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Notice to Readers: Satellite Broadcast on Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

CDC's National Immunization Program (NIP) and the Public Health Training Network (PHTN) will co-sponsor a live satellite broadcast for physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, residents, medical and nursing students, and their colleagues who either give vaccinations or set policy in their workplace. The four-part series, "Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases," will be broadcast on March 23, March 30, April 6, and April 13, 2000, from noon to 3:30 p.m. eastern time.

The program will provide current information in the field of immunization. Session one will cover principles of vaccination, general recommendations on vaccination, and strategies to improve vaccination coverage levels; session two will cover diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, pneumococcal disease (childhood), and poliomyelitis; session three will cover measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella; and session four will focus on hepatitis B, Haemophilus influenzae type b, influenza, and pneumococcal disease (adult).

Course instructors are medical epidemiologists William L. Atkinson, MD, MPH, and Sharon G. Humiston, MD, MPH. Participants will be able to interact with the instructors through toll-free phone, fax, and TTY lines. Continuing education for a variety of professions will be offered based on 14 hours of instruction. Pharmacy credit will be available. There will be a $10 processing fee for nonmembers of the American Pharmaceutical Association.

Information and registration are available through state or county health department immunization programs. A list of state immunization coordinators is available on the NIP World-Wide Web site, http://www.cdc.gov/nip. Course participants will be required to obtain their own copy of the primary course text, Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, 6th edition (2000). The text is available from the Public Health Foundation for $25; telephone (877) 252-1200. All other course materials will be provided on site.

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