5 Occupational Health Scenarios and Guidance

Thursday, March 18, 2010: 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
Hanover E (Hyatt Regency Atlanta)
CME Credits: 3.50
Type: Oral
Summary: This workshop is intended to provide participants with a comprehensive review of current issues in occupational health related to prevention and control of infectious diseases. Teaching methods will include lectures and case presentations with ample opportunity for asking questions. Key areas to be covered include: 1) preexposure prophylaxis with vaccines (including indications, contra-indications, and how to assure compliance, 2) screening for TB including diagnosis of both latent and active TB, and management of the employee with latent or active TB, 3) management of the HIV, HBV, or HCV infected healthcare worker, 4) improving coverage of influenza vaccinations, 6) and post-exposure management of employees (including measles, varicella, influenza, hepatitis B, HIV, meningococcus, and pertussis). The focus of the symposium will be on emerging issues such as use of latent TB with tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-release assays versus purified protein derivative (PPD), pros and cons of mandatory influenza vaccine, and management of the infected/colonized healthcare worker.
Learning Objectives:
12:00 PM
David Weber, MD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1:00 PM
David Henderson, MD, National Institutes of Health
2:00 PM
Thomas Talbot, MD, Vanderbilt University
3:00 PM
Stephen Weber, MD, University of Chicago Medical Center