Free Pandemic Flu Conference

  1. This free conference looks good. Sounds like a winner to me, if you
    are interested in the topic. You only have until Friday to register.
    Too bad I did not find out about this sooner as I would have posted it
    in a more timely fashion.

    The summit lasts from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Masonic Pathways on
    Wright Avenue. There is no charge to attend. Lunch will be served.
    Don't know if the lunch is free.


    http://www.themorningsun.com/stories.../loc_flu.shtml

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    Pandemic influenza authority Dr. Arnold S. Monto will be the keynote
    speaker at a summit in Alma on Oct. 23 designed to prepare the
    general public and professionals in the public service, business and
    health areas
    .

    The deadline to register is Friday.

    Sponsored by the Mid-Michigan District Health Department, the summit
    is the second in a series of educational sessions to increase understanding
    of the threats and implications of an influenza pandemic.

    "The most resilient communities are the ones that plan and work
    together,
    " Health Officer Kim Singh said.

    The health department district includes Gratiot, Montcalm and Clinton
    counties.

    Monto is professor of epidemiology at the University of Michigan School
    of Public Health. He travels through continents sharing knowledge and
    research on prevention and treatment of influenza, respiratory infections
    and infectious disease.

    A pandemic influenza "is not a question of if, but when" is the theme of the summit.

    The program includes a panel discussion featuring officials from the
    Michigan Department of Education, Michigan State Police, Michigan
    Department of Community Health and Michigan Department of
    Transportation.

    Breakout sessions in the afternoon will focus on emergency
    management, school, household and business preparation.

    Already signed up to attend are 80 members of the business
    community, chambers of commerce, community organizations, first
    responders, government and religious leaders and health professionals.

    The summit lasts from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Masonic Pathways on
    Wright Avenue. There is no charge to attend. Lunch will be served.

    Preregistration is required by phoning Leslie Kinnee at (989) 831-3646
    or emailing lkinnee@mmdhd.org.
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