepared to prevent the disease from significantly spreading. The virus has already spread…

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CDC National Call Series on Novel Coronavirus Monitoring & Preparedness

February 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak caused by a novel (new) coronavirus in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. A number of countries, including the U.S., are actively screening incoming travelers from Wuhan. Starting January 21, 2020, CDC’s 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) response team will host a series of national calls to continue providing state and local partners with the latest information on the novel coronavirus outbreak and U.S. preparedness efforts. The call schedule is currently set…

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Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Monthly Call

February 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

PHEP Recipient Monthly Conference Call Scheduled for February 19 CDC’s next monthly conference call with PHEP recipients will be held from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, February 19. Participant information is provided below.   Conference Call Information Bridge Line: (888) 566-1873 Participant Code: 3358383   The Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) cooperative agreement is a critical source of funding for state, local, and territorial public health departments. Since 2002, the PHEP cooperative agreement has provided assistance to…

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CDC National Call Series on Novel Coronavirus Monitoring & Preparedness

February 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak caused by a novel (new) coronavirus in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. A number of countries, including the U.S., are actively screening incoming travelers from Wuhan. Starting January 21, 2020, CDC’s 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) response team will host a series of national calls to continue providing state and local partners with the latest information on the novel coronavirus outbreak and U.S. preparedness efforts. The call schedule is currently set…

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Emerging Bioethical Issues in Biomedical Research: A Workshop

February 26
Keck Center – National Academy of Sciences, 500 Fifth Street NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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A planning committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will conduct a one day workshop on Feb 26, 2020 to bring together stakeholders to discuss potential ethical issues that may arise from new and emerging trends in biomedical research (including behavioral and social research) and society. The workshop will identify a range of current and emerging bioethical issues - both in basic and clinical research - and explore a broad-range of stakeholder perspectives. Input will be sought…

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