Webber Training - Upcoming Teleclasses

    • The airborne spread of infectious agents: survival and decontamination of human pathogens in indoor air

      Date: May 18th, 2017

      Time: 10:30 am PST

      Speaker: Prof. Syed A. Sattar, University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine

      Objectives:

      • Identify increasing recognition of the potential of indoor air in the spread of a variety of human pathogens
      • Describe the reasons why air can disseminate pathogens in indoor settings rapidly and effectively
      • Identify difficulties in recovering infectious agents from air in general
      • Describe obstacles in establishing firm links between exposure to contaminated air and acquisition of infections
      • Assess technologies claiming microbial decontamination of indoor air
      • Describe future approaches to reducing risks from airborne pathogens
    • Using unofficial sources to monitor outbreaks of emerging infectious diseases: Lessons from ProMED

      Date: June 1st, 2017

      Time: 10:30 am PST

      Speaker: Prof. Lawrence Madoff, Harvard University Medical School, Editor of ProMED Mail

      Objectives:

      • Understand the importance of early detection in limiting and mitigating outbreaks
      • Understand how informal/unofficial information sources complement traditional public health mechanisms
      • Understand the importance of a “one health” approach to the detection of emerging diseases

 

PICNet posts the Webber Teleclass schedule 1-2 months ahead; if you’d like to see the full year’s schedule, you can view it on the Webber Training website.