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Creighton University Hosts 26th Annual Infectious Diseases Symposium

Creighton University Hosts 26th Annual Infectious Diseases Symposium

The Continuing Medical Education (CME) division of Creighton University’s Medical Center will be hosting the 26th Annual Infectious Diseases Symposium from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 28, at Gallup Riverfront Campus.

The purpose of the symposium is to provide current information on infectious diseases. Jeffery Stiefel, Ph.D., program manger, BioWatch and Chemical Countermeasures for the Department of Homeland Security, Washington, D.C., will give a lecture entitled Department of Homeland Security, Science, and Technology Biological Countermeasure Initiatives.

Other lectures include Emerging Resistance Issues in Gram-Negative Bacteria, Kenneth Thomson, Ph.D., Creighton University Medical Center; Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, and Something Blue: 2006 Vaccine Review and Update, Christopher Harrison, M.D., Children’s Mercy Hospitals & Clinics; Overcoming Psychiatric Barriers to Effective HIV Care, Glenn Treisman, M.D., John Hopkins University School of Medicine; Bacterial Drug Resistance and Pharmaceutical Research: Are the Bacteria Really “Smart”?, Jeff Alder, Ph.D., vice president of Drug Discovery & Evaluation Cubist Pharmaceuticals, and Fever in the Returned Traveler, John Czachor, M.D., Wright State University.

The registration fee is $20 and $50 for those who desire CME credits. Credits are available for American Association of Family Physicians (AAFP), category one physicians and nurses. The registration deadline is April 14. For more information on the symposium and an online registration form visit the website at http://medicine.creighton.edu/medschool/CME/seminars.html

Posted: 4/11/06