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Notice to Readers Satellite Broadcast on Risk Assessment in the Infectious Disease Laboratory

CDC and the Public Health Training Network (PHTN) will cosponsor Laboratory Risk Assessment: What, Why, and How, a live satellite broadcast, on July 23, 1998, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. eastern daylight time. This broadcast is designed for infectious disease personnel from public health, hospital, physician office, and research laboratories; laboratory directors, supervisors, technologists, technicians, and researchers; and laboratory safety officers, trainers, designers, engineers, and administrators.

This interactive training program will provide the tools for performing risk assessments in the infectious disease laboratory. Participants will perform a risk assessment in a simulated mycobacteriology laboratory. U.S. participants can interact with the instructors through toll-free telephone, fax, and TTY lines. Continuing education credits for various professions will be offered based on 2 hours of instruction.

Participants can register for this program by calling (800) 418-7246. There is no charge to view this program. Participants requesting continuing education credit must register before June 12, 1998. Additional information on this and other PHTN programs is available from the World-Wide Web,

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