The program includes speakers from Emory University School of Medicine; the National Center for Infectious Diseases and the Foodborne and Diarrheal Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); the Center for Food Safety at the University of Georgia; Montana State University; Capital Health, Canada; the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control; the Georgia Division of Public Health, the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and the Georgia Department of Agriculture.
Conference participants will share a wide array of knowledge about changing epidemiologic trends and public health; food and water threats; surveillance issues; animal issues; and prion diseases (BSE/mad cow disease). Participants will discuss supporting regional collaborations that leverage the national efforts of state public health programs and the CDC.
The Southeastern Center for Emerging Biologic Threats (SECEBT) is a partnership among regional universities, state public health departments, and government agencies.
Emory University founded SECEBT in 2002 as a partnership to combat biologic agents with increasing potential for harm, believing that the war against dangerous biologic agents is fought with knowledge, research and communication. The center's members collaborate on basic research; vaccine development; pathogen surveillance; biomedical engineering; pharmacology; veterinary medicine; food safety; clinical recognition and treatment; and communication and training of scientist
Contact: Holly Korschun
Emory University Health Sciences Center