9th Annual Emerging Infectious Diseases: Advances in Epidemiology & Prevention (M14115)

Venue: Sheraton Fisherman\'s Wharf

Location: San Francisco, California, United States

Event Date/Time: Apr 25, 2002 End Date/Time: Apr 27, 2003
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This course is presented by the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control, the California Department of Health Services, and the San Francisco Department of Public Health. This year we emphasize the epidemiology and prevention of emerging infectious diseases; the unique challenges presented by diseases associated with bioterorrism, such as anthrax, smallpox, and plague; the problem of antimicrobial drug resistance; and the scope and methods employed in infectious disease epidemiology and research.

Intended Audience

The course is designed for all healthrelated practitioners with interests in epidemiology, public health, health administration, medicine, nursing, and related professions.


The University of California San Francisco, School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this educational activity for a maximum of 13.75 hours in category 1 credit toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the activity.

Nursing Credit

The California State Board of Nursing considers category 1 AMA PRA Accredited Continuing Medical Education credits to be acceptable toward meeting the requirements for license renewal. Nurses from states other than California must check with their local state board for specific continuing education policies.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

• Comprehend and apply the philosophy and strategies of modern infectious diseases epidemiology including molecular methods;

• Recognize the unique aspects of the epidemiology of emerging pathogens and evaluate possible options for prevention;

• Understand the epidemiology of emerging healthcare-associated pathogens and to develop options for intervention;

• Understand the transmission and prevention of tuberculosis, HIV, STDs, Influenza, CJD, West Nile Virus, foodborne, zoonotic and Foot and Mouth infections;

• Recognize the impact of antibiotic resistance and emerging infectious diseases;

• Learn and employ possible antibiotic control strategies;

• Understand and recognize the characteristics of bioterrorism;

• Develop possible response strategies to bioterrorist events.


2500 Mason St
United States

Additional Information

How to Register
Pre-registration is preferred to ensure that registrants receive a syllabus and CME Certificate at the course.

$425 for physicians, $315 for allied health professionals, interns, and residents with an accompanying letter of status verification. Payment can be made by Visa, MasterCard or check.

You may pre-register for the course by:
Print the brochure here and mail the registration form to: OCME Registration, UCSF, Box 0742, San Francisco, CA 94143-0742

Print the brochure here fax the registration form (include your credit card number) to 415.502.1795.

Please call the registration office at 415.476.5808 and have your credit card and the course number available.

Hotel Accommodations
The Sheraton Fisherman’s Wharf, the site for this year’s conference, is located in the heart of one of San Francisco’s most popular destinations. Known for its historic waterfront, Fisherman’s Wharf features delicious seafood and unique shops, as well as spectacular views of San Francisco Bay. The Sheraton Fisherman’s Wharf is walking distance to Pier 39, Ghiradelli Square, North Beach, the famous cable car turnarounds and the ferries to Alcatraz.

A block of rooms has been reserved for this UCSF conference at the hotel. When making reservations, please mention that you are attending the UCSF Emerging Infectious Diseases Course to receive the discounted conference room rate. We encourage you to make your reservations early. Hotel reservations must be made directly with the hotel, by either faxing or mailing the attached hotel reservation form, or by calling the hotel at 800-325-3535 or 415-362-5500. Reservation requests made after March 25, 2002 will be honored at the conference rate on a space-available basis. A credit card number is required to guarantee your reservation.