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June 24, 2009 - June 25, 2009
SECEBT Inaugaral Tabletop Exercise involving a Southeastern Regional Event
Atlanta, GA - Emory Conference Center

This event will be by invitation only.  The goal is to bring together our regional partners and develop communication networks on a regional outbreak.

This symposium is supported by funds through cooperative agreement #U38/CCU423095 and grant H75 CH00002 from the CDC/U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

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June 23, 2009 - June 24, 2009
Factors on Emerging Infectious Diseases in the Southeast
Atlanta GA - Emory Conference Center

This symposium is supported by funds through cooperative agreement #U38/CCU423095 and grant H75 CH00002 from the CDC/U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

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May 14, 2008 - May 15, 2008
Healthcare Infections Associated with the Care and Treatment of Humans and Animals
Emory Conference Center - Atlanta, GA
The Southeastern Center for Emerging Biologic Threats (SECEBT) presents Healthcare Infections Associated with the Care and Treatment of Humans and Animals. The conference will take place at the Emory Conference Center on the campus of Emory University, May 14-15, 2007.  The meeting will begin at 8am on Wednesday, May 14th and conclude by 12:30pm on Thursday, May 15th.
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May 8, 2007 - May 9, 2007
Vectorborne Diseases of the Southeastern United States
Searle Center, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

The Southeastern Center for Emerging Biologic Threats (SECEBT) and the Hubert-Yeargan Center for Global Health presents Vectorborne Diseases of the Southeastern United States. The conference will take place at the Searle Center on the campus of Duke University, May 8-9, 2007.  The meeting will begin at 8am on Tuesday, May 8th and conclude by 12:30pm on Wednesday, May 9th. 

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May 12, 2006
Community-Acquired methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA)
Atlanta, GA
On May 12, 2006, SECEBT hosted a symposium on Community-Acquired methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA). Health care providers, public health practitioners and academic partners shared the latest information about this high-priority biologic threat.
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November 10, 2005
Pandemic Influenza Planning: The Reality of Implementation in the Southeast
Atlanta, GA
Presenters included experts from the Georgia Division of Public Health, the University of Utah, the CDC, sanofi pasteur Inc, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Emory University, and the Tennessee Department of Health. Southeastern state epidemiologists and other key pandemic influenza planners gathered to hear up-to-the-moment information and to identify and discuss critical unresolved planning issues.
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June 17, 2005
Vaccines: Not Enough or Not Enough Time?
University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center
Presenters included experts from the CDC, Emory University, Tennessee Department of Health, University of Tennessee, St. Jude Children’s Research Center, Wyeth Vaccines Research, and Merck Vaccine Division. The conference improved the community’s understanding of reasons for recent shortages of vaccines, explained state and federal roles for responding to shortages, identified critical issues affecting vaccine development and production, and shared new technological breakthroughs.
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November 16, 2004
Food and Waterborne Infectious Disease Threats Symposium
Atlanta, GA
Presenters included noted experts from the CDC, Montana State University, South Carolina Bureau of Disease Control, Georgia Department of Agriculture, and the Georgia Division of Public Health. The conference educated the community on critical issues such as BSE/prions, food and water safety, southeastern state experiences, veterinary issues, surveillance issues and epidemiologic trends.
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January 28, 2004
Pandemic Influenza: Addressing an Unrelenting Threat
Atlanta, GA
Presenters included noted experts from the CDC, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Vanderbilt University, University of Rochester, Mississippi Department of Health, Florida Department of Health, South Carolina Department of Health, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and Emory University. The conference improved the community’s understanding of the virus’s current status, history, and pathogenesis; disease modeling, surveillance and vaccine development, as well as state public health plans to address influenza throughout the region.
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January 15, 2003
West Nile Virus: Addressing a Regional Crisis
Atlanta, GA
Presenters included experts from the CDC, Region IV of the US Department of Health and Human Services, Southeastern State Health Departments, University of Mississippi, Johns Hopkins, Georgia State University, Emory University, University of Georgia, Morehouse School of Medicine, University of Florida, and Georgia Tech. This conference brought together key public health officials and clinical researchers who exchanged state-of-the-art research developments and public health control & surveillance experiences.
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