From September 16-19, 2007 nearly 300 industry, labor, Federal, state and local agency representatives participated in a 3-day Avian Influenza Conference: Protecting Avian Influenza Responders in Bethesda, MD. The conference, jointly sponsored by the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences Worker Education and Training Program (NIEHS WETP) and the US Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS), brought together agencies and organizations that may be involved in an avian influenza (AI) response to discuss, coordinate, and participate in a practice exercise for such an incident. Presentations and breakout sessions focused on online tools, courses, and training, education, outreach and communication initiatives designed to help protect responders during an outbreak. Below is the conference's agenda, attendees list, presentations, and breakout group reports.
Click on the link below to view the agenda for the 3-day Avian Influenza Conference: Protecting Avian Influenza Responders.
The Protecting Yourself from Avian Influenza Booklet (available in both English and Spanish language) is an awareness level health and safety resource for workers, skilled support personnel, who might come in contact with Avian Influenza infected animals or contaminated materials. Click on the link below to order the booklet.