3219.0 Local (Pennsylvania) Epidemiological Issues

Monday, November 9, 2009: 12:30 PM
This session will include a wide variety of epidemiological studies conducted in Pennsylvania. Presentations will include discussions of knowledge about and intent to screen for skin cancer, asbestos exposure, influenza, chlamydia and use of a public school administrative database for epidemiologic research.
Session Objectives: 1. Examine the proximal impact of skin cancer education controlling for age, gender, and race/ethnicity in Pennsylvania. 2. Identify 3 environmental asbestos sampling considerations when evaluating environmental asbestos contamination in a residential community and its potential for human health effects. 3. Describe rectal Chlamydia prevalence among men who have sex with men seen in an STD clinic in Philadelphia.

12:35 PM
Knowledge about health effects of sun exposure, and attitude and intention to screen for skin cancer: Findings from the Pennsylvania Cancer Education Network
Longjian Liu, MD, PhD, MSc, Jamiliyah Gilliam, Kathleen Zitka, Charlotte Greenawalt and Lisa Ulmer, MSW, ScD
12:50 PM
A Pennsylvania community impacted by historical asbestos manufacturing and disposal activities
Mark White, MD, MPH, Barbara Allerton, MPH, BSN, Lora Siegmann Werner, MPH, Karl V. Markiewicz, PhD, Gregory Bogdan, DrPH and Christine Lloyd, MS
1:05 PM
Influenza Prevention and Control in Long-Term Care Facilities—Philadelphia, 2008
Adam Lynch, Patrina Ross, RN, MPH, Esther Chernak, MD, MPH and Ami S. Patel, PhD, MPH
1:35 PM
Rectal Chlamydia testing among MSM attending an STD clinic
Lenore Asbel, MD, Greta L. Anschuetz, MPH, Felicia Lewis, MD and Melinda Salmon

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Organized by: Epidemiology

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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