5007.1: Wednesday, November 15, 2000: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM

Latebreaking Developments in Public Health

This session will focus on late breaking developments in public health on the following topics: West Nile encephalitis, diabetes control, international policy on asbestos export and use, provision of essential drugs in humanitarian situations, improving access to health care in the United States, and the prevention of violence. Learning Objectives: By the end of the session, attendees will be able to 1) describe recent important developments in several critical areas of public health, 2) describe roles that public health professionals can play in addressing the issues and challenges posed by these new developments, including developing and implementing policies and programs concerning these issues and challenges
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Moderator(s):Carol Easley Allen, RN, PhD
Barry S Levy, MD, MPH
8:30 AMWest Nile encephalitis: Update on epidemiology and control
Speaker To be announced
8:45 AMNew CDC initiatives in diabetes control
Speaker To be announced
9:00 AMThe asbestos case: Public health victory at the World Trade Organization
Barry Castleman, ScD
9:15 AMNew developments in the campaign to improve access to essential medicines in the developing world
Anne Valerie Kaninda, MD
9:30 AMImproving access to health care in the United States: Recent developments
Speaker to be announced
9:45 AMNew developments on preventing violence
Speaker to be announced

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA