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Conferences & Workshops

Criminal-Epidemiological Investigation Course - October 4, 2018

The Problem

With rapid scientific advances in capability, knowledge and accessibility, there are also increased opportunities for intentional misuse of biological material for nefarious purposes. An intentional release of a pathogen may initially be difficult to discern from a natural outbreak, resulting in separate law enforcement and public health investigations.

The Solution

By working together, public health and law enforcement can achieve their separate, but often overlapping, objectives of determining if the outbreak is intentional or natural, and protecting public health and safety. This one-day course on October 4, 2018 in Wichita, Kan. brings together the expertise of both of these disciplines to share knowledge and increase interoperability.

Pre-registration in Kansas TRAIN is required by September 28, 2018 (Course #1079086).

Comprehensive Care of Patients with TB and Their Contacts - October 29-November 1, 2018

The goal of this training is to provide a comprehensive training experience covering skills essential for the TB contact investigator and/or nurse case manager managing contact investigations and/or care of patients diagnosed with tuberculosis. This course is intended for TB contact investigators, nurses, correctional health, and other public health staff who are actively engaged in the identification, case management, and treatment of patients diagnosed with tuberculosis and their contacts.

There is no charge to attend, but pre-registration is required by October 15, 2018. Click here to register for this event in Topeka, Kan. 

Kansas Infectious Disease Symposium 2019

Kansas Infectious Disease Symposium ImageJoin leaders in public health, emergency response, preparedness and healthcare to learn how highly infectious disease outbreaks are contained and managed in the state of Kansas and the Midwest. Network with local, state and federal partners to share information on how to plan for disease outbreaks and maintain readiness in your jurisdiction. This event is for public/environmental health, healthcare leaders and providers, school nurses, emergency management, first responders, law enforcement, healthcare coalitions and elected officials. 

When: May 1-2, 2019 (tentative)

Where: TBD (Johnson County, KS)

Cost: TBD

Register: Registration will open in early 2019.

Agenda: Session schedule and list of speakers from the 2018 event is available here

Would your company or organization like to exhibit or sponsor at this event? Contact Tiffany Wallin at 913-826-1252 or Tiiffany.Wallin@jocogov.org