Session: APHA Closing Session
5190.0: Wednesday, November 19, 2003: 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
APHA Closing Session
The purpose of this session is to outline some of the major public heath issues likely to emerge in the 21st century, and to predict fruitful approaches towards their solution. The presentation will cover three seemingly disparate areas, but the speakers will identify their synergies and predict how common solutions may emerge for some of the most vexing issues. The role of the public health system in dealing with the issues will be defined.
Learning Objectives: At the completion of the session, the participant will be able to: 1. Describe the probable impacts of the evolving science of genomics on public health practice, along with the favorable and unfavorable nature of such impacts. 2. Identify new and emerging communicable diseases that have affected large populations and the methods used to control them, and how these methods might be used to control future outbreaks. 3. Understand the new approaches to assisting people to overcome their disabilities and develop independent lifestyles.
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Panelist(s):Wylie Burke, MD, PhD
Glen W. White, PhD
Julie Louise Gerberding, MD, MPH
Moderator(s):Jay H. Glasser, PhD, MS
Georges Benjamin, MD, FACP
4:30 PMWelcome and Introduction, Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP, APHA Executive Director
4:35 PMPanel Introduction, Jay H. Glasser, PhD, APHA President
4:40 PMImpact of genomics on public health in the 21st century
Wylie Burke, MD, PhD
5:00 PMNew and emerging communicable diseases
Julie Louise Gerberding, MD, MPH
5:20 PMHelping people to overcome disabilities and develop independent lifestyles
Glen W. White, PhD
5:40 PMClosing Remarks & Introduction of 2004 APHA President, Jay H. Glasser, PhD, MS
5:55 PMClose of Session and Annual Meeting, Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP, APHA Executive Director
Organized by:APHA
CE Credits:CME, Nursing, Pharmacy

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA