HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
HHS Intergovernmental and External Affairs
Monday, October 20 / 1 – 2 PM (ET)
Following the call, please check this page for a transcript and audio file of this call.
Hospital executives, emergency management directors and safety officers across the United States are invited to participate in a conference call with leaders from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on preparing healthcare systems to protect health and safety should an Ebola patient present at your facility.
Dial In Information:
Toll Free – 888-395-7964
Participant Code – 9622268
A live webstream of this call is available at http://event.on24.com/r.htm?e=875793&s=1&k=1060AEB3C4A38A847A20460D9939A2AB
Date: Monday, October 20, 2014
Time: 2 – 3:30 pm (ET)
How to Participate: Registration is not required.
- Join early.
- Line opens 15 minutes before the live call.
- When possible dial in as a group.
- High interest call.
- If lines reach capacity, access on demand a few days after the live call.
Participate by Phone:
- 888-455-9766(U.S. Callers)
- Passcode: 5076538
Participate by Live Audio Web Streaming: Listen only.
Access on Demand:
Call materials (audio and transcript) will be posted to the webpage a few days after the live call. http://emergency.cdc.gov/coca/calls/2014/callinfo_102014.asp
The 2014 Ebola epidemic is the largest in history, affecting multiple countries in West Africa. A small number of patients with Ebola virus disease (EVD) have been medically evacuated from West Africa to receive care in U.S. hospitals. The first imported case of Ebola was diagnosed in the United States in a person who had traveled from West Africa to Dallas, Texas and two secondary Ebola cases in healthcare workers have been identified as of October 14, 2014. CDC and our partners are taking precautions to prevent the spread of Ebola by sharing information with clinicians who may provide care for patients with EVD. During this COCA Call, clinicians will learn the clinical features and complications associated with Ebola and recommendations from Emory University Hospital and the University of Nebraska Medical Center on clinical management of patients with EVD.
Tim Uyeki, MD, MPH, MPP
Clinical Team Lead
CDC Ebola Response
Diana Florescu, MD
Infectious Disease Specialist
Section on Infectious Diseases
University of Nebraska Medical Center
- Marshall Lyon III MD, MMSc
Division of Infectious Diseases
Emory University School of Medicine
Webcast: Research Priorities to Inform Public Health and Medical Practice for Domestic Ebola Virus Disease (EVD): A Workshop
Institute of Medicine
Monday November 3rd / 8:30 am (ET)
An ad hoc committee, under the auspices of the Institute of Medicine in collaboration with the National Research Council will organize a one-day workshop that will explore potential research priorities arising as a result of the emergence of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the United States. The workshop will focus primarily on basic science and environmental health research issues of specific concern to affected and potentially affected U.S. communities
Information about the workshop: http://www.iom.edu/Activities/PublicHealth/EbolaTransmissionResearch/2014-NOV-03.aspx
Register for the In-Person Meeting or Webcast: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1848424/Research-Priorities-for-Ebola-Workshop-Public-Registration
Journal Article: Ebola Outbreak Response: The Role of Information Resources and the National Library of Medicine
Cynthia Love, Stacey Arnesen, Steven Phillips
This article, published in a special edition of “Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness” (DMPHP) journal, provides a review and summary of the information that the National Library of Medicine is providing in response to the 2014 Ebola Outbreak, including access to the published literature, “grey literature”, genetic variance, and social media. The special edition on Ebola focuses providing operational and policy level information to improve outcomes and decision making for all providers preparing for and responding to the outbreak, and all full text articles are free.
Ebola Outbreak Response: The Role of Information Resources and the National Library of Medicine: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=9387998&fulltextType=RA&fileId=S1935789314001086&specialArticle=Y
Find additional articles from the special edition: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displaySpecialArticle?jid=DMP&bespokeId=11228