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Notice to Readers: Fourth Annual Conference on Public Health Law --- June 13--15, 2005

The CDC Public Health Law Program and the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics, along with collaborating organizations, are sponsoring the fourth annual conference on "The Public's Health and the Law in the 21st Century," June 13--15, 2005, at the Sheraton Midtown Atlanta Hotel at Colony Square in Atlanta, Georgia. The conference will focus on innovative legal tools for improved public health, with emphasis on information participants can use in day-to-day practice.

Participants and faculty include public health practitioners and medical professionals, attorneys, judges, elected officials, emergency management and law enforcement professionals, and researchers. Speakers and faculty will include representatives from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, World Health Organization, American Medical Association, Public Health Service, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, Georgetown University Law Center, Center for Genetics and Health Policy at Vanderbilt University, and Cable News Network.

Sessions will cover legal and policy issues, including the following: public health emergencies, hospital infection control, quarantine, migration, obesity and cardiovascular disease, domestic violence and sexual victimization of youth, alcohol-related child motor-vehicle injury, newborn screening, vaccine safety, use of drugs in school settings, and use of international trade agreements for public health purposes. Continuing education credits will be offered.

Final day for early registration is May 10.
Additional information is available at http://www.phppo.cdc.gov/od/phlp/conference/con2005_overview.asp or by e-mail from KMcCarthy2@cdc.gov.

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Date last reviewed: 5/5/2005

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